Hot Air Body Dryer with Built in Shaver Adapter. £33.15 - HotUKDeals
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Fitted one of these in my Mum's house, they sell for up to £100 some places (this exact model).

The next one's up are remote control ceiling mounted ones by triton and cost £300-400.

It's a glorified hairdryer that's safe for use in the bathroom, but it's good for elderly people with back/movement problems, and it's easy to use and fit.

Powerful 1.0kw motor. Auto-start. Light weight construction and slim design. Shaver adaptor built in.
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#1
good find.

we have a shaver socket in our en-suite. Not bad at the DIY or electrics myself so I was wondering if it were as simple as disconnecting the shaver socket and placing this one in there instead, i.e using same electric cables or does this need a special breaker or something !

Anyone got an idea ?
#2
It comes with a normal 13 Amp fused plug.

I swapped out my mums shaver socket and connected the cables (just live and neutral) and popped a 13 amp fuse in the shaver sockets spur.

Didn't disassemble the dryer unit for an internal connection but that would have been just as easy. It recommends hard wiring in the instruction.
#3
You shouldn't replace a shaver socket with this dryer if your shaver socket is on a lighting circuit. In a modern house shaver sockets are on the upstairs lighting circuit. The dryer is rated at 1KW and you would probably end up over loading a 6amp lighting circuit.

Kind regards,

Steve
#4
The £300 Triton body dryers are 9KW, that thing is less powerful than my £10 hairdryer.

I'm no electrician, but I'd think if fitted in a bathroom, this device should only be fitted in Zone 3 (or beyond) and the circuit would probably require an RCD (Residual Current Device),
#5
melted
The £300 Triton body dryers are 9KW, that thing is less powerful than my £10 hairdryer.

I'm no electrician, but I'd think if fitted in a bathroom, this device should only be fitted in Zone 3 (or beyond) and the circuit would probably require an RCD (Residual Current Device),


The triton is 9Kw and is still not worth £399 even with it's remote control, plus it would almost certainly need it's own circuit, just like a shower causing additional expense. This is a nice cheap n cheerful alternative as the only options were £33, £50 or £100 for this model, or £399 for the triton.

It doesn't need an RCD as far as I'm aware. It obviously needs to be fitted away from the sink, shower, bath etc, i.e Zone 3 but that's the same for most electrics in a bathroom.

It's dearer than your cheap hairdryer for a couple of reasons; it has a shaver socket in it normally £10-20 to buy.

Also, although you can easily get a a £10 to £20 1.5-2.5Kw hairdryer once you step out of the shower, pick it up with wet hands and turn it on, you'll get dry a lot faster, plus you'll turn crispy and most likely be dead. You absolutely cannot use any standard hair dryer in a bathroom. This dryer doesn't involve holding a 1-2Kw electrical device in wet hands when covered in water, hence the price. It just makes it easier for people with a limited range of motion to dry their back and legs with little effort.
#6
I use a piece of cloth commonly known as a "Towel" to dry myself, works a treat :thumbsup:
#7
I wouldn't recommend this in the slightest!!

Increasing your carbon footprint is so not cool...
#8
Swanny MX
I use a piece of cloth commonly known as a "Towel" to dry myself, works a treat :thumbsup:


Please post best deal for the towel:p
#9
Swanny MX
I use a piece of cloth commonly known as a "Towel" to dry myself, works a treat :thumbsup:


He he he :-D

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