Aquatronic 2 ultra electric shower Installation and

Aquatronic 2 ultra electric shower Installation and
Aquatronic
2 ultra
electric shower
Installation and
operating
instructions
Installers
please note these instructions are to be left with the user
2180542B
August 2006
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CONTENTS
Page
Important safety information
1
Introduction
2
Specifications
2
Advice to users
2
Key to main components
3
Electrical requirements
4–5
Water requirements
6
Siting of the shower
7
Fitting the shower to the wall
8–9
Plumbing connections
10
Electrical connections
11
Replacing the cover
12
Commissioning
13
Operating the shower 14 – 15
Operating functions
16
Instructions for installers and service engineers only
17
Spare parts
18
Fault finding
Guarantee, service policy, etc.
19 – 20
rear cover
To check the product suitability for commercial and multiple installations, please contact Wickes’s
specification advisory service before installation.
Telephone: +44 (0) 87 0067 3767
Facsimile: +44 (0) 87 0067 3334
E mail: [email protected]
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Please Read This Important Safety Information
 Products manufactured by Triton are safe and without risk provided they are installed, used and
maintained in good working order in accordance with our instructions and recommendations.
 Warning: Do not operate shower if frozen, or suspected of being frozen. It must thaw
out before using.
 Do not operate the unit if the showerhead or spray hose becomes damaged.
 Do not restrict flow out of shower by placing showerhead in direct contact with your body.
 Do not operate the shower if water ceases to flow during use or if water has entered inside the
unit because of an incorrectly fitted cover.
 Warning: If restarting the shower immediately after stopping, be aware that a slug of
hot water will be expelled for the first few seconds.
1
General
transfer along the pipework and damage
components.
2.4 Do not fit any form of outlet flow control as
the outlet acts as a vent for the heater can.
2.5 Do not use excessive force when making
connections to the flexible hose or
showerhead, finger tight is sufficient.
2.6 All plumbing connections must be completed
before making the electrical connections.
1.1 Isolate the electrical and water supplies before
removing the cover.
1.2 Read all of these instructions and retain them
for later use.
1.3 Do not take risks with plumbing or electrical
equipment.
1.4 Isolate electrical and water supplies before
proceeding with the installation.
1.5 The unit must be mounted onto the finished
wall surface (on top of the tiles). Do not tile
up to unit after fixing to wall.
1.6 Contact Customer Service (see back page), if
any of the following occur:
a) If it is intended to operate the shower at
pressures above the maximum or below
the minimum stated.
b) If the unit shows a distinct change in
performance.
c) If the shower is frozen.
1.7 If it is intended to operate the shower in areas
of hard water (above 200 ppm temporary
hardness), a scale inhibitor may have to be
fitted. For advice on the Triton Scale Inhibitor,
contact Triton Customer Service.
1.8 The showerhead must be cleaned regularly
with descalent to remove scale and debris,
otherwise restrictions to the flow on the outlet
of the unit will result in higher temperatures
and could also cause the Pressure Relief Device
in the unit to operate.
1.9 This product is not suitable for mounting into
steam rooms or steam cubicles.
2
3
Electrical
3.1 The installation must comply with BS 7671
‘Requirements for electrical installations’ (IEE
wiring regulations), building regulations or any
particular regulations as specified by the local
Electrical Supply Company.
3.2 This appliance must be earthed.
3.3 In accordance with ‘The Plugs and Sockets etc.
(Safety) Regulations 1994’, this appliance is
intended to be permanently connected to the
fixed wiring of the electrical mains system.
3.4Make sure all electrical connections are tight
to prevent overheating.
3.5 Fuses do not give personal protection against
electric shock.
3.6 To enhance electrical safety a 30mA residual
current device (RCD) should be installed in
all UK electric and pumped shower circuits.
This may be part of the consumer unit or a
separate unit.
3.7 Switch off immediately at isolating switch if
water ceases to flow during use.
3.8 Other electrical equipment i.e. extractor fans,
pumps must not be connected to the circuits
within the unit.
3.9 Switch off at isolating switch when not in use.
This is a safety procedure recommended with
all electrical appliances.
3.10 As with all electrical appliances it is
recommended to have the shower and
installation checked at least every two years by
a competent electrician to ensure there is no
deterioration due to age and usage.
Plumbing
2.1 The plumbing installation must comply with
Water Regulations, Building Regulations or
any particular regulations as specified by Local
Water Company or Water Undertakers and
should be in accordance with BS 6700.
2.2 The supply pipe must be flushed to clear debris
before connecting to the shower unit.
