Code regarding dedicated receptacle inside an island

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Old 08-03-13, 08:46 PM
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Code regarding dedicated receptacle inside an island

Hi I have a kitchen island with a few 120-volt circuits coming up from below the floor into a metal J-box inside the cabinet. The externally accessible receptacles were approved by the inspector. Now I want to connect the sparker for the gas cooktop...~1 amp at 120 volts. Does the NEC permit me to install a receptacle inside the cabinet and just plug it in (like a disposer under a sink), or do I have to use a raceway / armored cable to connect the sparker to the J-box? it would be a lot easier to install a receptacle.

Any opinions? Thanks.
 
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Old 08-03-13, 09:51 PM
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If the igniters for your gas cooktop are supplied through a cord that came with the cooktop and that has a plug on the end of it, then it should be plugged into a receptacle. Cutting the plug off of the cord would void the UL listing for your appliance, and the cord is most likely not rated for use inside an electrical box.
 
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Old 08-04-13, 07:08 AM
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IIRC powering the cook top off the small appliance circuit is allowed. You are OK to install the receptacle.
 
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Old 08-04-13, 06:08 PM
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IIRC powering the cook top off the small appliance circuit is allowed.
That's my recollection too. Specifically the 120 power for a gas cooktop, range or oven.
 
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