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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$323.51 / 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 4.4 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great heater for the garage Had a 240 outlet installed in the garage and hooked up this heater. This automatic mode works great, just set and forget. The heater is a great value when on sale for 30% off at Comes with a 5 year warranty and is made in the USA. December 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Perfectly designed garage heater. This heater was easy to install with good instructions with the customer in mind. I line in MN and this heater has no problem maintaining heat in a 672 sq ft insulated garage. Cadet has designed this product perfectly. January 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT HEATER I bought this to heat a 30x30 garage. So far I have run the heater on a low setting while it was in the low 30s outside, and it did a great job heating the garage so that only a t-shirt was required to work inside. I'm very pleased with it's performance so far. November 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by An ideal garage heater My garage is an average 2-car with two overhead doors and one window. One side wall and the door wall are not insulated. The ceiling is not insulated. Two walls are insulated. So on a cold day, this heater has an uphill battle. I hung the heater on the wall 10 inches from the ceiling per instructions. The initial run period produced a strong smell as the 'newness' burned off. My heater did a very nice job of making my garage comfortable in mid 20 degree weather. It is smooth and quiet. The heater feels and looks like a quality product. I am pleased with it and will probably insulate my ceiling now that I see how well it performs. My only complaint is that the heater instructions say that it can be mounted on a wall but since wall studs are on 16 inch centers, that is a problem. The heater bracket is too narrow to pick up the studs. I had to mount a 1X8 on the wall, bolted to the studs and then mount the heater to that. It worked out fine (maybe even better) but should not have been necessary. A feature that would have been nice but probably isn't feasible, would be a swivel plug. That would let you use it on the floor or on a raised installation. January 21, 2015
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