Towel warmer

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    Hi does an electric towel warmer which is painted white need to have supplementary bonding or does the earth off the element suffice?
     
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    It does not need supplementary equipotential bonding if all the circuits in the bathroom are 30mA RCD protected and all your main protective bonding is in order ie gas/oil and water bonded.
     
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    ... and all circuits in the bathroom meet disconnection time requirements, and all extraneous-conductive-parts in the bathroom are 'effectively connected to' the MPB.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    The paint makes no difference one way or the other.

    Bearing in mind the provisos in the above replies, the answer to both parts is it may.

    There is not a blanket answer because it is a radiator - or anything else.
     
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    Is the casing of it an extraneous-conductive-part, or an exposed-conductive-part?

    It the cpc connected to it the cpc of a Class I or a Class II appliance?
     
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    well it is a conductive part of equipment which can be touched and which is not normally live, but which can become live under fault conditions
     
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    and its class 1
     
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    Well - you are officially qualified in knowing what the Wiring Regulations say.

    Does that make it an extraneous-conductive-part, or an exposed-conductive-part, and given that what are the requirements for supplementary bonding?
     
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    Therefore ???
     
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