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Stiebel Eltron

Model # SHC 4

Internet # 204068058

SHC 4-Gal. Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

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$235.00 /each

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Model # SHC 4

Internet # 204068058

Stiebel Eltron has been a world leader in advanced water heating technology for 90 years. Our engineering excellence and high-quality manufacturing results in products fulfilling the highest expectations of performance and reliability. Our SHC Mini-Tank Water Heaters are no exception. They excel at supplying hot water at a sink for hand washing or for kitchen applications. An SHC saves water and electricity by putting hot water right where it is needed rather than having a long pipe run from a central hot water tank. The smaller tank and good insulation reduces the stand-by losses compared with a larger tank water heater and the wait for hot water at the tap is reduced to a minimum. Why store 30 or more gallons of hot water if much less are sufficient for the job. An SHC can be installed in-line with a central tank to allow immediate hot water draws without waiting for a long pipe run to purge itself of cold water. It may also be used to buffer temperatures in a DHW recirculation loop. A lightweight and compact SHC mounts right under or near a sink with its included bracket. Once it is filled with water, it is easy to simply plug it into a 120 volt outlet as no special wiring is required. A T&P valve is supplied and should be installed.

  • SHC 4-gal. mini-tank water heaters provide 4 gal. of hot water for hand washing or kitchen applications
  • Installation right under or near the sink, as close to the draw off point as possible, will make the wait for hot water as short as possible and maximize energy savings
  • May be used in-line to provide hot water quickly at a fixture located a distance from a central storage tank
  • SHC 4 runs on 120 volts and connects to a standard receptacle with the supplied 3-prong plug
  • SHC 4 heating element is 1200 watts and draws 11 amps
  • SHC 4 mounts directly to a wall with its included bracket
  • Tank is glass-lined for long life
  • Front-mounted dial easily adjusts water temperature up to 165 degree F
  • As hot water scalding potential exists if the thermostat on the unit is set too high, households with small children, disabled or elderly persons may require that the thermostat be set at 120 F or lower
  • Recovery time is 20 minutes
  • SHC mini-tank water heaters are ETL Listed for compliance with CSA and UL safety standards in the US and Canada
  • SHC mini-tank water heaters are certified lead free by WQA
  • Installation should not occur in an area exposed to freezing temperatures of 36 F or lower
  • Water connections are 1/2 in. NPT and included T&P valve must be installed
  • If water pipes are of copper or bronze, use dielectric connections to prevent heater corrosion, premature tank or nipple failure, and voiding your warranty
  • See warranty for details on 6-year tank warranty and 2-year warranty on all other components
  • MFG Brand Name : Stiebel Eltron

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Product Depth (in.) 
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Water Connection Size (in.) 
Application Type 
Point of Use 
Finish Family 
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Maximum Temperature (F) 
Minimum Temperature (F) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
22 lb 
Tank Capacity (gallons) 
Water Connection Location 
Water Heater Features 
Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve 
Water Heater Profile 
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Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
Labor Warranty 
No Warranty 
Part Warranty 
6 Year 


Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful addition to our point of use inline hot water heater, it now is stabilized not to hot not to cold. Basically easy to install but does need someone who knows tools and basic plumbing skills. It does not come with a drip pan so be sure you pick up one of those also. February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great kitchen sink water heater Great 4 gallon water heater. Easy installation and instant hot water where you need it. I did not use the mounting bracket or hardware and called company...said it is ok to just stand it under sink. December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for the kitchen I use this water heater to provide instant hot water for my sink and dishwasher. My large gas heater is far away from the sink and it takes about 2 minutes for the water at the sink to heat up. Installed in the hot water line the mini heater provides the hot water immediately. May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SHC 4-Gal. Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater Hooked it up and took about 5-8 minutes for the water to get hot at about 3/4 temperature setting. I've only had it hooked up for about a month. October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great quality small water heater! This is 4th Stiebel water heater I have installed. This one is very high quality just like the others, and I have confidence in the manufacturer. it fit fine under the sink as a point of use heater for the two vanity sinks. I just added an outlet under the counter by running line down from the GFI up above. Even when heating water you can still run your hair dryer on the 20 amp circuit without it tripping. I put a plastic pan under it with a water sensor alarm to avoid the horrors I have read about from others who had leaky water heaters. The unit is well insulated and I didn't feel any warmth under the sink so it is energy efficient. September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by For the Dogs Wife wants to bathe dogs in warm water. We got the shed from Home Depot and ordered a tub. Easy to hook up this hot water heater. Biggest problem was finding a faucet to hook up the sprayer. We haven't used it yet but 4 gallons should be plenty. This beats paying groomers. August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Water Heater Just the size I needed as I was limited on space. Took 2 sinks off the tankless and put them here so we could get hot water in a reasonable amount of time. Works great, easy install, plug and go. On the other hand if you want tankless think twice, we were having to run water for 45 sec to a minute before hot water, because it has to cut on heat and get there, about a gallon of water. But this is a great solution for our problem. Shipping was quick! January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fit the bil Really just the ticket for our application. We are remodeling an old house and living in a fifth wheel trailer and needed a temporary hot water source in the garage for the washing machine. This fit the bill perfectly. I do wish that the thermostat had some kind of temperature reference on the dial though. November 11, 2014
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