I have a heated towel rail in the bathroom that runs into a flex
outlet which is connected to a switch outside the bathroom door. I now
need to add a bathroom fan heater on the same wall. Can I simply wire
the heater into the same flex outlet as the towel rail?
No. Both devices should have their own switched and fused connection unit.
You will also need to ensure that a suitable circuit is available to connect
into. A heated towel rail is usually around 700W, whilst a fan heater will
probably be 2kW, so it isn't a foregone conclusion that the same circuit is
suitable. You need to be sure that the circuit you intend to use has
sufficient diversity to allow you to use it. What does the intended circuit
also power currently? Is it a radial or ring? What is it fused at?
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