Determine Cooktop Amp Service


Old 06-10-15, 10:34 PM
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Determine Cooktop Amp Service

I currently have a GE Radiant Cooktop and want to replace with a GE Induction Cooktop, model PHP9030SJSS). The Induction Cooktop requires 40 amp service. I have attached an image of a portion of my service box showing the cooktop breakers. Am I correct in assuming that the breakers for the cooktop are 30 amp (see attached image)?

If it is 30 amp service, can I safely install the induction cooktop rated at 40 amps while retaining the 30 amp breakers?

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Old 06-10-15, 11:04 PM
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The term "service" has a very specific meaning in regard to electrical work. It applies only to the wiring from the utility's connection-to the main circuit breaker. What you are asking about is the branch circuit for the cooktop.

Yes, your circuit is 30 amperes. You may be able to use the 40 ampere cooktop as long as you do not use all burners on high at the same time. Best thing to do would be to upgrade the wiring to a minimum of #8 copper and install a 40 ampere circuit breaker.
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Old 06-13-15, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the help. I'll try with 30 amp breaker first and if that is a problem, I will follow Furd's advice.

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