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Busyas 10-11-2012 11:40 PM

induction cooktop wiring requirements
Hi to all,

Need to compare wiring needs for ceran electric cooktop versus induction cooktop which may need heavier duty power, have under benchtop oven already on higher amp wire plugged in but want to ensure correct highest power for induction and oven running at the same time. May have to upgrade circuit breaker in box as no more space for further breakers. Thank you for any advice.

mpoulton 10-12-2012 12:59 AM

Most induction cooktops use less power than regular cooktops, or at most the same power. You would need to look at the actual specifications for the cooktop you are buying to know for sure if your existing wiring is adequate.

Busyas 10-12-2012 07:04 AM

Induction cooktops
Thank you for your reply, still not sure if we should get the ceran electric or the induction cooktop, as we will not replace with a gas again.

cube17576 10-12-2012 07:38 AM

You will need an additional circuit for the cooktop. You can not share the circuit you have the oven connected to.

mpoulton 10-13-2012 01:46 PM

I didn't pick up on the details here: You had an electric oven with a gas cooktop, and want to replace the cooktop with electric by adding it to the oven circuit? You can't do that. You will need a separate circuit for the electric cooktop, no matter what type you choose. There are solutions to add circuits even if your panel is full. You may be able to use tandem or quad breakers, combine some small circuits to make room, or install a subpanel.

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