My friend ended up buying a sylvania heater for the same price and exactly the same specs and similar heater. He was told to use a regular 5000w thermostat that he bought at a electrical dealer.
The heater has only a black,white and green wire. No contactor or space for one inside there.
We wired it up and it worked for a month or so. Now that its below o Celsius it trips every day apparently and the garage gets pretty cold.
I havent been able to go by and take a look, but I had him switch the wires in the thermostat in case we were cutting the wrong one and swap out the breaker.
I dont think the unit is faulty, might be a wonky breaker but might be the control set up. I dont see how a contactor would fit in there and if the fan needs to stay on after the temp is reached, there is no identification as to which wire controls the fan.
Other than getting a reading on how high the current draw is do you guys have any suggestions as to what to look for?