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Suitable oven cable

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by andderson365, 2 Jul 2014.

  1. andderson365

    andderson365

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    Hi all,

    Looking for confirmation regarding instalation of a single electric cavity range with gas hob. I will be moving into new house next week and am unsure of the avbailable/installed wiring/sockets.

    My main question is due to its relativley low consumption (2500w) am I right in fitting a 66 mm 2 core & earth cable or 2.5 mm 3 core heat resistant flex according to the wiring diagram on the back of the oven? Looks similar to plug wiring diagram so would prefer to do myself, just want to make sure its safe.

    My old house poor wiring and its integrated oven was fitted to a standard 13 amp plug and gerneric wall socket is this safe with my new appliance/house?

    Model Flavel FL95FRXP
    Fuse protection: 13A (min.)
    Cable size: 2m (max.)
    Total electric consumption: 2500 W.

    http://ao.com/product/FL95FRXP-Flavel-Dual-Fuel-Range-Cooker-Stainless-Steel-21699.aspx

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The manufacturing instruction are a little contradictory as they state that no mains lead is provided with the appliance, then go on to say the moulded plug on this appliance incorporates a 13A fuse. So that's a puzzle to start with.

    Anyhows if the appliance has a factory fitted plug then you will be okay to use the standard socket-out, for connection.

    The MI states a min13A fuse required, so that would suggest you could if wanted, use a dedicated circuit.

    If neither a dedicated circuit or socket-outlet are available, then this would obviously then require to be installed. Which can then get complexed regarding complying the regulations, so I would really recommend you employ a competent electrician to undertake this task for you. The standards would require the use of permitted safe zones and RCD protection, this would all need to be tested to prove it was safe, the testing would possibly require continuity, insulation resistance, polarity, Ze, Zs and RCD and PFC/PSSC not really something a DIYer normally has the equipment for and the knowledge of performing.
     
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    It actually seems to say "Fuse Rating 13A" (not "13A minimum"). If that is the case, and one wanted to fully comply with the MIs, one presumably would have to include a 13A fuse, probably in an FCU, if it were connected to a dedicated circuit without a plug/socket?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I have lived in rented houses where electric overns are connected to standard sockets with 13 amp plugs, I just want to check that this is safe I a home I am buying.

    Hope the image upload works, it looks like wiring a plug with a three core cable linked to FCU/13 amp fuse.

    Is 2.5mm cable sufficient or should I go for 6mm thermal?

    If its onto 13amp plug, this is suitable for a standard socket?

    Sorry for questions, just want to be sure.


     
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