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Model #RCP502S

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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
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Product Overview

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
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Cord Length (in.)
72
Product Depth (in.)
8.25
Product Height (in.)
17.5
Product Width (in.)
15.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
20.8
Area Heated (Sq. Ft.)
600
Color
Red/Black
Color Family
Multi
Heat Output (BTU/hour)
13648
Heater Controls
Thermostat
Heater Type
Radiant
Heating Product Type
Electric Portable Heater
Heating Technology Type
Convection
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Material
Steel
Number of Heat Settings
2 Heat and 1 Fan
Portable Heater Features
Automatic Shutoff,Thermostat
Power/Fuel Type
Electric
Product Weight (lb.)
31
Returnable
180-Day
Room Size
Medium
Voltage (volts)
240
Wattage (watts)
5000

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

50Questions40Answers

How do you take the heater apart? I have removed the screws in the back but the front seems to w...

Asked by Denny February 2, 2021
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In this case use this link. You will have to go the through the rear of the unit. See the link to the manula it should guide you through. https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/b3/b31b58fc-9260-40c7-8e51-75cc898ceef3.pdf thank you.

Can the heating element be changed? The fan works, but there’s no heat.

Asked by Just4Yucks January 25, 2021
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Answer

Sorry your having issues. First I would make sure you have it on a double throw 30 amp breaker and 10-2 wire first but yes it is available 401726 is the element part number for the RCP502. Thank you.

How high temperature can this heat a 250-square feet room? Can it be used to kill bedbug in that ...

Asked by Tim April 19, 2020
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I really don't think you would want to pay $340 plus tax, plus what it would cost to have 240 volt power installed, just to kill bed bugs in a 10 foot by 25 foot room.

what is the BTU output rating ?

Asked by Goober January 8, 2019
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regarding installation. who does it

Are there problems using the 5000 watt vs 4000 watt even though my garage only needs the 4000, 361 sq ft.

Asked by Ralph December 10, 2018
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there should be on problem using 5000 watts versus 4000 watts. The heater you ask about has a thermostat control and will shut off when your desired temperature is reached.

Can this be used in the garage/shop where saw dust is in the air such as fine wood dust from a sc...

Asked by Sgdough November 28, 2018
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The heating elements get hot, to much sawdust could be a fire hazard. Instructions are to clean the heater and fan of dust and dirt periodically.

Will this work well as an outdoor heater?

Asked by Deborah November 20, 2018
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It's a moveable size, OK; BUT BAD IDEA to use it outside as it's 220/240 volt and a specific (unusual) plug-in configuration. High voltage means you don't get a second chance. Unusual plug-in means you'll be hard-pressed to find an extension cord... Better idea would be a propane heater, even like one for camping, or one of those free-standing wood-burning patio fixtures. If you really need it to be electric, at least limit it to 110/120 volt.

Hello, this uses the Nema 6-30 plug, however, in my garage I have a TT-30r that is used for my Tr...

Asked by Brian November 7, 2018
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You must use the correct Nema #6-30R - instructions indicate: No adapter is available for these blade configurations,

How many BTU

Asked by Kelly472 October 18, 2018
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I am not sure how many BTU's it puts out.....it is 500 watts and needs a dedicated 30amp outlet. I can tell you it is one of the greatest things I ever bought.I have a 2 car garage attached to the house and in the winter when I want to go in and work,I turn it on and go from 50 degrees to a very comfortable 65-70 degrees in about 40 min. I tried all the other solutions over the years.....space heaters, quartz,radiant.....this one does the job. It has control thermostat so you can turn it down once you reach your desired temp....Good luck ...winter is on the way

Does the thermostat have a low temp setting? For example, Can I set it to shut off after the are...

Asked by Cliff October 15, 2018
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This unit doesn’t have a digital screen to tell you what temperature you setting it up to but it has a knob . The more to the left you turn the knob the higher the temperature is getting set up to . Once it reaches the temperature it shots off , when the temperature is getting lower it will start again and bring it back to where you set it up .

