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Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Ovens

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am installing an oven that is 240 volt, what type of dedicated circuit do I need? How to Wire a 240 Volt Oven Circuit: Kitchen Oven Electrical Wiring and Circuit Requirements.

Wiring a 240Volt Oven Circuit

Electrical Question: What type of circuit does an electric oven need?

I am installing a double wall oven that is 240 volt. Do I need a 20amp circuit, or will the current 30amp circuit be OK?

Thanks in advance for any input you can provide.

This home electrical wiring question came from: Martins, a Homeowner from New Castle, Delaware.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric wiring question Martins.

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2 Responses to “Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Ovens”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Bonnie,
    The oven may require a dedicated circuit depending on the type of ignition that is installed in the oven, and the type of controls as well. To be safe I would check with the installation manual to see what is specified for the electrical outlet circuit requirements. This is your safest way to know for sure and to comply with the warranty requirements.

  2. Bonnie Grifka says:

    I would like to install a 30″ Natural Gas wall oven which has a 110volt plug. Is a 15 Amp outlet circuit OK, or does this oven require a dedicated circuit?
    Thank you very much!