Oven / Hob Wiring

18 Jul 2007
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At the moment I have a CCU feeding a cooker outlet behind a single oven, all wiring is 6mm. At the moment the cooker outlet feeds a ceramic hob directly, and the single oven via a 13A FCU.

As part of a kitchen refit I'm replacing the ceramic hob with a gas hob, which will require an ignition feed rated at, I believe, 3A.

Rather than having a mess of cooker outlets and FCUs behind my oven, I was wondering about simply replacing the cable outlet with a twin 13A socket, and simply plug in the oven and the hob ignition with appropriate fuses.

The CCU is connected via a 32A MCB so should provide adequate protection for a twin socket connected via 6mm T&E, I believe?
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That appears acceptable, assuming the oven remans less than 3kw.

Personally I prefer to connect the ovens via a sfcu.cos better contact is assured, but your design is as I say acceptable.
It's just a single oven, and will be replaced with another single oven at a later date. Both rated at 13A and capable of being fed from a 13A plug.

I'd thought about fitting a twin pattress with two SFCU's, however don't fancy my chances of getting two 6mm cables into the first one!
2.5 mm . t & e would be acceptable as the link from the oven sfcu to the ign. fscu... however its your choice as to which method to use....no problems either method.
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Just out of curiousity, why do you use switched FCUs rather than unswitched, if they're not going to be accessible anyway?
If the oven develops a fault you can pull out the oven, switch off the switched fuse connecter and work on the oven. Simples, if it was unswitched you would then be removing fuses, not a problem but a lot easier to switch it off.

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