For any of you who have not read my other threads, I have to replace the entrance/service panel. Currently there is a 50 amp breaker protecting the existing wall oven and separate cooktop. The electric cooktop will be replaced with a natural gas unit. The cable is SE XHHW 6 AWG AL 3 CDRS 600V E-90490. According to the GE instructions the unit has to be protected by a 20 amp circuit. The rating plate on the display at Lowes had the following: (3kw 208Y/120V 60 hz) and (4kw 120/240V 60 hz). I pulled the oven out to look at the cable on the back of the oven and it was a 4 cdrs AL and appeared to about 12 awg stranded.
I want to be able to intelligently discuss this with the electrician tomorrow. Since the panel will be replaced, I plan to have the 50 amp breaker replaced with a 20amp. I would also like to use the existing 6 awg 3 cdrs cable if a 20 amp breaker will accept a 6 awg wire. Our local code will allow a 3 to 4 cord connection. If the 20 amp breaker will not accept the 6 awg, I assume they make a 4 cdrs 12 awg cable that can be used.
Any recommendations to the avove will be appreciated.