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Looking at other threads concerning ehu on sites, what will these different amps or watts or however rated run in relation to a hobtop like this.
Deal: COOKTRON Double Induction Cooktop Burner with Fast Warm-Up Mode, 1800w 2 Induction Burner with 10 Temperature 9 Power Settings, Portable Dual Induction Cooker Cooktop with Child Safety Lock & Time https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09JK44LG6/?tag=mhf04-21
 
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I think i am going purchase a Vango Sizzle twin induction hob. 800 w per plate so my inverter should be able to cope when off grid.
 
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It will depend on the amp rating on the EHU bollard.
There is a simple equasion to use...
Amps x Volts = Watts

Volts is always 230 on mains

So if you have say 6 amp hookup then...

6 x 230 = 1380 watts so the burner would probably trip the EHU

If you are on 10 amps then

10 x 230 = 2300

So you would be ok.


If you are on 16amp as most UK sites are them you would have...
16 x 230 = 3680 watts available so you could run two of them if you wanted.

Just a rule of thumb but you also have to factor in anything else that may be using the mains such as fridge etc.
 
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The Vango Sizzle single 800w 1.42kg £44.99 plus delivery (or free delivery over £50) https://www.outdoorworlddirect.co.u...Emfs_FqA73Glr8nBQujAdcobBIPakjCEaArS3EALw_wcB will be in stock in May so may suit those with not enough space for the double. Looks similar to our Maplins 500w (£20 a few years ago) hob - pan size can't be too big but a large Ingenio wok works well on ours.
2020-vango-product-essentials-cooker-sizzle-single.jpg

Available from some sellers now but over £70!
 
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Looking at other threads concerning ehu on sites, what will these different amps or watts or however rated run in relation to a hobtop like this.
Deal: COOKTRON Double Induction Cooktop Burner with Fast Warm-Up Mode, 1800w 2 Induction Burner with 10 Temperature 9 Power Settings, Portable Dual Induction Cooker Cooktop with Child Safety Lock & Time Amazon product ASIN B09JK44LG6
namwaldog provided a great explanation of power ratings and the required current to run the cooker.

At risk of stating the obvious, if you were touring abroad and found you only had access to a 6 am hook-up for the night, you could still use the hob, provided only one of the two rings was used. ;) (y)
 
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Looking at other threads concerning ehu on sites, what will these different amps or watts or however rated run in relation to a hobtop like this.
Deal: COOKTRON Double Induction Cooktop Burner with Fast Warm-Up Mode, 1800w 2 Induction Burner with 10 Temperature 9 Power Settings, Portable Dual Induction Cooker Cooktop with Child Safety Lock & Time Amazon product ASIN B09JK44LG6
I have a double hob induction unit which runs happily on EHU - even 10 amp if you budget energy carefully. It fits perfectly over the double burner gas hob

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Volts is always 230 on mains
Please note I am not having a go at you, nor correcting you in any way. Your post was just the final (very tiny) straw that broke the camels back and prompted this rant.

In the UK we still have 240V not 230V. In Europe they have 220V not 230V.

The EU in their wisdom changed the nominal and tolerance values in a paperwork exercise that actually changes nothing.

The UK did not change all their power stations and transformers overnight to generate 230V.

Full explanation here if anyone is actually interested.


I keep seeing 230V and it niggles me for some reason because it is not accurate.

I do not know why the EU foisted this on us as the interlinks are all DC as far as I am aware and there is no AC connection.
This is also why EU clocks drifted out of sync and our didn't a while ago.

Interesting video and yes sorry off topic.

 
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Please note I am not having a go at you, nor correcting you in any way. Your post was just the final (very tiny) straw that broke the camels back and prompted this rant.

In the UK we still have 240V not 230V. In Europe they have 220V not 230V.

The EU in their wisdom changed the nominal and tolerance values in a paperwork exercise that actually changes nothing.

The UK did not change all their power stations and transformers overnight to generate 230V.

Full explanation here if anyone is actually interested.


I keep seeing 230V and it niggles me for some reason because it is not accurate.

I do not know why the EU foisted this on us as the interlinks are all DC as far as I am aware and there is no AC connection.
This is also why EU clocks drifted out of sync and our didn't a while ago.

Interesting video and yes sorry off topic.


So what difference does this make to hooking up a cooker?
 
