240V 4800W 30A thermostat available?


Hi folks,
I'm going to use a 240V 30A 4800W construction heater to heat my garage. I'm looking for a thermostat for it.
A Honeywell response to a query was: "Honeywell does not currently offer a manual or digital thermostat that is compatible with 4800 W 30A 240 V".
The Dimplex website indicates their 900 series; for example, the TD932 are rated at 240V 5000W for non-inductive (?) use. Would this work?
Any recommendations for a 4800W capable manual or digital thermostat would be appreciated.
Thanks, Gary
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I added them to my baseboard heater a few years ago, 20a/240v. Can't tell you what they were, but they were not expensive or hard to find.
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Get a cheap thermostat to control a 30A contactor relay designed with a 24vac transformer already mounted inside the box, or purchased separately.
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I'm pretty sure your generic line voltage double pole heating thermostat is good for 22 amps. If you needed more you could rig a low voltage thermostat to an electric heat relay

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On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 03:12:25 GMT, G Mulcaster

Thanks to all for the replies. Sounds like the relay system is the way to go.
Regards, Gary
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