Bathroom Electrical Query

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    Just wondering, when we move I'm thinking of installing some speakers in the bathroom along with a wall mounted amp. I've found an amp that would do the job and looking at the installation instructions it mentions that the device is extra low voltage. Does this make it suitable for installation to existing electrics (light switch etc) or will it need more juice?

    Won't be doing it myself, just trying to factor in costs for everything I want to do.
     
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    That doesn't make much sense. Post a link.
     
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    That's just referring to the wiring from the amp to the external control panel. You'll need to look at the amp itself.

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    Looking a bit deeper, the amp is contained within the control panel & is powered from a simple AC "wall wart" type adapter.

    http://www.systemline.co.uk/pdf/E100-Specification.pdf
     
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    Just found a diagram it's 18v DC, what would be the easiest way of getting power to it considering their are no power outlets already in the bathroom excluding the light and extractor?
     
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    We cross posted as I was editing.

    Maybe get a spark to stick a 13A socket in the loft to drop down from.
     
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    Does anyone else think it odd that they have designed the radio to be neat and flush mounted in the wall but with a lump of a socket mounted PSU. I'm assuming won't allow you to have a standard 13A socket in the bathroom so it would have to be plugged into a socket in an adjoining room or the loft and the low voltage DC cable fed through the wall or ceiling.

    I'm guessing in the loft there will only be lighting circuits - I'm not sure the regs allow you to fit a 13A socket to that - but I'm not an electrician so don't take that as gospel.

    And is it a good idea to leave something plugged in and powered on in the loft indefinitely and unattended?

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    It is a little odd, the only way I can imagine getting a socket into the loft is by spurring off a socket in one of the bedrooms below.

    Will have a word with the sparky when we move in and see what he suggests, will give me some time to see if there is another easier solution.
     
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    Airing cupboards often have power in them, is that an option?
     
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    Excellent point :) It's off of the bathroom and features and immersion heater, shower pump and water tank so could be an easy option.
     
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    I usually just sing to myself when I'm sitting on the toilet.
     
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    I'd be concerned if you were singing to someone else!
     
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    The power in an airing will be good as long as it's part of the ring.
    (with all that's being fed I would hope it is)
     
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    Had varying similar dilemmas I.e speakers and tv in bathroom, regs do not allow 13amp socket in bathroom unless minimum of 3m away.

    I'm not sure but, would also think that your consumer unit would need to be 17th edition - Apparently these will trip quicker than your heart can beat.

    What we ended up doing, due to ease of retro fit and having a simple method of control was-

    1) TV was fitted with an extended cable to a 13amp fused spur that was connected to a garage unit fitted under stairs (or in your case airing cupboard) So,as to not fall fowl of regs / safety

    2) Went with low profile ceiling speakers connect to a Sonos ZP100 so as to enable easy control

    Biggest challenge turned out to be getting wires fro the ZP100 to the speakers.

    In your case I imagine the challenge will be

    1) getting wires from the amp to the speakers
    2) controlling the unit that's in the airing cupboard
     

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