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Ceramic Cabin Heater

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Model # 12858122 | Mfg # PF-1212-B6A1

Product Description

Highly efficient and powerful for its size, this compact cabin heater measures 6 7/8"W x 6 1/8"D x 9 5/8"H. It features ceramic honeycomb elements and an industrial-rated turbo fan that pumps out up to 5,200Btu/hr. of heat. Output is evenly regulated by the electronic temperature control and ambient temperature sensor that work together to evenly control output from 700W up to 1500W-without the jarring on/off of other designs. Safety features include overheat protection device and automatic tip over switch. Operates on 120V AC. One year warranty. Not available for sale in Canada.

Product Manual

Specs

Ceramic Cabin Heater

BTUs 5200 BTU
Controls Thermostat
Dimensions 5 3/4" Width x 6 11/16" Height x 5 1/8" Depth
Material Ceramic Honeycomb
Size Small
Warranty Details One Year

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Most efficient heater, ever!

I am so happy to see this design of ceramic heater again! My old ones are all over 10yrs old, some 15+. These cubes (sometimes call "disc furnaces" because of...Read complete review

I am so happy to see this design of ceramic heater again! My old ones are all over 10yrs old, some 15+. These cubes (sometimes call "disc furnaces" because of the element shape) are far better than the so-called "ceramic" heaters found in department stores for a fraction of the price. There is a reason why those are so cheap. They simply are not in the same class.

These cubes produce a vast amount of very warm air - which is great for heating a room or a boat. They are noticeably heavier than heaters of the same size found in department stores at a fraction of the cost. Again, there is a reason why those are cheaper.

These cubes are not silent. The fan passes a lot of air over the elements, which comes out very warm - but not hot. The design will not allow the elements to cook. As they get hotter the current flowing into them is reduced. But so much air is passed over them that the heat is drawn away, not allowing the elements to get too hot. Should the airflow be restricted the elements will heat and the current flowing to them will be reduced, all the way down. These cubes do have a thermostat of sorts. Once you reach desired room/space temp turn the knob down to where the cube is just running. From then on it will use sufficient current to get there, up to its maximum if needed.

Compared to the broad, flat (and old technology) heater that West sells, that unit has more specific temperature and power settings, and is highly resistant to knock-overs because of its wide footprint. This cube, however, puts out far, far more heat. While its design and weight makes it resistant to tipping over, you could still trip over them. So you might want to secure them to a broad plate of some kind if used on a boat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Careful! Thermostat won't turn off heat

I love the heater EXCEPT that the thermostat will not turn off the heater when the cabin reaches optimum temperature. Yes, it throttles way down but doesn't turn off. If you have a...Read complete review

I love the heater EXCEPT that the thermostat will not turn off the heater when the cabin reaches optimum temperature. Yes, it throttles way down but doesn't turn off. If you have a small cabin, you may not be able to leave the heater on all night; it may put out too much heat even at the lowest setting. You have to turn it off manually. I confirmed this behavior with West Marine.

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4.0

Great space saving heater

By Tdog

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Auto off when tipped over
  • Compact design
  • Puts out a lot of heat

Cons

  • A bit noisy

Best Uses

  • Cabin and engine room heater

Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

Bought this heater to replace a larger less efficient heater on our boat. Heater works very, well but makes a bit more noise than expected. Would have received 5 stars if it was a bit quieter. All in all a very good heater.

Service and delivery comments:

Prompt delivery. Wish the boxes were better sealed as I return heater to box for storage. Taped the box to help it stay together.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Compact, powerful, flexible settings

By Steve

from Tacoma, Wa.

Verified Buyer

Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

Very nice product, with good features, Compact, tipover shutoff protection, flexible settings with easy controls.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

For the size this heater packs a punch!

By Capt Hurley

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • delivers a lot of heat quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • warming up your boat in the winter

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    I used this heater to warm up my sailboat while at the dock. I was really surprised by the small size and at first was concerned if it would do its job.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Absolutely!

    By 19th Hole

    from Edgewater Maryland

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    Winter time cabin heater

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    ceramic heater knock you socks off

    By SV Jaz

    from Saint Augustine florida

    Reviewed by a West Marine Associate

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    This little heater is super. It's kept our 40 foot trimaran so cozy below. And the temps outside have dipped into the 30s. Best addition to this chilly season here in Saint Augustine Florida.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Jan

    from Las Vegas, Nv

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    First use was in 29 degree weather. Cabin heated up fairly quickly. It suits our needs.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivered on time for Christmas.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Warms a 43ft sailboat in minutes

    By Mike

    from Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    Great product

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Thermostat is OK

    By etowah

    from Georgia

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    Note: Since the beginning when Pelonis put out the first ceramic disc heater with the metal housing... the thermostat NEVER turned the heater off (perhaps if it was tipped over). The thermostat on these type heaters has ALWAYS just turned the heater and fan down really low, but not off.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Definitely would buy again!

    By John

    from Chicago il.

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    I purchased two of these heaters. One for engine compartment and one for cabin. They do great at maintaining a comfort level. The thermostat is a great feature.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was quick. No hassles.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    cabin heater- works great in my home bathroom.would recommed

    By bill

    from fullerton ca

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about West Marine Ceramic Cabin Heater:

    to heat the bathroom at home. will also take to use on the boat.

    Service and delivery comments:

    the first unit worked for 2 weeks and quit. called and the co sent a replacement asap.my choice to do business with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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