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Triton T80i TOPAZ Electric Shower

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      21.05.2013 11:05
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      Worth considering and not the most expensive

      Well, it's definitely wet - how wild it is, well that's up to you.

      Good points ***

      Really simple 2 knob control - how hot do you want it - how fast do you want it. You do not need to be thinking about anything more taxing at 5AM or midnight in my opinion.

      Quick to reach temperature - sounds silly, but we have another electric shower which is ancient and it seems to take about a minute of flow before it is at a stable temperature. We have a water meter so this is not good - wastes electricity too if you are not showering.

      Stable temperature - once you are in the shower this is key - this until tolerates a toilet flush withour a drop in power or scalding your skin off which is, well... nice.

      Easy to clean and wipe down - nice smooth surface

      But then---

      The shower head leaks from the hose connector - the unit is not old and does not get abused, but despite getting a new washer it still leaks - not a big issue as it only leaks when in use, but it is a little irritating.

      Seems like a good make and hasn't broken down so worth a look.

      8/10

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      24.09.2000 02:22
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      The performance and control on the Triton T80,makes it among the very best, value for money electric showers around. It is also one of the best selling showers around. The features of the T80 include a three-mode shower spray head. It also has a start stop/button. When you are happy with the temperature that you have selected you just press the start/stop button, so the next time you want a shower it will always give you the perfect temperature every time. The T80 is very stylish and all controls are conveniently positioned. At 8.5 kW and £119+vat the Triton T80 is exellent quality and good value for money.

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      14.09.2000 17:42
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      I have had a Triton Opal for a year and a half now, and it has been superb. Lovley hot, powerful, showers (probably due to the fact that it is 9.5kW - don't go for anything lower if you have the wiring in place for this). It has an economy mode which uses half the power, but obviously you get less water out for the same temperature as on full power. This has only been useful in the height of summer when the cold water has been warm and I wanted a cooler shower anyway. The shower was relativly easy to fit. If you already have a shower it is a simple case of putting the pipe on to the unit with a nut and olive and putting the wires in. The pipe can come from behind or below, and the electricity can come from behind or above. The unit is easy to fix to the wall, as is the shower head and rail. The unit is slimline, which is nice in the bathroom because it takes up less space, but it is not any harder to install. Last week tradgedy struck and the shower stopped working. I called up Triton and they said that an engineer could not come round for 7 days. I was a bit annoyed, but didn't really have a choice. They couldn't say what time he would come, but he could call half an hour before he turned up. Sure enough, he called at 8.30 am, and turned up half an hour later - I consider this to be very good these days. Few companies ever manage to keep their apointments with me. It turned out that the circuit board had blown, so the engineer gave us a new, upgraded shower instead, all fitted under the 2 year guarantee. The shower that we got instead is a Topaz T100i. The only difference between this and our old shower is that there is a digital display of the heat setting. I do not see this as any advantage whatsoever. The numbers are not a temperature setting, just a measure of how far round the dial is! I can look at a dial an see where it is, I do not need a set of electronic numbers to look at. I wouldn't reccomend paying extra just
      for that. The dial is also slightly stiffer to turn because it is a geared mechanism rather than a direct control, but that may wear in. Other than that, it still gives a great shower, lots of hot water instantly on demand, and easy to control. It has good hidden features too like temperature stability in case someone else turns the cold water on, a saftey check every time it is powered up, and an indicator that it is time to clean the shower head.Over all I am very pleased both with the shower and the after sales service.

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