Heated Towel Rails are an affordable luxury for every bathroom for warming and drying your towels. The SS4412 Heated Towel Rail is a 600×800 7 bar polished stainless steel ladder rail.
The SS4412 electric towel dryer is a 12V unit, this means that it can be installed close to a wet area in the bathroom. The rail comes supplied with a transformer which reduces the incoming voltage from 240v to 12v. The rail will still operate at the same temperature and use the same amount of electricity as an equivalent 240v rail as the wattage is the same, however, the rail is operating at a lower voltage.
The rail has a wiring point on both the left and right-hand side of the rail and can be wired at either the top or bottom of the rail. As it is a 12v unit and needs to be wired to a transformer the rail can only be hardwired.
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 an on/off switch however we recommend using a timer to allow you to set and forget and control your running costs. 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, the 12Volt ladder rails need to be wired into a 12Volt transformer, however this is supplied with the heated towel rail 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.