My wife and I are having a new kitchen. She would like to have two 60cm
integrated electric ovens side by side.
They will be going in the same place as our existing double oven which is
connected to a dedicated 40A supply.
Each of the ovens that she considering is 3.7KW (15.5A) max and therefore
are in total less than the 40A.
What I'm not sure about is whether Electrical Regs will allow two ovens to
be connected to the same supply.
I really don't want to have to run a second 40A supply so I would really
appreciate your advice.
You need to make sure there's an accessible switch (as before
hopefully) and make sure that the connections are sound and in an
'accessible' junction box but that's all pretty standard wiring
I can't think of any special rules that would apply when you have two
ovens as long as the load is OK. One thing I suppose is that it must
be very clear either that the cooker switch turns off *both* ovens,
or, if you have two switches, which switch is which.
As Adam says, loading doesn't appear to be an issue. But I guess you have
to be pretty careful if you're connecting 2 fairly hefty copper cores into
each switch terminal...? (An "accessible" junction box, as suggested by
Chris, of the size needed might not be an easy thing.)
It's not unusual to supply two ovens on one radial circuit in a commercial
kitchen, better on dedicated circuits but not always easy to do if another
ovens added after the kitchens up and running. the switcheing would be
better on somthing with a bit more room for teminating than a domestic
cooker switch. i would go for rotary isolaotors.
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