Electrical Wiring in the Home/oven wiring


I am trying to connect a stove which was running on 1 phase.

Circuit diagram shows 1 phase powers the oven/grill the second phase powers hotplates. The new place has 2 red wires which i think is 2 phase.

Do i have to remove a link internally to make oven run on 2 phases? I can't remember if there was a link between actives when i removed wiring from original location. If therewas a link between actives

have connected 1 red wire to L1 the other red wire to L2. Black to N and earth. The model is Westinghouse Kimberley 501. have not powered circuit breaker yet.

Thank you in advance for your help

ANSWER: Peter,

You don't have two phase's just one. You do however have 2 "actives" which make up a "single phase".

Just make sure you have 220 - 240 volts between the two red wires. Connect the two red wires to L1 and L2 as you have it. It does not matter which red wire goes to L1 or L2. The black will go to N as you now have it. If there had been a link between "actives" it would have blown a fuse or circuit breaker. No link needed or wanted there. You should be cooking Christmas eve dinner by tonight.  Enjoy


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QUESTION: hi bob and thanks for detailed response.
just to clarify. do you mean even previously with only 1 active connected there was no need and to have a link between 2 actives?
thank you


Your appliance requires 2 "actives" as it shows on the wiring diagram which supplies the 240 volts the appliance needs to operate. I did not see anything on the diagram to indicate the appliance could be hooked up with one "active" or that you as the end user can make adjustments inside the appliance beyond L1 and L2.

In other words the appliance runs on 220-240 volts. If thats what you have when you measure the voltage between the two red wires then put them on L1 and L2. And if the black wire is the "ground" after testing for that then connect it to the "ground" terminal on the stove and your done. The appliance should work the way its supposed to.

I can't speak for what some one else did before I can only tell you how it should be.

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