If you saw my earlier thread "Power supply for electric oven" you'll
remember that we are having two ring mains in the kitchen - one RCD
protected for kettles, toasters and other general stuff, and one
unprotected, which will carry the CH boiler, fridge/freezer and the electric
Question this time is regarding the gas hob (electric ignition) and the
stainless stell extractor chimney-type thingy. What's the preferred method
of supplying those (ie, FCU, plug/socket or other) and would they go on the
protected or unprotected circuit?
On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:52:59 +0100,it is alleged that "Mogweed"
Personal opinion alert:-D
I'd put them on FCUs, both are relatively low load appliances. As
regards RCD or non-RCD circuit, the choice is yours, although my
tendency would be towards the RCD protected one due to the usage of a
hob to hold vessels of liquid and of an extractor to accumulate
condensation (at a stretch) :-) The risk of anything bad happening
with this condensation or with a gas hob + electric ignition getting
wet is probably minimal, but still non-zero.
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