I'm not an electrician but I'm looking for advice on buying a bathroom fan. I've decided on the Silent 100CZ, which is made by Soler & Palau, a Spanish company. But they do two models of the 100CZ, which is why I need advice. The first is rated IP45 (from which I understand it can be sited in the shower area) and the second has a transformer (which will be sited in the loft) and this one is rated IP57 and is about £40 dearer. Obviously I'm trying to keep the costs down so I'm wondering why anyone would go for the second one when, as I understand it, the first one can be sited in Zone 1 without any safety issues.
By the way, I'm going to get a qualified electrician to wire up for me as I understand I will need a Part P certificate from him.
By the way, also, does anyone have any views on the effectiveness or otherwise of fans with a plate in front of them compared to the ones where the grill is open and the air is sucked straight in.
Had an electrician visit today and agree a price to wire up a fan in my bathroom. He's also going to put me a new RCD CU in. But I'm knocking the hole in the wall and installing the fan which I'm buying online. My question is about the accessories - I'm getting a length of 100mm PVC hose, 2 jubilee clips and a grill to go on the outside wall. Does this grill need to have a spigot on it to attach the hose to it or is that not necessary? Most of the grills I've seen online don't appear to have a spigot attached (or maybe it's just not mentioned/shown). Any advice welcome, thanks.
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