I have a new stove (gas range) that comes with a Nema 14-50 plug. This range should only be using electricity for the igniters and clock. The manual requires:
A 120 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15-amp fused, electrical circuit is required.
Question 1. It is my understanding a 14-50R should provide 240V at 50A. Please explain why the stove would only call out 120V.
Question 2. Before I run an 8ga drop to a 50A breaker, is there a simpler way to solve this problem using an existing 120V 15A outlet?
Edited for anyone else that runs across this: The above quote was from the Sears manual. The Kitchen Aid manual states:
This range is manufactured with the neutral terminal connected to the cabinet. Use a 3-wire, UL listed, 40- or 50-amp power supply cord (pigtail) (see the following Range Rating chart). If local codes do not permit ground through the neutral, use a 4-wire power supply cord rated at 250 volts, 40 or 50 amps and investigated for use with ranges.
Further investigation of the stove yields electrical and gas heating components. This looks like a combination gas range that will end up requiring Nema 14-50.
** A caution from Harper below, "Also it is extremely wrong and dangerous to bond neutral to chassis/cabinet. There's an exception in Code which allows it for older homes with the obsolete NEMA 10 receptacles prewired, but it should not be used with NEMA 14 connections. Neutral and ground must be kept separate everywhere, except one specific place in the main panel."