A Simple Guide To Install Your Electric Cooker
Installing electric cooker is quite an elementary process, in as much as it is expedient to seek the help of a trained and licensed electrician to help you with installation, you can also do it yourself if you carefully adhere to the guidelines provided below.
What do I need to get in place before the installation?
Owing to the mere fact that an electric cooker has the attribute of producing excessive heat and consuming immense power, there's a need to draw your attention to some essential requirements.
A thick, heat resistant cable, a large fuse ( preferrably 13amp and above) and a perceptible double pole isolating switch. If taken aback on the size of cable to purchase for the model of your cooker, don't hesitate to refer to your instruction manual or call a competent electrician.
Which type of isolating switch should I use?
A double pole isolating switch is usually used for heavy loads such as cookers, showers etc. Their wires are mostly bigger than those of a single pole. It switches off both the live and neutral making it obtainable to safely isolate appliances, prevent shocks from residual current, and it's perfect in this case because the cooker consumes so much power.
In contrast, the single pole isolating switch is a facile light switch that executes the typical on and off operations, controlling just one circuit.
What are the needed circuits and cables?
Your cooker is required to have its personal circuit. Apportioning an oven circuit with other kitchen appliances is quite hazardous to do.
The marginal distance between your cooker and its control unit should be at least two metres away from the cooker but shouldn't be directly above it. Ensure to connect a very thick cable adequate to provide the current your cooker requires.
Wiring an Electric Cooker
Firstly, you need to shut down the originator of power to the cooker at the control switch. Next, you insert the cable circuit into the control unit. The end of your cable circuit should also be stripped.
Having done this, you are approaching the finale of your task.
The electric cooker installation process
Due to the size and weight of the oven, it is greatly advised that you get someone to assist when lifting it and making adjustments to ensure you don’t damage both the appliance and your back. Next, look for where the terminal outlet of your appliance is located; it is usually found midway behind the cooker and covered up using an unscrewable plate.
After removing the plate, connect the earth, neutral and live wires to their proper places (note that the neutral blue goes to the left, the yellow and green earth goes to the centre and the live brown to the right). After you have tightened these wires, close the outlet and continue with the remaining control unit connections.
Switch on the power from the control source, place back the oven in position, and you will be on your way to cook those delicious meals.