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  • Why does 675-Watt toilet seat bidet call for "separate" circuit?

    It is only 5-1/2 amps.
    Much more trouble trying to run an entirely new line to a newly installed outlet for the toilet seat bidet
    than just connecting to an existing nearby circuit.

    When the bidet's water heater element turns on, is there a higher amperage inrush current?
    Thank you.
    I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
    It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
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    Re: Why does 675-Watt toilet seat bidet call for "separate" circuit?

    Put one in on an existing 15 amp circuit works fine. Don't tell the G men !
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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      Thought I asked in electrician's forum. I'm not a professional.

      Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
      Put one in on an existing 15 amp circuit works fine. Don't tell the G men !
      Thank you.
      The GFI is understandable but I wonder why the company wants their bidet on one "separate" circuit?
      Last edited by Robert Gift; 02-18-2012, 06:29 PM. Reason: word left out
      I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
      It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
      "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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      • #4
        Re: Thought I asked in electrician's forum. I'm not a professional.

        the big draw is the instantaneous water heater. the seat heater is under 50 watts. and the blow dryer is not much either.

        of course you can squirt rocky mountain cold water, sit on a cold seat and dry your own butt, and not worry about power

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Thought I asked in electrician's forum. I'm not a professional.

          My self, I love Our out house in the Sierras. Door open watching our stream flow by. K.I.S.S.
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          • #6
            If the remote fails, one is s**t outta luck.

            Several reviewers said thatheiremotes failed!
            I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
            It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
            "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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            • #7
              Re: Why does 675-Watt toilet seat bidet call for "separate" circuit?

              Originally posted by Robert Gift View Post

              When the bidet's water heater element turns on, is there a higher amperage inrush current?
              Thank you.

              "Inrush" current occurs when a motor starts up, or some other mass has to overcome the inertia of not moving. (Think about it, you're taking a rotor that's not moving, and in a short time forcing it to rotate at some speed. (For example... in a fraction of a second from zero to 30 or 60 rotations per second on a typical squirrel cage motor.) So inrush current should occur to some extent on the small air blower in a bidet seat but it shouldn't exist in a resistance type heating element.
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