Seperate 220v lines for Cooktop & Wall Oven?

Old 12-24-04, 08:22 AM
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Currently I have a 220v kitchen range on a 40a breaker.

During my upcoming remodel I would like a seperate cooktop and wall oven.

Do each of these appliances need a dedicated 220v line?

It would appear that the amount of electricity used would be the same, just running to two units instead of one.

But I have a nagging feeling they should be on seperate lines.
Old 12-24-04, 08:29 AM
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They can be on the same circuit, and commonly are. But there are a lot of complicated rules about what size breaker and what size wire to use, and it depends on the exact KW requirements of both appliances. I suggest you have an electrician size it correctly for you.

However, since it is unlikely that a 40-amp circuit will support both, you'll have to run new cable anyway. And since you have to run new cable, separate circuits are preferred anyway.

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