Originally Posted By: dbozek
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Voltage times current will give you watts…and most electric ranges these days do not list a amp rating but rather a kilowatt rating. Take the kw rating and divide it by 240 volts (example: 7.2kw divided by 240 volts=30 amps) If the range is gas, and it has an igniter…it can be plugged into any branch circuit, and hopefully one that is right near or behind the range. The igniter circuit doesn’t pull harldy any load.
If it is a double oven, add the two amperage ratings together and that will tell you the minimum breaker and wire size needed. Ranges are far more efficeint these days than the older ones that typically required a 50 or even a 60 amp circuit to run the thing.
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