2.3 Do not solder pipes or fittings within
300 mm of the shower unit, as heat can
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INTRODUCTION
ADVICE TO USERS
This book contains all the necessary fitting and
operating instructions for your Wickes electric
shower. Please read them carefully.
Important: When first installed the
unit will be empty. It is essential the
unit should contain water before the
elements are switched on. It is vital that
the commissioning procedure is followed.
Failure to carry out this operation will result
in damage to the unit and will invalidate the
guarantee.
The shower installation must be carried out by a
suitably qualified person and in the sequence of
this instruction book.
Care taken during the installation will provide a
long, trouble-free life from your shower.
Specifications
The following points will help you understand
how the shower operates:
Electrical
Nominal powerNominal power
rating at 240V
rating at 230V
a. The electric heating elements operate at a
constant rate at your chosen power setting.
It is the rate of the water passing through
the heater can which determines the water
temperature. (The slower the flow, the hotter
the water becomes; the faster the flow, the
cooler the water).
8.5kW – (40A MCB rating) 7.9kW – (40A MCB rating)
9.5kW – (40A MCB rating) 8.7kW – (40A MCB rating)
Water
Inlet connection – 15 mm diameter.
Outlet connection – ½” BSP male thread.
b. During winter the mains water supply will
be cooler than in the summer, so the flow
rate will vary between seasons at any one
temperature setting. At different times of the
year you may have to adjust the position of
the temperature control to maintain your
desired temperature setting.
Entry Points
Water – bottom or back.
Cable – top or back.
Materials
Backplate, cover, controls, showerhead – ABS.
Sprayplate – Acetal.
Elements – Minerally insulated corrosion resistant
metal sheathing.
c. The stabiliser valve minimises variations in
shower temperature during mains water
pressure changes. If changes in shower
temperature are experienced during normal
use, it will most likely be caused by the water
pressure falling near to or below the minimum
level. The drop in pressure may be due to
water being drawn off at other points in the
house whilst the shower is in use. If pressure
drops appreciably below the minimum, the
heating elements will automatically cut out.
Dimensions
Height − 309 mm
Width − 212 mm
Depth − 95 mm
Standards and Approvals
Splashproof rating IPX4.
Complies with the requirements of current British
and European safety standards for household and
similar electrical appliances.
If ever the water becomes too hot and you
cannot obtain cooler water, first check that
the sprayplate in the showerhead has not
become blocked.
Complies with requirements of the British
Electrotechnical Approvals Board (BEAB).
Meets with Compliance with European
Community Directives (CE).
Replacement parts can be ordered from Customer
Service. See ‘spare parts’ for details and part numbers.
Due to continuous improvement and updating,
specification may be altered without prior notice.
Do not place items such as soap or shampoo
bottles on top of the unit. Liquid could seep
through the joint between the cover and
backplate, and possibly damage the sealing
rubber.
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MAIN COMPONENTS
Inside unit (fig.1)
1. Top cable entry
Fig.1
10
10
16
5
2. Bottom pipe entry
3. Rear pipe entry area
1
12
7
4. Rear cable entry area
5. Wall screw fixing
6
11
6. Terminal block
4
7. Power selector
8. Stabilising valve
5
8
9. Solenoid valve
10. Guide pockets
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13. Earth connection
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12. Thermal cut-out (main)
3
Inlet
51 mm
2
17
14. Pressure relief device
15. Outlet temperature limiter
66 mm
Outlet
16. Power neon
17. Trimplate
WARNING
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11. Can and element assembly
309 mm
212 mm
Note: Not all wiring has been depicted for reasons of clarity
Inside cover (fig.2)
18
18
19
18. Cover tags
19. Neon bracket
Screw fixing kit
Instructions, guarantee, etc.
18
Fig.2
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Electrical requirements
1.1 The electrical rating of the shower is
shown on the rating label (fig.3) within
the unit.
WARNING!
This appliance must be
earthed
The installation, supply cable and circuit
protection must conform with BS7671 (IEE wiring
regulations) and be sufficient for the amperage
required.
2
Before making any sort of electrical
connection within the installation make
sure that no terminal is live. If in any
doubt, switch off the whole installation at
the consumer unit.
3
The shower must be connected to its own
independent electrical circuit. IT MUST
NOT be connected to a ring main, spur,
socket outlet, lighting circuit or cooker
circuit.
The following notes are for guidance only:
1
The shower must only be connected to a
230-240V ac supply. If you are installing
a shower with a kilowatt rating above
9kW, it is advisable to contact the local
electricity supply company.
3.1 The electrical supply must be adequate
for the loading of the unit and existing
circuits.
