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Budget quality for budget price
Triton Power Shower
Member Name: Radusiq
Triton Power Shower
Advantages: good water flow, good temperature control, cheap, 2 years guarantee
Disadvantages: design, power control, dangerous when broken, very basic
Since we live in our rented flat (not even a year yet), we've got second Triton shower so far (both models T70si), and I know already once we have our own place this model is definitely not what I'm going to buy (although considering other reviews Triton looks like a reputable shower manufacturer)
The shower was installed by plumbers so I can't revew much there, however the Screwfix website says it has top, bottom, side and rear water and cable pipe entries (whatever that means). It is 8.5kW and has quite a strong water flow to compare with electric showers I have experienced before, no complaints there.
It is white in colour, and has dimensions 208 x 110 x 300mm - very basic shower which screams BUDGET just as you look at it. Normally it comes with 2 year warranty.
I have no idea how long it has been installed when we came to our flat, but it looked quite new. After couple months, while taking shower, hot water stopped running (cold was ok). Plumber that came to check the damage told us (and showed us), the electric wires were completely burnt and melted inside, and also plastic cover has been melted on top. We were told not to use even cold water until shower is replaced, as there is a danger of fire. Well, I'm not sure is this normal with other, more expensive/better quality showers, but it sure scared me!
There are two rotary controls - one for power and one for temperature. I like the sensitivity of temperature control, you can nicely set it up for not too cold and not too warm (I found this to be a problem with some previous showers I have used). The power control is pretty much useless - I cannot see any difference between high and low setting.
Sure our landlord bought this shower for us, but checking on-line stores, it costs around £60-£85, which I find very cheap. All in all, it is not completely rubbish, it works fine for a daily showering and is ok for rented accommodation, but if I was to buy an electric shower, this is NOT what I would consider nor recommend.
Summary: Very basic item, but works.