Do I have the right connection for an electric cooktop?
Step 1: see which outlet is in your kitchen
Option 1: 2-pole (Schuko- / Gardy)
Option 2: 5-pole (Perilex)
To determine whether you have the right connection for a ceramic hob or induction hob, first look at the sockets in your kitchen. There are 2 types of sockets:
- 2-pole Schuko- / Gardy sockets (2 openings)
- 5-pin Perilex sockets (5 holes)
Is there a 5-pole perilex outlet in your kitchen? Then proceed to step 2. Do you only have 2-pin sockets? Then your connection for electric cooking is suitable for 1-phase electric hotplates.
Step 2: measure the number of phases with a multimeter
Is there a Perilex outlet in your kitchen? Then you need to know how many phases of current he is supplying. Determining the number of phases is easiest with a multimeter. How you do that, you can read in the next article. After this you skip step 3 and 4. Do you not have a multimeter? No problem. Then we will determine the number of phases on your meter cupboard. You can read how you do this in steps 3 and 4.
Step 3: look in the meter cupboard if you have a stove group
To determine the number of phases on the basis of the meter cupboard, look for a stove group in the meter cupboard. A stove group is 1 group that consists of 2 linked groups. To clarify: they are 2 blocks that are stuck together and have 1 lever together. Look in your meter cupboard. Do you see a stove group? Then the Perilex socket delivers 2-phase power. Choose an electric hob that is suitable for 2 phases. If you do not have a cooker group, continue to step 4.
Step 4: look in the meter cupboard if you have power flow
If you do not have a cooker group, but there is a Perilex outlet in your kitchen, you have power. You can recognize power from a large cooking group that consists of 4 linked groups. The cooking group has 1 joint handle. Look in your meter cupboard. Do you have a large cooking group that seems to consist of 4 groups, but with 1 long handle? Then you have power flow. You can purchase both a 2- and 3-phase electric cooker.