06-08-2023 10:35 AM in
Hi again , I have a new Samsung NK24M5070CS cooker hood , it comes with 2 power supplies, U.S with a mains plug and a U.K without a mains plug ( I'm in the U.K ) is it possible for me to just put a plug on the end of the U.K cable ??? Can't understand why it's ok in the U.S to just plug it in but in the U.K it has to be hard wired ? Thanks
06-08-2023 10:52 AM in
06-08-2023 01:45 PM in
@Edgie70: The user manual states the following with regards to the electrical connection of your cooker hood.
"The mains power supply must correspond to the rating indicated on the plate situated inside the hood. If provided with a plug connect the hood to a socket in compliance with current regulations and positioned in an accessible area, after installation. If it not fitted with a plug (direct mains connection) or if the plug is not located in an accessible area, after installation, apply a double pole switch in accordance with standards which assures the complete disconnection of the mains under conditions relating to over-current category III, in accordance with installation instructions."
My advice would be to reach out to a Samsung Service Centre to arrange for the hood to be fitted by an authorised engineer, to ensure that it is fitted correctly and, more importantly, safely.
06-08-2023 02:29 PM in
I would be having a look at the label on the cooker hood itself and make sure it says 230vAC 50hz - and not 110vAC 60hz - and look at the bare wires to make sure they are coloured Blue Brown and Green& Yellow (if the hood needs earth) if the wires are white and black then that would be US wiring - wont hurt to double check
also make sure the electrician fits a Fused Spur switched wall outlet with a 3amp maximum fuse in it (but if he fully trained genuine electrician he will do that anyway)
09-08-2023 08:54 PM in