Wiring Wall Oven & Cooktop

atw58June 12, 2009

We are planning to replace our stove with induction cooktop and separate wall oven. Typically the cooktops require 40-50 amps and ovens take 20 amps. Just wanted to confirm I must wire 2 separate circuits to each.

Also how do stoves get away with just a 40 amp connection when both the cooktop elements and oven are combined.

Thanks,

Art

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Ron Natalie

Induction cooktops take pretty big circuits. If you were putting in a regular cooktop and a wall oven, you could possibly legally split the stove circuit. Put in the second circuit for the induction cooktop. You'll love it by the way.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2009 at 8:22AM
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fa_f3_20

At one time, the NEC allowed a cooktop and wall oven to share a circuit. I think it still does, but I'm not totally sure about that.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 12:38PM
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normel

At one time, the NEC allowed a cooktop and wall oven to share a circuit. I think it still does, but I'm not totally sure about that.
It is still allowed, but in this case, I would strongly advise wiring a separate circuit for each.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 1:09PM
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