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Cadet 30 in. 500-Watt 120-Volt Electric Baseboard Heater in Almond

The Cadet Electric Baseboard Heater utilizes convection heat to provide efficient warmth. The quiet operation, and low cost installation make it a perfect choice for a bedroom or any area of your home that requires additional warmth. Designed for ease of installation with pre-punched mounting holes, this hardwired heater can be wired at either end. Rugged U.S.A. steel construction with powder coated white paint for a durable, premium finish. A thermostat is required and sold separately.
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Wilmington
about 30 in. 500-Watt 120-Volt Electric Baseboard Heater in Almond on
September 24, 2012
This is probably a dumb question. Does this heater have to be connected to a breaker box or can it be wired so that it could be plugged directly into a regular 120 volt wall socket.
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CadetCustomer Support
Vancouver, WA
September 24, 2012
Hello Len,
Kudos to you for asking! It is definitely not a dumb question and as a vendor, we very much appreciate any inquiry you may have! While it sounds like a 120 volt product could plug into a wall outlet, the Cadet electric baseboard heaters are strictly permanent mount units, and are not a portable or plug-in type unit. They install by screwing into the wood studs in the wall behind the heater. They are then 'hard wired' with a 120 volt electrical supply wire connected to the heater at either end. If you refer to page 3 of the attached instructions, it details how the connections are made inside the junction box:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/7e/7ed24a24-7ecd-4fbd-aec6-5bc30ccb0f9e.pdf

For a permanent installation you will also need a thermostat to control the unit, and those related products are listed below.

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Waldo
Steuben, WI, USA
April 10, 2014
You can add a cord with plug and plug it into a wall socket (that's how I did mine) or, you can wire it directly into your in-wall wiring. Since it is 500 watts, it only consumes 4.16 amps of power (500 watts divided by 120 volts = 4.16 amps). The standard home circuit breaker is 15 amps.
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Is this a plug in model or is it hard wired?

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Verona, NJ
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October 5, 2012
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Vancouver, WA
October 8, 2012
Thank you for your question! Your interest is very much appreciated.

The Cadet electric baseboard heaters are permanent mount units that screw into the wood studs in the wall behind the heater. Depending on the model, they are connected or 'hard wired', to either a 120 or 240 volt electrical power supply line. On page 3 of the below link to the instruction guide, you will be able to see where the wire connections are made inside the junction boxes: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/7e/7ed24a24-7ecd-4fbd-aec6-5bc30ccb0f9e.pdf

We've also included a link to a video which details the installation process, and how to connect the various types of thermostat options from which you can choose.

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Waldo
Steuben, WI, USA
April 10, 2014
You can wire it directly to the wiring in your walls or, you can just add a cord with a plug on it; it works either way. I just added a cord with a plug to mine and just plug them into a wall outlet. You have to provide your own cord/plug.
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30" 120 volt baseboard heater where do you get the built in thermostats? Home depot doesn't offer it.

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DYI er
Leland NC
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November 21, 2012
I am looking for a baseboard heater that has a thermostat built in. The model # 2F500 says it can be used with a built in thermostat but home depot doesn't offer one for sale. Do you know where else I can purchase one for this unit?
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CadetCustomer Support
Vancouver, WA
November 26, 2012
Hello and thank you for the question!
This unit, the Cadet 30" almond baseboard, and its built in thermostat options are available on homedepot.com. See the related items for the thermostats.

We are also including a video which details an easy installation for the built-in thermostat on either end of the heater that you choose.

Thanks for asking and hope this helps!
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Waldo
Steuben, WI, USA
April 10, 2014
The thermostats are optional not built in. When you add the optional thermostat to the unit, then it is built in as opposed to wiring the heater to a thermostat which might be located on a wall some distance away. Do a search on Home Depot's website for: Model # BTF1A The picture that I included shows the optional thermostat that I added (I customized it by adding the red light to indicate when it is on). This is a lot easier that trying to run wiring through the walls to a thermostat somewhere else.
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Can you use # 14 -2 wire for this if it's the only thing on the circuit? What size wire is it rated to use?

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November 25, 2012
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November 26, 2012
Hi Just asking, your wire must be rated the same as the watts of the heater. You must have a ground for this heater. This unit is rated at 4.17amps. 14-2 is the basic wiring for a house. You might consider using 12-2 romex with a ground.
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CadetCustomer Support
Vancouver, WA
November 26, 2012
Hello and great question!

Yes, 14-2 wire with ground will work for this heater. Electric heat must be on a dedicated circuit, and remember that the wire has to match the size of the breaker. In this case, you will need a 15 amp single pole circuit breaker.

The Cadet Electric baseboard heater will also require a thermostat for control, and we've included a couple of options below; one is a built-in and the other is a wall mount.

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What size breaker does the 120 volt 500 amp 30" baseboard heater need?

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Wilmington NC
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November 26, 2012
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Vancouver, WA
November 28, 2012
Hello 1st timer,
Appreciate the question! This particular baseboard will require a 15 amp, single pole, 120 volt breaker. The size of your wire must match the breaker. In this case, a 14-2 with ground.

We are including a link to an installation video which helps with the details and the thermostat choices. Generally the built-in thermostat models are the easiest to install.

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Waldo
Steuben, WI, USA
April 10, 2014
You mean: 120 volt 500 watt. If you divide 500 watts by 120 volt, you will see that it consumes only 4.16 amps. Since the standard home circuit breaker is 15 amps, you can plug this directly into a wall outlet with no problems. This means that you have 10.84 amps to use for other electrical devices on that circuit.
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I am going to put this in a 4' by 6' area outside of a shower stall. Will this unit heat that area quickly or do I need a larger unit?

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Bill
Traverse City, MI
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February 26, 2013
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CadetCustomer Support
Vancouver, WA
March 4, 2013
For the bathroom, Cadet recommends a wall fan heater instead of a baseboard heater because fan heaters provide instant warmth. The ideal heaters for the bathroom are the Cadet Com-Pak Bath or The Energy Plus. We have provided links below for your convenience.
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Waldo
Mesa, AZ, USA
March 30, 2013
It is a good heater, but NOT for a room that needs to be heated quickly. It has no fan.
I would get a heater that has a fan in it. The one you need doesn't necessarily have to
be large, but you want that shower area to heat up quickly so you don't freeze your buns
when you step out of the shower.
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Waldo
Steuben, WI, USA
April 10, 2014
That is a small area so, it should do the job quite nicely.
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