Oven without power - the facts


While an electric cooker with its hob should always be powered by high voltage whenever possible, this is not absolutely necessary with a single oven, but a lot must be kept in mind. A single oven is independently connected from the hob to its own power source. What you should pay attention to, we show you here.

Power oven - ceramic hob

A ceramic hob often produces more than 7,000 watts, so the connection to the heavy current is hard to avoid. Otherwise, the ceramic hob should be connected to three to four individually secured sockets or down regulated. Since this is hardly practicable, the cooktops are connected and secured via the high-voltage or three-phase line.

The oven, on the other hand, consumes only about 2,000 watts of power. It can therefore be powered by a normal power outlet.

Preliminary planning

It is best if you already make sure during the planning of your kitchen, that where the oven is to be installed, a possibly individually secured outlet is installed. Most self-sufficient ovens have a relatively long cable, but more than two meters wide, this cable is usually not enough.

Conversion of the devices

An electrician can change an older unit that has an oven and hob. Here, the stove is then rebuilt so that it can be connected to 220 volts. You should keep in mind, however, that the performance of the electric range is then not quite as high as in a conventional power connection.

Power connection

From a technical point of view, a strong power connection is safer for every electric cooker. You then do not take the risk of overloading. Overloaded wires become hot or hot and can even melt away the sheathing of the cables in the wall. Therefore, you should rather go for a combined stove the cost of a new power line.

Tips & Tricks

However, with all your DIY skills, you should still not even make the electrical connections for oven or ceramic hob. For insurance reasons alone, this may only be a trained electrician. Incidentally, it is also very dangerous for you if you could come into contact with electricity.


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