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    is it ok to plug a oven into an ordinary wall power socket

    Asked by John on 1st Mar 2021
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    "You need to do a calculation on the load of the oven,
    The information should be in the the paperwork supplied with the oven or on a label on the side of the unit this will be rated in watts.
    If the load exceeds more than 13 amps than you cannot use the domestic 13 amp socket outlet."

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    m b maintenance

    "It depends on the size of the oven and presuming its an oven only. if it has a moulded plug fitted by a manufacture then yes, if not don't fit one on it, as a fuse spur or 32 amp supply will be required. You should also consult a registered electrician"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Southway electrical contractors ltd

    "No it would be dangerous the amount of power drawn from a cooker may be bigger then the 13amps a socket is designed to take, most cookers should be on there own circuit."

    Answered on 30th Apr 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report

    "Depending on the outgoing loads from the rest of the circuit!

    Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    RFT Electrical Ltd

    "You have to check load does not exceed 13 amps if it does you need an independent supply."

    Answered on 17th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Elf Electrical

    "No is the answer. You will need a dedicated 40A circuit breaker, cooker isolation switch and cooker connection socket. I can’t stress enough how dangerous this is to connect to a normal socket outlet."

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    JR Electrical

    "If it is less then 2kW and it comes with a plug then there should be no issue in doing so."

    Answered on 11th Mar 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    B G Evans Electrical Contractors

    "Hi John, It is ok to plug your oven into any socket provided the oven is under 3 KW ( which it should be if the oven comes with a plug) and also provided it doesn't cross over the job. Check that the socket is protected by an RCD too"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    DAAS Electric & Plumber and Handyman

    Never do it
    You have to check the oven wattage and make sure the ordinary socket is 2.5mm cable running in a ring circuit. If you don't have electric knowledge never do it yourself at home.
    Best call an electrician to install an oven."

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Brindle Installations Ltd

    "A lot of new ovens come with a plug and are suitable to plug into an existing socket. If the oven does not come with a fitted plug, the load of the oven will need to be determined to see if the circuit is acceptable to use."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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