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Hi,

I have a 1800 watt induction hob and 2300 watt fan oven. Both use 13 amp plugs. Are they using too much power to use at same time?

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Hi,

I have a 1800 watt induction hob and 2300 watt fan oven. Both use 13 amp plugs. Are they using too much power to use at same time?

Thanks for reading
Depends very much on the nature of the of the circuit they are fed from.

If on a 16A radial then possibly if all elements are in use at the same time.

If on a 32A ring circuit then it's unlikely to cause an issue on their own but may when other appliances are in use.

This is why cookers are usually fed on their own circuit.

More detail is needed on how they are fed.

What size is the fuse/breaker that isolates the ovens and is there any circuit description, like "kitchen sockets", "cooker".
 
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Depends very much on the nature of the of the circuit they are fed from.

If on a 16A radial then possibly if all elements are in use at the same time.

If on a 32A ring circuit then it's unlikely to cause an issue on their own but may when other appliances are in use.

This is why cookers are usually fed on their own circuit.

More detail is needed on how they are fed.

What size is the fuse/breaker that isolates the ovens and is there any circuit description, like "kitchen sockets", "cooker".
Thanks for the reply.

They're plugged into the same socket which is on a 23amp ring main. Also on that circuit is a fridge freezer and a seperate freezer. It's not an oven socket.

We've got them plugged in the conservatory for the time being as a new kitchen is being fitted.

We had them both on earlier for the firs time but the fan oven seemed to have stopped working when we put the hob, and i haven't manged to get it going again, so im worried it's damaged the new oven, but it does have power going to it, and nothing tripped out.

We bought this oven and hob as they are plug in ones, so there's no need to wire them to a spur or put in a separate cable (at least that's what i thought).
 

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It's unlikely for one oven to damage the other. One may be faulty.

If the MCB (32A I'm guessing, not 23A' as it don't exist) is not tripping then you aren't at present overloading.

This doesn't mean you won't if the perfect storm of high demand items all kick in at once, for instance the compressor in fridge/freezers use relatively high current on start up.

There is also a recommendation in the regs that all fixed loads over 2KW are on a dedicated feed.

Personally I'd like to see them on their own circuit.


Thanks for the reply.

They're plugged into the same socket which is on a 23amp ring main. Also on that circuit is a fridge freezer and a seperate freezer. It's not an oven socket.

We've got them plugged in the conservatory for the time being as a new kitchen is being fitted.

We had them both on earlier for the firs time but the fan oven seemed to have stopped working when we put the hob, and i haven't manged to get it going again, so im worried it's damaged the new oven, but it does have power going to it, and nothing tripped out.

We bought this oven and hob as they are plug in ones, so there's no need to wire them to a spur or put in a separate cable (at least that's what i thought).
 
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Thanks for the reply.

They're plugged into the same socket which is on a 23amp ring main. Also on that circuit is a fridge freezer and a seperate freezer. It's not an oven socket.

We've got them plugged in the conservatory for the time being as a new kitchen is being fitted.

We had them both on earlier for the firs time but the fan oven seemed to have stopped working when we put the hob, and i haven't manged to get it going again, so im worried it's damaged the new oven, but it does have power going to it, and nothing tripped out.

We bought this oven and hob as they are plug in ones, so there's no need to wire them to a spur or put in a separate cable (at least that's what i thought).
each appliance on it's own should not cause any problems, but both together off the same circuit is pushing it. i suggest getting a local sparks in with a view to installign a dedicated cooker circiut. as yoo having th ekitchen refitted, now is the time to do it.
 

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where's spellcheck when you need it.
 
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It's unlikely for one oven to damage the other. One may be faulty.

If the MCB (32A I'm guessing, not 23A' as it don't exist) is not tripping then you aren't at present overloading.

This doesn't mean you won't if the perfect storm of high demand items all kick in at once, for instance the compressor in fridge/freezers use relatively high current on start up.

There is also a recommendation in the regs that all fixed loads over 2KW are on a dedicated feed.

Personally I'd like to see them on their own circuit.
Yeah, 32amp (man, im tired.).

I've got an electrician coming this week to have a look.

The whole point of getting ones with plugs was to avoid putting in a cooker circuit, but looks like im going to have to have one after all.

Thanks for all your help.
 
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