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Please note I am not having a go at you, nor correcting you in any way. Your post was just the final (very tiny) straw that broke the camels back and prompted this rant.

In the UK we still have 240V not 230V. In Europe they have 220V not 230V.

The EU in their wisdom changed the nominal and tolerance values in a paperwork exercise that actually changes nothing.

The UK did not change all their power stations and transformers overnight to generate 230V.

Full explanation here if anyone is actually interested.


I keep seeing 230V and it niggles me for some reason because it is not accurate.

I do not know why the EU foisted this on us as the interlinks are all DC as far as I am aware and there is no AC connection.
This is also why EU clocks drifted out of sync and our didn't a while ago.

Interesting video and yes sorry off topic.


I used to get a bollocking off our sparks for referring to supply voltage as 240v. They told me UK is 230v.

Just checked my National Grid Electric connection agreement which states supply voltage is 230v.
 
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Before everyone rushes to get their multimeters out, please turn off the mains supply so there aren't any little shocks :whatthe:

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So what difference does this make to hooking up a cooker?
Bugger all nothing really, 230-240 it’s only 10w per amp difference. Saying that the grid in Germany also Romania its almost all the time at 230-240 plus. I actually had as high as 248v. It all depends how close to the supply transformer you are in relation to the grid.
 
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Looking at other threads concerning ehu on sites, what will these different amps or watts or however rated run in relation to a hobtop like this.
Deal: COOKTRON Double Induction Cooktop Burner with Fast Warm-Up Mode, 1800w 2 Induction Burner with 10 Temperature 9 Power Settings, Portable Dual Induction Cooker Cooktop with Child Safety Lock & Time Amazon product ASIN B09JK44LG6
It says 2000 Watts in the spec so both rings on full on 220v it would take 9 amps so no good on your average 6 amp outlet abroad unless you are very careful.
 
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I used to get a bollocking off our sparks for referring to supply voltage as 240v. They told me UK is 230v.

Just checked my National Grid Electric connection agreement which states supply voltage is 230v.

It is 240v as measured. But it is 230v with -6% +10% tolerance. So it is within tolerance of 230V while measuring 240v. Currently here it is 243V.

National grid has to use the EU spec when quoting supply voltage.
 
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It says 2000 Watts in the spec so both rings on full on 220v it would take 9 amps so no good on your average 6 amp outlet abroad unless you are very careful.
Accordingly to one of the reviews, 1800watts on one ring plus 1000watts on the other. Spec also says 110volts. Sounds like something not right somewhere.

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Just getting back to induction hobs. I carry a single plate in my PVC and never use gas when on a hook-up. Fantastic bit of kit and enables cooking outside when weather permits. Plenty out there at a decent price and mine came from IKEA when there was a sale on.
 
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Just getting back to induction hobs. I carry a single plate in my PVC and never use gas when on a hook-up. Fantastic bit of kit and enables cooking outside when weather permits. Plenty out there at a decent price and mine came from IKEA when there was a sale on.
Now that's what I wanted to know,thanks,. Has it tripped any boxes.?
 
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We have a couple of single induction hobs and like Cal54 says great bits of kit (y) .
Indoors, outdoors, quick and easy , quick wipe over and its back in the drawer ( once cold obviously)
 
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Now that's what I wanted to know,thanks,. Has it tripped any boxes.?
We use a Tefal single plate induction hob outside and it's rated at 2100watts so flat out it will pull around 8 amps and could trip a post depending on the breaker, BUT it doesn't ever need to be flat out so it is happy pulling around 800 watts which is less than 4 amps and won't trip the breaker on 99.9% of sites.

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I will just add that the beauty of the induction hob outside compared to say gas is that it heats the pan directly so works just as well on a windy day.
 
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We use a Tefal single plate induction hob outside and it's rated at 2100watts so flat out it will pull around 8 amps and could trip a post depending on the breaker, BUT it doesn't ever need to be flat out so it is happy pulling around 800 watts which is less than 4 amps and won't trip the breaker on 99.9% of sites.

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I will just add that the beauty of the induction hob outside compared to say gas is that it heats the pan directly so works just as well on a windy day.
I understand that induction hobs require special pans, can these pans be used on gas as well or will it damage them?
 
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I understand that induction hobs require special pans, can these pans be used on gas as well or will it damage them?
If a magnet stick to the pan it is OK for induction, you may well already have pans that will work you just don't realise.
 
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