Prestige Wet Room Electric Towel Radiator

We are all well aware water and electricity do not mix, and because of this, many people simply dismiss the idea of using electric towel rails in their bathroom, despite their ability to keep your towels fluffy and warm ready for when you step out of the shower. But  consumers needn't worry, especially when purchasing an electric towel rail with a rating of IP67 - a safe purchase for any wet zone. This blog will explore the features, specifications and IP ratings you should be looking at when purchasing an electric towel radiator, as well as frequently asked questions to help you make a safe investment. Let's start with the basics: what is an IP rating?


So What Is An IP Rating?

IP ratings are a scale used to classifying an electrical appliances safety and ingress protection when in contact with liquid as well as solid particles, therefore measuring how waterproof your appliance is.

The first number refers to the protection your appliance offers against different types of solid particles, such a dust and the second number measure the protection it provides against water - see below for the full list of number ratings:

The First Number (Dust-particle protection)

  • 0: No protection against foreign bodies.

  • 1: Protected from solid objects that are 50mm or more in size.

  • 2: Protection from solid objects which are 12mm or more.

  • 3: Protection from solid objects which are 2.5mm or more.

  • 4: Protection from solid objects which are 1mm or more.

  • 5: Protection from limited ingress of dust.

  • 6: Total protection from dust.

The Second Number (Water protection)

  • 0: No protection against liquids.

  • 1: Protected from drops of water falling vertically.

  • 2: Protection from water sprays which are falling with angle of 15 degrees.

  • 3: Protection from water sprays which are falling with angle of 60 degrees.

  • 4: Protection from water being sprayed from different directions, allowing limited ingress.

  • 5: Protection from jets of water of low pressure.

  • 6: Protection from jets of water of high pressure such as ones used on ship decks.

  • 7: Protection from immersion between 15cm to 1m.

  • 8: Protection from extended periods of immersion and that too under pressure.

What Are The IP Zones?

Now we understand the IP rating, we can start to look into the different IP zones which a bathroom is divided into.

  • Zone 0: This zone is inside the shower or bath. If you want to install electrical items here, then it must have minimum IP67 rating and must be low voltage 12 Volt maximum.

  • Zone 1: This zone is above the shower or bath up to 2.25m in height. The minimum IP rating for towel radiators installed in this zone is IPX5 rating with 240 Volt a 30 ma RCD must be used to protect the circuit.

  • Zone 2: This consists of 0.6m (60cm) the area outside the shower or bath. The electric towel rail should have a minimum IPX4 rating 240 Volt a 30 ma RCD must also be used to protect the circuit.

  • Outside Zone (Zone 3): Any area that is outside zones 2, 1, and 0. Here, the appliance does not require any IP rating.

IP ZONESPrestige Wet Room Electric Towel Radiator

With the risk of high water levels and condensation resulting in electric shocks, waterproof towel rails are a necessity for all bathrooms and other wet zones. Our radiator has been designed with mirror-like finishes to make them more aesthetically pleasing and a perfect match for any contemporary or traditional setting. The expertly designed features on this radiator ensure the heating element can be positioned on the left or right of the radiator, allowing it to fit into any secure space.

With a 10-year warranty on our towel radiator, equipped with a water-tight electrical element, this ensures our consumers they are purchasing a product that is safe to use and expertly built. Our new electric towel radiator comes with an IP67 rating, allowing you to hose the radiator down without concern of implementing damage, making them safe for hotels and other large contracts where cleaning must been done quickly and efficiently.

The solid steel construction is designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as effective in keeping towels warm, for a long period of time. The radiator can be controlled externally and can easily be integrated within your building system for easy access to controls and external timers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Electric Towel Rails Work?

These consist of an electric element and one type of water-inhibiting fluid. The task of the electric element is to increase temperature of the fluid so that the towel rail heats up through process of convection.

Can These Electric Towel Rails Operate 24/7?

Our electric towel rails are designed so they can run continuously and provide optimal energy efficiency. Additionally, the in-built thermostat will ensure that non-stop power supply is not required and only drawn when temperature goes down below the required level.

Moreover, the solid steel construction with its better conduction capacity means the towel rails remain warm for a longer duration.

What Should Be The Size Of Electric Towel Radiator?

If you require heat for a small ensuite or bathroom then our electric towel radiator will be able to heat the towels and double as a space heater to keep the bathroom warm. Generally, the size of electric towel radiator will depend upon space available on walls for accommodating a towel radiator and the number of towels you want to hang on the tower rails.

Can I Do The Installation Myself?

As there are electrical components present in the radiator, its mandatory that electrical work is required to connect the electric towel radiator with main power supply be carried out only by certified electrician. In addition, local electrical code is to be followed for installation of the radiator.

Are These Electrical Towel Rails Only For My Bathroom?

Not exactly. You can install them at different places ranging from hotels rooms to saunas, mud rooms, spas, basements, pool houses, kitchens, garages, boats, and many other places depending upon your requirement.