Heavy-Duty Surface Thermostat Commercial Electric


Heavy Duty Surface Mount Thermostat Commercial Electric - Designed for use as a recovery heater having its own storage tank. Note: Not recommended for sanitizing water applications.



• Meets the standby loss requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy and current edition of AHRAE/IESNA 90.1.

GOLD ELEMENTS - STCE models ship with the Goldenrod 24K gold plated elements (see element availability chart on back). Patented Goldenrod elements provide long life and superior scaling resistance. Low watt density means lower surface temperature to minimize scale buildup and more surface to heat water. Goldenrod elements carry a one-year warranty against failure due to lime scale build-up.

GLASSLINED TANK - Three sizes: 50, 80 and 119 gallon capacity. Tank interior is coated with glass specially developed by American Water Heaaters for water heater use. Tanks rated at 150 psi (1034 kPa) working pressure.

FUSING - Protects all elements, thermostats, and internal wiring circuits against excess current flow. Meets National Electrical Code requirements that non-ASME tanks must have internal fusing when current draw exceeds 48 amps. Available as an option on Canadian built heaters.

STANDARD VOLTAGES - 208, 240 and 480V single-phase and three-phase delta. Convertible from three-phase to single-phase (in field) and vice versa. 277V single-phase also available.

TERMINAL BLOCK - Factory installed. Just bring the electrical service to the heater and connect to block.

CONTROLS - One temperature control (adjustable through a range of 120° to 181°F) and manual reset high temperature cut-off per element. Thermostat step control may be achieved by varying settings on individual temperature controls. Located behind hinged control compartment door for quick, easy access.

3-YEAR LIMITED TANK / 1-YEAR LIMITED PARTS WARRANTY - Heavy duty; UL rated 100,000 cycles.

For complete warranty information, consult written warranty or go to americanwaterheater.com



 • Surface mounted thermostats

 • Simplified circuitry, color coded for ease of service

 • Two anode rods for maximum corrosion protection

 • Cabinet has bonderized undercoat with baked enamel finish

 • Bottom inlet and top outlet openings

 • Brass drain valve

 • CSA Certified and ASME rated T&P relief valve

 • Single panel control box

 • Foam insulation reduces costly heat loss.



• UL and cUL listed conversion kits to adjust voltage and kW requirements in the field before and after installation

 • ASME 150 psi tank construction

 • International voltages – 220, 380, 400, 415, 575, and 600 volts, three phase available with Y connected elements

 • MANIFOLD KITS – for multiple tank installations. Two heaters -part # 9003429205, three heaters- part # 9003430205 and four heaterspart # 9003431205

                              Model Numbers
                       Tank Capacity in Gallons
       Number of 
50 80 119
6 STCE31-50-060 STCE31-80-060 STCE31-119-060 3 2,000
9 STCE31-50-090 STCE31-80-090 STCE31-119-090 3 3,000
12 STCE31-50-120 STCE31-80-120 STCE31-119-120 3 4,000
13.5 STCE31-50-135 STCE31-80-135 STCE31-119-135 3 4,500
15 STCE31-50-150 STCE31-80-150 STCE31-119-150 3 5,000
18 STCE31-50-180 STCE31-80-180 STCE31-119-180 3* 6,000
24 STCE31-50-240 STCE31-80-240 STCE31-119-240 6 4,000
27 STCE31-50-270 STCE31-80-270 STCE31-119-270 6 4,500
30 STCE31-50-300 STCE31-80-300 STCE31-119-300 6 5,000
36 STCE31-50-360 STCE31-80-360 STCE31-119-360 6 6,000
40.5 N/A STCE31-80-405 STCE31-119-405 9 4,500
45 N/A STCE31-80-450 STCE31-119-450 9 5,000
54 N/A STCE31-80-540 STCE31-119-540 9 6,000

For complete information on limited warranties, consult written warranty or contact the American Warranty
and Service Support team at 1-800-456-9805.