Electrical cable: why you need this, what type exists, how to install.
Wiring to the sauna steam room is made according to special rules - according to the requirements of the Electrical Safety Inspectorate, which are specially designed for wet rooms, like a sauna.
The main rules are: all the furniture is located in the waiting room or rest room, in the washing and the thermo there are no outlets, and the lamps for the lamps are put completely sealed - special for high humidity.
A modern sauna is not only a pair of lamps, but a much more functional and complex system. This, of course, requires high-quality power supply.
Those except for the standard lighting in the steam room today they already equip:
- Electric stove;
- Warm electric floor;
- Infrared heaters;
- Electric kettle and hairdryer;
- Plasma TV;
- SPA equipment;
- Internal illumination in the pool;
- Water heater;
- Washing machine;
- Pumping station;
- Heat gun for drying all rooms.
What is the danger of improper wiring in the sauna?
The thing is that steam is a wonderful conductor of electricity. Therefore, it is possible to install the sockets only in those rooms that are well protected from moisture - only there the condensate doesn’t penetrate into the outlet and its current-conducting part. But the plug-in sockets for the steam room are TABOO.
The perfect solution is to initially invite an experienced and trusted specialist who will perform all the calculations and install all the equipment himself. If this is not possible – everything what you can do — understand every step by yourself, but it is important to fully explore all the nuances.
And then invite a specialist at least for a preview.
The specialist needs to give an approximate plan for placing sauna sockets, switches and lamps - and which devices will be put.
And in advance to subtract the planned total capacity of all equipment, what will happen - so the electrician will determine the necessary cross-section for the cables.
Specificity of such premises saunas is characterized by their high temperature (up to 130 ° Ð¡) and high humidity (up to 70-90%). These factors negatively affect the safety and efficiency of the wiring. Therefore, its choice and installation should be approached very seriously.
In rooms with a low temperature, you can use a standard electrical cable, and in the furnace or steam room only heat-resistant.
Our website "Spaprof.com" is engaged in the construction saunas of varying complexity. During the work, we formulated the basic rules for choosing wiring for saunas and recommend that you take the responsibility to purchase electrical wiring, sockets, machines and so on with all responsibility. Since the comfort, health and even life of people who visit the sauna depends on this.
Important factors in choosing a heat-resistant cable
Price depends from customer abilities. But do not give preference to cheap wires that have a short life.
The flexibility of the cable affects the ease of installation. Its heat resistance is one of the main safety parameters.
The service life is important in combination with the price.
Ecological compatibility is evidence of safety for man and the environment.
Since the price of a heat-resistant cable can be high, you should carefully choose the product and give preference to the proven sellers. You can buy a heat-resistant cable in the online store spaprof.com, at a reasonable price and with a guarantee from the manufacturer.
Types of heat-resistant electric cables which can be used in saunas Heat-resistant and heat-resistant cable for saunas and technological rooms.
The first step is to determine the characteristics of the conductors, which are important to pay attention to:
- Flexibility of the cable - it affects the convenience of installation, the requirements for mounting trays, the way of fixing the conductor on the walls, the ceiling;
- The cross-section of the cable is a very important parameter, which is calculated based on the connected power, conductor material, amperage. The data can be viewed in the tables for calculating the diameter of the section;
- Cable insulation type - household electric copper cable with one layer of insulation has only 15 years of service, 2 layers of insulation increase the permissible service life to 30 years. In addition, the material from which the insulation is made and the way it is applied is also important;
- Cable quality - many unscrupulous manufacturers artificially reduce the declared cross-section of conductors, use poor quality raw materials, as evidenced by the lack of cable flexibility.
The price of a power cable for sauna - a good conductor cannot have a suspiciously low price. The cable in silicone insulation is visually easy to distinguish from household conductors, but often the manufacturer disguises a non-resistant material as a heat-resistant cable with a copper core.
It is important note that for high-voltage, multicore sauna cables used in places with high temperature, heat resistance is the main guarantee of safe operation.
An analogue of domestic electric wires and cable for sauna is the halogen-free silicone flexible sauna cable SiHF / GL-P.
Both the insulation and the outer shell are made of silicone rubber, and there is also a shielding steel braid in the cable. Such cables can be used both saunas, and for industrial needs, for example, in power plants.
The silicone power cable can withstand temperatures up to + 180 ... + 220 ° C. The minimum radius of bending is 10 diameters. The silicone cable is resistant to aggressive environments: oils, fats, alcohols, acids, alkalis.
If you want to choose and buy a sauna cable for sale, it is enough to contact our company specialists on a multi-channel phone +44 (20) 37697478 or simply send an online order indicating the brand, footage and cable section.