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My cooker is spurred off a socket.

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Footy 439, 27 Jan 2020.

  1. Footy 439

    Footy 439

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    Hi all.
    My cooker is on it's own circuit, it is wired to a 13a fused control unit but this fcu is spurred off a dp twin socket that is on the cooker circuit. This seams a bit odd to me. Is it OK or should the circuit go straight to the fcu and maybe a socket spurred off this?
    Thanks.
     
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    Just pointless having a plug and FCU both containing a fuse.

    If the cooker (is it just an oven?) came with a plug then plug it in the socket.

    Of course, you might be overheating both. What is the rating of the 'cooker'?
     
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    It's a 2.3kw single oven, hard wired to the fcu. I'm having an electric hob fitted and wanted to wire it into the fcu with the oven but found it was spurred off the twin socket. Was wondering if this was safe/normal. Should it not be the other way round? ie socket spurred off the fcu?
     
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    The oven could be plugged in to the socket.

    The hob will likely need to be connected to the cable that comes directly from the main cooker circuit.
     
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    So can i fit a plug to the oven and plug it into a socket?
    And is the fcu OK coming off a socket which is on the cooker circuit?
    Ta.
     
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    Yes ,you can fit a plug to a 2.3 KW oven, and plug into a socket .
    You need to advise the KW rating of the hob ,as EFL advised above ,It may need to be hard wired to the cooker circuit and not into a FCU.
     
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    The hob is 6400w
     
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    Hob will require a wired connection, not possible to use a plug.
     
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    So i can swap the twin socket on the cooker circuit for a 45a cooker switch with single socket.
    Can i spur a single socket off this?
     
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    What size cable is this ," cooker circuit " wired in ,and what amperage is the MCB ( or fuse) protecting the circuit ?
     
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    6mm cable
    B32 mcb
     
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    Then yes ,you can remove the double socket ,and fit a 45 amp cooker switch and socket combo. From there ,run 6 mm t/e to a dual cooker connection unit. Connect the hob to the connection unit. If you want an additional socket take another 6 mm from the connection unit to a socket . Or extend the socket circuit.
     
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    Thanks, i can see how that would work. What if i take the oven out of the equasion by plugging it into a seperate socket. Then wire the hob into the new cooker switch and socket combo and then spur a single socket off that?
     
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    More space to connect cables into terminals the way I outlined . Just curious ,but if you can put oven into some other socket ,and you have a socket on the switch combo ,why do you need another ?
     
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    Know what you mean about space in the terminals, it's a squeeze already. The sockets are for coffee machine and a kettle.
     
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