4
Shepperton Park,
Triton Road, Nuneaton,
Warwickshire, CV11 4NR
Check your consumer unit (main fuse box)
has a main switch rating of 80A or above
and that it has a spare fuse way which will
take the fuse or miniature circuit breaker
(mcb) necessary for the shower (fig.4).
4.1 If your consumer unit has a rating below
80A or if there is no spare fuse way, then
the installation will not be straightforward
and may require a new consumer unit
serving the house or just the shower.
Fig.3
4.2 You will need to contact the local
electricity company. They will check the
supply and carry out what is necessary.
They will also check the main bonding.
Fig.4 (diagrammatic view – not to scale)
Pull cord
isolating switch
5
The earth continuity conductor of the
electrical installation must be effectively
connected electrically to all exposed metal
Shower
unit
RCD
(can be part of
consumer unit)
Table A
Circuit protection
unit
rating
mcb
7.0kW
30/32A
Fuse or
MCB
Consumer
unit
80A or 100A
main switch
Meter
Incoming
supply
fuse
Meter
tails
cartridge
fuse
30A
7.5kW
32A
35A
8.0kW
40A
35A
8.5kW
40A
45A
9.0kW
40A
45A
9.5kW
40/45A
45A
10.5kW
45A
45A
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parts of other appliances and services
in the room in which the shower is to
be installed, to conform to current IEE
regulations.
should be placed so that it is not possible
to touch the switch body while standing
in a bath or shower cubicle. It should be
readily accessible to switch off after using
the shower.
5.1 All exposed metallic parts in the bathroom
must be bonded together using a cable of
at least 4 mm² cross sectional area. These
parts include metal baths, radiators, water
pipes, taps and waste fittings.
6
For close circuit protection do not use a
rewireable fuse. Instead use a suitably rated
MCB or cartridge fuse (see table A).
6.1 In the interest of electrical safety a 30mA
residual current device (RCD) should be
installed in all UK electric and pumped
shower circuits. This may be part of the
consumer unit or a separate unit.
7
9
The current carrying capacity of the cable
must be at least that of the shower circuit
protection (see table B).
9.2 It is also necessary to satisfy the
disconnection time and thermal
constraints which means that for any given
combination of current demand, voltage
drop and cable size, there is a maximum
permissible circuit length.
7.1 It must have a mechanical indicator
showing when the switch is in the
OFF position, and the wiring must be
connected to the switch without the use of
a plug or socket outlet.
10
The shower circuit should be separated
from other circuits by at least twice the
diameter of the cable or conduit.
10.1 The current rating will be reduced if
the cabling is bunched with others,
surrounded by thermal loft or wall
insulation or placed in areas where the
ambient temperature is above 30°C. Under
these conditions, derating factors apply
and it is necessary to select a larger cable
size.
7.2 The switch must be accessible and clearly
identifiable, but out of reach of a person
using a fixed bath or shower, except for
the cord of a cord operated switch, and
Table B
Twin and earth PVC insulated cable
current carrying capacity
10.2 In the majority of installations, the
cable will unavoidably be placed in one
or more of the above conditions. This
being so, it is strongly recommended
to use a minimum of 10 mm cabling
throughout the shower installation.
clipped direct or
installed in an in conduit buried in a non
insulated wall or trunking insulated wall
6mm²
38A
10mm²
52A
16mm²
69A
Where shower cubicles are located in any
rooms other than bathrooms, all socket
outlets in those rooms must be protected
by a 30mA RCD.
9.1 To obtain full advantage of the power
provided by the shower, use the shortest
cable route possible from the consumer
unit to the shower.
A 45 amp double pole isolating switch
with a minimum contact gap of 3 mm in
both poles must be incorporated in the
circuit.
6mm²
32A
10mm²
43A
16mm²
57A
8
6mm²
46A
10mm²
63A
16mm²
85A
10.3 In any event, it is essential that
individual site conditions are assessed
by a competent electrician in order to
determine the correct cable size and
permissible circuit length.
Note: Cable selection is dependent
on derating factors
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WATER REQUIREMENTS
Mains electric supply
(via double pole switch)
The installation must be in accordance with
Water Regulations/Bylaws.
To guarantee activating the heating elements,
the shower must be connected to a mains water
supply with a minimum running pressure of
100kPa (1.0 bar) at a minimum flow rate of nine
litres per minute. The maximum static pressure
must be no greater than 1 000kPa (10 bar).
Double
pole
isolating
switch
Shower
unit
Isolating
stopvalve
Note: If the stated flow rates are not available,
it may not be possible to achieve the best
performance from the unit throughout the year.
