I have the understanding that an electric baseboard heater should not attain a temp above about 165 degrees. Is that a code issue, a manuf. stat, a rule of thumb? I have seen it before on this board, but can’t find it. I run into many that will reach a temp of 190-205. Way too hot for me. Any help?
Should have built in limits and operate under planned wattage.
Safety concerns seem to be the same for all models…
- Keep all electrical cords, foam filled articles, drapes, bedding, and other household furnishings away from contact with
heater. It is recommended all items be kept a minimum of
six (6") inches (152mm) from heater.
- Do not install baseboard heater below electrical convenience
- Do not install baseboard heater against vinyl wallpaper,
paperboard or low density fiberboard surface. Do not install
vinyl drapes or vinyl blinds above heater.
- Do not recess heater in wall.
- The installation must comply with applicable Local and National
Electrical Codes and utility requirements.
- Do not remove or by-pass thermal cutout.
- To reduce the risk of fire, do not store or use gasoline or
other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of the
- Personal injury or death could result from electric shock.
Disconnect all power to heater at main panel before attempting
to install or service this heater.
- Supply voltage must be the same as heater voltage. Check
heater nameplate and supply voltage before energizing.
- When using RSA Transformer Relay Accessory, supply
wiring must be suitable for 90°C.
Bob - I understand and agree with all that. But where is the data and what constitutes a temp too high. Or am I wrong about the temp?