• IMPORTANT: The thread you're reading / posting in, could be in a DIY electrical advice area. Please be aware of your local laws. You're not allowed to provide advice to, or seek advice from, DIYers and fellow professionals in some States, Countries, Countys etc with regards to some types of electrical installations or repairs. Keep that in mind. If it's against the law where you are - always get a professional electrician in to carry out the works instead of doing it yourself. The forum will not be held responsible for any outcome of any applications of any advice sought from it.

Discuss Wiring For An Electric Hob in the Electrical Appliances Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

Hi all,

I've just purchased a 2nd hand hob. I thought it would be a case of simply plugging it in, but unfortunately it has no plug and needs to be wired up to some wall unit.

What's the reason for electric hobs not having plugs?
 
SuperlecDirect - ElectriciansForums.net Electrical Suppliers
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Hi all,

I've just purchased a 2nd hand hob. I thought it would be a case of simply plugging it in, but unfortunately it has no plug and needs to be wired up to some wall unit.

What's the reason for electric hobs not having plugs?
They need a bigger supply(sometimes 32Amps) than a 13A plug can handle.
Regards,S
 

telectrix

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
probably draws more than 13A. you probably need a dedicated 32A circuit and isolator.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4
probably draws more than 13A. you probably need a dedicated 32A circuit and isolator.
Thanks for the reply.

Would this mean running a new cable from the consumer unit, and then wiring it to that?

Are the majority of modern electric hobs like this?
 
Instyle LED Lighting Specialists UK
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Reply to Wiring For An Electric Hob in the Electrical Appliances Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

Instyle LED Lighting Specialists UK
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Top Bottom