Switch may
be wall
mounted
in accordance
with IEE regs.
For guidance on the running and static pressures
contact the local Water Authority or consult a
competent plumber.
During periods of high ambient temperatures it
may be necessary to select a low power setting
to achieve your preferred shower temperature.
Mains
water
supply
The water supply can be taken from a cold water
storage cistern provided there is a minimum
head of ten metres above the showerhead. It
must be an independent supply to the shower
only.
Separate permanently
connected supply
from consumer unit
If it is intended to operate the shower at
pressures above the maximum or below the
minimum stated, contact Customer Service for
advice.
Fig.5 Diagrammatic view (not to scale)
Fig.5 shows a typical system layout.
Do not use jointing compounds on any pipe
fittings for the installation.
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SITING OF THE SHOWER
WARNING!
Important: For ease of servicing, the unit
must always be mounted on the surface of
tiled walls. Never tile up to the unit.
The shower must not be positioned
where it will be subjected to freezing
conditions.
Refer to fig.6 for correct siting of shower.
Position the unit where it will not be in direct
contact with water from the showerhead.
Position the shower unit vertically.
Shower unit can
be mounted either
side of riser rail
Allow enough room between the ceiling and the
shower to access the cover top screws.
Note: Water Regulations require the showerhead
be ‘constrained by a fixed or sliding attachment
so that it can only discharge water at a point not
less than 25 mm above the spill-over level of the
relevant bath, shower tray or other fixed appliance’.
The use of the supplied retaining ring will in
most cases meet this requirement, but if the
showerhead can be placed within a bath, basin
or shower tray, then a double check valve, or
similar, must be fitted in the supply pipework to
prevent backflow.
Height of
showerhead
and shower
to suit user's
requirement
Soap dish
retaining
ring
Pressure relief safety device
A pressure relief device (PRD) is designed into
the shower unit which complies with European
standards. The PRD provides a level of appliance
protection should an excessive build up of
pressure occur within the shower.
Mains cold
water supply
bottom and
back only
25mm minimum
Spillover
level
Do not operate the shower with a damaged or
kinked shower hose, or a blocked showerhead
which can cause the PRD to operate.
When commissioning, the showerhead must
be removed from the flexible hose, while at the
same time the temperature control must be at
the minimum flow position. Failure to follow this
procedure may also cause the PRD to operate.
Shower unit
must not
be within
an area
1 metre
from base
Outline of bath
or shower tray
Fig.6 Diagrammatic view (not to scale)
Important: The unit must be mounted
on a flat surface which covers the full width
and length of the backplate. It is important
that the wall surface is flat otherwise
difficulty may be encountered when fitting
the cover and subsequent operation of the
unit may be impaired.
Make sure the shower is positioned over a bath
or shower tray because if the PRD operates, then
water will eject from the bottom of the unit.
Should this happen, turn off the electricity and
water supplies to the shower at the isolating
switch and stopvalve. Contact Customer Service
for advice on replacing the PRD.
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FITTING THE SHOWER TO THE WALL
Fig.7
Warning!
Check there are no hidden cables or
pipes before drilling holes for wall
plugs. Use great care when using
power tools near water. The use of
a residual current device (RCD) is
recommended.
Note: The control knob is an integral part of the
cover — do not attempt to remove it.
Unscrew the two top and one bottom retaining
screws (fig.7) and lift the cover from the
backplate. To access the pipe and cable
connections lift off the trimplate (fig.8).
Fig.8
Entry positions for the mains water are from the
bottom or from the rear. Cable entry is via the
top or rear.
Note: Deviations from the designated entry
points will invalidate product approvals.
If bottom surface entry is required for the mains
cold water, then the necessary opening will need
to be cut out in the trimplate (fig.9).
If surface cable entry from the top is required
then a small area will need to be cut out in the
backplate (fig.10).
If installing a feed pipe from the rear or bottom,
the centre of the inlet valve to the wall surface is
20 mm (fig.11).
Note: If entry is from the rear, the nut of the
compression fitting will be partially behind the
surface of the wall (fig.11). This area must be
left clear when plastering over the pipework as to
make the nut accessible for future adjustments.
Fig.9
Important: Using a suitable sealant, always
seal around the incoming pipework to prevent
water entering the wall.
Area to be
cut away
After choosing the site for the shower, use the
backplate as a template and mark the two fixing
holes (fig.12).
Drill and plug to suit the fixing screws supplied.
(The wall plugs provided are suitable for most brick
walls — use an appropriate masonry drill, but if
the wall is plasterboard or a soft building block, use
suitable wall plugs and a suitable drill bit).
