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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:50 pm 
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Hiya,

I have these dual fuel electric towel rails which righteously came hardwired to a fused spur but surprisingly don't have any kind of switch outside the bathroom or in zone 2 to control them. The only way to turn them on or off is from the electric breakers, welcoming any ideas on the easiest way to set up a way to control this from somewhere closer to the bathroom


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mikehaynes wrote:
Hiya,

I have these dual fuel electric towel rails which righteously came hardwired to a fused spur but surprisingly don't have any kind of switch outside the bathroom or in zone 2 to control them. The only way to turn them on or off is from the electric breakers, welcoming any ideas on the easiest way to set up a way to control this from somewhere closer to the bathroom


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I've managed to find the product below which seems to do the trick if I install it in Zone 2.

https://www.installershub.co.uk/product/kudox-electrical-element-wall-control-white/

Any experience from anyone who has worked with these is welcome.

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I'm not an electrician, (maybe one will be along later).

Can you not just change the fused spur for a switched fused spur?

Turn the power off first!

https://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-l ... cttype=fcu

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ayjay wrote:
I'm not an electrician, (maybe one will be along later).

Can you not just change the fused spur for a switched fused spur?


Not within zone 1 or 2.

@ OP I've never used those but they look to be the ideal solution for your issue.

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ayjay wrote:
I'm not an electrician, (maybe one will be along later).

Can you not just change the fused spur for a switched fused spur?

Turn the power off first!

https://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/switches-sockets/cat830530?switchessocketsproducttype=fcu


Thanks for the reply, yep as said by @wine~o my installation is within zone 2.

this one says is IPX4 rate which makes it good for zone 2

[url= https://www.installershub.co.uk/product/kudox-electrical-element-wall-control-white [/url]


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Aye . perfect for the job if pricey...

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I fitted one of them in our ensuite. It works well, the auto off function probably saves us a fair bit of electric. With a little shopping around, I think I paid about 25 quid for a chrome one.

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