Table of Contents
- Can I change a shaver socket to 3 pin?
- Should a shaver socket buzz?
- Can I charge my toothbrush in a shaver socket?
- Does a shaver socket need an RCD?
- Can you plug a hair dryer into a shaver socket?
- Can you run a shaver socket off a ring main?
- Why do shaver sockets have dual voltage?
- Is it illegal to have a plug socket in the bathroom UK?
- Why do bathroom sockets say shavers only?
- Can I charge my phone in a shaver socket?
- How do I charge my toothbrush without a shaver socket?
- Can I use a two pin plug in the UK?
- Is it safe to use European plug in UK?
- Should you leave your electric toothbrush on the charger all the time?
- Where do you put a shaver socket?
- What voltage are Oral B toothbrushes?
- Why do British bathrooms not have sockets?
- What is a shaver plug called?
- Can you keep a hairdryer in the bathroom?
Is there a fuse in a shaver socket?
The shaver socket-outlet incorporates a current limiting device, other than a fuse, which may be of either the manually-resetting or the self-resetting type.
What circuit should a shaver socket be on?
In terms of wiring up a shaver socket there are two different routes that you can go down: Existing lighting circuit: Taking a feed wire from the bathroom lighting circuit to connect to shaver socket. This is generally the most popular method as an existing ligting circuit should be present in most bathrooms.
How does a bathroom shaver socket work?
They use a so-called isolating transformer. Your body is connected to ‘earth’, through your feet. If you touch the live wire of a normal electrical supply you get the full mains voltage (230V relative to earth) across you and if you touch the neutral wire you only have a few volts (about zero relative to earth).
Can I change a shaver socket to 3 pin?
Just use a plug in travel adapter like you would use in Europe and it will then be a 3 point socket.
Should a shaver socket buzz?
Yep, this is common, all transformers hum a bit as said, and the stud wall acts like a soundboard amplifying the hum. If you just use it for mains operated shavers it could be re-wired to the switched feed to the lights, but thats no good for rechargeble stuff.
Can I charge my toothbrush in a shaver socket?
In short, yes it will work but the socket may eventually fail. Not just toothbrushes which often take 24 hours to charge or are designed to be permanently trickle charging but rechargeable shavers too.
Does a shaver socket need an RCD?
An RCD offers no additional protection for a shaver socket. The shaver socket has a transformer inside and the secondary winding is isolated from earth.
Can you plug a hair dryer into a shaver socket?
Extremely big NO. Your shaver socket is likely to be rated at 1 amp or less. If you are foolish enough to do what you have suggested, you will blow the fuse if there is one or blow the transformer.
Can you run a shaver socket off a ring main?
Shaver Sockets can be installed either by connecting to a ring main with junction box, or from an earthed lighting socket.
Why do shaver sockets have dual voltage?
In the UK, you can often find two-pronged sockets in bathrooms; the idea of these is that they offer a lower voltage than standard three-pronged sockets, so are safer to use for charging lower-powered devices.
Is it illegal to have a plug socket in the bathroom UK?
Electrical sockets are permitted in bathrooms or shower rooms as long as they are located more than 3m from the edge of the bath or shower. Specially designed shaver units are an exception to this rule and can be located slightly nearer, but still no closer than 600mm from the bath or shower.
Why do bathroom sockets say shavers only?
Usually, outlets that read “Shavers Only” means that there is not much electricity running to that outlet – enough for a shaver, and to recharge stuff, but usually anything drawing more electricity will cause the breaker to fail/blow as they are usually running low amps/watts.
Can I charge my phone in a shaver socket?
Whichever method they use, “shaver only” sockets severely restrict the amount of power available. You could probably power up your phone but even most laptop chargers draw more power than that available from these sockets.
How do I charge my toothbrush without a shaver socket?
You can buy adapters that go in a normal plug socket but have two pins in them for the toothbrush charger. I have an adaptor plug for mine I think you can buy them in the supermarkets. OP if you have a 2 pin US to UK adaptor that works. The pound shops sell the adapters as so all supermarkets.
Can I use a two pin plug in the UK?
‘It had a two-pin plug transformer on its cable. I didn’t realise that this type of plug was illegal in the UK and just considered it an inconvenience to use a two-pin adapter.
Is it safe to use European plug in UK?
Do not put yourselves or others at risk by using foreign electrical plugs in UK sockets. Using foreign appliances in UK sockets is dangerous if their plugs have not been converted for UK use, and it could result in a fire or electric shock.
Should you leave your electric toothbrush on the charger all the time?
It is perfectly safe to disconnect the power and leave the brush fitted to the charging stand. Doing so will keep the toothbrush upright and reduce any potential risk and damage to the toothbrush. Leaving the power cable connected is generally fine also, but it is not necessarily required.
Where do you put a shaver socket?
Electrical shaver sockets must always be within a safe distance from the sink, bath or shower to avoid splashes. They must be located more than 3m from the edge of a bath or shower. A popular location for a shaver socket is near a sink, windowsill or shelf, where it can easily be charged between uses.
What voltage are Oral B toothbrushes?
As you might expect from the name of the accompanying toothbrush, these chargers are universal voltage (100-240V AC) so can be considered to be travel chargers suitable for taking away on trips. The Type 4725 charger has a ridge down the front of the peg that the toothbrush stands on.
Why do British bathrooms not have sockets?
Why are there no plug sockets in British bathrooms? The reason that there are no plus sockets in bathrooms is simple – having an exposed plug socket can increase the risk of electric shock. Plugs in England generally use 240-volt power, twice the amount found in US plugs which have 120-volts.
What is a shaver plug called?
With it came a new connector. Hence the 2 pin plug you find on the charging stands for electric toothbrushes and to power other things like electric shavers, which are most commonly used in the bathroom. These sockets are often known as ‘shaver sockets‘ because this is what is commonly connected into them.
Can you keep a hairdryer in the bathroom?
Electronics. Non-water-resistant electronics and cables do not belong in the bathroom. Even though the bathroom scale, hair dryer and electric shaver certainly seem to belong in your bathroom storage, it’s not a good idea to permanently keep non-water-resistant electronics in a humid environment.