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Screw top fixing screw into position leaving the
base of the screw head protruding 6 mm out
from the wall.
Area to be
cut away
Fig.10
Hook the backplate over the top screw and fit
the bottom fixing screw into position. Do not
fully tighten the screws at this stage, as the fixing
holes are elongated to allow for out of square
adjustment after the plumbing connections have
been completed.
Note: If replacing an older model shower unit
which has been tiled around, an installation trim
is available to cover the untiled area. See ‘spare
parts’ for details.
View from
rear of backplate
Fig.11
20 mm
Fig.12
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PLUMBING CONNECTIONS
Warning!
Plumbing to be carried out before wiring
The outlet of the shower acts as a
vent and must not be connected to
anything other than the hose and
showerhead supplied.
Do not use jointing compounds on any pipe
fittings for the installation.
Do not solder fittings near the shower unit
as heat can transfer along the pipework and
damage components.
Compression fittings must be used to connect
to the inlet of the shower. (Push-on fittings must
not be used as full engagement cannot be
guaranteed).
Note: An additional stopvalve (complying with
Water Regulations) must be fitted in the mains
water supply to the shower as an independent
means of isolating the water supply should
maintenance or servicing be necessary.
Important: Before completing the
connection of the water supply to the inlet
of the shower, flush out the pipework to
remove all swarf and system debris. This can
be achieved by connecting a hose to the
pipework and turning on the mains water
supply long enough to clear the debris to
waste.
Procedure
Turn off water supply either at the mains
stopvalve or the isolating stopvalve. Connect the
mains water supply to the inlet of the shower
via 15 mm copper, stainless steel or plastic pipe
using a 15 mm x 15 mm elbow compression
fitting.
Do not use excessive force when making these
connections.
Make sure the backplate is square on the wall
and tighten the two retaining screws which hold
it to the wall.
Turn on the mains water supply and check for
leaks in the pipework connection to the shower.
Note: At this stage no water can flow through
the unit.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Switch off the electricity supply at the
mains.
Fig.13 shows a schematic wiring diagram.
Fig.13
L
N
The cable entry points are shown in fig.1. The
cable can be surface clipped, hidden or via
20 mm conduit.
E
2
1
5
9
3
7
3
Note: Conduit entry can only be from rear.
Route the cable into the shower unit and connect
to the terminal block (fig.14) as follows:
Earth cable to terminal marked E
Neutral cable to terminal marked N
8
Live cable to terminal marked L
8
Important: Fully tighten the terminal
block screws and make sure that no cable
insulation is trapped under the screws. Loose
connections can result in cable overheating.
4
6
inlet
outlet
Note: The supply cable earth conductor must
be sleeved. The outer sheath of the supply cable
must be stripped back to the minimum.
1.
2.
3.
4.
The supply cable must be secured either by
routing through conduit or in trunking or by
embedding in the wall, in accordance with
current IEE regulations.
Terminal block
Power selector microswitches
Solenoid valve
Thermal cut-out (main)
The use of connections within the unit, or other
points in the shower circuit, to supply power to
other equipment i.e. extractor fans, pumps etc.
will invalidate the guarantee.
5. Thermal cut-out (outlet)
6.Neon power
7. Element
7. Earth post
Fig.14
Terminal
block
DO NOT switch on the electricity
supply until the cover has been fitted.
L
N
Note: The elements on UK models are to 240V
WARNING
specification and will
give a lower kW rating if
the voltage supply is below 240V.
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REPLACING THE COVER
Fig.15
Refit the trimplate. Turn the power selector
spindle clockwise to the position shown in
fig.15.
Turn the stabiliser valve spindle fully clockwise
until resistance is felt (fig.16).
Position flat
on top face
of spindle
Power selector
spindle
On the cover turn the power selector to the OFF
position (fig.17) and rotate the temperature
control so that it points to the ‘10’ (fig.18).
Important: Before finally fitting the cover,
the following steps must be taken:
a.Check the plumbing connections are
watertight.
Fig.16
b.Check the terminal block screws are fully
tightened.
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c.Make sure the pipe and cable entering
the unit do not prevent the cover locating
correctly to the backplate.
d.Check the power selector is set to
, the
OFF position and the temperature control
is in the ‘10’ position.
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Offer the cover to the unit.
Set to OFF
position
Plug the power neon located on the backplate
onto the bracket inside the cover (fig.19).
Set to COLD
position
Carefully locate the cover tags into the guide
pockets on the backplate and make sure the
wires are not trapped.
Guide the cover into position so that the knob
spindle locates correctly (minor adjustment may
be necessary to align the knob and spindle).
