Is 6mm cable OK for a cooker?

Is 6mm cable OK for a cooker?

The cable should be selected to cater for the Maximum load of the circuit, the MCB is selected to protect the cable. You should NEVER do it the other way round. Plain and simple you need a 10mm cable, 6mm is not correct, it may work but may also burn your house down, you take the risk.

What type of cable is used for cookers?

In 99% of cases 6mm T&E (twin and earth) cable and a 32amp fuse or MCB should be sufficient, but as said, what’s actually required is down to the individual appliance you’re working on, so you need to check and make sure that the circuit you’re installing or the existing circuit is up to the job!

What is 6mm wire used for?

The Best Electrical Twin & Earth Grey – 6mm is a standard house wiring cable with a grey PVC outer sheath. This type of cable is mainly used for sub mains applications.

What size cable do I need for a 32 amp cooker?

The 10mm will be more than adequate for a 32 amp breaker if the cost is not a concern. There is also a good chance that the 6mm cable will also be fine, but this will need to be verified using the cooker diversity formula, along with some cable calc’s plus rating factors and cable length.

How many amps can 6mm cable take?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians. 6mm twin and earth cable (which this almost certainly is) can be backed up by a maximum of a 32a MCB, even lower if other factors are involved. You’ll need that 10mm cable and a 40a MCB unfortunately as your shower is going to draw over 32a.

How thick is 6mm wire?

A Simple Guide on Cable AWG to Metric Conversions

Metric MM2 (Diameter) AWG Approx Strading
1.5mm 16 awg 30/0.25
2.5mm 14 awg 50/0.25
4mm 12 awg 56/0.3
6mm 10 awg 84/0.3

How many amps can a 6mm cable take?

6mm cable is 47A when installed in the most favourable conditions. So 6mm could be used, depending on how it is installed.

What amps can a 6mm cable take?

6mm twin and earth cable (which this almost certainly is) can be backed up by a maximum of a 32a MCB, even lower if other factors are involved. You’ll need that 10mm cable and a 40a MCB unfortunately as your shower is going to draw over 32a.

Do you need a 6mm core cable for a cooker?

No, this is for cookers, showers and car chargers etc. You don’t need a 6mm core cable if you’re terminating with a 13amp plug. You shouldn’t really be putting a plug on any kind of solid core cable.

What kind of cable do I need for my twin cooker?

Your cooker may be stating that it only requires 2.5mm conductors, but it is strange for it to say 3×2.5 if it is a single phase Domestic cooker, as the CPC is smaller in Twin and Earth. (2.5mm L and N and 1.5mm CPC). If you are using a bigger cable than required, then this is perfectly safe providing it’s terminated correctly.

What kind of cable do I need for my Hob?

The hob can run on 6mm and even 2.5mm cable, but you need to change some jump connections on the unit itself depending on the power source; But it will not work at full capacity which defeats the object somewhat. Thanks for the advice, we decided to go with 10 mm wire.

Can a cooker be connected to a 13A plug?

This cable is commonly used for connection from the cooker circuit (which usually terminates in a cooker outlet plate in the wall) and the cooker itself. It is not suitable for connection to a 13A plug. If in doubt consult a qualified electrician.