Triton Seville 10.5kW Electric Shower  £56.80 @ Amazon
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Triton Seville 10.5kW Electric Shower £56.80 @ Amazon

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Found 30th Sep 2013
Cheaper than the 8.5kW version. It needs upgraded wiring, but it is a good, powerful shower at a decent price. I hope this helps someone out. Enjoy.

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I have one like this from Screwfix (Enrich, very similar). Very good price, but as xmal says will need 50A wiring, circuit breaker and switch.

Im after a 8.5

taffyiron

Im after a 8.5



Screwfix did have a basic Triton one for £40 not long ago. May be worth contacting your local store to see if they have any left if its of interest

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taffyiron

Im after a 8.5



TBH, I have had both the 8.5 and 10.5kW variants and the 10.5kW is a much better shower in delivering hot water especially in winter when the mains water is really cold. Worth upgrading the circuitry just to get on fitted- that's what I did in the present property I moved into.

xmal

xmal

TBH, I have had both the 8.5 and 10.5kW variants and the 10.5kW is a much … TBH, I have had both the 8.5 and 10.5kW variants and the 10.5kW is a much better shower in delivering hot water especially in winter when the mains water is really cold. Worth upgrading the circuitry just to get on fitted- that's what I did in the present property I moved into.xmal



Hot, but was previously lower below £50 [img]charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/…png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0[/img]

How much roughly for an electrician to fit this?

Hpi_matrix

How much roughly for an electrician to fit this?



Cost me about £80 for an electrician to fit a mira electric shower a couple of years a ago

Hpi_matrix

How much roughly for an electrician to fit this?



You will need a 10mm power cable supply from your fuse box (with a 50amp fuse as already mentioned by others) to a double pole switch and then to the shower. If you have the first part and just need it fitted to replace an existing one, then I would have thought £50 max, if not then it will depend on whether your existing fuse box has the spare capacity for the fuse, the length and ease of the cable run etc. 10m of 10mm cable is about £35 on its own.

does it need to be a double pole breaker or single pole breaker???? i have no idea plz help...thanks

If you are unsure, get a spark in to check, its not just the things already mentioned but whether the overall capacity of the fuse box allows for the extra 50A required. You may have a spare slot but the capacity be too low and end up tripping all the time.

Great shower though, have the 10,5kw myself, proper bargain at this price

In addition to the electrical criteria, you need to be aware that all Triton electric shows require 0.5 bars water pressure but the 10.5 Kw showers jump that requirement to 1.5 bars. My water pressure is low so I'm a bit stuck now. This was not mentioned in any of the reviews / comments I searched through before I purchased it but is stated in the installation paper work that comes with it!

I've got a Triton 10.5kW shower, I also have an energy meter on the mains input to the house. When it's on it only reads 8.8kW of power. I don't believe a Triton 10.5kW shower really is 10.4kW. I'd be interested if anyone has noticed the same thing?

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PSmith222

I've got a Triton 10.5kW shower, I also have an energy meter on the mains … I've got a Triton 10.5kW shower, I also have an energy meter on the mains input to the house. When it's on it only reads 8.8kW of power. I don't believe a Triton 10.5kW shower really is 10.4kW. I'd be interested if anyone has noticed the same thing?



Is this reading when the heating element is fully turned up and has been on for a few minutes to warm up?


PSmith222

I've got a Triton 10.5kW shower, I also have an energy meter on the mains … I've got a Triton 10.5kW shower, I also have an energy meter on the mains input to the house. When it's on it only reads 8.8kW of power. I don't believe a Triton 10.5kW shower really is 10.4kW. I'd be interested if anyone has noticed the same thing?



Try checking it's output in the middle of winter when the inlet cold water supply will be a likely 10 Celcius cooler, requiring more heating to get the same outlet temp. It will be using a lot more energy in the winter than the summer.

Massively important for all Triton users: if you accidentally leave your pole switch on for a few hours after using the shower, you will almost certainly fry one of the capacitors in your dual circuit heating board, a costly mistake outside warranty. Doesn't affect Mira showers. For this reason I would avoid Triton like the plague.
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