A friend asked me a question I thought I ought to know the answer to, but I
confess I don't so wondered if anyone else could advise?
Their cooker is a slot-in dual oven + ceramic hob and it sounds like its
rated at 12Kw max and fed off a standard 6mm cooker circuit. I'd have to
assume the cable is cleated to the breeze block wall and joists. So that
would seem to be OK.
However, they are looking to refit kitchen and go for separate components
and the question was whether they could be fed off the same 6mm circuit
given this lot ends up at nearly 14kw max rating.
i.e. Inducation Hob 7.2Kw/32A, Combi-microwave 3.24Kw 15A, single oven 3.3Kw
I notice the kettle is plugged into the cooker O/L too which pushes it up a
So bearing in mind a new cable will have to be run to the hob anyway as it's
on a separate wall + it isn't significantly more effort/cost to get a cable
back to the distribution box, if it was me I'd probably put in a separate
6mm to the hob. Or would that be being too cautious (after all, it isn't my
Also, the only spare slot on their consumer unit is RCD protected. Does this
cause any issues for an induction hob? I'm not familiar with these things.