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:
Single circuit grill Variable 1.8kW
Conventional electric oven 1.3kW
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
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
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