ASA, So as you all know winter has arrived and in Karachi winter
means gas load-shedding. That means no roti, no chai, nothing.
For stop-gap measure, when you really need to cook something
and gas is not available (and you don’t want ruin your stove with
cylinder gas) you may turn to inductive cooking stoves (which btw
are fast running out of the local market here).
But these inductive (produce electricity by means of a magnet
producing EMF and heating the pan’s metal) stove tops require
a good chunk of electricity, like 6000-9000 watts!
Power = Voltage x Current
Current = Power / Voltage
6500 watts / 240V = 27 Amperes!
Can a 7/29 wire and a BOSCH three pin power switch with a
13A rating, handle this much current ?. I think… NOT.
So what to do ?. Youtube videos talking about a “dedicated line”
with a “power switch” with a 45A breaker at the DB. Should I take
out the 13A switch plate and replace it with a higher rated switch
and put a 45A Hager breaker at the DB backend ?. Would that
do the trick ?. Or do I put in a 6mm line, as they suggest in the
The shopkeeper said, “AC kee line kaafi hai”. Looking at his
disposition, I am wary of taking his nonchalance advice. Call me
crazy, but I need an opinion of someone who knows what the
#$@! they are talking about.
Regards and thanks in advance,
Sheikh ‘Roti Beylan At The Ready’ Chilli