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Richard

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Simple question, do electric towel radiators tend to have thermostats built in?

Fitted one today for a mate (no instructions unfortuanatly), but there was nothing on it to suggest that it was thermostatically controlled. I assume there is, but just checking.

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Not sure about the larger sizes, but some are very low wattage and designed to be either on or off. I'm assuming with this type, there will be safety cut-out but no thermostat.
 
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I think most of them have an overheat stat,but run at a fixed temperature there would be no point in a normal stat as they dont produce enough heat to warm a room,just take the chill off.
 

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had to put one in a bathroom in a carvan park office which was controlled by a boost switch, which was useless cause it took longer than an hour to heat up, but what one asks for , one shall get..... think was 150W element
 
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This one had a 400w element and you couldn't hold it after half an hour, so i'm pretty confident it will have little trouble heating the room. thanks for the input :)
 

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This one had a 400w element and you couldn't hold it after half an hour, so i'm pretty confident it will have little trouble heating the room. thanks for the input :)
Probably does have a stat then. They usually stick out of the bottom, in-line with the mains cable, so easy to see.
 

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Normally set at 60degC and not adjustable.
 
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