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I have a T58FD20X0 hob. The lead has 5 cables, can you

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Hi. I have a T58FD20X0 hob. The lead has 5 cables, can you advise how to connect please?
JA: Is your hob gas or electric? How old is it?
Customer: electric - induction. I've only just bought it
JA: How long has this been going on with your hob? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've a cooker flex outlet, but there are 5 cables. Can you advise whatthe 5 cables are please? I can't find any useful spec online
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not that I can think of.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tim Cooke replied 6 months ago.

Hello, the chances are that someone has doubled up on conductors to meet the load requirements.

Are two of the leads brown/red, and two of them blue/black?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi - the lead has the following colours: Brown, Blue, Black, Grey, Green/Yellow
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The electrician had to go to another job, so I need it written down to forward to him
Expert:  Tim Cooke replied 6 months ago.

You had an electrician there?!! And they didn't know how to do this?

I'm gobsmacked. I would ask them not to come back.

There's only one safe way forward.

1. Isolate the power at the consumer unit MCB for this circuit.
I would expect the MCB to be a B40 breaker.

2. Remove the accessory screws from the flex outlet.

3. Examine the conductors connected behind the flex outlet - you will then know which connect to the supply live and neutral.

4. To be extra safe, check the polarity of the conductors coming to the flex outlet.