We're in the process of installing a new kitchen and have purchased a new
Bosch ceramic hob for it.
I fell of my seat when I read the specs:
8.29 kW total load........36 Amps. (Bosch 865E)
Bearing this in mind I installed a 6mm dedicated cable, fed from a 45A
Yesterday I opened the box and see that with the installation manual Bosch
recommends minimum 25A capable supply.
Clearly there is conflicting information and I'm wondering if a 45A MCB is
somewhat excessive. To be honest its hard to even imagine a practical
circumstance where every ring of a hob will be on "full wack" from a
simultaneous cold start.
I suspect it will be a few days before I can talk with a humanoid in Bosch
support...in the meantime I am wondering if I should "downgrade" the MCB to
Any opinions out there?