Electrical Outlets

Electrical Outlets

The electric sockets

The kitchen is the room containing the largest quantity of household applinaces in the house.
Some of the appliances are permanently connected while others are turned on or off as needed.
Often refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens are connected to sockets installed at 17.5cm from the floor, at the back of base units. Problems may arise when it is necessary to disconnect an appliance for maintenance or repairs: in these cases it will be necessary to dismantle the kitchen. The ideal solution is an electric board with individual sockets and switches in the sink base unit, the only one without a back panel. In the event of a failure, this will allow you to cut out the appliance concerned without interrupting the power supply to the rest of the kitchen.
If it is not possible to collect all the sockets below the sink, they should be positioned behind the appliance so that they can be unplugged without dismantling the cabinets.
Sockets to connect small appliances in the kitchen should be positioned:
A - on the back panel of the kitchen, respecting a safety distance of 60cm from the sink and from the hob, because they must not be exposed to heat or water;
B - in the aluminium under wall unit bar near the neon light,
C - if there is an equipped back section, inside a compartment fitted with a switch and a safety cutout.

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