Zone 1 is limited by the vertical surface circumscribing the bath tub or shower basin. If there is no shower basin zone 2 is replaced by zone 1 extended to 1 2m around the fixed shower head.
The 2 stands for protection against solids up 12mm square.
Bathroom zones 1 2. An ip65 rating is recommended. Bathroom zone 2 this zone extends beyond zone 1 by 60 cm and extends to the same height. Zone 1 is the area above the bath or shower tray to a height of 2 25m from the floor.
The second 4 stands for protection against water sprayed. In these bathroom zones an ip rating of at least ip44 is required. The extent of zone 2 when using uk bathroom electrical safety zones.
Any fitting or appliance within zone 2 must be ipx4 splash proof or better as well as a maximum of 12v selv with the transformer located beyond zone 2. Ipx4 or higher protection is required. Ip44 limited water resistance.
What are bathroom zones. The first 4 stands for protection against solids up to 1mm square. Bathroom zone 1 2 ipx5 applicable to both zone 1 or 2 a selv fans with a rating of ipx5 or above may also be installed in these areas.
If the fitting is 240v a 3oma residual current device rcd must also be used to protect the circuit in this zone. As with zone 1 mains voltage items must be fitted to an rcd and low voltage items transformers must be installed outside of zone 2. Zone 0 is inside the bath or the shower tray itself.
This is the zone beyond zones 0 and 1 continuing 0 6m horizontally and up to 2 25m vertically. Zone 1 is the area above the bath or shower to a height of 2 25m from the floor. For instance a hairdryer can be installed in the outside zones as long as its stretched length does not allow it to be used in zone 2.
Zone 1 is extended for showers without a basin for a fixed water outlet to a distance of 1 20 m from the centre point of the water outlet. In this zone a minimum rating of ip45 is required but it is generally accepted that ip65 is to be used. Zone 2 is limited by the vertical surface at the boundary of zone 1 and the parallel.
If lighting is required in there any fitting used must use a low voltage supply that is a maximum of 12v and also be rated at least ipx7 which means it is totally immersion proof. The 0 stands for no resistance to water. Zone 1 is the area above the bath to a height of 2 25m from the floor.
This includes 60 cm beyond a partition wall marking the end of zone 1. In addition it is good practice to consider the area around a wash basin within a. In addition it is good practice to consider the area around a wash.
As you can see the illustrations show four distinct bathroom zones 0 1 2 and 3 referred to in the key as outside zones. Zone 2 is an area stretching 0 6m outside the perimeter of the bath and to a height of 2 25m from the floor. It s also worth noting that most shower lights are rated at ip65 in any case.
Zone 2 for a shower room is the same height as zone 1 extended to 0 6m around the shower basin. Zone 2 is an area stretching 0 6m outside the perimeter of the bath and to a height of 2 25m from the floor. In this zone an ip rating of at least ip44 is required.
Zone 2 for a bathroom is the same height as zone 1 2 25m extended to 0 6m around the bath. For utmost safety the transformer or power supply pack should be installed outside the bathroom area. Recommended extractor fans which are rated to a minimum of ipx5 include.
Outside zones beyond zone 2 when the size of a bathroom extends beyond zones 0 1 and 2 portable equipment can be used if it s flex length does not enable them to be used in zone 2.