I'm installing a steam shower that requires a dedicated cable to the consumer unit. It has to be able to take a full 16amp load when in full flow. What thickness of twin and earth wire is best?
Thanks to anyone who can help.
16 amps is just over 3.5kw. Now i might be wrong? But steam rooms are quite often have heavier loads than this & i have usually had to run 6mm TWE cable to them. See if there is a KW rating label on the unit & post it back here. This also wants to be an individual run from the consumer unit on its own fuse with a fitted RCD that will be part of this circuit.
Thank you for the replies to this.
I realise about the individual run and RCB, so that's sorted. The unit seems to have a max. output of 3.1Kw and the run is in the region of 40 feet.
I'm guessing the 6mm suggestion might be best?
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