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Re: What is this socket type; for cookers?

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- You have not yet answered the question about the fuse

Your 32A wallsocket might have a fuse of 16/20/25/32A If you don't know this you also don't know what to buy.
Aha! Now I'm catching up. To be painfully obvious for an electrics dullard like me - although the wallsocket might be rated to 32A, my apartment's fuse could be 16A and so any 16A+ cooker would blow the fuse? So, I should go check what current rating the kitchen's fuse in my fusebox is and then match the cooker I buy to this rating.

If this is all correct, great. If not, please correct me. My question of what an electrician will think of this still stands - assuming an appropriate cooker is found, will connecting it up to this wallsocket be a simple enough job?

Appreciate all the posts on this, you're helping me out a lot here!
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Old 13.09.2017, 22:54
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Aha! Now I'm catching up. To be painfully obvious for an electrics dullard like me - although the wallsocket might be rated to 32A, my apartment's fuse could be 16A and so any 16A+ cooker would blow the fuse? So, I should go check what current rating the kitchen's fuse in my fusebox is and then match the cooker I buy to this rating.

If this is all correct, great. If not, please correct me. My question of what an electrician will think of this still stands - assuming an appropriate cooker is found, will connecting it up to this wallsocket be a simple enough job?

Appreciate all the posts on this, you're helping me out a lot here!
I presume you are renting. If so, ask your landlord if the plug is for a cooker, and why on earth he didn't supply a 2 phase +N plug, like most kitchen appliances use. Landi may have a had a special offer on them...
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Re: What is this socket type; for cookers?

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What ruling?

You can buy any service you like here.

Tom
I realise it's hard to impossible to find rulings on what is allowed (since they often don't exist)

I was hoping that some rulings would be somewhere which state what maximum would be allowed in for example an apartment.
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Aha! Now I'm catching up. To be painfully obvious for an electrics dullard like me - although the wallsocket might be rated to 32A, my apartment's fuse could be 16A and so any 16A+ cooker would blow the fuse? So, I should go check what current rating the kitchen's fuse in my fusebox is and then match the cooker I buy to this rating.

If this is all correct, great. If not, please correct me. My question of what an electrician will think of this still stands - assuming an appropriate cooker is found, will connecting it up to this wallsocket be a simple enough job?

Appreciate all the posts on this, you're helping me out a lot here!
If your cooker can work on 1phase it will work, the electrician simply hooks up a plug to the cooker, perhaps sets the bridges in the cooker to have it set for 1 Phase and plugs it in.

Your cooker should not exceed what maximum can be delivered to it. And if your fuse would be lower than what's needed, then a bigger fuse might be a solution if the rest of the installation allows such.

If your fuse is 16A, then best to call the landlord and see for a solution to get something bigger. Since cooking on 16A/230V is in my opinion a disaster.

But perhaps it's 32A, which makes it easy to choose one, and easy to install one.
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