Should any difficulty arise, recheck the points
above.
Fig.17
Fig.18
While applying slight pressure to the front cover,
secure in place using the three retaining screws.
Temperature
control set to
minimum
flow position
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Commissioning
Fig.19
WARNING!
Before normal operation of the
shower, it is essential the following
commissioning procedure is completed
correctly.
Power
neon
Important: The first operation of the
shower is intended to flush out any remaining
unit debris, and to make sure the heater
unit contains water before the elements are
switched on.
This operation must be carried out with the
flexible hose screwed to the outlet but without
the showerhead attached. Make sure the outlet
from the flexible hose is directed to waste.
Fig.20
Set to OFF
position
Before turning on the electric and mains water
supplies to the shower, check that the power
selector is in the OFF position (fig.20) and the
temperature control is rotated to position ‘10’
— the minimum flow position (fig.20).
Note: Failure to turn the control to ‘10’ may
cause the PRD to operate.
Turn on the electric and mains water supplies to
the shower.
Temperature
control set to
minimum
flow position
Rotate the power selector to COLD (fig.21) and
wait until water starts to flow from the flexible
hose.
Slowly turn the temperature control fully anticlockwise to ‘1’ — the maximum flow position.
It will take about thirty seconds for a smooth flow
of water to be obtained while air and any debris
is being flushed from the shower.
When there is a smooth flow of water turn the
temperature control from ‘1’ to ‘10’ and back
again several times to release any trapped air
within the unit.
Fig.21
Power selector
to COLD
Once flushing out is complete, stop the water
flow by turning the power selector to
, the
OFF position.
Fit the showerhead to the flexible hose and place
in the showerhead holder.
The shower is now ready for normal operation.
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OPERATING THE SHOWER
Fig.22
WARNING!
Before normal operation of the
shower, it is essential that the
commissioning procedure has been
completed correctly.
Off
To start the shower
High
Cold
Power selector
Economy
Rotate the power selector to the red or blue
symbols and water will start to flow.
To stop the shower
Rotate the power selector to
and water will cease to flow.
, the OFF position
WARNING!
If restarting immediately after
stopping, be aware that a slug of hot
water will be expelled for the first few
seconds.
Temperature
control
To use the power selector
The power selector has four positions — OFF,
COLD, economy and HIGH (fig.23).
The blue symbol
is for cold water only.
Adjusting the temperature control at this setting
will only change the force of the water from
the showerhead — it will not alter the water
temperature.
The red symbol
is the economy setting for
using less energy when the ambient mains water
temperature is high during warmer months. To
adjust the temperature at this setting use the
temperature control.
Note: If the stated flow rate required for the unit
cannot be met due to low water pressure, it will
be necessary to operate the unit on this setting
during the warmer months because of flow rate
limitations entering the unit.
The red symbol
is the high power setting
which allows the highest flow achievable for
your preferred temperature. This setting should
normally be regarded as optimum shower
performance throughout the year. To adjust the
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temperature at this setting use the temperature
control.
WARNING!
After any servicing of mains water
supply, always make sure the unit is
started on COLD in order to purge any
air in the pipework.
To adjust the shower temperature
The water temperature is altered by increasing or
decreasing the flow rate of the water through the
shower via the temperature control (fig.23).
After obtaining your showering temperature,
the number can be left as the normal setting
and should only need altering to compensate for
seasonal changes in ambient water temperature.
Note: In normal use, it is in order to leave
the water supply permanently on to the
shower unit, but as with most electrical
appliances, the unit must be switched
off at the isolating switch when not
in use.
Note: The preferred number on economy will
give a different temperature to the same number
position on high.
To decrease the shower temperature
Turn the temperature control anti-clockwise;
this will increase the flow of water through
the shower therefore decreasing the water
temperature, and is indicated by lower numbers.
Warning!
This appliance is not intended for use
by young children or infirm persons
unless they have been adequately
supervised by a responsible person to
ensure that they can use the appliance
safely.
To increase the shower temperature
Turn the temperature control clockwise; this will
decrease the flow of water through the shower
therefore increasing the water temperature, and
is indicated by higher numbers.
Young children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
Note: It is advisable to be certain that the
showering temperature is satisfactory by testing
with your hand before stepping under the
showerhead. There will always be a time delay of
a few seconds between selecting a flow rate and
the water reaching the stable temperature for
that flow rate.
Caution: It is recommended that persons
who may have difficulty understanding or
operating the shower controls should not
be left unattended while showering. Special
consideration should be given to young
children and the less able bodied.
