In America, the outlet is located under the knee of the kitchen sink. We believe such a dishwasher connection to the power grid is risky. A leakage will cause a short circuit, if the protective elements do not work, a fire is possible. Pros recommend installing an automatic amp on 16 for a dishwasher, but this seems too complicated. It is much easier to perform the proper connection of the dishwasher to avoid excesses.
How to connect the dishwasher to the
electrical network. First of all, check the rating. In other cases, the connection of the Electrolux dishwasher is allowed to the mains voltage standard. The switch is located on the plug. If put in the wrong position, the equipment will not work. Whether the dishwasher will break, is not written in the instructions.
Always on the manufacturer or dealer site, specify the length of the cord, knowledge will help you choose a place to install the outlet. Do not put low. Suitable height - half a meter from the floor, out of reach of water and splashing from the sink. For compact models that are installed on the table, it is allowed to use an outlet for a refrigerator or hob. It is necessary to estimate the bandwidth of the wire.
Wiring for connecting a dishwasher
Copper three-core wire PVS3 is suitable for wiring household appliances. It is a hard and thick cord that easily holds its shape. It is easily cut with nippers and cleaned from the insulating layer. Specific weight depends on the brand. The main thing is that the PVS3 consists of three wires( the number in the marking):
- two for the phase( 0 and 230 V);
- one for grounding.
Each vein with a braid of a fixed color: yellow, blue, white. We will find three types of performance of the cable PVS3 - U, T, UHL.The first option is designed for use outdoors at a temperature of - 40 - + 40 ºС, take note, if there is a need to lay an electrician outside the kitchen on the veranda on the horizon. The rest of the performance for the street are not suitable, are used at a temperature of - 25 - +40 ºС.Maximum heating of PVS3 does not exceed +70 ºС.
The power of the PVS3 depends on the cross section of the cores:
- 0.75 mm2 - 2.2 kW.
- 1 mm2 - 2.64 kW.
- 1.5 mm2 - 2.86 kW.
- 2.5 mm2 - 4.18 kW.
- 4 mm2 - 5.28 kW.
The cord has a working voltage of 380 V, suitable for powering appliances from a 230 V socket. If you plan to connect a table-mounted dishwasher in parallel with a refrigerator, the wire will be needed thicker. Otherwise, simply can not stand the load. The same applies to microwaves and other equipment. If you are not sure that the electrician will stand in the house, contact a professional!
Take the power reserve at least twice. Try to connect the devices to the outlets or do not use at the same time. It's easier to do this by connecting a dishwasher( Electrolux, for example) with a microwave. Cooking - at the same time, doing plates - at another, for example