Electric question


Can anyone advise on this one...help note received from buddy:- Thanks, Pete
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We have a dual fuel oven, the oven is electric and the hob is gas.
We\'re thinking of having a "split level cooker, with the hob in the existing
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Ovens are not very high power -- the 30A circuits are mainly required for electric hobs. Many electric ovens nowadays are designed to plug into a 13A socket, being something like 2.5kW (and in some cases, under 2kW). Only the larger ones tend to need dedicated supplies. Obviously, check this when buying a new oven.
You can probably plug it in anywhere. Ideally, you should do a check on the existing circuit loading to make sure it's not already up to or over the limit by considering what appliance loading is already using it.
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All good points. Just one other thought, though....
If the OP already has a "proper" cooker point, there is probably a heavy duty connection point to the main cooker switch (as opposed to the 13A outlet) below work surface level. If so, it may be possible to connect into this and run a suitably rated cable, surface mounted, behind the base units to the new oven position.
Obviously all connections would have to be done properly - this is not a sticky-tape job! Others here may be able to advise if this conflicts with any Regs, and you certainly need to ensure that, if any water leaks down the back of work surfaces etc., it cannot penetrate the new outlet etc.
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Providing the circuit is fused at no more than 30A, you can swap the flex outlet plate for an ordinary 13A socket, and plug the oven in there. Buy a good quality unswitched socket for the oven with large terminals (will probably be 6mm² wire), not a cheap no-name.
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-------------------------------------- Excellent. TVM. Pete
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