9.5KW Electric Shower £59.99 @ Aldi
76°Expired

9.5KW Electric Shower £59.99 @ Aldi

£59.99ALDI Deals
6
Found 21st Jul 2011
9.5KW Electric Shower £59.99 @ Aldi

Bought one of these last time. They are usually Galaxy showers. Excellent shower and comes with a 3 year warranty.

Starts Sunday 24th July.

6 Comments

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_11_week_30/Product_detail_Wk29Selecshower.jpg

Got a galaxy shower from Aldi a few years back. Its only used as a back up to my thermostatic valve shower, but its got great heat and power. Would defo recommend.

now do I get a plumber or an electrician to fit one of these??

and I'm guessing they'd charge me more than the price of the shower to fit it?

mumjit

now do I get a plumber or an electrician to fit one of these??and I'm … now do I get a plumber or an electrician to fit one of these??and I'm guessing they'd charge me more than the price of the shower to fit it?



The 10mm cable may well cost you more, that's before the Plumber or Electrician!!!

9500 / 230 = 41.3 amps. But these showers are normally rated at 240v (despite UK supply being 230 for some time) so you acutally need to design for 9500 / 240 = 39.6 amps. So (dependant on your consumer unit) your going to need to fit a 50amp MCB (RCD side).

Although 6mm tails are rated at 40-50 amps, due to the length of the cable between your shower and breaker (and a whole host of factors) you would be correct to use 10mm. (you can terminate this easy enough). Most of the showers internal wiring will be 6mm anyway.

So to answer your question, yes to 10mm. A sparky will set you back between £100 - 180 + parts dependant on the exsisting state of your electrics. The cable will cost about £80 for a 25m run with decent access and the breaker about £25. So ye...no too cheap.

In the long run you are nearly always better to move to an unvented HWS, pump feed with thermostatic mixer showers - they work alot better than these piddly electric units and are relatively maintenance free, but this of course depends on your house etc.
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 22nd Jul 2011

I got a aldi (Galaxy) shower (£49 I think?) a few years ago from a deal posted on here - bloody powerful even in the last mad winter we had. Fitted it myself for the price of a new olive for the pipe, kept the 6mm wire as the distance to the box was not far.

I would HIGHLY recommend these showers. My mate who has a power shower could not believe the power (feels like it is taking your skin off) or the price.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text