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 Post subject: New oven advice
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:30 am 
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Hello all,
Currently we have an electric oven wired to the correct circuit and all is well.

The wife wants a new oven but it comes with a 20A plug fitted. Would i be correct in thinking that the plug socket next to the big red power switch for the oven circuit will handle 20A.

I know that a standard 13A plug socket will not, but surely as this is part of the oven circuit, the socket will handle it.?

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 Post subject: Re: New oven advice
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No you can't plug in a cooker rated at 20 amps.

Can you post a link to the model of cooker you are buying ? (I'm going to hazard a guess that you've found it at Currys. the specs on their site are often misleading )

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Hi Wine O,

Thanks for responding and for the greeting, the link you asked for is

http://ao.com/product/dd2540bl-hotpoint-class-2-electric-double-oven-black-42716-48.aspx

I fully understand the separate circuit thing and totally get that an oven CANNOT be plugged into a 13A main, but as the cooker control switch is fed by 20A and the three pin socket is connected to that feed, why it cannot take a 20A load. Bear in mind the manufacturer fits the 20A plug before sale.

Thanks again for you help.

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Speedbird wrote:

I fully understand the separate circuit thing and totally get that an oven CANNOT be plugged into a 13A main,

Mike


There is no such thing as a "13 Amp main". If you don't believe me have a look at your consumer unit.

The ring main will be rated at 32 Amps. yet the maximum permitted per socket outlet will be 13 Amp.

I've had a look at the product you link to and it says
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Needs Hard Wiring By Electrically Trained Engineer (Their caps not mine)

Nowhere that I can find does it mention a plug.

I hope that clears things up.

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