Code Q&A: Household Ranges and Cooking Appliances

Code Q&A: Household Ranges and Cooking Appliances

NEC guidelines on minimum ampacity requirements for household range and cooking appliance circuits

Q. What is the minimum ampacity required for household range and cooking appliance circuits?

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A. Branch-circuit conductors that supply household ranges, wall-mounted ovens, or counter-mounted cooking units must have an ampacity not less than the rating of the branch circuit, and not less than the maximum load to be served. For ranges of 8¾kW or more rating, the minimum branch-circuit ampere rating is 40A [210.19(A)(3

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