Heated Towel Rails are an affordable luxury for every bathroom for warming and drying your towels. The FS55E Heated Towel Rail is a free-standing option which is designed to be plugged into powerpoint in any room to bring the luxury of a warm dry towel.
Being a freestanding unit offers an excellent advantage in that it can be used during winter and then packed away during summer or used in a visitors room when you have guests and then packed away. The square profile rail comfortably allows for drying of two towels.
The electric towel rail is designed to rapidly heat up and reach a temperature of around 45-55 degrees. The rail can be operated using the switch on the powerpoint or using a plug in powerpoint timer. As the rail is electric it is very energy efficient and can cost as little as a $1 a week to run.
How do I control my heated towel rail?
Thermorails are safe to be left running continuously however most times it is preferable to have the ability to control when your heated towel rail is on and off and thus saving you energy. The majority of the range of Thermorails don’t have a switch on the unit but can be very simply wired to a standard switch. Alternatively, you can wire the Thermorail to a timer that can be programmed to turn on and off to suit your lifestyle.
Do 12Volt Thermorails get as warm as standard 240Volt Thermorails?
The 12Volt Thermorail range will get as warm and dry your towels as efficiently as the standard 240Volt Thermorails. This is because the amount of heat output is related to the wattage of the rail rather than the voltage. So, a 12Volt Thermorail will put out the same amount of heat as a 240Volt Thermorail with the same wattage.
Are 12Volt rails more efficient that 240Volt rails?
No, a 12Volt rail will use the same amount of electricity as a 240Volt rail of the same wattage.
Do I require a transformer?
Yes, all the Single Bar Rails are 12Volt rails and therefore need to be wired into a 12Volt transformer. A transformer is supplied with all of the single bars so there is no need to purchase this separately.
Where should the transformer be installed?
The transformer can be installed in the ceiling or the wall cavity no further than two metres from the rails. If mounting in the wall cavity the transformer must be behind a switch plate to enable access and the transformer needs to have ventilation.
How many single bar towel rails can I have in a set?
The number of Single Bar 12Volt Rails that you include in a set is only limited by your imagination. To dry and warm your towels effectively you will need a minimum of 3 rails per set.
Do I need to order a mounting system?
No, the single bar rails have all the parts needed for installation however the mounting system is recommended when installing multiple bars as it makes it easier for the cable management and spacing.