The Hot One
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The Hot One

Reconditioned - 90 day warranty

Shop-tough and garage worthy

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.

  • Idea 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 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
  • 90 day warranty
  • UL listed
  • Limited to stock on hand

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The Hot One

Portable Unit Heater

Color: red
Watts at 240V: 5000 (high setting)/3333 (low setting)
Amps at 240V: 20.8 / 13.9
Part #: R10289
Weight: 31.0 lbs
We have 35 in stock
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The Hot One

Portable Unit Heater

Color: red
Watts at 240V: 4000 (high setting)/2667 (low setting)
Amps at 240V: 16.7 / 11.1
Part #: R10288
Weight: 31.0 lbs
We have 117 in stock
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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.

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 5 out of 5 by from Great little heater! Gets the job done, easy to use and looks good. Compact design does not take much room. I have a 750 square foot, insulated garage and this little heater does a great job in the middle of Chicago winters. In fact, while working on my car the other day I had to turn it way down as it was getting too warm in the garage. Only opinion is it would be nice if it had an option for a remote thermostat. If the unit is mounted high, you could not reach the knob to set the temperature.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just keeps going I purchased my first one 20 years ago and it just keeps going. All I need to do is every once in a while is do some maintenance to keep it clean and lubed. I just purchased a second one for a new shop and expect to get the same service out of it.
Date published: 2018-03-08
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
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