Replaced an old New Team shower with this unit - I'm not a plumber but it really couldn't have been easier . Took me 3 hours in all but 2 of that was faffing with existing unbending shower electric cable . Very pleased with end result , good shower !
Bought one of these 4 months ago to replace a triton ivory. Fitting is a dream with the push fit and the swivel water inlet that caters for many existing electrical and plumbing inlets. The drilling guide is adequate (watch out for the screw hole template-they are drop on so the unit will move down to engage on the screw heads)I live on the 2nd floor of a block of flats and the flow is as good as a power shower right now (July) with high ambient water temp but I cant see the performance degrading much in winter.Looks good and Bristan have a good reputation
My last shower was a New Team and was very powerful. I have already had to buy a new shower head as I couldn't get the shampoo out of my hair, due to lack of pressure. But the other 2 people in the house like it. The number on the digital display is already missing part of the digit after a month.I found a money off voucher which was the same monetary value as the cost of next day delivery, so pleased with that.
Installing an electric shower will give you a practical and reliable place to refresh before making your way to the office; and offer an ideal place to escape to at the end of a long day. They are also often very affordable, making them a fantastic option when planning your bathroom.
The great thing about electric showers is they heat the water as you're using it. This means you don't need to pre-heat the water first, as they will run on a cold water supply making them perfect if you're often in a rush.
A built in thermostat regulates the water temperature, removing the risk of scalding, which makes them a safe choice for family bathrooms.
Electric showers feature a highly economical design as they take water directly from the cold water supply. They will still operate if your boiler breaks down. As a result they use less water which will help to keep your energy bills down.
This is the kilowatt rating of your shower. The higher the number, the more powerful the shower will be.
These types of shower typically have between 8.5kW and 10.8kW of power. Some which have a weaker flow may actually feature an in-built pump to help combat this situation. Be aware that an additional pump can only be used if your shower uses water supplied from a tank.
Electric showers can be connected to your mains water supply. Your pipework will need to be at least 15mm in diameter, and you need to have a running pressure of 0.7 bar minimum in order for it to run effectively.
Choosing the correct fuse is very important and is an aspect that should not be overlooked. An insufficient fuse could either burn out or keep blowing, affecting the performance of your shower. The fuse needs to be the same, or the closest size above the kilowatt rating of the shower in order for it to perform correctly.
Here's a helpful guide for selecting the correct fuse:
7kW - 30/32amp
7.5kW - 32amp
8kW - 40amp
8.5kW - 40amp
9.5kW - 40/45amp
10.5kW - 45/50amp
In order for your shower to run correctly, you should pay attention to the following guide as this will explain which size cable you will need for your system.
7.2kW - 6mm²
7.5kW - 10mm²
8.5kW - 10mm²
9.5Kw - 10mm²
10.5kW - 16mm²