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#233366 13-Apr-2018 12:11
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Hi 

 

I have the oven switch that I want to convert into a double plug with a switch (see photo). 

 

I'm assuming the two red wires connect into the loop connection with one sourcing power from the switch board and the other goes to the oven itself. Then I will need another bit of red wiring to connect from the loop to the double plug connections, then connect up the earth and phase wires there?

 

I've attached some photos showing the oven switch with the two active wires connected and the earth and neutral sitting unused in the back and then a photo of what I want to replace it with.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 


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  #1995391 13-Apr-2018 12:16
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I'm not sure you can do that on an Oven circuit. It is higher current than a normal power circuit.

 

We have one of those switches in our kitchen, the power switch is for the dishwasher though. The oven switch is on it's on plate/circuit.

 

 

 

There are sparkys here. They will be along shortly :)


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  #1995395 13-Apr-2018 12:23
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simple short answer is NO

 

 

 

- the extra switch will not be rated at a high enough current for the stove and burn out, possibly causing a fire.

 

- you are not allowed to loop a power point off the same circuit as the range as the current protection for the range is 32A and should a fault develope on whatever is plugged in, it will simply have a meltdown and catch on fire before the fuse/circuit breaker trips


 
 
 
 


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  #1995404 13-Apr-2018 12:27
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No, just No


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  #1995418 13-Apr-2018 12:32
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are you still using a free standing range? if so no you cant put that on there, because that switch mech will only be rated to 16-20 amps max and the range will need a 32a supply, so it will burn out the mech and you will then cause a fire, and potentially burn your house down, and as you will also need to change the breaker from a 32a to a 16 or a 20a to protect the cable/outlets.

 

my advise if you want a power point in the kitchen Get a sparky in to do the job,  it would be better to leave the oven circuit alone and run a new power circuit to the kitchen and liven it from a RCD correctly rated for the cable that way you will have a waranty on the job and it will be done right!!! and as per the regs


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  #1995440 13-Apr-2018 12:45
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If you have to ask the question the answer will be NO.

 

The oven has 6mm running to it so it has a much larger breaker/fuse 32A it will work but only until you fire the oven up and cook the socket. A better idea is run a new cable 2.5mm and put in a RCD also as its in the kitchen.


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  #1995492 13-Apr-2018 13:48
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As those above have said, NO

 

A simple comparison of the connectors on the switch to the one in the wall will tell you this is not rated anywhere near the same ......

 

This is step one to burning your house down...


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