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    Looking for a 100mm straight through wall extractor - customer wants super silent!!! Any recommendations?
     
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    Yes ,ear plugs .;)
     
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    Loads of good ones out there mate,expelair silent are good but manufactures spec a 3a fuse in line,which can become a pain finding a place to locate it.....bout £70 ish,although of cost is an issue you could always take buzz’s advice....
     
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    There are a couple of males that don’t specify fusing down...
     
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    Another vote for the Envirovent from me, very good fan.
     
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    If in a windy location I use the airflow icon range as they have inbuilt electronic (and quite funky!) backdraught shutters and you can add many different types of modules fot different requirements (pullcord, timer, humidistat, pir etc). Unfortunately they do specify a 3A fuse
     
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    I agree
     
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    Another vote for envirovent sil100t. Nothing else comes close
     
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    There is no problem fusing down a fan if you select a fused isolator for the fan. Fused Isolators are available in three pole models specifically for extractor fans.
     
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    Not keen on the idea of the fused 3 pole isolators as they only have one fuse. There are two lines that could be live and since both connect to the fan, both have the potential to cause a fault or potentially a fire.

    I normally take the bathroom lights off the main lighting loop and fuse it all down to 3A (if required by the manufacturers instructions) and have a separate 3 pole isolator (if required by the manufacturers instructions).

    Note - This is my personal opinion :)
     
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    Monsoon are very very quiet
     
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    Seems a bit of minefield this issue and there are lots of posts regarding it on this forum. Some say that a 6amp Type B MCB will trip before the 3amp BS1362 pops, though I don't believe that when looking at the time/current characteristics for both. I think the 3amp will blow at 5amp or soon after.

    I'm no expert but trying to get my head round it all. It has been mentioned on here that the switch line operates the timer only and the permanent live feeds the fan. So if the fan starts sticking or drawing more current then perhaps only the permanent live needs fusing down.

    See attached though, for the icon30, which shows you can, if using external switching, get away with the 3 amp fuse in the permanent live only.

    So I know I have to pay particular to manufacturers instructions with fans.

    All this aside, I like the way you overcome this, as it removes all doubt.

    But what I would like to do even more, and going back to to the original post, is buy fans that do not need fusing down!
     

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