I'm moving some of my kitchen appliances around, where the oven is going where the Dish Washer was. The Consumer Unit has just a single breaker for all kitchen appliances (except the cooker hob, which has a separate breaker). Both, the Oven, and the Dishwasher are currently wired directly in to the wall outlet (i.e. not via a 13 Amp plug/socket).

So, after moving can I connect the Oven to the existing wall outlet that currently used for the Dishwasher. By numbers I'm guessing it should be fine, as even a 13Amp socket should supply enough power, but I just wanted to be sure.

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    What country are you in? – Jeremy Miles Oct 17 '13 at 16:18
  • This is presumably from the UK, as they are the only ones I know of that have 13 amp sockets. – Brad Gilbert Oct 17 '13 at 21:18
  • From the sounds of things, you are in the UK. I don't know the electric codes there, but it's common when sizing circuits to apply a 125% demand factor to leave some overhead in capacity. If this is so where you are, applying this factor kicks you over the 13A. You would need at least a 15A circuit. – bcworkz Oct 17 '13 at 21:37
  • Yup, I'm in the UK. I guess I'll just run the existing wiring through to the new location. – Iyaam Iyaam Oct 18 '13 at 23:25

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