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I’m moving to an apartment and would like to plug in an oven, the agent told me it was 1 phase condo but when I look at the panel it seems to be 3 phases.

  1. Is it 1 or 3 phases?
  2. If 3 phases can I use a 3 phases oven?
  3. Will new wiring be needed from the panel to the plug?

Here are pictures of the panel:

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  • We would need the schematic from the oven to know if it can be reconfigured (most heat element type can be required). The breakers are rated for multi pole use but I can not see any handle ties so all loads look to be single phase possible high voltage on the 2 with dots but I don’t see ties there either. – Ed Beal Dec 28 '20 at 15:30
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    Most ranges and ovens have a 3-phase input, but all the elements in the oven are actually 230V elements wired phase-to-ground. That assures they work all over the 5 continents. An oven only needs 3-phase if it has 400V elements, and that would only be in commercial gear where the customers were presumed to have 3-phase. Which is your oven? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Dec 29 '20 at 3:53
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For your question 1:

  • That was a big label on the MCB circuit 415V Three Phase.
  • The main concerns are the agent, is he okay?

For question 2:

  • Yes you can if you know which cable for phase 1, 2, 3 (in this case RYB).
  • Check for an electrician to make a special plug or wiring especially for 3 phase system.

For question 3: already answered in no.2 answer

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