Power differences in induction hobs

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The power of an induction hob can vary from one model to the other. It can go from 3,500 W to 7,600 W. The displayed power corresponds to added up hotpoints, the individual power of each hotpoint is way lower, obviously. In this context, Schneider helps you understand!

Summary
Power connected to the number of hotpoints
Heterogenous power among hotpoints
Variable temperature build-up
The booster function
Electrical installation and consumption

 

Power connected to the number of hotpoints

The higher the number of hotpoints, the higher the power of the induction hob. For instance, the Schneider SCFI704S induction hob offers a power of 7,000 W with 4 hotpoints. Simultaneously, the SDI30 offers a power of 3,500 W with two hotpoints.

Heterogenous power among hotpoints

Specifically, the power of an induction hob actually corresponds to the sum of the power of each hotpoint. Thereby the SCFI704S model has 4 hotpoints – 2 of 2,000 W and 2 of 1,500 W, which adds up to 7,000 W total. Note that the power can be different from one hotpoint to the other.

Variable temperature build-up

The power of a hotpoint determines its temperature build-up. That is to say, the more powerful a hotpoint, the quicker it can reach a high temperature.

Simultaneously, note that the maximum power of a hotpoint corresponds to the power generated when the hotpoint is used at full power. Generally, you can adjust the power at 9 to 15 levels.

The booster function

Some induction hobs offer a booster function. This function allows you to temporarily increase the power of one or several hotpoints. Still about the SCFI704S, the two 2,000 W hotpoints reach 2,600 W and with the booster on, the two 1,500 W hotpoints reach 1,800 W with the booster function on.

Electrical installation and consumption

Obviously, the power of an induction hob also determines its level of power consumption. The more powerful the hob, the higher the consumption.

Before you set up your equipment, you should consider this fact, as well as the characteristics of your electrical installation. Namely, you should make sure that it can take the power of your electric hob.

In any event, if you are looking for an induction hob, Schneider offers several models. Also, feel free to discover our vitro-ceramic hobs such as the STV60M and the SDV30M.

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