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Do I have the right connection for an electric cooktop?

Having a suitable connection is important for an electric cooker, such as a ceramic or induction cooker. Otherwise it works partly, not at all or the stops strike. Read in 4 steps which connection you have, so that you choose the right electric hob.

Step 1: see which outlet is in your kitchen

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 3: look in the meter cupboard if you have a stove group

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

power group

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.



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