Model # RCP502S

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Cadet The Hot One 5000-Watt 240-Volt Electric Garage Portable Heater
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The Hot One 5000-Watt 240-Volt Electric Garage Portable Heater

  • Fast startup and quiet operation in an attractive design
  • Durable, easy to use and high quality
  • Requires a 30-amp, 240-volt receptacle
$317.83 /each

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Find the right Cadet electric heater for your needs

The durable Cadet 5000-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 two 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.

  • 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
  • 5000-Watt premium utility heater at 240-Volt provides warmth for large, hard-to-heat areas like garages and workshops up to 750 sq. ft.
  • Rugged 20-Gauge steel construction with a baked-on powder-coat paint finish for long-lasting wear
  • Built-in fan-only switch provides comfortable air circulation without heat
  • 2-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

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Plug type for the 5,000 W heater: Model # RCP502S Internet # 202909808

The online info. picture shows a 6-20P plug. The brochure and 1 answer says/shows a 6-30P plug. I need a 5 K Watt heater to plug into my 6-20P outlet having a 240 v 20A double breaker . Will some form of this heater do that?
Asked by: Anonymous
The instructions show a NEMA #6-30R. It is huge.
Answered by: Rich
Date published: 2016-01-21

Cadet- can it be ceiling hung/mounted

I have 9'-6" ceiling in a two car attached garage - non heated - approx. 400 SF- is this the right unit and can it be ceiling mounted/hung - with the included stand ?
Asked by: mitchell
Hi Michell, this is a great little heater. However it is a hot one. You can not ceiling mount this unit. It generates too much heat. You can wall mount with a 12 '' inch clearance from the top of the heater to the ceiling. Also this is 240 volt and requires a 30 amp circuit for this model. Check out the instruction/assembly guide on pages one and two.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07

Does this heater have a timer for auto shut off?

Does this heater have a timer for auto shut off?
Asked by: Sally
As far as I know no it does not. It runs by thermostat shut off.
Answered by: HighPriestess
Date published: 2016-12-02

I have a 1 car non insulated garge do you think this will help heat it?

Asked by: rich
Thank you for your question. We generally recommend anywhere from 5-10 watts per square foot depending on your needs. If you are looking to heat your garage to livable conditions we would recommend the upper range of 8-10 watts per square foot. But if you are only looking to take the edge off you would be okay in the 5-7 watts per square foot range. Depending on the square footage of your garage you may only need the 4,000 watt model. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cadet-5-000-Watt-Portable-Garage-Heater-RCP502S/202909808
Answered by: CadetCustomer Support
Date published: 2016-01-21

can I use this for living room or bedroom I want to pu 4 of this in my house because I have no Boiler?

Asked by: Daniel
It's 240 watt to a wall plug. Don't think any house has that available power. Have you tried baseboard heaters?
Answered by: meem
Date published: 2016-12-29

how many sq. ft. will the cadet 5000 heat

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, thanks for your interest in the Cadet Portable Garage Heater. There are many factors that determine how large of an area this unit will heat, primarily how well the room is insulated. As a general rule, this heater will heat a mid to well insulated garage or room that is 400 to 600 square feet. We appreciate your question
Answered by: CadetCustomer Support
Date published: 2016-01-21

If we want the location to be centered in the garage, is there any reason why we cannot ceiling mount it on a bracket the drops the unit 6 to 8 inches

the specifications state that it should not be mounted to the ceiling.
Asked by: Diane
Hi Diane, this heater generates a lot of heat. That is why you can not ceiling mount this unit. This heater runs on 240 volt 30 amp circuit. You can use the bracket supplied to wall mount this heater. You have to have a minimum of 12" inch from the top of the heater to the ceiling. Check out pages 1 & 2 of the instruction assembly guide.This will get you more information of the distances required between the top, sides and back of the unit.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07

will a 30 amp breaker with 10 gauge wire be adequate for this 5000 watt heater?

