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Dimplex

Model DCH4831L

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4800-Watt Forced Air Electric Portable Construction Heater

$100.94 /each
  • High quality, durable stainless steel tubular element
  • High heat cut-out protection for safety
  • Compact and portable design

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The Dimplex heavy duty portable construction heater provides maximum durability for work site conditions where temporary heat is required. 160 CFM offers quiet running operation. This 4800-Watt electric heater also offers thermal overheat protection for complete safety. The 6 ft. cord and plug stores around the handle for easy storage and transportation to and from workshops, construction sites and maintenance jobs.

  • Running lights indicate when the unit is operating if thermal cut-out is engaged
  • 6 ft. cord stores around the handle
  • Controls - double pole thermostat is built-in temperature range of 7-25°C (45-77°F)
  • Portable heat for workshops, garages, construction sites and home construction spaces

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is this heater equipped with a 110 or 220 cord?

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February 27, 2015
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The heater is 220 volt single phase. It come with a 220 plug that has 2 horizontal flat prongs over a round neutral prong. You can either have yourself or an electrician install an outlet for it can be wired directly into circuit box.
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January 1, 2015
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heater has a 220v 30amp plug, 20 amp 220v circuit will work. draws 11amps
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December 13, 2014
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220
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March 11, 2014
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230 Volt 30 Amp circuit
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March 4, 2014
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220V connector commonly used on the larger 220v window ac units.
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January 29, 2014
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30amp 220 volt cord about 6 feet long.
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January 23, 2014
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Hello! I purchased this heater for a home we are working on in Massachusetts -- to keep the pipes from freezing while we replaced the furnace. It worked great and kept the lower level relatively warm for weeks without a problem.
A heater with this output requires a 220v cord and receptacle, which is easy to add to a standard residential electrical panel. Our electrician installed one in 20 minutes. 120v Read More
Hello! I purchased this heater for a home we are working on in Massachusetts -- to keep the pipes from freezing while we replaced the furnace. It worked great and kept the lower level relatively warm for weeks without a problem.
A heater with this output requires a 220v cord and receptacle, which is easy to add to a standard residential electrical panel. Our electrician installed one in 20 minutes. 120v will not handle the amps required for 4,800 watts.
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December 31, 2013
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a 240 cord
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December 31, 2013
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220 plug at rated at 30 amps, plug and cable is 6-10 foot long.
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December 31, 2013
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These units have a 30 amp 220 plug on the cable and the cable is probably 6-10 foot long.
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December 31, 2013
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it has a 220 3 prong polarized plug 30 amp
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DOES THIS HEATER BLOW OUT HOT AIR.

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December 27, 2013
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS HEATER ACTUALLY BLOWS OUT HOT AIR... OR DOES IT JUST HEAT UP. I WOULD LIKE ONE THAT HEATS UP AND BLOWS OUT HOT AIR
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This thing blows out hot air... I put a piece of masonite 18 inches in front of it for about 10 minutes and measured its temperature at 135 degrees. using my infrared thermometer, I also pointed it directly at the heater and got measurements off the coil between 400 and 650 degrees. Im thinking thats pretty hot,,,,,,
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yes
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March 11, 2014
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Blows out hot air with the fan included in the unit. Puts out quite a bit of heat.
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March 4, 2014
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Yes it is a forced air heater. The fan can be felt out to about 5 feet. unit is surprisingly small and compact but does put out a lot of heat.
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February 11, 2014
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This heater has a small fan and blows out hot air. You need a 30 amp 220 volt circuit to operate it.
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Yes. Has a built in propeller type fan. Does a nice job moving air.
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Dear Jericho: We purchased this heater for a home we are working on in Massachusetts, to keep the lower level warm while we replaced the furnace. It worked great, without any problems.
The heater has a built-in fan that worked well in a ~600 square foot space. It does require a 220v outlet, which is easy to add to a standard residential electrical panel. Our electrician added one in 20 minutes.
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Dear Jericho: We purchased this heater for a home we are working on in Massachusetts, to keep the lower level warm while we replaced the furnace. It worked great, without any problems.
The heater has a built-in fan that worked well in a ~600 square foot space. It does require a 220v outlet, which is easy to add to a standard residential electrical panel. Our electrician added one in 20 minutes.
You do need to be careful about placement. The 4,800 watt output is significant and no combustibles should be placed near it.
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Yes, this heater blows out hot air almost immediately after you turn it on, Very good unit, I purchaced 2 of them for a fairly large room, roughly 20' x 40', it takes about an hour or two for the room to get toasty warm but it is a large room and that is from outdoor temp to toasty, of course when room has 6 or 8 people in it, it heats up much faster.
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What voltage is required ?

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220
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230 Volt 30 amp circuit
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Unit works on 220v AC. It has a connector commonly found on large window AC units.
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220 volts 30 amp receptacle.
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220 volts at 30 amps
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240 volts single phase and has special 30amp plug receptical for heaters like this available at home depot
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Dear Roy: If you haven't purchased an electric heater yet, this Dimplex requires a standard 220v outlet. I had a 220v outlet installed in the basement of the house we are working on for $50. No special 'supply' wiring changes are needed from the pole, but this is a job for an experienced electrician.
The Dimplex has been working great, by the way. Small package with great output.
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240 volt is required
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is this a good heater to use in a one car garage?

