Do Bidets Need Electricity?

If you’re looking to add a bidet to your bathroom, many of the decisions you’ll make on which to buy depend on the features you value most. Some of the features our customers get most excited about require electricity to work, but not all of them.

How Does an Electric Bidet Work?

Electric bidets, sometimes referred to as an e-bidet, use GFCI outlets installed in your bathroom. These outlets provide an added degree of safety from electric shock in moist environments like the bathroom or laundry room. Connecting your toilet to the outlet is accomplished by simply plugging in the provided cord with your new electric bidet.

Bidet features that involve air, heat, or movement will require electricity, including:

  • Heated toilet seat
  • Warm air dryer
  • Auto open/close
  • Unlimited warm water
  • Adjustable air temperature
  • In-bowl nightlight
  • and more

Types of Electric Bidets

All bidet toilets, like the Discovery DLX Smart Bidet Toilet, require electricity. Bidet seats, however, have a mix of both electric and non-electric options. The Discovery DLS offers many of the same features of a full bidet toilet with the quick installation of a bidet toilet seat.

How Do Non-Electric Bidets Work?

Non-electric bidets rely on a water supply line to offer features like adjustable water pressure. Instead of a button, non-electric bidets control the nozzle spray with either a rotating knob or lever.

There are some surprising features on non-electric bidets, too. The Slim Zero is a bidet seat that offers a battery-powered night light, dual spray nozzles, and easy do-it-yourself installation without needing access to an outlet in your bathroom. The Slim Glow, as the name suggests, uses glowing plastic to offer a soothing night light without even the need to install batteries!

Bidet attachments do not require electricity, but they still offer plenty of perks. Some of the shared features found in non-electric bidet attachments include:

  • Adjustable water pressure
  • Dual nozzle
  • Self-cleaning nozzle
  • Exceptionally easy installation

Non-electric bidets offer an affordable way to bring the cleanliness and luxury of a bidet sprayer home. These can be especially useful options in small bathrooms or older homes with only one GFCI outlet installed.

Finding the Right Electric (E-Bidet) or Non-Electric Bidet

Get more out of every bathroom break by adding a bidet toilet, bidet seat, or bidet attachment. If you’re not sure which is right for you, check out our bidet quiz to narrow down the options to the exact features you just can’t live without. We’ve also created a handy comparison chart to get even more detailed!

Let Us Help with Your E-Bidet or Non-Electric Bidet Search

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