04:34AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 12/10/06
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I just got a electric double wall oven to replace a gas one. I'm told that it draws 30 amps by GE.I have a roll of 10/3 wire copper is this suitable. I need to run about 50ft to the panel and have a spare 30 in the panel. The unit says 120/240v --

120/208v the pigtail on the unit is bx white red black and ground and says

600v -- Confused !

Thanks for any insight


Dave Wood


04:56AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 03/31/05
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Do the instructions say it requires a 30A circuit or that it draws 30A? Big difference. If a 30A circuit is required, then 10/3 with ground and a 30 double pole breaker is correct. If it DRAWS 30A , then you would need 8/3 and a 40A breaker.


08:51AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 12/10/06
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Thanks househelper, thats the problem no where in the pamplets does it state that. I called GE's 800 number and they said it was 30 amp. from the model number given. Not that it draws 30 amps I worded that wrong.

Dave Wood


08:54AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 12/10/06
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Househelper, the following is all the pamplets say in this order

1.) kw 7.1 120/240v

2.) 5.8 120/208v

Nothing else is stated

Dave Wood


10:07AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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kw 7.1 120/240v

7.1 kw at 240 draws 30 amps.

You need a 40 amp circuit for this.


10:27AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 12/10/06
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Thanks alot for all your help househelper, I really appreciate the input. Have a great day.


Dave Wood


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