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OMG yes. You'll be able to melt the polish on your shoes;
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This is the heater I am now using in my poorly insulated one car garage. It works incredibly well and doesn't take long to reach a comfortable temperature
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It should work fine. My shop is 24 x 32 and it works great.
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I had no trouble using this to heat a room 20 x 30 from 5 to 50. The room is insulated and has a standard door versus a garage door. It should work very well for you.
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If your garage is 500 sq. feet or smaller, this would be a pretty good choice, for the price they are hard to beat.
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perfect for 1 car garage
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Dear Tina:
The answer depends on the size of your garage, the insulation in your garage and the minimum temp you want to maintain.
I installed this heater in the ~600 SF walk-out basement of a house we are working on, for example, and it kept the basement above 40 degrees on a 25 degree night. 4,800 watts = 16K BTUs, which will give you a benchmark compared to the average furnace.
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Dear Tina:
The answer depends on the size of your garage, the insulation in your garage and the minimum temp you want to maintain.
I installed this heater in the ~600 SF walk-out basement of a house we are working on, for example, and it kept the basement above 40 degrees on a 25 degree night. 4,800 watts = 16K BTUs, which will give you a benchmark compared to the average furnace.
One key recommendation: insulation. This is always cheaper and more effective in the short and long run, compared to heaters and AC. Home Depot sells XPS and Polyiso foam board, for example, that would be excellent for most garages. A fire barrier is required, but new intumescent paint is available that is easy to apply.
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November 4, 2013
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Goodafternoon,
Thank you for contacting Dimplex North America. That is a construction heater and we do not recommend using it in a garage. Our DGWH Series however, is made to be used in garage.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good performer. I have only used this heater four times and it meet my expectations. I have a double garage under of about 600 Sq ft. I installed a dedicated 30 amp 10/3 (i bought the wire bulk and needed the extra conductor for a subpanel) circuit instead of a 20, so I would have adequate reserve. I measured the true amperage of the unit and it was 19.3, I did not run the heat up to full operating temp so theoretically the amps could raise up to 10%. installed the heater in center of the garage with a 15' lead. This was so I could bring the heater to an isolated area where I would be working. I set up the heater near the garage door which is the coldest spot in the garage. it was about 20 outside and by my car inside was about 35. the local area increased to about 55 in 35 minutes. This met my needs for doing a brake job. I think the temperature got up to 60 and I turn the thermostat down because it was getting to warm to work comfortably. I have no intention of trying to see if it will it the entire garage to say 65 because it would be a waste of energy. I will leave that to someone else's science project. I will sum it by saying this unit meets the needs I set out. it heats the area I am working comfortably in a about a half hour. As far as noise level, it is a low hum and no way annoying. I am hoping it will last a good long time. February 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice heater This small heater in size is great in performance. December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SURPRISINGLY GOOD I will start by stating that I was surprised when the unit came in and it used a 220V plug different that what I expected. I'm using the the heater in a garage connected to my house. I had run an feed from the hot air furnace into the garage, but when when outside temps dropped into the teens and lower, I could not keep the temp above 50 degrees. I tried a lot of other heater, and they all ran constantly and none were ever able to bring the temp up. This unit has been great. Not only does it bring the temp up to 70 and keep it there, it does being able to cycle on/off as needed rather than running continuously. Has been in use constantly for the past three months, and it has worked beautifully. February 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great little heater great little heater gets hot to touch nice air flow March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best one yet! I have been using different products over the years to heat my garage and this BY FAR is the best product yet. My garage is not very tight so it is hard to heat. I have a wood stove so of course it does get very warm but it takes forever for it to heat up using wood and not everyone has a wood stove. This amazing little unit tackled the job with a grin!! 4800 watts is a lot of power to use and would be quite heavy on the electric bill if it was used ALL the time and what i mean by that is if you kept your garage at room temp all winter. Nobody does this i hope!! Because it works so well it doesnt need to be on constantly therefore it is rather efficient!! Thank you Dimplex!! October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very HOTT Little Box !!!!! This is one hot little box..... A lot of heat out of a small package, Measuring only 9 wide x 13 high X 8 inches deep this thing puts out a ton of heat for the price, All I had to do was change the plug so I could use the same 220 volt receptacle I use for my table saw. Has a built in thermostat that works well, I am using it to heat my Poorly insulated one car garage shop/lounge, in the morning it will raise the temperature to a comfortable 70 degrees in about 15-20 minutes when its 20 degrees outside. They must have made some improvements as I did not think it was loud.. With the TV on I cant even hear it running. I had another 5000 watt made by a competitor and it died after 2 years, was twice as noisy and didn't put out as much heat even though it was larger. I dont think you can go wrong for the price and it looks well built as well February 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Just what I need. I cannot write a full review on performance. I do not yet have 230 volt access in the shop. I am having my shop wired and will install it then. (I plugged in to another area of my home and it worked fine, threw a lot of heat and was relatively quiet. Quieter than I expected it to be.) My woodshop is only 166 sq ft, purpose built. I fully expect that the heater will be ample to heat the shop on the coldest days. February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strong Heater I replaced a milkhouse heater used in the garage to keep it tolerable. 1500 w heater ran constantly and did a poor job. This little heater does a great job and keeps the garage at a constant temperature. The thermostat takes a little time to adjust as it only has a numbered dial. Be prepared it is not a large heater, about a foot square, and needs a 30amp 220/240 outlet. Outlet is relative easy to install with moderate electrical skill and about $30-$50 in materials depending on placement distance. It has a decent fan and needs a little clearance as it gets fairly hot. January 19, 2016
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