Could anyone tell me what kind of connector I need to wire in a new
electric hob and oven? The existing cable (which emerges from the wall)
was previously used for a combined electric cooker but I now have two
separate units which need to be connected to it.
The hob unit has a 2.5mm twin & earth cable coming from it, while the
(single) oven has a flexible cable terminating in a standard 13A plug.
The hob is rated at 6200 watts (which I calculate to be around 26A
max.) but I can't seem to find the rating for the oven - though clearly
it must be less than the 13A fuse it's fitted with.
Together, the two come to under 40A - but the largest junction box
seems to be 30A. What's the solution to this? Obviously, I don't need
to keep the plug on the oven - but what kind of connectors should be
Also, it would be extremely useful for me to move the existing cooker
switch box, but if I want to avoid a major re-plastering job this means
lengthening the cable. Is there any way of doing this that complies
with the wiring regulations? Obviously I'll need to have everything
checked and passed by a qualified sparks, but I'd like to do the work
myself if possible.
Any advice would be gratefully received...
- posted 12 years ago