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brit

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Hi everyone, I am a normal end-user, I like cooking and I felt in love with an electric oven Leisure RCM10CR. Installing it in the UK wouldnt be a problem, but I am relocating to Germany and I like to ask you all, if there is someone who worked on the continent and can tell, if there is something special to connect an oven in Germany? I will hire a professional electrician in Berlin and some more upfront infos could be helpful. I am posting my questions also on a german electric forum, but no one ever did this before and questions appear like:
Do English houses have a special fuse for ovens?
In Germany ovens are extra fused with 16A. Would this be enough or do we have to downgrade?
How should be the connection from oven to a power socket?
I know, you are not allowed to connect your oven yourself as the end-user unless you are a certified electrician, fair enough. But it would be nice to get more technical information for my German electrician than what is described in the manual.
Thank you!!
 
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Spudnik

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You just need to give him the rating of the oven (kW) and he should be able to work out the circuit design from that.
 
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brit

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hello, now nearly a month ahead, I want to say, that there was no problem to connect the oven.
I had my cousin to connect this oven and it was so easy for him, that I didnt had even a chance to take a photo. We have oven cables in Germany which you can buy in every DIY shop, with a power plug on the end and loose 5 thick solid copper cables at the other end. If you have a bit of electric knowledge and able to change a plug, you can also connect an electric oven.
thanks
ps: all smaller UK electric ovens (normal size with 4 cooking places) come already with a cable to "plug and use". So I think the procedure for the wider electric ovens with no cables comes possibly from the more often gas&electric connection regulations, where you obviously need a Corgy Specialists and can't and shouldn't do it yourself. For the big electric ovens, they could change the regulations however.
 
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Wotsit

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Is the person that fitted the oven an electrician? Might be worth getting an electrician out to check that it is fitted correctley. I'm a bit concerned that you might be overloading the cable.
 
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brit

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He is not an official electrician, he builds electric automated systems, so he knows what he is doing. Thanks for your concern. So far I did not had any problems.
 

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