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How to connect my electric cooker? (Duplicates merged)

Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by Scottj1988, 28 Oct 2020.

  1. Scottj1988

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    Hi guys,
    I'm trying to connect the electric cooker but the cables won't fit under the screws and some of the screws are completely unscrewed and won't screw back in.
    I have attached images.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     

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  3. Scottj1988

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    Hi guys,
    I'm trying to connect the electric cooker but the cables won't fit under the screws and some of the screws are completely unscrewed and won't screw back in.
    I have attached images.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     

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  4. JohnD

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    Looks like you're in Australia.

    IIRC you usually have a 3-phase or split-phase supply for big cookers, is that right?

    Your connection block looks like it can take single phase or 3-phase wiring, and your supply cable looks to be a (very large) T&E single-phase cable. What's the voltage? Did it previously connect to another large electric cooker?

    When you undo the screws, is there a large, loose washer underneath, shaped to trap and clamp the core of the cable under it? When pushed in from the "trough" down the middle?

    I think your connection block should have markings by the terminals, and a hinge-up lid, and a cord retaining clamp. Is it second-hand? And do you have the instructions?

    There seems to be one brass connector missing.
     
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    I would use something like this [​IMG] or if in the out back of beyond I would form a terminal from the wire.
     
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    It's hardly likely to require 10mm² cable.
     
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    No, the bottom right is Earth.
     
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    How do you know what size cable that is in the photo? It seems to be 7 strands, but could just be 4mm. The 'flexible conduit' end, needs to go into some sort of adaptor, to take the strain off the terminals.
     
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    Sorry guys, was only trying to help out :unsure:
     
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    I don't. What difference does it make?
     
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    That went wrong quickly!
     
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