My 5.8kw ceramic hob has been wired into a 30 amp junction box with the electric ignition cable of the old gas hob and then wired into the cooker switch with .6 mm cooker cable. Is this correct wiring?

  • I understand what you are asking but in the US we go on wire gauge and my books are in my office , if you can provide the KW load for the new cooker we should be able to help.
    – Ed Beal
    Jul 26 '16 at 1:04
  • What's the gauge (mm is fine) of the ignition cable from the old gas hob? Jul 26 '16 at 2:52
  • If by ignition cable you mean thin flex like on a toaster, then that's horribly wrong. It should have 4mm^2 or larger flex for that load. Jul 26 '16 at 6:31

I Forgot about this one. 5.8KW on a 240V would only draw a little over 24 amps. in the U.S. this would require 10 Awg wire. A standard wire type THHN 10 Awg crosses over to 4.166 MM as the aprox diameter as listed in the NEC chapter 9 Table 5. I am surprised the cable is not melting this is way under sized. To answer the question: No it is not correctly wired.

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