DSR8BG Brushed Gold Round Single Bar Heated Towel Rail
A Heated Towel Rail is an affordable luxury for every bathroom. The Thermorail single bar towel heaters are designed to be installed in a set of rails to create a stylish design feature in your bathroom.
The Thermorail single bar heated towel rails are all 12 volt which means they are safe to be installed anywhere in the bathroom, even close to water. The single rails are designed to be installed in a series of rails limited only by your imagination. We do however recommend a minimum of 3 single rails are used in a set to provide enough heated surface area in contact with your towels to help them to dry.
The DSR8BG is a straight round profile which offers a sleek design in your bathroom and comfortably accommodates for one towel. The brushed gold finish is of the highest quality to ensure it matches in with most brushed gold tapware.
All the 12 volt single bar rails are provided with a transformer in the box. We also recommend the use of the mounting system for installing and using a timer to control the rails and save on running costs.
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.
Can I wire multiple rails to one timer?
Yes, absolutely, you can connect more than one heated towel rail to a single timer. There are just a few things to consider; You cannot exceed the load rating of the timer (this varies from 1 amp to 16 amps depending on the timer), and all the rails wired to one timer will be on at the same time, they cannot be set on individual schedules. Bear in mind that, for all 12volt units, these do still need to be wired through their transformers before being wired to the timer. The addition of a timer makes your life simple and rewarding with warm towels everyday and wiring multiple rails to one timer allows you to achieve this result easily and beautifully.
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 do need to be wired into a 12Volt transformer, however a transformer is supplied with all of our 12Volt rails 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.
Can I use a Thermorail timer for Low Voltage Heated Towel Rails?
Yes, sure you can! Whilst our Low Voltage Towel Rails are 12volt units and the timers have a 240volt output, a transformer is required for these rails anyway so the Towel Rail can simply be wired into the 12volt side of the transformer, then the 240volt side of the transformer wired into the timer. The timer then switches the transformer, rather than the rail itself, which effectively turns the Towel Rail on or off as set on the timer.