Oven & Cooktop on same circuit
Hi, We've just updated our 30year old appliances with a new oven and an induction cooktop. I've run through it briefly with the electrician but I have a couple more questions I wanted to throw out there. Reading through the manuals I've noted the requirement to have an isolation switch for the oven & the induction cooktop & am making preperations to order this.
At present, after destroying large amounts of plasterboard while removing the tiles I can confirm that the current circuit for the cooking appliances has one 6mm cable which runs from the mains into a junction box in my wall then splits into two 6mm cables. One for the oven and one for the cooktop.
There's been no discussion on changing this and wanted to get some confirmation on whether I need to re-assess this. To my knowledge the cooktop draws 30Amps & the cooktop is around 14.2Amps. Is that single cable run before the junction box sufficient to carry the load required. Also out of interest is there any reason why I couldn't use a single isolator switch for both appliances. If I need an elec to work on one of the cooking appliances or need to turn them off for my sons safety I see no reason why I need seperate switches unless there's guidelines that suggest otherwise.