The maximum you can get for a new connection in single-phase (monophasé
) is 12 kVA (about 12 kW for residential loads), corresponding with a maximum current of 60 A. The cabling to your premises will have to be dimensioned
for this. You still can subscribe to an abonnement
of 9 kVA (45 A) or 6 kVA (30 A).
For more power you have to go three-phase (triphasé
), from 15 kVA to 36 kVA (3 x 60 A). In the EDF Bleu ciel information
you'll still see the older connections in single-phase, going up to 18 kVA (90 A). For some or other reason the EDF doesn't update this type of information.
And even in single-phase you can have a lot of appliances connected, because there is the possibility of délestage
(load-shedding): a module
in the consumer unit senses the actual current demand, and if necessary switches off non-priority appliances, such as electric rads. To prevent the main-breaker (disjoncteur de branchement
) coming into action and switching everything off.