I have just bought an induction hob (AEG 68002KF) to replace my old style electric Zanussi hob.
My concern is if I can use the same cable to connect my new hob.
The following is printed on the existing cable:
BASEC TO BS6004 6242YH 2x6+2.5mm 097 PX92
Old Zanussi is : 7 kw max
New induction hob: 7.4 kw (4 cooking zones)
Also, according to the scheme on the back of the induction hob, the brown wire should go into socket 1 and 2 (each socket is responsible for 2 cooking zones). There is only 1 (one) brown wire in the cable and it made out of 7 cooper (?) wires. My idea is to split these 7 wires into 3 and 4 and connect them into sockets 1 and 2 .
I actually have tested this already and it works, but I am not sure if it is safe to use it like this all the time.
Please advise / comment. Many thanks for your soonest replies.
P.S. You might say that I should call a professional electrician.. I probably should have. Unfortunately I have had so many problems with cowboy builders at my place recently and these are still unresolved that now I really afraid to ask anyone to come and do anything at my place. But this is another story.
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