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Hard wired or plug on cooker hood

(Topic created on: 06-08-2023 02:29 PM)
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Edgie70
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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 

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-Robot-
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Where did you get this cooker hood?

In the UK electrical standards are different but should work if you out a plug on the end of it. I did say should don't blame me if it goes wrong
AndrewL
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@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. 

Edgie70
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Thanks , I've got an electrician coming to move a socket so I'll get him to hard wire it to the hood 

andy_in_ireland
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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) 

good luck

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Edgie70
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Thanks , I bought the hood direct from Samsung uk 

Jam1eM
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In the box is a Euro plug and a 2 wire hard wire lead. In the UK our mains cables are protected by a fuse, if we supplied a plug this would normally be plugged in behind the chimney section and not accessible. So should the fuse blow you cannot access it easily to replace.
To resolve this the cooker hood should be installed into a hard wire spur with a fused connection unit somewhere accessible near the hood. This makes the power switch and fuse in a more readily available place should it be needed.

In Euro plug land they are not fused and hence no need for it to be "accessible" although I'd still recommend it being so.

If you want to wire it into a plug, this can be done but it must be fused correctly, plus if the fuse blows and its not accessible and it's not a fault of the product you wouldn't be covered by the warranty.

As usual, electrics must be maintained/installed by suitably trained and competent persons. If you're asking these question I'd suggest you need to seek the assistance of an electrician.

Thank you and great question.
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