That is my question
Asked by: Getty
Yes. I have this set up for each of my heaters, going on ten years now with no problem. Copper wire of course.
Answered by: skytramm
Date published: 2016-05-08
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Customer Reviews

The Hot One 5000-Watt 240-Volt Electric Garage Portable Heater is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installed in a 3-car garage to keep workshop area & water heater warm during colder winter. I ha... Installed in a 3-car garage to keep workshop area & water heater warm during colder winter. I had a local electrician installed the 220v/30 amp outlet above the existing power panel. Because the mounting bracket is short of the standard 16-inch spacing of wall studs, I first mounted a 1x10, 20-inch length board with 1/4x2-inch lag screws & flat washers. The mounting bracket fit between these four (4) lag screws and I secured it with three (3) additional 1/4x2-inch lag screws & flat washers in the provided mounting holes. On the first day of use with the outside temperature at 40 degrees, this garage heater easily brought the garage temperature up to 70+ degrees!
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So warm I am a restoration contractor and have several of these to assist with drying. Some homes have a 6-30 outlet for air conditioning, so this works perfect. Others have 6-20 outlet, and I have the 4000 watt version to. I can also run these off my generator, my electrician made an adapter. These are my go to heaters for drying. I have a 6000 watt heater that will only work in a newer dryeroutlet. Cost almost twice as much. You can't beat this for value.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recently purchased this heater so I could enjoy working in my garage workshop during the winter... I recently purchased this heater so I could enjoy working in my garage workshop during the winter months. I have had it for about 3 weeks now...........it heats my 20 x 20 garage with a 9 ft ceiling very nicely. One day when it was 33 degrees outside my heater warmed up the garage to a very comfortable 68 degrees within a few hours. I like the thermostat feature and the multi speed control. One of the best features is that the outer cabinet does NOT get hot to the touch! All in all I am very pleased with the overall heavy duty construction of the unit. I don't know why I did not purchase this years ago.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this heater instead of other ones for two main reasons: 1. Made in the USA. I believ... I purchased this heater instead of other ones for two main reasons: 1. Made in the USA. I believe that if I have something in my garage that's running un-attended and it's pulling 5000 Watts, then I trust USA-made equipment moreso than anything else. 2. 5-year warranty. All of the other imports only offered a 1-year warranty. A 5-year warranty with excellent customer service is almost unheard of in this day. That being said, how does it heat? Well, it's a beast. It raised the temperature in my 450 sq foot un-insulated garage by 15 degrees in an hour. I will be insulating it this winter but having this heater run makes it possible for me to work in my garage woodshop. The fan is very powerful. I'm looking forward to using it this winter so that I can spend more time in my shop.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does a good job of keeping me in the workshop as long as I work on the end of the bench near the ... Does a good job of keeping me in the workshop as long as I work on the end of the bench near the heater. At $0.75 an hour it doesn't get a chance to run very long because I'm in and out of the workshop and don't want to leave it spending unattended. Blows enough warm air to make standing nearby tolerable in 20 degree weather, but takes a while to warm up my un-insulated drafty 2 car garage. I'm warm but the tools are still cold to the touch. No smell or moist heat that propane heaters create, and no risk of disaster if it gets knocked over, which has not happened yet. Moves enough air that the well designed case does not get burning hot. Note the direction of the plug at the end of the cord. Had to flip the my outlet over 180 degrees to make the cord fall straight down and remove stress on the cord and outlet.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This little heater really does the job. I have a 2 car garage that I recently insulated and put ... This little heater really does the job. I have a 2 car garage that I recently insulated and put drywall up and wanted to bring the temperature up a bit so I can do work and also keep the car warm in the winter. I've only used it for about a week and I keep turning it down. With the thermostat about 1/3 of the way, I've been able to keep it over 50. Not really necessary for it to be that warm, but nice to be in a t-shirt in my garage, when it's 19 outside.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installed in 400sq/ft garage with 10 foot ceiling, mounted on wall near ceiling pointed down acro... Installed in 400sq/ft garage with 10 foot ceiling, mounted on wall near ceiling pointed down across garage. Have thermostat almost all the way down and heats garage up quickly and way more than what i need. Installed a 30amp switch below the plug in so i dont need a ladder to reach to turn heater on. This is second winter with it and no issues, love it, plan on one of these in my next house!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Used the unit on a uninsulated sun porch. Plenty of heat but would let the room temp drop 8+ degr... Used the unit on a uninsulated sun porch. Plenty of heat but would let the room temp drop 8+ degrees before coming back on. Cadet's customer service was excellent. They advised that I should have purchased baseboard heater or the 402 Hot Shot which can be connected to a wall thermostat.
Date published: 2016-12-27
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