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Old 12-26-2015, 05:30 PM   #15
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I thing the electrical receptacle was installed in the event the owner ordered a small Insta-hot unit, I have one and it plugged into the outlet under the sink.

One of the problems though was the instahot did not have a switch, which was a problem because it does pull ~800 watts and if it's let plugged in continually goes through a heating cycle.

To solve that problem I put a separate switch on the front of the cabinet below the sink. I got one that was lite, I wired it Red for off and Green for on.

You could probably do the same thing right under countertop where the stove is located.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:38 PM   #16
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Joe, nice install. The plexiglass filler matches nicely.

Here is a switch that I've used in the past to add an easily accessible on/off switch. If you don't have a switch, it's very easy to accidently turn the unit on.

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F7C016q...=Outlet+Switch
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:35 PM   #17
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It wouldn't be practical to use it without running the generator. It pulls 15 amps at full power (1800 watts), and we only have a 2000 watt inverter.
That is why I would not do without a gas cooktop. Not about to run the generator just to fry some eggs.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:09 PM   #18
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We have an all electric coach. Typically, when you're making breakfast, there is more than just frying eggs going on where a generator is needed while boon docking. I also carry a portable single burner butane stove that works well if my wife just wants to heat some water for tea or coffee.

I guess the thousands of people buying all electric RV's should sell them because they can't make eggs! Sometimes you should think before making a statement that only applies to your situation!
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Hi Joe,
What a fantastic job you did on the installation of your induction cooktop. I'm sure your wife will enjoy cooking your next meal on it.

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Joe, nice install. The plexiglass filler matches nicely.

Here is a switch that I've used in the past to add an easily accessible on/off switch. If you don't have a switch, it's very easy to accidently turn the unit on.

Amazon.com: Belkin Conserve Power Switch: Electronics

Thanks Don! I didn't know they made a switch like that! Only problem is the AC outlet is on the side wall and I can't reach it without squeezing myself up inside the cabinet!
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Thanks everyone for your nice comments!
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Joe,
I thing the electrical receptacle was installed in the event the owner ordered a small Insta-hot unit, I have one and it plugged into the outlet under the sink.

One of the problems though was the instahot did not have a switch, which was a problem because it does pull ~800 watts and if it's let plugged in continually goes through a heating cycle.

To solve that problem I put a separate switch on the front of the cabinet below the sink. I got one that was lite, I wired it Red for off and Green for on.

You could probably do the same thing right under countertop where the stove is located.

Thanks Jim! That explains it!
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Joe, just to follow all the other accolades terrific job!
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Joe, nice install. The plexiglass filler matches nicely.

Here is a switch that I've used in the past to add an easily accessible on/off switch. If you don't have a switch, it's very easy to accidently turn the unit on.

Amazon.com: Belkin Conserve Power Switch: Electronics
Wish it had a higher rating ... pretty good but not much margin.

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Wish it had a higher rating ... pretty good but not much margin.

120V~/15A/60Hz/1800W

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Very nice job Joe, you are probably the hero at home (at least for a day)
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Those switches come in higher ratings, I just showed what they look like.

Joe.....they also make remote controlled switches that do the same thing. Here is a link to Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_6ws35e4nh2_b

I bought a three pack of Stanley remote switches at Harbor Freight. I use two of them on my two TV's I rarely use so that they are not on all the time. I use the third one on my microwave so that it's not always on when I'm on inverter. They work well and use a small remote.

Here are the Stanley models at Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/indoor-...-pc-68759.html
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Those switches come in higher ratings, I just showed what they look like.

Joe.....they also make remote controlled switches that do the same thing. Here is a link to Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_6ws35e4nh2_b

I bought a three pack of Stanley remote switches at Harbor Freight. I use two of them on my two TV's I rarely use so that they are not on all the time. I use the third one on my microwave so that it's not always on when I'm on inverter. They work well and use a small remote.

Here are the Stanley models at Harbor Freight Indoor Wireless Remote System 3 Pc

WOW! Thanks Don! That looks like the answer!
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