Cadet 5,000-Watt Portable Garage Heater-RCP502S - The Home Depot


Model # RCP502S

Internet # 202909808

5,000-Watt Portable Garage Heater

Cadet 5,000-Watt Portable Garage Heater

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$329.11 / each
  • Fast startup, quiet and nice design
  • Durable, easy to use, and high quality
  • Requires a 30 amp 240V receptacle - standard outlet won’t work


Model # RCP502S

Internet # 202909808

Store SO SKU # 414069

The durable Cadet 5,000-Watt Garage Heater requires a NEMA #6-30 240-volt receptacle (not a standard 120 Volt outlet) to provide your garage or workshop with powerful warmth on cold days. It features 2 heat setting positions for versatility in either low or high wattages. It also offers a built-in fan-only switch that provides comfortable air circulation without producing heat during the summer months. Ideal for warming garages and workshops, with rugged USA-made construction.

  • 6 ft. cord with polarized plug requires NEMA #6-30 240-volt receptacle - a standard 120-volt outlet will not work to power this heater
  • 5,000-watt premium utility heater at 240-volts provides warmth for large, hard-to-heat areas like garages and workshops
  • Rugged USA-made 20-gauge steel construction, with a baked-on powder-coat paint finish for long-lasting wear
  • No cold start ups; fan delay mechanism allows element to heat before blowing air and disperses residual heat after shutdown
  • Built-in fan-only switch provides comfortable air circulation without heat
  • Double-pole thermostatic control offers positive off position
  • High-temperature safety feature turns heater off if normal operating temperature is exceeded
  • Factory equipped with a bracket for either wall mount or floor stand use
  • 20-gauge steel construction with a baked-on powder-coat paint finish for long-lasting wear
  • Find the right Cadet electric heater for your needs:

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Assembled Depth (in.)  8.25 in  Assembled Height (in.)  15.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  17.5 in  Cord Length (in.)  72.0 
Product Depth (in.)  8.25  Product Height (in.)  15.75 
Product Width (in.)  17.5 
Amperage (amps)  20.8  Area Heated (Sq. Ft.)  600 
Color  Red/Black  Color Family  Multi 
Heater Type  Fan Heaters  Heating Product Type  Electric Portable Heater 
Heating Technology Type  Convection  Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor 
Material  Steel  Portable Heater Features  Automatic Shutoff,Thermostat 
Power/Fuel Type  Electric  Product Weight (lb.)  31 lb 
Returnable  90-Day  Voltage (volts)  240 
Wattage (watts)  5000 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  5-Year Warranty 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent heater. Fast startup, quiet and great blower. This heater is well worth the money. I tried a much cheaper model and the fan wouldn't even turn. This heater will put out some heat. I have a 24 x 24 fully insulated garage and it can take it from 40 to 60 in no time and keep it there. The thermostat and high/low settings are very nice. It runs quiet enough, much quieter than a torpedo style. You can still hold a conversation or watch TV. The sides and back are cool to the touch. I installed mine on an older style TV swivel so I can direct the heat in almost any direction. I also run a ceiling fan as my garage ceiling is around 12 foot high. January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Heater The heater was easy to install. Home Depot personnel and Cadet Company personnel were very helpful in recommending the 500w heater for my 441 sq. ft. garage. It heats very nicely and the thermostat functions perfectly shutting the heater down when the desired temperature is reached. The only incident I have had was when I first started the heater, the fan was rubbing against the front grill and causing a loud noise. I turned the fan on and off again until I identified the problem. I then took the front grill off (it detaches easily for cleaning) and carefully bent the aluminum fan blades back a little. This seems to have fixed the problem and I haven't had any more noise. So far, I would highly recommend the heater. Be sure to get the correct size. I am sure now the 400W heater would not have met my expectations so I am grateful for the help from Home Depot and Cadet. December 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by good heat source just had this installed in a 3 car garage. of course as soon as it was istalled, the weather has been failry mild at night. but the heat output is very good so do not anticpate any issues. [just upper teens right now in Fort Collins CO]. i like that it has two speeds and a thermostat. December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by whoohoo This was for my husbands 110 year old garage he loves it warm and dry and all his woodworking machinery is no longer rusting December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aside from a few quality control issues unit worked well Needed supplemental heat in a shower / soaking tub room built entirely on a outside wall [not too smart]. The fan wouldn't turn on the first heater I purchased. Shaft was bent, so I returned it. Second heater had a signicant vibration. Problem was the fan blade that had been painted by what looked to be a dipping process. The painting was so uneven it thru the blade out of balance. Not sure why they painted blade, but I stripped the paint off and have now enjoyed the heater for over 7 years. September 20, 2013
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