Electrical Question

Hi, pleae confirm if it is acceptable in terms of regs, to have an electric shower where the supply is switched via a dp switch similar to a cooker switch, which is sited outside the bathroom ?

There is no pull cord switch in the bathroom, just the switch in the wall on the landing.
Thanks.

4 Answers

Best Answer

Its ok to have a dp switch as long as its a 45amp.or you can have a mcb back at the mains,and shower are to be protected by a RCD OR A RCBO,

Answered 5th Mar 2011

C&M Complete Electrical & Building Services

Member since 27 Feb 2009

yes this is totaly fine no problems here

Answered 5th Mar 2011

GW Electrics

Member since 18 Feb 2010

yes it is but recomend an rcd atthe mains as 100% safe

Answered 5th Mar 2011

Jeff Stockdale Plumbing and Heating

Member since 28 Nov 2010

This type of switch is fine for the job assuming it's appropriate for the load (45amp is ideal) and of course outside of the bathroom. You also need to make sure it is on an RCD or RCBO at the consumer unit and that your earth bonding is up to date (10mm cable to all incoming metal service pipes, 4mm cross bonding at boiler).

Answered 5th Mar 2011

DS Electrical

Member since 23 Sep 2008

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