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SHOWER PRIORITY BOARDS – NOW REDUCED
Many homes today have more than one shower and in many cases they are electric showers. Electric showers are usually rated between 9 & 10KW and take a total of 40 amps when they are on. If there are two electric showers on at the same time the total load will be 80 amps which exceed the rating of the mains house fuse which could cause it to blow.
Many products on the market today combat this problem to ensure that only one can be on at any time. The two main products that allow for this type of control are priority and non-priority units.
The Priority shower uses a master and slave relationship between the showers. With this controller, the master shower (1) always works when it is switched ON. If the slave shower (2) is operating, and the master shower (1) is turned ON, the slave shower (2) will automatically be switched OFF, even if someone is using it.
The non-Priority shower treats all showers equally. Once shower (1) is ON, shower (2) is isolated. Equally if shower (2) is ON, shower (1) is isolated.
These units are easily installed as are simply placed beside your existing fuse board and it also provides RCBO protection so that if a fault does occur the person using the shower will be protected. The supply is connected to the bottom of the RCBO and the showers are connected as per the wiring instruction. Once this is done by a competent electrician your shower is ready to use without the danger of blowing your main supply.
At Meteor Electrical there is a range of both priority and non-priority units produced by GARO, a leading manufacturer of industrial electrical components and parts. For this week only our Shower Priority Boards are on sale, so don’t miss out on these great offers!