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Check the current amp capacity for replacing oven

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Geolykos, 11 Feb 2017.

  1. Iggifer

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    I like the primary supply OPD being listed as a BS(EN)7671 !! With 85A rating and 0.3kA short circuit. What?!

    Somebody clearly doesn't know anything about anything. That certificate isn't worth the space it's now occupying on my HD
     
  2. bernardgreen

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    Might be an idea to remove / blank out your name and address details from that certificate.
     
  3. Echo the husky

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    I'd also be surprised if the supply is 1phase 3wire, and limitation of discharge of energy being used as protection from shock. It even appears to have been verified by a qualified supervisor! o_O
     
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    The OPs name and address aren't on the certificate.
     
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    Ooopps my error
     
  6. ban-all-sheds

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    Ah - you're missing the Schedule Of Circuits which would originally have been part of the EIC "package", and would have the details of the cable size for that circuit.


    I know - it's madness. Why they think that people don't need that information IHNI.
     
  7. canduit

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    Quite recently I was looking for power rating for a Bosch double oven and an induction hob; it wasn't straight forward but found it eventually.
     
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    It can often be found, usually by looking at the installation instructions.
     
  9. Taylortwocities

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    Indeed. The most you can get is a ( not helpful) kWh number.
    The manufacturer's website doesn't tell you the actual loadings, and the only real information is the rating plate on the appliance. You don't get to see that until it is w-a-y too lateā€¦
     
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    If you buy a toaster or a kettle, do they only tell you how much leccy you'll use in a year assuming X slices of toast and Y cups of tea per year?
     
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    For many makers, it is only possible to find out, after an awful lot of digging.

    The NEFF energy information reveal these helpful documents EU requirement for a typical NEFF oven
    Download
    Download

    The installation instructions are less revealing, being mostly concerned with carpentry
    U14M42N5GB/01

    And the user manual even less so
    U14M42N5GB/01

    I managed to eventually find the actual load info on a john Lewis site
    http://www.johnlewis.com/neff-u14m42n5gb-built-in-double-oven-stainless-steel/p2725627

    It shouldn't be that difficult....
     
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    But it will be until and unless people start to complain to the companies about what they are doing. I often think an effective method might be to write (using the mail, not electronic mail) to the CEO, saying that you are not complaining, but asking for assistance in understanding, and can he please help you to make contact with the appropriate person in the company who can explain to you how it helps you for the information on the actual loading to be so hard to find.

    You could follow up the inevitable failure with a polite request for an explanation of why the person who decided not to make the information readily available and who cannot show how that helps you is being allowed to deliberately do things which are not in the interests of the company's customers.
     
  13. Geolykos

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    I had an electrician check it today and they said we'll have to change the board fuse to a 32A and hardwire the new oven instead of using the plug.

    However, later on I checked Currys and found the same brand as our current oven, Baumatic, (UK brand which I never considered before as I didn't know it) so we went ahead and ordered a multifunction oven with a 13A plug which runs at even lower wattage than our current one, 2.1kW, and an A+ rating. Quite surprised to be honest that Bosch ovens have an A rating while Baumatic run at a lot lower wattage and A+ rating. So I thought why not make our life easier...

    For reference, in case anyone else has similar problem, the oven is here Baumatic BOMT608X and is even cheaper on BootsKitchenAppliances with cashback and reward points.

    Thank you all for your responses.
     
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