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198Wall Heater, High Capacity, White, 2000/4000W 240VAC, 1500/3000W 208VAC.

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  • Room Sizing Guide
  • Specifications
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  • This high capacity wall heater is powerful and rugged enough for commercial lobbies, entryways, vestibules, yet sufficiently attractive to fit in with residential decors. Factory wired at 4,000W, at 240V AC, it can be easily converted to 2,000W at 240V AC for added versatility.

    • Heavy-duty, 18-gauge steel grille has downflow louvers to direct heat gently toward the floor and a one-piece design with baked enamel finish for durability
    • Adjustable, front-mounted, heavy-duty thermostat offers a simple way to control the level of heat and thermostat security cover prevents tampering
    • Optional line-voltage wall thermostat (Model 86W sold separately) is available for a convenient way to control the heater
    • Built-in fan-delay allows the heating element to warm up before the fan starts to prevent cold air delivery and then keeps the fan running as the heating element cools down to maximize heat delivery and energy savings
    • Permanently lubricated motor, heavy-duty sheathed element with steel plate fins, and a manual reset thermal overload protector combine to ensure reliable operation and years of trouble free heating. UL Listed for safety.
    • Heater may be recessed or surface-mounted, depending on your application (surface mounting requires Model 85 surface mount kit)
    • Wall heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat from a wall location and not to take the place of a primary heat source
  • How To Size a Room – Quick Calculation

      Moderate Climate (with 8’ ceiling and adequate insulation)
    • Square Footage x 10 = Watts required
    • Example: 100 Sq. Ft. x 10 = 1,000 Watts

    • Colder Climate (with 8’ ceiling and adequate insulation)
    • Square Footage x 15 = Watts required
    • Example: 100 Sq. Ft. x 15 = 1,500 Watts

    How To Figure BTU’s

    • Wattage x 3.413 (constant) = BTU’s (British Thermal Unit)
    • Example: 1,000 Watts x 3.413 = 3,413 BTU’s
    • Example: 4,000 Watts x 3.413 = 13,652 BTU’s
    • One BTU is the quantity of heat needed to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit

    How To Figure Amperage

    • Watts/Voltage = Amperage
    • Example: 1,000 Watts / 120 Volts = 8.33 Amps

    How To Figure Voltage

    • Watts/Amperage = Voltage
    • Example: 1,000 Watts / 8.33 Amps = 120 Volts

    How To Figure Wattage

    • Voltage x Amperage = Watts
    • Example: 120 Volts x 8.33 Amps = 1,000 Watts
    • Example: 240 Volts x 4.16 Amps = 1,000 Watts
  • Air Mover TypeFan
    Auto Shut-offYes
    BTU/hr at 120 VoltsN/A
    BTU/hr at 208 Volts5120/10204 BTU/hr
    BTU/hr at 240 Volts6827/13653 BTU/hr
    ControlsBuilt In Thermostat
    cUL ListedNo
    Grille Dimensions - Height20-1/4"
    Grille Dimensions - Width16-3/8"
    Heater TypeFan-Forced Wall
    Housing Dimensions - Height18"
    Housing Dimensions - Width14-1/4"
    Housing FinishBlack
    Housing MaterialSteel
    Number of Heat SettingsVariable
    Project PackNo
    UL ListedYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts and Amps at 120 VoltsN/A
    Watts and Amps at 208 Volts1500/3000 Watts and 7.21/14.42 Amps
    Watts and Amps at 240 Volts2000/4000 Watts and 8.33/16.67 Amps
  • 198 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it We installed one of these units in a home we built 6 years ago in a bathroom. Worked great, and put out a LOT of heat. The builder installed it, so I'm not sure how easy it was to install. The only complaint is the dial or "thermostat" doesn't have the actual temperature on the dial. It just reads 1-10, so if you're looking to set it at an exact temperature, you're out of luck. We didn't need to, so it didn't really bother me.
    Date published: 2016-11-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Heater, Bad Paint I purchased a Broan 198 heater about 2 years ago and installed it in a small room over my garage. The room is normally not heated, but when I am going to do some hobby work, I turn on the heater. It works very well at quickly heating up the space, and the fan if fairly quiet. My only disappointment is that the paint is peeling off of the grill (see attached pictures). If it is caused from the heat, I would think that it should have been heat proof paint.
    Date published: 2016-10-22
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  • 240V Wiring - White Wire?

    The installation manual shows the Red wire and the Black wire but where does the White wire go?
    Asked by: Dan
    Thank you for your question on the model 198 wall heater. The 198 wall heater requires an actual 240 volt service. You cannot use two 120 volt lines to accomplish this. Please contact our Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-07-07

    Double pole ?

    Does the 198 require a double pole breaker to run at 240 or will a single pole dedicated 30 Amp breaker still supply 240 volts?
    Asked by: Jim
    Thank you for your question on the model 198 wall heater. The 198 operates on 240 VAC or 208 VAC. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-04-06

    Connecting a remote double pole thermostat

    I'd like to connect a double pole line voltage thermostat that has a positive OFF. Wiring diagram for tstat Model 86W is for a single pole. If I connect a double pole tstat to the leads and not physically turn the tstat off and just let the tstat regulate the heater will the fan delay still work? Do I need to cut the blue wire as well? Thank you.
    Asked by: KR
    Thank you for your question on the 198 heater. Please contact Technical Support at 1-800-637-1453 with your question so we can get a better understanding of your wiring application.
    Answered by: BroanTechnicalSupport1
    Date published: 2017-02-20

    Can this heater be mounted with the fan at the top instead of at the bottom?

    Asked by: Harry
    Thank you for your question regarding the 198 wall heater. You cannot install this unit so that the fan is at the top instead of the bottom. If you need further assistance with installation of this unit, please call Technical Support at 1-800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-12-16

    What is the range of the built in thermostat. I want to hold 55 but just barely on heats to 65 or so.

    Asked by: jim
    Thank you for your question on the model 198 wall heater. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-01-28
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