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Item # LDCE32-40R-5500W, Commercial Electric Water Heaters

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All commercial electric units have a Fused Ceramic Shield applied under pressure and fired at 1600 ºF to completely cover the tank interior. This provides a tough interior surface for storage tanks and maximum protection against the wearing effects of high-volume and high-temperature water.

Unit of Measure: Imperial Metric Both

Specifications  · Dimensions  · Maximum Recovery  · Electrical Characteristics  · Features  · Warranty  · Note



American® Water Heater Company


40 gal

Standard Voltage

240 V

Standard Input Power

4.5 kW

Maximum Input Power

12 kW

Element Power

5500 W

Operation Type

Interlocking Operation
Simultaneous Operation


240 V



Water Connection

3/4 in







Industry Standards

ASME Certified

CSA® Certified

UL® Listed



Jacket Diameter A

20 in

Height to Top of Heater B

47-1/4 in

Height to Side T and P Opening C

40-3/4 in

Maximum Recovery

Recovery at 40 ºF Temperature Rise

56 gal/h

Recovery at 50 ºF Temperature Rise

45 gal/h

Recovery at 60 ºF Temperature Rise

38 gal/h

Recovery at 70 ºF Temperature Rise

32 gal/h

Recovery at 80 ºF Temperature Rise

28 gal/h

Recovery at 90 ºF Temperature Rise

25 gal/h

Recovery at 100 ºF Temperature Rise

23 gal/h

Electrical Characteristics

Full Load Current Single Phase 240 V

22.9 A

Full Load Current Single Phase 277 V

19.9 A

Full Load Current Single Phase 480 V

11.5 A

Full Load Current Three Phase 240 V (All Terminals L1, L2, and L3)

22.9 A

Full Load Current Three Phase 480 V (All Terminals L1, L2, and L3)

11.5 A

Full Load Current Three Phase 240 V (Terminal L3)

39.8 A

Full Load Current Three Phase 480 V (Terminal L3)

19.9 A

Full Load Current Three Phase 240 V (Terminal L1 and L2)

22.9 A

Full Load Current Three Phase 480 V (Terminal L1 and L2)

11.5 A

  • "Environmentally-Friendly" Non-CFC Insulation.
    Foam insulation traps heat within the tank, saving energy.
  • Combination Surface-Mounted Thermostats with High Limits.
    Adjustable to 170 ºF. One thermostat provided for each element. High limit factory set at 190 ºF.
  • Anode Rod.
    Promotes longer tank life through protection against corrosion of tank interior.
  • Incoloy Screw-In Elements.
    For ease of service and long life.
  • Wattages from 3 kW to 12 kW.
  • 208, 240, 277, 480 Voltages Available.
  • UL® Listed.
  • Non-Metallic, Corrosion-free Durable, Brass Drain Valve.
  • Interlocking or Simultaneous Element Wiring.
  • Single-Phase or Unbalanced Three-Phase Operation Available (277 volt, single phase only).
  • Dip Tube
    Carries cold inlet water deep into the tank to minimize temperature dilution of hot water.
  • 3/4" Water Connections
    Located on top.

  • 3-Year Limited Tank Warranty / 1-Year Limited Parts Warranty.

Limited warranty on tank and parts. Complete details in manual. Specify wattage, voltage and phase when ordering.


·  Standards for Commercial Electric Water Heaters


Brochure for Commercial Electric Water Heaters
(PDF, 113KB)