Re: which toe kick heater for 240V, double pole, line voltage thermostat
It depends as much on the circuit as on the thermostat.
If the circuit has a double-pole circuit breaker, usually indicated by two handles tied together, then you have a 240V circuit. Otherwise, it's a 120V circuit. (Exception: certain Square-D breakers have a single handle for 240V circuits.) You heater will have to be the proper voltage for the circuit.
Assuming 240V, if the breaker is 15A, then the heater should be no more than 2880W -- 80% of the circuit rating. If the breaker is 20A, then the heater should be no more than 3600W -- the maximum rating of the thermostat.
(Note: on a 20A circuit, the maximum wattage would be 4800 watts. Continuous loads, such as a heater, must be downrated to 80% of maximum. This leaves 3840W, but the thermostat is only 3600W, so we need to go with the smaller number.)
If the circuit is 120V, then the maximum wattage is half of what it would be on 240V.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.