You may, provided it complies with the conditions stipulated. Why would you?
You can mount it over the bath with a small shelf for the two bar electric heater if its connected to an earth leakage unit.
Err no I wouldn't do this, and yes I have been asked to do it.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
I am special and so is Vanash.
So to answer the initial question, no you can't mount a socket outlet in water, first check the zone rules for baths, showers, pools, fountains etc.
"Does this means you can install the SSO even in water??"
22.214.171.124 answers your question...The insulation resistance must not be affected. So you might say but I can seal the box, you would be correct, but you would never be able to use the socket outlet.
The same can't be said for other parts of sans 10142 but when it comes to socket outlets and water then it is very clear as to what you are allowed or not allowed to do.
but you may install a socket outlet underneath the bath, in which case it is "under" the water and it would be totally legit
The space below a bath is not considered to be "in the bathroom".
This question makes me think of the picture doing the rounds, where there is a multi plug floating on a slop in a pool. Nothing illegal about it, because for one it doesn't form part of the electrical installation as it is cable plugged into a socket outlet. There would be people stupid enough to actually do it. So long as the electrician who installed and connected the socket outlet which is fed from is done according to regulations, there would be no recourse on him.
However in saying that, I have seen on more than one occasion on work sites where it is pouring down with rain and plugs are exposed in puddles, which is just as risky.
This is why there have to be at least a basic set of rules.
I think what is forgotten at times when it comes to complying with the standard, is that you have to comply with the whole standard.
The question one has to ask is not - "does this comply with this part of the standard", but "does it transgress any part of the standard?"
In relation to socket outlets and water, it's highly likely that parts of section 7 Special installations or locations will also be applicable, not just S 16.6.
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