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6mm t&e electric oven and dryer on single supply

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by ash1212002, 21 Nov 2019.

  1. ash1212002

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    We're considering having a kitchen island which will house an electric oven and to the side will be a dryer

    Will the 6mm cable be sufficient to power the electric oven and tumble dryer on the same circuit?
     
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    If you literally mean an oven (and not a cooker), then 4mm² cable (and maybe even 2.5mm²) should be adequate. However, you might want to use larger cable (like 6mm²) for 'future proofing'.

    However, this will presumably be a 'new circuit', which is 'notifiable' work, which probably means that you will want an electrician to install it - in which case it would be the electrician's decision as to what size cable to use.

    Will you not also be wanting some sockets on the island?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Hi John,

    The cooker will be gas, so it's just the electric oven and dryer.

    There is an existing 6mm supply present for the electric oven just wanted to know if having the tumble dryer on the same circuit would cause any issues.

    Maybe an additional double socket would be a nice to have, not a must, could a spur be taken off the 6mm supply?
     
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    It will be fine. A spur yes as the plug has a fuse. Is the MCB rated for that current?
     
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    In terms of current-carrying-capacity, 6mm² cable should be fine for oven, dryer and a double socket.

    What is the rated power of the oven? If the oven and dryer are both 'plugged in', then it's very straightforward. If not (e.g. if the oven is 'hard wired') there may be discussions about what rating the MCB protecting the circuit should have.

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    Current mcb is 32a
     
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    Not sure what the rated power of the oven as not purchased yet just planning at the minute

    The plan was to connect the 6mm to a 45A DP Cooker switch and socket and then run a 6mm to 45a cooker outlet plate to where the oven will be hard wired into
     
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    Fair enough - but, as I implied if it were a low enough power to be 'plugged in' (which many are), that would simplify things a bit.
    As I said, in terms of the cabling, that would be fine. The discussions/arguments may arise (with a hard-wired oven) if the oven comes with manufacturers' instructions 'requiring' an MCB of a particular rating.

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    Cheers John,

    Will discuss with the electrician once we know what oven we'll be purchasing to determine if it needs to be hard wired or plugged in
     
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    Fair enough. Your decision as to which one to buy will be the main determinant of whether it can be plugged in. If it can, but you would for some reason prefer it to be hard-wired, that could be achieved by using an FCU (with a 13A fuse) rather than a plug/socket.

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    Thanks, will bear that in mind when shopping for one
     
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    Potential slight change of plans, the Mrs wants an induction hob instead of a gas cooker

    Therefore will the single 6mm cable be sufficient to power an electric oven, induction hob and a tumble dryer?
     
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    Sorry but that cannot be answered unless you determine the specification of the three appliances.
    It’s like asking a question on a car forum like this:

    “I am getting a new car, not sure which one yet. The garage door is 1.9metres wide, will the new car fit?”

    see what I mean?. Without knowing the make and model of the car, the only answer is “maybe”.
     
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    Does she like to cook a roast dinner while drying cloths
     
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    Yes, easily. As the MCB is 32 amps it is not possible to overload even 4mm cable.
     
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