correct wire size again !!

hairyjrDecember 9, 2010

We have found a new oven and I believe it might work. We have 240v on 10-3 wire with 30 amp breakers.The new oven specs are; total connected load: 6.8KW @ 240v, amp rating at 240v-30amp. Will this work?? Thanks for the help to anyone that answers.

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kurto

Yes, assuming that it's copper wire, everything should be fine. 6.8kw converts to 28.3A.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2010 at 9:00PM
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DavidR

You will want to check the oven's installation instructions to make sure that a 30 amp breaker / circuit is called for.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2010 at 10:10PM
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brickeyee

"Yes, assuming that it's copper wire, everything should be fine. 6.8kw converts to 28.3A."

Except that would load a 30 amp circuit to over 94%.

It might be acceptable if the installation instructions call for a 30 amp circuit, otherwise you may need a little more.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2010 at 9:42AM
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