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Bathroom & Wet Area Hair Dryers (IP Rated Hair Dryers)

Our hair dryers suitable for bathrooms have resistance to water spray, as their IP rating certifies. If you are requiring a hair dryer to be placed near a source of water, then it is advisable and most certainly included in most country's regulations, that the appliance should have an IP rating. This rating shows how safe the hair dryer is when it comes to varying amounts of solids or liquids it could come into contact with. The second digit is the most relevant in a wet area such as a washroom or changing room as its value lets you know how resistant it is. More information can be found at the bottom of this page. All bathroom hair dryers must be hardwired and installed by a qualified electrician in the UK.

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  • Valera Hotello Bathroom Wall Hair Dryer with Hose IP34 1200W | EPANB9 Best
  • Valera Hotello Bathroom Hardwired Hair Dryer IP34 1200W | EPANB6
  • Valera Hotello Club IP34 Rated Black Hair Dryer 1400W | EPANB7-B
  • Valera Hotello Club IP34 Rated Hair Dryer 1400W | EPANB7
  • Valera Hotello Bathroom Hair Dryer with Shaver Socket IP34 1200W | EPANB6-S
  • Valera Hotello Club EPANB7-S Bathroom Hair Dryer with Shaver Socket 1.4kW IP34
  • Valera Hotello Super Heavy Duty Hair Dryer IP34 1500W | EPANB8
  • Hyco Topaz Digital Hair Dryer with Shaver Socket IP24
  • Mediclinics Bathroom Hair Dryer with Hose IP23
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  • Mediclinics Machflow High Speed Hair Dryer IP23
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  • JVD CARAÏBE 1000W Hose Hair Dryer with Single Voltage Shaver Socket IP43

What does the IP rating of a hair dryer mean and does it need one?

Not all hair dryers need an IP rating. However, if it is likely that it will come into contact with significant dripping, sprayed, splashed or even a constant flow of water, the hair dryer will need to be IP rated (Ingress Protection Rating) at the correct level for the area. There are 2 numbers, with the second one being more relevant to liquids and the first, solids.

The below gives information on what the numbers mean:

First Digit

0 No special protection

1 Protection from a large part of the body such as the hand, from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter

2 Protection against fingers or other object not greater that 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter

3 Protection from entry by tools, wires, etc with a diameter or thickness greater than 1mm

4 Protection from entry by solid objects with a diameter or thickness greater than 1mm

5 Protection from the amount of dust that would interfere with the operation of equipment

6 Dust tight


Second Digit

0 No special protection

1 Protection from dripping water

2 Protection from vertically dripping water

3 Protection from sprayed water

4 Protection from splashed water

5 Protection from water projected from a nozzle

6 Protection against heavy seas, or powerful jets of water

7 Protection against immersion

8 Protection against complete, continuous submersion

For more in-depth information relating to IP ratings please see this article