belu Posted April 9, 2008 Share Posted April 9, 2008 Hi thereWe had originally planned to install an electric hob with separate built-in double oven for which our (excellent) French electrician has connected two separate cables in our new build - the one for the oven being a 32amp. My wife has now decided that she would like to look at having an all-electric range cooker (we have no gas at the property) but our electrician has said that this is not possible. We realise that the range cooker's power rating is a 45 amp but we have been told by an electrician here in England that it is quite safe and common to install a range cooker in the UK even where the wiring is 30amp because it is highly unlikely that all the burners/both ovens and grill will be used at the same time. All that is needed (he said) is for the circuit breaker in the fuse box to be upgraded to a 45 amp and that no additional wiring would be needed.Can someone tell us if this is correct as our French electrician says absolutely not. It may be that he feels that he has completed his work and doesn't want to fiddle about any further with it. Any advice/suggestions would be most welcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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