2.5kw elec oven wth gas hob. New circuit or local socket??

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  1. hobbles

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    Morning all,

    Mum and Dad are having their kitchen redone and the owd girl wants a new cooker which going to be electric with seperate gas hob.

    Currently there is no cooker cct in kitchen just a 16A radial serving 3 twin sockets above work surface and 1 single low level adjacent exisitng gas cooker and fridge.

    I have read the the tech spec for the new cooker and all it states is that the grill, not oven is 2.5kw or 2500w. Which is no bigger than a panel convection heater you plug in. Other than electric ignitor for the hub and possibly a timer on the oven its very low load according to the spec.

    Do I need to install a 6/4mm 16A radial cooker cct or will it be fine plugged in to the single socket.(Change for a double)
    Yes I am a 17th Edition electrician but dont get involved with domestic....

    Thanks Andy
     
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    2500/230 = 10.9a

    will work fine on an accesible plug top and assuming the rest of the appliances dont go above 16a it will suffice.

    if its a 2.5mm radial you can probably get away with uprating the mcb to a 20a to give you more headroom.
    (as long as all factors like volt drop etc... have been taken into consideration)
     
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    Poor design having only a 16A circuit for kitchen sockets IMO.
     
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