Installing Wave Digital Showers

Wave Digital Showers
Installing Wave Digital Showers



Our Wave and WavePlus digital electronic mixer showers have been designed to be easy to install and use.

Installation should be carried out by a suitably qualified person and must conform to the latest Wiring Regulations (BS7671), Part P and Part G of the Building Regulations.

The installation must also meet the requirements of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, and the Scottish Byelaws 2014.

Please note that Wave and WavePlus are recommended for use in domestic and light commercial applications only.




The PRE-installation checklist:

    • Check there is adequate ventilation or an extractor fitted in the room where the shower will be installed. This will prevent condensation from forming within the unit.

    • Check whether the property is in a hard or soft water area. If it is in a hard water area, we recommend adding an in-line scale inhibitor to prolong the life of the shower.

    • Check the inlet pressure – a minimum working pressure of 1 bar at a minimum flow rate of 10 l/min is recommended to get the best performance from the shower. For low pressure systems, a pump can be used to meet the minimum requirements. The maximum inlet pressure should not exceed 10 bar. If it does, a pressure reducing valve should be used.

    • Check the water temperatures. The Wave and WavePlus models are for use with for inlet temperatures of 5-28oC for the cold water supply, and 48-65oC for the hot water supply.

    • Check the pipework is clear of any debris (swarf, solder etc) that could cause damage to the mixing valve, by thoroughly flushing the system before installation.

    • Check the electricity supply is safely isolated before making any electrical connections or removing the cover of the control unit.




The Wave installation guide:


Step 1:


Find a suitable place for the mixer unit to be installed. It should be flat on the floor or on a wall, no more than 1.2m away from a socket and no further than 3m from where the touchpad will be installed.

Remember, rear access may be required for future service and maintenance.


Step 2:


Once you have chosen the perfect spot, position the mixer unit with the outlets facing downwards.

Use an electronic detector to check for hidden electrical wires, cables or water supply pipes. Then mark and drill the holes to fix the mixer unit to the wall or floor surface using suitable screws.


Step 3:


Insert the filter washers (these are supplied) to the hot and cold water pipes and connect these to the mixer unit as indicated.

Pipework must run as run as straight as possible to the mixing valve (with minimal 90 degree bends) as this could affect the inlet pressure and the showers performance.

Remember to fit isolation valves for future service and maintenance work. The isolation valves should be situated as close as possible to the inlet connections.


Step 4:


Next, connect the outlet feed.


Step 5:


Plug the power supply cable into the mixer unit, followed by the cable for the interface unit.

Chase the cables down the wall to the interface, for a neat and tidy installation. 


Step 6:


Once the mixer unit has been connected, choose the location for the wall outlet.

Create a 25-30mm hole in the wall, making sure the shower accessories have enough reach from that position, then screw the wall outlet into a ½” female connection in the wall.

Ensure the rubber seal is fitted to the back of the wall outlet and use a suitable thread sealant to reduce the risk of water getting in.


Step 7:


Finally, install the interface unit.

Install batons (if required) into the cavity, then mark and drill holes to fix the unit’s mounting box to the wall using suitable screws (not supplied).

Thread the interface cable through the hole in the top left of the mounting box and plug it into the interface unit.


Step 8:


Fix the touchpad unit to the mounting box by tightening the grub screws with a 1.2mm hex key.

Once the outlet has been installed and the wall surface has been finished, silicone around the interface unit for a watertight seal. 


Step 9:


Set the system up by continually holding the Start button to allow the shower to run water through it.

Find out how to use the Wave Digital settings to remember flow and temperature preferences here.




The WavePlus installation guide:


Step 1:


Find a suitable place for the mixer unit to be installed. It should be flat on the floor or on a wall, no more than 1.2m away from a socket and no further than 3m from where the touchpad will be installed.

Remember, rear access may be required for future service and maintenance.


Step 2:


Once you have chosen the perfect spot, position the mixer unit with the outlets facing downwards.

Use an electronic detector to check for hidden electrical wires, cables or water supply pipes. Then mark and drill the holes to fix the mixer unit to the wall or floor surface using suitable screws.


Step 3:

Insert the filter washers (these are supplied) to the hot and cold water pipes and connect these to the mixer unit as indicated.

Pipework must run as run as straight as possible to the mixing valve (with minimal 90 degree bends) as this could affect the inlet pressure and the showers performance.

Remember to fit isolation valves for future service and maintenance work – these should be situated as close as possible to the inlet connections.


Step 4:

Next, connect the outlet feed to the mixer unit and to a T-piece (this is not supplied), and run the pipework to elbows.

Here the pipework should connect to two solenoid valves. Slide spade connectors onto each solenoid, using the following colour-coded pairings - Grey & Blue, Purple & Brown.


Step 5:


Plug the power supply cable into the mixer unit, followed by the cable for the interface unit.

Chase the cables down the wall to the interface, for a neat and tidy installation. 


Step 6:


Once the mixer unit has been connected, choose the location for the wall outlet. Create a 25-30mm hole in the wall, making sure the shower accessories have enough reach from that position, then screw the wall outlet into a ½” female connection in the wall.

Ensure the rubber seal is fitted to the back of the wall outlet and use a suitable thread sealant to reduce the risk of water ingress.


Step 7:


Finally, install the touchpad unit. Install batons (if required) into the cavity, then mark and drill holes to fix the unit’s mounting box to the wall using suitable screws.

Thread the interface cable through the hole in the top left of the mounting box and plug it into the touchpad unit.


Step 8:


Fix the touchpad unit to the mounting box by tightening the grub screws with a 1.2mm hex key.

Once the outlet has been installed and the wall surface has been finished, silicone around the interface unit for a watertight seal. 


Step 9:


Ensure the system is in standby mode, then hold the 01 button for 6 seconds to initiate the system set up process. A 5 second countdown will appear before the process commences.

During set up, the Start button will flash as different outlets are enabled. Once finished, the Start button will stay lit – press it to turn the shower on and check the touchscreen has the correct number of outlets enabled.


Step 10:


Find out how to set up the WavePlus touchpad settings to remember flow and temperature preferences, lock the touchpad for cleaning etc. here or watch our video below.


If you need any assistance with the Wave or WavePlus during installation, give one of our trained advisors a call on 0330 026 6273.

 

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