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Can I love a heater???? Well I do. Cost a...
Can I love a heater???? Well I do. Cost a fortune to run the power but my workout room in my garage doesn’t skip a beat in our Chicago winter.
by Ubiquitous
Response from CadetCustomer SupportJan 13, 2021
Thanks for the love.. We love them too! We proudly build our heaters in Vancouver Washington and we apricate your support! Thank you so much.
1 person found this helpful
This is a great little heater. It warms my two car garage up in about 20 minutes on a frosty da...
This is a great little heater. It warms my two car garage up in about 20 minutes on a frosty day. I have a garage gym. When I say warm it up, I mean that I can work up a sweat and even take my shirt off! My only suggestion is that they could have put numbers on the thermostat. It would be nice to just turn it to "65" and walk away. Be prepared, it uses a ton of electricity! My house runs on solar and a battery so I don't mind. But it may definitely have an impact on your utility bill.
by Garagesweat
Plug and play out of the box. Remember, you need the 220-240 electrical outlet. Heated my insul...
Plug and play out of the box. Remember, you need the 220-240 electrical outlet. Heated my insulated 2 car garage in about 30 minutes to a comfortable 70 degrees when it was 30 degrees outside. I would like to see it have a handle on the top so you can move it around easier. But it's not too heavy so not a big issue. This is a great option if you don't want to run a gas line to your garage or if you want to transport it to different areas. Very easy to use.
by Silverback
1 person found this helpful
I bought this Cadet The Hot One heater online. It was delivered quickly and was free of any dama...
I bought this Cadet The Hot One heater online. It was delivered quickly and was free of any damage. Installed easily - solid construction. It heated my garage very quickly to the mid 60's on a day where the outside temp was 1 degree. Solid heater, quality build and made in the USA.
by Robbie
Guzzles insane amounts of electricity
installed this in a Michigan garage during a period of time where the temperatures ranged from 10-20 degrees Farenheit. within the 1st day of use the space heater consumed over 30kwh of electricity. will be returning asap
by Ryan
Response from CadetCustomer SupportFeb 1, 2019
Hi Ryan,

In times of extreme cold, it's possible that this heater would run continuously. As this is a 5Kw heater, after 6 hours it will have consumed 30Kwh of power.
2 people found this helpful
Once you get the 220 outlet set up, things work as advertised. A quiet fan, and it warms things u...
Once you get the 220 outlet set up, things work as advertised. A quiet fan, and it warms things up. I'm not sure it would work for a large garage, but it brings the heat up. I'm in a tent within a greenhouse, and we will see how it fares in the freezing weather. The casing doesn't get hot, or even warm as far as I can tell. There are a lot of products out there, but this one seems to do the job.
by Greg
The heater was easy to install and puts out a lot of heat. The thermostat also seems to do a gre...
The heater was easy to install and puts out a lot of heat. The thermostat also seems to do a great job with controlling the temperature in my garage. Overall it heats like it should, it's relatively quiet, and I'm happy with it.
by PCJohn
Awesome heater. Have a 20x20 foot garage and raised ceilings at about 15'. With it 30' outside,...
Awesome heater. Have a 20x20 foot garage and raised ceilings at about 15'. With it 30' outside, at least brings the garage up from high 40s to the 60s. Haven't experimented with it enough yet. In the process of adding some garage door and crawl space door insulation, then I think it will get to house room temperature. Also think a ceiling fan would help me since I think a lot of the heat is up there. Install can be a pain depending on where you have to run your wire. I ran 10-2 wire about 75 feet with one double pole switch at our house entrance door (Leviton 30 Amp Industrial Double Pole Switch), so that was a little painful but added some nice convenience. Mounted the unit on the wall above a work bench.
by Bill
2 people found this helpful
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.
by LionFanNY
1 person found this helpful
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!
by TommyE
2 people found this helpful
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