## What size breaker do I need for a GE stove?

It depends on the wire going to the range. **If the wire is 8 AWG you can only use a 40A breaker**, regardless of what the range’s instructions may tell you. If it is 6 AWG, you should use 40A or 50A depending on what the range’s instructions say to use.

## What size breaker do I need for a range oven?

The industry standard for an electric stove is a **50 amp double-pole circuit breaker**.

## What size circuit breaker do I need for a stove?

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.

## Can I use a 40 amp breaker for a range?

According to the NEC, **any household cooking appliance rated at 12kW or less can be served by a 40A circuit**.

## How many amps does a GE range use?

Monogram Amp Size

Refrigerators | 20 amps |
---|---|

48″ Range |
50 amps |

36″ Range | 30 amps |

30″ Range | 25 amps |

Trivection 30″ Single Wall Oven | 30 amps |

## Can I use a 40 amp breaker for a 50 amp stove?

In general, **no**. Installing a 50A breaker on wiring only designed to support 40A is dangerous and can result in a house fire. 40A circuits need #8 copper wire, whereas 50A circuits need #6 copper.

## How do I know what size breaker I need?

To calculate the breaker size, simply **divide the adjusted wattage by 240 volts** to find the rated amperage needed for your subpanel. Often, the result is not a common circuit breaker size. and you can simply round up to the next higher size of the breaker.

## What size breaker do I need for a gas stove?

Standard appliance cordage is usually 16 AWG and yes you can plug this device (stove) into a **120v 20 amp** circuit. Toasters and hair dryers are usually larger because of the load but your range is listed for use on a 15 or 20 amp circuit. The answer is yes you can use a 15 amp device or cord on a 20 amp circuit.

## What is a 40 amp breaker used for?

The 15-amp and 20-amp breakers are used for baseboard heating, the 30-amp breakers are used for water heating, the 40- and 50-amp breakers are used for **electric ranges**, and the 70-amp breakers are used for air conditioning.

## What size breaker do I need for a 40 amp oven?

Wire and Breaker Size for Dual Wall Oven

Wall Oven Wattage | Wall Oven Amps | Breaker Size |
---|---|---|

4000 watt | 16.7 Amps | 25 Amp |

5000 watt | 20.8 Amps | 30 Amp |

6000 watt | 25 Amps | 40 Amp |

7000 watt |
29.2 Amps |
40 Amp |

## How many amps does range need?

Does an electric range need a dedicated circuit? Yes. Electric stoves draw anywhere from **30 to 60 amps** on average.

## What are the power requirements for an electric range?

The power demand of ranges varies depending on the rating of the appliance, but in most cases, a **50-amp 240-volt circuit** is required, wired with #6-gauge wire. Smaller ranges may require a 40-amp circuit, wired with #8-gauge wire.

## What size wire do you need for a 50 amp range?

6

50 AMP Wire Size

For a maximum of 50 amps, you’ll need a **wire gauge of 6**. Fifty amp breakers are most often used to power many different appliances. However, a kitchen oven can alone require 50 amps. Many electric dryers also require a 50 amp breaker.

## Is 10 3 wire heavy enough for a stove?

It is most-often used to wire 220-volt outlets (four-pronged outlets in the US). Commonly, 10/3 is used to power clothes dryers, air conditioners, and small kitchen ranges. 10/3 wire can serve appliances that draw up to 30 amps. **For appliances requiring more than 30 amps, you will need cable that is heavier than 10/3**.

## What size Romex electric stove?

As a general rule all full size electric stoves or ranges require a minimum of a 40 amp power feed with a 50 amp receptacle 120/240 volts. The breaker size must be 40 amp and the wire size should be **# 8 awg copper or # 6 awg aluminum**. This applies for most plug in ranges with the oven below and burners on top.

## What’s the difference between 10 2 wire and 10 3 wire?

**10/2 wire can handle 56 amps.** **10/3 wire can handle 84 amps**.

## What size wire do I need for electric stove?

If you use copper wire and the distance to the electric stove outlet from the breaker panel is under 100 feet, you can use **10-gauge wire**. For that same circuit, if you use aluminum wire, you will need 8-gauge wire. Wire gauge number decreases as the wire size increases.

## Can I use 8 3 wire for my stove?

**A free-standing range, rated 12kW or less, can typically be wired to a 40A-120/240V circuit using 8/3cu or 6/3al cable**. A typical electric dryer, and most combined stackable units, will require a 30A-120/240V circuit using 10/3 cable.