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For USA, Canada and other countries running a 60 Hz supply service.

(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer]

Electricity is dangerous!

You can be injured or killed!

Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death!

Check NEC Table 220.55

The minimum circuit size for ANY electric range is 40 amps.

Circuit size depends on the nameplate rating of your range!

The Authority Having Jurisdiction has final say.

ASK YOUR INSPECTOR!!

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Ok where should we start? What is the total amp draw for the range? What plug and receptacle do you need? What size wire will safely carry the total demand of the range? What is the minimum size breaker that will protect everything? Can the service box handle the extra load?

There is a reason Electricians do what they do, they don't have to use the internet ask such a basic question.

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If you had to ask this question here you need to learn more about your local wiring code re all the items you must use for a new household AC power range circuit.

Serious home fires can result from incorrectly installed new circuits.

So that the new installation is safe and legal - and complies with the terms of your home insurance policy - you must use the correct type and size of cable, the correct type of circuit breaker and the correct type of wall outlet.

From the local wiring code, a licensed electrician will know which size of wire to use because the answer depends both on the current to be carried (amps) and on the length of the run from the breakers on the main supply panel to the place where the outlet for the kitchen range is to be fixed.

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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

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