Heated Towel Rails FAQs

Hotwire Towel Rails include a timer built into every rail! (Except the V2 and FS7) You can turn on the rail with the press of a button and then set it to run for 2 or 4 hours. As the towel rail heats up in minutes, simply turn it on when you get in the shower and the towel will be warm by the time you are finished. Leave it on (with the timer) for either 2 or 4 hours and the towel will dry.

This obviously depends on your electricity tariff and how long you run your towel rail. However, in most places in Australia, you would not expect to pay more than 1-2 cents per hour. Most are around the same cost as a light globe.

All our heated towel rails are made from solid stainless steel and are not chrome plated.

There are several ways to connect your Hotwire Heated Towel Rail:

1) All of our rails include a concealed wiring adaptor. This enables you to connect your towel rail with no visible wires.

2) All of our rails are fitted with a plug and can simply be plugged into a power point.

Installation instructions are included in the package. You will need to get an Electrician to complete the installation for you if you are concealing the power cable. See the video on the home page to see how Hotwire Towel Rails are connected.


We have retailers across Australia. Call 1300 HOTWIRE for your nearest retailer.

Hotwire Heated Towel rails are not designed to be room heaters. We recommend Hotwire Floor Heating for your Bathroom heating requirements. See the floor heating tab for further information.

Our Towel Rails have a built in timer so there is no need to connect an external one! If you are using another brand of towel rail we offer a Dual Thermostat so you can run it on a schedule.