There are a lot of restrictions around installing and operating electrical devices in a bathroom or a wet area – you can’t just plonk a standard TV into your bathroom and expect to watch TV as easy as that.
Due to the high humidity and wet conditions, your bathroom television has to be fit for purpose. It also has to meet some strict regulations making sure it is fit to be installed and used in a bathroom environment…
Fortunately, there are clear guidelines for us to follow. But what are they? Exactly what safety standards do you need to adhere to in ensuring your TV is safe to use in the bathroom? Let’s find out…
Waterproof compliance and bathroom zones
There’s an IP Code to classify the degrees of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment. This is a two-digit number, developed by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). The first digit describes the level of protection from solid objects; the second number describes the level of protection from liquids.
Aquatek’s bathroom TVs are IP65 rated:
The 6 means they’re dust tight.
The 5 means they’re protected against water jets. The legislation says you could project water from a nozzle at the enclosure – from any direction – without any harmful effect to you or the TV.
In case you’re wondering a level 4 rating for protection against liquids means that the unit is safe from splashing water. While a level 6 rating offers protection against ‘heavy seas’.
An IP65 rated bathroom TV gives you the confidence (and the certification) to place your television almost anywhere in your bathroom. There’s just one exception…
To ensure people understand where they can and can’t place electrical device in their bathrooms, there’s a zonal system. And a bathroom is split into four zones
Zone 0 Inside the bath or shower. Only for low voltage devices rated IP67 or better.
Zone 1 Above the bath to a height of 2.25m from the floor. You need a minimum rating of IP45 here.
Zone 2 An area stretching 0.6m outside the perimeter of the bath, to a height of 2.25 from the floor. You need a minimum rating of IP44 here.
Zone 3 Anywhere outside zones 0,1 and 2 (subject to specific limits). No water jets are likely to be used here, so no IP rating is required.
So it’s easy really. All our bathroom TVs conform to IP65 standard, so they’re practical and safe to use in zones 1, 2 and 3. In other words, just keep them out of the bath or shower!
Aquatek bathroom TVs – safe in your bathroom
Our TVs are built to withstand some pretty punishing conditions – all that steam and humidity, all that splashing water.
And you don’t just have to take our word for it. All our bathroom televisions are submitted for independent testing for CE Safety and Ingress Protection. And all our products conform to the protection requirements of Council Directive 2004/108/EEC relating to electromagnetic compatibility, Council Directive 2006/95/EC relating to safety requirements and conform to the protection requirements of IP65.
And there’s one more thing to reassure you…
Our distinctive low voltage system and high IPX waterproof rating is unique to our brand. It ensures resilience and safe performance of your bathroom TV in the wettest of conditions. So turn on, tune in and relax…