I'm about to buy a new built in electric oven (Stoves) and its rated a
13 amps. Can this be connected to a standard 13 A socket via a norma
plug or does it have to be done in some other way ? If so how ?
thanks for your help
If it can be plugged into a 13A socket it will come with a 13A plug fitted.
If it doesn't/can't then it will need a dedicated circuit back from the
Either way, it will need an *accessible* isolator within 2m of the
appliance. A 13A plug/socket is acceptable, but must be *accessible* not
hidden behind the units/oven.
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 20:42:41 +0000 someone who may be Nick H
To add to what the others have said, why would you want to connect
it to a socket?
Ovens are on for a fair amount of time, especially while warming up
and thus will take a fair amount of the capacity of any circuit they
are connected to. Kitchen socket circuits tend to be heavily loaded
anyway with washing equipment, without adding another high current
Unless the circuit you are thinking of plugging it into is unusually
lightly loaded you should do the job properly, with a suitable
dedicated circuit. Make this a 30A circuit and there is provision
for a whole electric cooker in the future.
David Hansen, Edinburgh
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