convection oven

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Old 10-08-05, 10:50 PM
srk
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convection oven

Hello,
I'm getting a small countertop convection oven, 220V, 11.8 amp.
The circuit I want to use was formerly used for a baseboard heater. It is a
20 amp double pole, 12/2 wire. The plug on the oven is an NEMA 6-15P.
Will the 12/2 wire work since the white wire is hot and there is no neutral?
Also, the dealer thought I should downgrade the circuit to 15 amp. Should I do this or is the 20 amp okay to keep?

thank you,
 
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Old 10-09-05, 05:44 AM
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Downgrade the breaker to 15 amps, 240 volts and change the receptacle to match the plug on the oven.
 
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