The Hot One

The Hot One

Bring the heat to your cold garage or shop with The Hot One, our premium utility heater. With its rugged, durable design, The Hot One takes on winter year after year.

The Hot One

Shop-tough and garage worthy

  • Ideal for your shop or garage
  • Includes high-temperature safety shutoff feature
  • High/Low switch provides wattage choice for heat output
  • Six-foot cord and heavy-duty bracket for wall mount, ceiling mount, or floor stand
  • Use the fan-only feature to circulate air
  • Built-in adjustable thermostat
  • Available in 20 amp or 30 amp models—proper receptacle required
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • 5-year warranty
  • ETL listed to UL standards

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Portable Unit Heater (Camo design)

30 amp model - requires NEMA 6-30 receptacle


Color: camouflage
Part #: 10285
Watts at 240V: 5000 (high setting)/3333 (low setting)
Amps at 240V: 20.8 / 13.9
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Portable Unit Heater

Color: red
Part #: 10289
Watts at 240V: 5000 (high setting)/3333 (low setting)
Amps at 240V: 20.8 / 13.9
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Portable Unit Heater

Color: red
Part #: 10288
Watts at 240V: 4000 (high setting)/2667 (low setting)
Amps at 240V: 16.7 / 11.1
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Ordering Information

Standard color for The Hot One heater is red with black detail. Recommended for elevations under 7,500 feet.

Includes a 6-foot cord.

RCP502S requires a NEMA 6-30 (polarized) 30-amp receptacle for operation.
RCP402S requires a NEMA 6-20 (polarized) 20-amp receptacle for operation.

Please check your receptacle and/or with your electrician before purchase.

Technical Information

The Hot One 240-volt heater includes a fan switch for air circulation without heat. All units include a built-in double pole thermostat and mounting hardware.

UL safety standards require a 3-foot minimum clearance from the front. For best performance, we recommend a 6-inch clearance from the back and top of the heater, and a 12-inch clearance from the sides.


15-3/4"W x 17-1/2"H x 8-1/4"D

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fan Blades Not Aligned Hitting Shroud Received The Hot One heater, got it unpacked plugged in and fan doesn't work. The fan motor is not aligned in the opening of the shroud the blades hit the bottom and can't turn. Now I have a heater that doesn't work and have to wait for Northern Tool to contact your company for resolution. Not what I expected for something that costs over $300.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fan Blade contacts the shroud on high heat In high heat the fan blade is out of balance and hits the shroud, pretty consistently. In low heat it doesn't. I've noticed that in low heat, the fan doesn't seem to be unbalanced and create shaking, while in high heat, the fan definitely vibrates, creating contact with the shroud. The fan is not centered within the shroud, the blade is really close to the shroud on the lower left side, with the air blowing in your face. If the fan was centered, this may not be a problem. Are there any fixes to resolve the fan contact with the shroud? Other than that, it seems to be a good heater.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm & Happy Electrician installed Model RCP502S this morning and he was also impressed on appearance, quietness and heat. I mounted on wall in my small basement woodshop. It will be comfy & thank you.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the Job! I bought the RCP402S right after building my wood shop in 2004, and the unit performs well after 13 years. My shop is 2970 cu. ft. I find I need to air blow out the dust occasionally, and just do it every other week. Highly recommend The Hot One.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Garage Heater I recently purchased the Hot One Garage Heater and I'm very pleased with my purchase. This device appears well made and operates quietly.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made , safe and easy to install Installed this unit in an insulated 400sqft metal building. Cadet has done an excellent job of keeping me and the dogs warm.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Heater I had an electrician come over yesterday and install the 20 amp 240v. I had the heater on low / automatic with the outside temperature at 34 degrees. I sat in the garage watching tv in a short sleeve shirt. It is the correct unit for a garage or workshop.
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from safe heat this heater is in my workshop & it works great & is safe to work around.
Date published: 2015-10-10
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