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Posted By Topic: Install an instant electric hot water in shower?

fungus
Mar 11 2019 20:31

Is it prohibited to install an instant electric hot water shower unit IN the shower?

I have seen them installed overseas (normally mounted next to the shower head) but looking at the standards "Installation of electrical equipment in Zone 0 must be IPX7 and no switches or socket outlets installed." I will need to hardwired the unit?

Can someone please confirm am I reading the standards right?

URL Link similar unit but not the exact brand/model

https://www.stiebel.co.nz/dhce-50-instant-single-phase-water-heater
   

DougP
Mar 11 2019 22:02

Because it's not zone 0, it's zone 1. Zone 0 is below the waterline.

Zone 1 only requires IPX4