toe kick heater & timer

guy_in_newhouseJanuary 9, 2011

I'm planning on installing a Qmark QTS1500T(120V, 750 or 1500W, 6.3 or 12.5 amps) toe-kick heater below a bath vanity. I chose this one due to it's small size & the space I have available:

"Qmark QTS 1500T"

The unit has an internal thermal protection and a built in thermostat range of 45-85 degrees.

I'd like to control the on-off of this unit through a "Leviton LTB30-1LZ Decora 1800W Incandescent/20A Resistive-Inductive 1HP Preset 5-10-15-30 Minute Countdown Timer Switch", amazon has it at:

"Leviton LTB30-1LZ"

The Leviton switch seems to be rated for the load of the heater.

Are there any other concerns about pairing up this combination?


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Looks good to me. I'd put it on a dedicated 20A circuit (12/2 wire) to keep the circuit under 80% loading.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 6:47PM
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Make sure it is not hard to replace the switch.

Resistive heater loads pull more current till they warm up (as do light bulbs, but they heat faster) and being even close to the contact rating can result in shorter life.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 2:28PM
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