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#214757 - 01/21/15 01:59 PM Wall Mounted Oven 4.1KW  
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What size breaker and what size cable should be used.


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#214758 - 01/21/15 05:48 PM Re: Wall Mounted Oven 4.1KW [Re: SparksFlying]  
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Sounds like 10ga/30a to me. What do the instructions say?
A lot of times they say 8ga/40a no matter what oven is installed.


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#214786 - 01/24/15 01:24 PM Re: Wall Mounted Oven 4.1KW [Re: SparksFlying]  
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4100 VA / 240V = 17.0833333- Amps

As Greg has mentioned, #8 THHN CU. protected by a 40 Amp 2 Pole Breaker is "The Norm".

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#214791 - 01/24/15 03:45 PM Re: Wall Mounted Oven 4.1KW [Re: SparksFlying]  
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It would probably live forever on 12ga and 20a breaker, even with the timer and the light inside but you should still be sizing at 125% of the calculated current. That is how I got to 10ga/30a.


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#214812 - 01/26/15 03:49 PM Re: Wall Mounted Oven 4.1KW [Re: SparksFlying]  
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Yes they only call for a 20ga and 20amp breaker but we are going with a 10ga/30amp and sleep well...'

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