Can someone tell me if the wire from a cooker normally get's hot /
warm. It is hot enough to hold but does get pretty warm. The cooker is
2450watts and is connected via a fitted 13A plug to a brand new
connection in the wall (fitted by a qualified electrician).
If this isn't normal how easy is it to replace the cord?
On 05/01/08 01:38 pm firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Since you mention a 13A plug, that suggests to me that you are in the
UK, where the supply voltage is 240 volts. That's a fraction over 10A,
which is OK for the plug, but what gauge is the wire? Is this the cord
(and plug) that was already installed on the cooker when it was new?
A factory fitted cord that gets 'warm' its entire length (not just near
the connections at one end) should be OK. If if the current gets far
above Perce's 10A, the fuse in the plug will blow.
Another clue to UK is "fitted".
This question is pretty generic. There are surprisingly large
differences between electrical practice in the US/Canada (which this
newsgroup primarily is) and the UK. A safer source is uk.d-i-y
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