Triton Seville 10.5kW Electric Shower Amazon £62.79
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Triton Seville 10.5kW Electric Shower Amazon £62.79

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Found 29th Nov 2014
10.5kW electric shower
Ideal replacement shower with multi cable and water entry points
Five mode scale resistant showerhead and white/chrome riser rail kit
Anti kink chrome hose
Cold, economy and high power settings

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Be aware for installation of this shower please ensure the electricity cable sizes from the fuse box/consumer unit may have to be increased unless you have an electric shower of a similar wattage.

you'll need 10 mm cabling and an appropriate breaker in your consumer unit like a 50 amp breaker

The following options are also available within the Amazon item:
8.5kw at £49.25
9.5kw at £55.99

8.5Kw are crap. I've just had one installed. A cheap £50 Triton, that could be the reason too :P I've got 6mm cable, so 8.5Kw is the max I wanted to use on it.

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YouDontWantToKnow

Be aware for installation of this shower please ensure the electricity … Be aware for installation of this shower please ensure the electricity cable sizes from the fuse box/consumer unit may have to be increased unless you have an electric shower of a similar wattage.



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Good price. ordered one for replacement. Thanks

Don't think my watt meter allows for these type of figures oO.... Thank God I fitted a Mega flow system...

douglas13

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mxer450

Don't think my watt meter allows for these type of figures oO.... Thank … Don't think my watt meter allows for these type of figures oO.... Thank God I fitted a Mega flow system...


Thank god you have a decent mains water supply which allows this.

Installed on 6mm cable with 50 amp as the cable is only 2.5 meters it isn't a problem. Been a great shower and for £65 I can't fault it.

neilhukd

Installed on 6mm cable with 50 amp as the cable is only 2.5 meters it … Installed on 6mm cable with 50 amp as the cable is only 2.5 meters it isn't a problem. Been a great shower and for £65 I can't fault it.


You're misunderstanding the issue. Yes, longer cable will incur more loss, but it's dissipating the heat manifested by that loss that is the problem. Your too-thin cable can overheat and the insulation can melt, however short it is.

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fishmaster

8.5Kw are crap. I've just had one installed. A cheap £50 Triton, that … 8.5Kw are crap. I've just had one installed. A cheap £50 Triton, that could be the reason too :P I've got 6mm cable, so 8.5Kw is the max I wanted to use on it.



Try using the 7.5kw that we purchased in 2012...she's a beast

Does the job though, although struggles a little in winter with temperatures nearing freezing. Perfectly adequate most of the year though.

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neilhukd

Installed on 6mm cable with 50 amp as the cable is only 2.5 meters it … Installed on 6mm cable with 50 amp as the cable is only 2.5 meters it isn't a problem. Been a great shower and for £65 I can't fault it.



2.5 metres from where? The consumer unit? I bet you are talking about from the 50amp double pole pull switch.

In which case your house may be liable to burn down.

YouDontWantToKnow

2.5 metres from where? The consumer unit? I bet you are talking about … 2.5 metres from where? The consumer unit? I bet you are talking about from the 50amp double pole pull switch.In which case your house may be liable to burn down.



Thankfully i'm not, I live in a flat so it is all really close together. Been using a 10.5Kw shower for years with no issue. My sparky friend said 10mm is good practice but with such a short length is isn't an issue.

If you do the maths it is ok just very close

neilhukd

Thankfully i'm not, I live in a flat so it is all really close together. … Thankfully i'm not, I live in a flat so it is all really close together. Been using a 10.5Kw shower for years with no issue. My sparky friend said 10mm is good practice but with such a short length is isn't an issue.If you do the maths it is ok just very close


What maths is this - the voltage drop in the cable or the heat dissipated per unit length? See my previous posting. Unless that cable is very well ventilated along its entire length it could melt. Besides which, if it's only 2.5m why not just replace it anyway?
Edited by: "pibpob" 8th Dec 2014

neilhukd

Thankfully i'm not, I live in a flat so it is all really close together. … Thankfully i'm not, I live in a flat so it is all really close together. Been using a 10.5Kw shower for years with no issue. My sparky friend said 10mm is good practice but with such a short length is isn't an issue.If you do the maths it is ok just very close



Your sparky friend is a fool who is endangering your life for the sake of a few quid of decent 10mm2 cable.
Yes, you'll probably get away with it for a while if the cable is new, but the cabe WILL run hot. The insulation WILL break down a lot quicker than it should and you WILL have a problem at some point.

Fair enough, I can only go off what I'm told and yes for the sake of a few meters you are right if there is any risk at all.
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