We have been bought a Sonic Plakaway electric toothbrush. I thought that an
electric toothbrush should be suitable to use in the bathroom, but this unit
comes with a three pin fused plug, which I thought was not safe in a
bath/shower room. Could someone put me right as as to whether this is safe
to use in a bath/shower room.
All four of the different models of rechargeable tooth brushes that I
have used had 2 pin plugs that fitted the mains razor sockets designed
for bathroom use and recharging the razors. fitted if I remember
correctly with a 1 Amp fast blow fuse.
In a continental travel adapter set you should be able to find one
whose female end accepts your three square pins and male end fits the
2-pin of a bathroom socket.
An item designed for bathroom use and which is significantly lower
current draw than a shaver (such as a toothbrush charger) has to be
designed to work safely at up to 270V, which is what you may find
the off-load output of an isolating shaver socket is. Your toothbrush
charger might not have been designed with this in mind. If the
charger has a wide voltage range which goes down to 120V and you are
determined to use it in the bathroom, plug it into the 120V side of
the shaver socket.
That's not smart to effectively have a 13A socket there,
and with the earth not connected.
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I too would expect a 2-pin plug to be fitted, given it's use is to be in the
vicinity of water and the regs re shaver points. Contact the manufacturers
and see what they say re the charger and bathroom use ?
I have a rechargeable electric toothbrush with a 2-pin plug.
I have an electric shaver point in bathroom but the shaver point only works
when the light is switched on. Ie I have to leave the light on when the
in base for re-charging!!
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