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New cooker install question.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:11 PM
and then off to the CU. (can't see behind kitchen unit)
The last oven was install 2 years ago so have the reqs changed in that time.
The old cooker was rated at 10.2Kw and the MCB at the CU was 32amp.
New cooker is rated at 8.7Kw
So do we have to get this terminal outlet box install or not ?
and is that 32amp MCB suitable or not.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:21 PM
Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:35 PM
This happens alot where currys refuse to connect up for some reason or another.
call a electrician and ask them to wire it up, and follow manufactures instructions.
there may even be a electrician on here in your area.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:49 PM
The main question I am asking is.
Must I install a terminal outlet box when I am only changing the appliance over to a new one ?
And what is the purpose of said box ? I can understand having it if your cooker comes with it's own cable, but if it doesn't you need to buy extra cable.
The new cooker says it should be connected to an omnipolar switch with
Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:21 PM
Of course the usual cable calcs have to be done.
The cable is a rubber appliance cable which is fine if big enough but there are other cables that would be good enough.
Cant help with cable calcs as havn't got my books with me.
I usually fit an outlet plate but I dont think its a must more of a reccomendation. I may be wrong though
Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:06 PM
They are only allowed to connect to a Cooker connection unit which can be isolated at a suitable Cooker switch above.
Your 32 Amp and 6mm cable cooker circuit is adequate.
I would suggest installing a low level cooker connection point and this will solve any problems in the future.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:11 PM
Your 32A/6mm circuit is plenty adequate for an 8.7kW cooker (seems small for a cooker though, would have thought the hob alone would have added up to that). The OSG says this size circuit is good for 15kW cooking appliances in domestic.
Alternatively, just connect the t&e straight into the cooker if that's the best you can do yourself.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:44 PM
Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:05 PM
AS you already have the cable running from the above worktop isolator down to the cooker position why not just install the outlet unit onto the end of it ...job done as they say !
Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:15 PM
Allow me to answer directly....
YES you can connect directly to the existing cable and NO you dont HAVE to fit a connection point.
Your new cooker is rated less than the old, so it will be fine.
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