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Old 03-14-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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a question for an electrician

ok i have a 30 amp oven. and a 23 amp 240v

ok this oven has a stove top on it. if im not using the stove top. is it running 30 amp? or is it running less? i would assume that it uses less because it isnt constantly running.

if anyone can help with this that would be great. i need to wire it up to a 23 amp generator outlet.
i just wanna know if i can do it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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30a seems low for an electric range.....we always pulled a 60a circuit to them...

I've never seen a 23a circuit...maybe you mean 20a?

if you hook that range up with a 20a circuit it will trip the breaker when the amp draw exceeds 20 (actually, they can hold up to about 23 or so, but it's not good for them and will eventually ruin the breaker).

I suggest you get an electrician out to run the proper sized circuit, which will greatly reduce the chance of you burning down the house from undersized wiring/improper breakers.
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well its going to get run off a generator
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:48 PM   #4
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well you might be able to run the oven part on 20a.....you can give it a try.
I guess the worst it can do is trip the breaker on the generator...(make sure you are using at least a 12 guage cord to carry the amperage)
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I've never heard of a 23amp 240v.....I have ran a 50 amp circuit with #6 gauge wire for a range before. Look for a sticker or a plate (on the range )with the specs on it or if you have the instructions that came with it they should have a section with specs as well.
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30a seems low for an electric range.....we always pulled a 60a circuit to them...

I've never seen a 23a circuit...maybe you mean 20a?

if you hook that range up with a 20a circuit it will trip the breaker when the amp draw exceeds 20 (actually, they can hold up to about 23 or so, but it's not good for them and will eventually ruin the breaker).

I suggest you get an electrician out to run the proper sized circuit, which will greatly reduce the chance of you burning down the house from undersized wiring/improper breakers.
I agree.........find a licensed electrician^^^^
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Well, OP is saying he has a 23a generator...possibly 5.5KV? Also if the range is draws 30a I would say run no smaller than a 10/3. #12 is not large enough for 23a feed if you are saying that the generator is running 23a, or approx a 5.5KV.

I almost forgot, if you have to question any of these things I would say you are NOT an electrician so I'd hire one before you burn down a building and kill someone.
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