Question about Frigidaire Ovens
The manuel says to use double 40 amp breakers with 8 gauge wire. this will be good for the 8000 watts it will draw. but the wire comng out of the oven is only 12 guage for the red and black and the white neutral is 16 gauge. what gives. should i change the wire to 8 guage.
I think the issue you are dealing with is the NEC. National Electric Code. Most callouts for conductors are in reference to your home wiring. Due to voltage drop and heat the NEC always errs on the side of safety. Most structure wiring is covered so you never want issues of heat in conductors. The wires on your oven are only several feet in length and I am sure are sized properly from the manufacturer for their intended purpose.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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