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OPERATING FUNCTIONS
Fig.23
Power on indicator (fig.23)
When the electricity supply to the shower is
switched on at the isolating switch, the neon
power indicator will light.
Power on
indicator
Low water pressure cut-out
If the water pressure falls below the minimum
required for correct operation of the shower,
power will be switched off to the heating
elements preventing any maintained temperature
rises (water will continue to flow).
Power will automatically be restored when
adequate water pressure returns.
Temperature limiter
During normal operation if an overheat
temperature is sensed power to the elements
will be reduced, although water will continue
to flow. When the temperature has cooled
sufficiently, power to the elements will be
automatically restored to the settings at the time
of interruption.
Safety cut-out
The unit is fitted with a non-resettable thermal
cut-out safety device. In the event of abnormal
operation which could cause unsafe temperatures
within the unit, the device will disconnect the
heating elements. It will require a visit from a
qualified engineer to determine the nature of the
fault and replace the safety device, once the unit
has been repaired.
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Instructions for installers and service engineers only
Cleaning the inlet filter
Fig.24
It is recommended that the filter is periodically
cleaned in order to maintain the performance of
the shower. It is essential that this operation is
carried out by an installer or service engineer.
Important: Before servicing, switch off both
the electricity supply and water supply at the
mains.
Incoming
pipework
The inlet filter is situated at the bottom of the
inlet pipe (fig.24).
To gain access to the filter, remove the trimplate
and then unscrew the retaining nut from the
bottom of the inlet pipe.
Filter and
‘O’ ring
When cleaning the wire mesh filter, do not
use a sharp object, as it will cause damage. It is
preferable to use an old toothbrush or similar.
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spare parts
3
1
2
4
WARNING
5
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2
2A
2100
P127
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INLE
6
7
8
9
10
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Ref. Description
Part No.
1. Power selector including
microswitches
S12111002
2. Terminal block & outlet
pipe assembly
S12721004
3. Thermal cut-out
22011180
4. Heater can assembly
8.5kW
9.5kW
P12120701
P12120702
5. Stabiliser valve/solenoid
assembly
P12120800
6. PRD & ‘O’ ring
82800450
7. Inlet pipe assembly
S12721002
8. Trimplate
7053372
− Drip shield
7053423
−Neon assembly
P12110900
9. Cover assembly
P15920600
10. Installation trim (optional)
7053517
Aquatronic 2 ultra
Fault Finding
IMPORTANT: Switch off the electricity at the mains supply and remove the circuit fuse before
attempting any fault finding inside the unit.
Problem/Symptom Cause
Action/Cure
1. Shower
1.1 Interrupted power
inoperable, no water supply.
flow.
1.1.1 Blown fuse or circuit breaker. Check supply.
Renew or reset fuse or circuit breaker. If it fails
again, consult a qualified electrician.
1.1.2 Power cut? Check other appliances and if
necessary, contact local Electricity Supply Co.
2. Water too hot.
1.2 Unit malfunction.
1.2.1 Have unit checked. Ring Customer Service.
2.1 Not enough water
flowing through the
shower.
2.1.1 Increase the flow rate via temperature
control.
2.1.2 Blocked showerhead — clean blocked
sprayplate.
2.2 Blockage in supply.
2.2.1 Check if stop taps are fully open. Check if
blockage in inlet filter.
2.3 Increase in ambient
water temperature.
2.3.1 Switch to economy power setting and
readjust flow rate to give required temperature.
3. Water
3.1 Heater cycling on
temperature cycling outer temperature limiter.
hot/cool at intervals.
4. Water too cool
or cold.
3.1.1 See 'Water too hot' causes 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
and their action/cures. If it continues, contact
Customer Service.
4.1 Too much flow.
4.1.1 Reduce flow rate via temperature control.
4.2 Water pressure below
minimum stated on rating
label.
4.2.1 Check low pressure indicator. If lit,
continue with remainder of checks. If not lit, see
4.1 & 4.4.
4.2.2 Is water supply mains or tank fed ?
4.2.3 If tank fed, replumb to mains water supply
or see 4.2.5.
4.2.4 If mains fed, make sure the mains stop
valve is fully open and that there are no other
restrictions in the supply or filter while shower is
in use, or see 4.2.5.
4.2.5 Fit a pump to give minimum pressure
— contact Customer Service for advice.
4.3 Reduction in ambient
water temperature.
4.3.1 Switch to full power setting and readjust
the flow rate via the temperature control to give
required temperature.
4.4 Electrical malfunction
or safety cut-out has
operated.
4.4.1 Have unit checked by suitably qualified
electrician or contact Customer Service.
