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correct wire size again !!

Posted by hairyjr (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 9, 10 at 20:01

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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RE: correct wire size again !!

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


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RE: correct wire size again !!

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


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RE: correct wire size again !!

"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.


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