Asked by: Dorothy Bidarorasked in category: General Last Updated: 12th February, 2020
How many amps does a range use?
Accordingly, what size breaker do I need for an electric range?
The suggested circuit breaker size for the kitchen stove is 50 amps, 220 volts. This is a double breaker. Single breakers normally carry 110 volts. It must be a dedicated circuit for the stove only, meaning that no other appliances or outlets can be served by that circuit.
Furthermore, can I use a 40 amp breaker for a stove? our stove/oven has 40 amp breaker & rated for 12.5 KW . yes, if you add or need/required to use a 50 amp you will need to use at least 6 gauge wire. if you didn't the 8 gauge wire could get hot & the 50 amp breaker may not trip or click off because it is rated higher. always match the wire to the breaker.
Also to know is, can I use a 50 amp breaker for a 40 amp stove?
There is NO such thing as a 40 amp cord and plug. 40 and 50 amp breaker/circuit are basically interchangable. You can use either for a 50 amp receptacle.
How many amps does dryer use?
The amperage draw is variable depending on the incoming voltage and temperature. The minimum breaker size recommended is 30 amps. Your dryer is going to pull somewhere around 25 amps.