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Fault Finding
Problem/Symptom Cause
Action/Cure
5. Shower varies
from normal
temperature to cold
during use.
5.1 Water pressure has
dropped below minimum
required.
5.1.1 Wait until the water pressure resumes to
normal.
6. Pressure relief
device has operated
(water ejected from
PRD tube).
6.1 Blocked showerhead.
6.1.1 Clean sprayplate and then fit a new PRD.
6.2 Twisted/blocked
flexible shower hose.
6.2.1 Check for free passage through hose.
Replace hose if necessary and then fit new PRD.
6.3 Showerhead
not removed while
commissioning.
6.3.1 Fit new PRD. Commission unit with
showerhead removed.
Note: Identify cause of operation before fitting new PRD unit.
When fitting a new PRD, follow the commissioning procedure.
It is advised all electrical maintenance/repairs to the shower
should be carried out by a suitably qualified person.
In the unlikely event of a fault occurring please contact Triton Customer Service.
Do not remove the shower from the installation.
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Service Policy
In the event of a complaint occurring, the
following procedure should be followed:
1 Telephone Customer Service on
+44 (0) 24 7632 8341, having available the
model number and power rating of the product,
together with the date of purchase.
2 Triton Customer Service will be able to confirm
whether the fault can be rectified by either the
provision of a replacement part or a site visit from
a qualified Triton service engineer.
3 If a service call is required the unit must be fully
installed for the call to be booked and the date
confirmed. In order to speed up your request,
please have your postcode available when
booking a service call.
4 It is essential that you or an appointed
representative (who must be a person of 18 years
of age or more) is present during the service
engineer's visit and receipt of purchase is shown.
5 A charge will be made in the event of an
aborted service call by you but not by us, or
where a call under the terms of guarantee has
been booked and the failure is not product
related (i.e. scaling and furring, incorrect water
pressure, pressure relief device operation,
electrical installation faults).
6 If the product is no longer covered by the
guarantee, a charge will be made for the site visit
and for any parts supplied.
7 Service charges are based on the account being
settled when work is complete, the engineer will
then request payment for the invoice. If this is not
made to the service engineer or settled within ten
working days, an administration charge will be
added.
Replacement Parts Policy
Availability: It is the policy of Triton to maintain
availability of parts for the current range of
products for supply after the guarantee has
expired. Stocks of spare parts will be maintained
for the duration of the product’s manufacture and
for a period of five years thereafter.
In the event of a spare part not being available a
substitute part will be supplied.
Payment: The following payment methods can be
used to obtain spare parts:
1 By post, pre-payment of pro forma invoice by
cheque or money order.
2 By telephone, quoting credit card (MasterCard
or Visa) details.
3 By website order, www.tritonshowers.co.uk
Wickes Building Supplies Ltd.
120/138 Station Road,
Harrow, Middlesex.
HA1 2QB
Wickes Standard Guarantee
This product has been manufactured for Wickes
Building Supplies Ltd by Triton Showers and is
guaranteed against all mechanical and electrical
defects arising from faulty workmanship or
materials for a period of two years for domestic
use only, from the date of purchase, provided
that it has been installed by a competent person
in full accordance with the fitting instructions.
Any part found to be defective during this
guarantee period we undertake to repair or
replace at our option without charge so long as
it has been properly maintained and operated in
accordance with the operating instructions, and
has not been subject to misuse or damage.
This product must not be taken apart, modified
or repaired except by a person authorised
by Wickes Ltd. This guarantee applies only
to products installed within the United
Kingdom and does not apply to products used
commercially.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory
rights.
What is not covered:
1 Breakdown due to: a) use other than
domestic use by you or your resident family;
b) wilful act or neglect; c) any malfunction
resulting from the incorrect use or quality of
electricity, gas or water or incorrect setting of
controls; d) faulty installation.
2 Repair costs for damage caused by foreign
objects or substances.
3 Total loss of the product due to nonavailability of parts.
4 Compensation for loss of use of the product
or consequential loss of any kind.
5 Call out charges where no fault has been
found with the appliance.
6 The cost of repair or replacement of pressure
relief devices, showerheads, hoses, riser rails
and/or wall brackets, isolating switches,
electrical cable, fuses and/or circuit breakers or
any other accessories installed at the same time.
7 The cost of routine maintenance,
adjustments, overhaul modifications or loss or
damage arising therefrom, including the cost
of repairing damage, breakdown, malfunction
caused by corrosion, furring, pipe scaling,
limescale, system debris or frost.
Customer Service
% 024 7632 8341
E mail: [email protected]
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