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I have a range cooker with 1 oven that is electric and runs on a 13amp plug instead of the usual hard wired cooker connection. The original instructions (now mislaid) said that it should be plugged into a 13amp outlet, not an extension. I cannot move the cooker to see the plate to verify the power consumption.The lead is 12 inches short of the 13amp outlet so I want to extend the lead using an inline connector. I can only find 10amp 3 pin inline connectors. Is this the max that is made and would this be safe to use with an appliance with a 13 amp plug.
 
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littlespark

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Rating plate could be just inside oven door. Alternatively, google the model number and download a copy of manual
 

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Hi - I would always use a 13A rated connector, 1.5mm flex and a heavy duty plug :) .
 
I would imadgine the advice about not using an extention lead is because there are a lot of them about that arent suitable for 13A. Either because they are on a reel, or a 4way could end up becoming overloaded, or some are just badly made with cheap materials.

As mentioned already, if you use a piece of 1.5mm flex, properly terminated in to decent connectors (duraplug or permaplug should be suitable), you wont have any issues.

Alternatively, can the socket be moved closer?
 

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I would replace the entire flex with one of the correct length, rather than joining the existing one. Using a flex type that matches the existing one of course.
 

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I would replace the entire flex with one of the correct length, rather than joining the existing one. Using a flex type that matches the existing one of course.
beat me 2it. replace whole lead.
 
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