I've just bought a duel fuel (double oven) cooker. Gas Hob and electric ovens and I need some advice on connection. I am a competent DIYer but have not done any electric work before (so the terms I use may not be totally accurate).
At the moment we have a full electric cooker. Its on its own circuit to the consumer box with a 30AMP fuse. The cable goes from the consumer unit to a control unit. A 2nd length of cable then runs from the control unit to a cooker connector unit and then to the cooker.
The new cooker already has a flex connected and comes with a 3 ping plug with a 3AMP fuse (I would have thought it would be a higher ampage but the plate confirms this). Below is the technical specs:
----------- Top Cavity: Single circuit grill Variable 1.8kW Conventional electric oven 1.3kW
Main Cacity: Fanned Electric oven 1.7kW
Electrical connection - fuse size Cooker box - 30 amp fuse ------------
I'm planning to do the following and would like to know whether this is OK.
Detach the 3 pin plug from the booker flex and connect directly to the oven connector and then replace the control unit with 2 fused connection units (one for the oven and the other for the extractor fan).
I have some concerns: 1. Its the flex used for the current circuit suitable. 2. I'm assuming the flex size of the cooker is smaller. Would my idea of wiring the cooker flex to the connector be OK?
Any other concerns I missed?
Thanks in advance