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Stiebel Eltron Mini-Tank Electric Water Heater SHC 2.5

Model # SHC 2.5|Store SKU # 1000789401

Overview

Model # SHC 2.5 Store SKU # 1000789401

SHC Mini-Tank Water Heaters excel at supplying hot water at a sink for hand washing or for kitchen applications. An SHC saves water and electricity by putting hot water right where it is needed rather than having a long pipe run from a central hot water tank. The small tank and good insulation reduces the stand-by losses compared with larger tank water heaters and the wait for hot water at the tap is reduced to a minimum. Why store 30 or more gallons of hot water if much less are sufficient for the job? Stiebel Eltron has been a world leader in advanced water heating technology for almost 90 years. Our engineering excellence and high-quality manufacturing results in products fulfilling the highest expectations of performance and reliability and our SHC Mini-Tank Water Heaters are no exception.

  1. SHC 2.5 mini-tank water heater provides 2.65 gallons of hot water for hand washing or kitchen applications
  1. Installation right under or near the sink, as close to the draw off point as possible, will make the wait for hot water as short as possible and maximize energy savings
  1. May be used in-line as a booster to provide hot water quickly at a fixture located a distance from a central storage tank, or in a recirculation loop
  1. SHC 2.5 heating element is 1300 W, and the unit draws 11.3 A and plugs into a standard 120 V receptacle with the supplied 3-prong plug
  1. SHC 2.5 is made in Germany

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
10.63
Assembled Height (in inches)
18.7
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
15.9
Assembled Width (in inches)
11
Packaged Depth (in inches)
10.63
Packaged Height (in inches)
18.7
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
15.9
Packaged Width (in inches)
11

Details

Application Type
Residential
Certified
Country of Origin
DE-Germany
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size (People)
2-4
Smart Technology
No
WH Connection Location
Top
WH Profile Type
Compact

Warranty / Certifications

See warranty for details on 6-year tank warranty and 2-year warranty on all other components
Mini-Tank Electric Water Heater SHC 2.5Stiebel Eltron Mini-Tank Electric Water Heater SHC 2.5SHC Mini-Tank Water Heaters excel at supplying hot water at a sink for hand washing or for kitchen applications. An SHC saves water and electricity by putting hot water right where it is needed rather than having a long pipe run from a central hot water tank. The small tank and good insulation reduces the stand-by losses compared with larger tank water heaters and the wait for hot water at the tap is reduced to a minimum. Why store 30 or more gallons of hot water if much less are sufficient for the job? Stiebel Eltron has been a world leader in advanced water heating technology for almost 90 years. Our engineering excellence and high-quality manufacturing results in products fulfilling the highest expectations of performance and reliability and our SHC Mini-Tank Water Heaters are no exception.
Stiebel Eltron
1000789401
CAD2492023-01-27
The Home Depot Canada
Mini-Tank Electric Water Heater SHC 2.5 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 39.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little unit. I installed two units in two offices. Easy to install - nice-looking and compact. I asked the tenants to let me know if there were any problems and no one did, so that means they're working properly and meeting their needs for hot water.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the German Engineering! Installed this unit under the kitchen sink to reduce the time it takes to get hot water to the faucet (due to distance to oil fired boiler). Time has been reduced from ~50 seconds to ~2-3 seconds. Very Happy I chose this unit. ADDED BONUS: Canada currently has a better trading relationship with Germany & the EU than the USA.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Product, so far I have two of these now, both working well tho they have only been installed for a month. Both are installed on hot water lines, not cold, due to long delay in getting hot water to needed locations. Now have nearly instant hot water, but remember as you start draining a 2.5 gal tank the cooler water is also entering, which soon serves to cool the water in the tank. So you don't get 2.5 gal hot water, you get maybe 1-1.5 gal and then it switches over to warm water. So this is really useful for short uses like washing hands, washing a few dishes, etc. Unit seems very well made (Germany), the 1/2 inch male connectors on the tank are metal not plastic, has a pressure release valve (many don't), solid look and feel to it, temp adjustment works well you will get very hot water if you want it. It's bigger than I though, especially the depth dimension, suggest you get the full specs from the S-E website so that you know it will fit the space. Easy to install. Only info I don't have is how much energy these consume. My impression is they are very well insulated and thus very efficient. But I may get a meter and try to measure this. Very happy so far, but performance over time is the true test,
Date published: 2019-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! It works well. Very satisfied with it so far. Easy to install
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well Works as required . Did the job,....................
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Mini Tank Excellent point of use hot water tank. My wife loves it. We have an on demand propane heater but my wife was tired of waiting for the hot water to reach the kitchen sink (other end of the house). This mini tank was easy to install under the sink and instant hot water. I installed a dedicated receptacle and cabling for it since it can draw 15 amps.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Success This product does everything it said it would. We now have hot water available at our bathroom sinks. The hot water run from our main tank was too long and underground. Very Happy
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met expectations Bought it and installed it a month ago - works perfectly. Don't expect it to supply enough hot water for a shower or bath, but for quick hand-washing it works very well.
Date published: 2017-11-02
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Is this unit CSA approved for use in Canada

Asked by: Dave
Yes it is and worked great for my father’s trailer 
Answered by: TJ222
Date published: 2020-06-16

Temperature range?

Asked by: dianne
The maximum temperature setting is 140 F.
Answered by: Stiebel Eltron Support
Date published: 2021-02-24

Hi, Can this heater provede cold water too? I need a small heater can suck the water from water Tank and provide hot or cold water. Is this right product? Basically i am looking for a portable sink works with mini water tank. Thanks

Asked by: jayc
Anyone of our Mini Hot Water Heaters will only provide hot water at its specified flow rate.
Answered by: Stiebel Eltron Support
Date published: 2017-10-16

Could this heater heat water to be pumped through 300' of 1/2" pex in a loop and stay at a temperature of 75 degrees?

Asked by: Josh
No it cannot. The lowest temperature setting on the SHC is 86 degrees F. This is a higher temperature than you want.
Answered by: Stiebel Eltron Support
Date published: 2020-10-20

How does this unit hold up during the winter months? Could this be used in a cottage that is closed up / no heat in the winter?

Asked by: JoJoe
Like the rest of cottage plumbing, it must be completely drained of all water, and should be disconnected from its power supply. I have a similar unit with over a dozen winters on it. Purge the air out of it in the spring ( turn on the hot water tap until there's no more air coming out of it ), before connecting the power. When empty, there's nothing in it that would be damaged by the cold.
Answered by: Chucksta
Date published: 2021-02-24

Can the tank be put between a tankless system and the hot water feed. This is to reduce the cold water though the lines, before the tankless system fires and heats the water.

Asked by: Cold Water
Yes, this heater can be feed with hot water and is used in this way quite often.
Answered by: Stiebel Eltron Support
Date published: 2018-09-10
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