swopping over a single oven

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Hi forum sparkies

I have just removed my old Neff 1031-SPC built-in single oven with combined grill (don't know the power) & have bought a similar Matsui MSF60SS (3200W) to replace it.
This requires a 3x1.5mm H05VV-F cable.

Could someone tell me please:

Is this a standard size oven cable?

Is it likely to be the same as the old cable (see pic)?

If so, can I just simply snip off the old connectors & wire in the existing cable to the new oven?

I will try to attach some pics to show the current setup.
Please use non techy terms as I'm a fledgling DIYer.
Many thanks.

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Hi
Its hard to determine exactly what size the 3 core flex is coming out of the wall plate behind the cooker,it looks like 2.5mm,especially with the yellow crimps on,it doesn't appear to be heat resisting cable either ?

The MCB (the one that is switched off at your consumer unit ( fusebox ) would be to great for the oven at 3200watts (3.2kw or 3200/230 = 13.91 amps )
ideally you should change this to a 16amp MCB from 32amp.

So you want to change the cable coming out the wall plate to 2.5mm heat resisting.
(some would say 1.5mm heat resisting would be ok BUT I personally would put 2.5 mm to be safe )
Change the 32amp MCB for a 16 or 20 amp mcb.
Make sure the earth connection is good !

hope this helps

Regards

Chris
 
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Many thanks Chris

Very useful advise & no jargon. I'll be baking again in no time!

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yellow crimps are for 4mm² - 6mm² cable..

If the cable is not damaged at all and doesn't appear to be brittle or discoloured then just re-use what is fitted.. this is the easiest and safest from the point of view of a DIYer since it doesn't involve messing in the cooker outlet or consumer unit..

if the crimps fit the new terminals then use them..

if you have to change the crimps, do so but don't just stick the twisted ends under the screws since this is a poor way to connect anything..

don't go messing about in the board since you don't sound like you are really comfortable with electrics to the point where you could do so safely..

also replacing a breaker then means testing the circuit again to ensure it will meet the criteria for the new breaker and most likely you don't have the test equipment to do the needed tests..
 

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