SS4412 12Volt Straight Square Ladder Heated Towel Rail
Heated Towel Rails are an affordable luxury for every bathroom for warming and drying your towels. The SS4412 Heated Towel Rail is a 600x800 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.
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.