Electrical Question

Replacing an electric oven with a 13amp plug with a 16amp hard wired oven?

I am looking to replace an old Diplomat electric oven.

The oven has a standard plug that connects to a socket behind it, which appears to be a spur to the hard-wired connection to the hob above. Both the hob and oven are controlled by a switch above the counter and both are fed on a dedicated line that appears to be protected by a 40 amp fuse in the main fusebox.

Most of the replacement ovens I'm looking at require hard-wiring and a lot of them require a 16 amp supply.

Would I need to update the wiring in any way to support the higher amp fuse? The property is fairly new build, from 2007.


1 Answer

Best Answer


A difficult one sight unseen, if the wiring is of the correct rating to carry the current it shouldn't need updating, however if it is a wired fuse and no RCD protection then you should consider getting a professional to at least have a look and give advice having seen it. This may be free so why not ask? Cookers carry a lot of current and get hot too, be careful if you are considering self help.

Chris J

Answered 6th Nov 2014

Castle View Electrical Services

Member since 8 May 2014

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