Ultimate Bucket Heater with Cord Clip

  • Submersible only

  • Accommodates all buckets

  • Outer protective cage

  • 2 year warranty




The K&H Ultimate Bucket Heater prevents ice from forming in the buckets you use around a farm or ranch. It includes a full cage so you don't need to purchase an add-on protective cage. We even include a cord clip to keep the cord in place. This product includes a 2 year warranty is is MET listed for safety.

Please note: This deicer is designed to be submersible only and does not include a detachable float ring.

Thermostatic Temperature Control

Internal thermostats automatically monitor water temperature and turn the unit on and off to keep the average water temperature just above freezing. Our unique technology ensures that your de-icer will only run as often as needed. In fact, it's thermostatically controlled to never get hot when properly submerged in water.


This product has been tested and certified by MET Labs to meet their high standards for electrical product safety.

As with any electrical product used in wet locations, please plug the Ultimate Bucket Heater into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet.

Cord Clip Included

A free cord safety clip is also included with every Ultimate Bucket Heater. This ingenious clip secures the de‐icer to the edge of the stock tank, bucket or container to help prevent chewing, cribbing or removal of the de‐icer from the tank.

Key Specifications
  • Thermostatically Controlled: Yes
  • Cord Length: 5.5 ft.
  • Housing: Plastic
  • Safety Listing: MET
  • Wattage: 250 watts
  • Dimensions: 7" L x 7" W x 5" H


Additional Info

Item # 8400
Cord Length 5.5 ft.
Wattage 250 watts
Safety Listing MET
Dimensions 7" L x 7" W x 5" H
Item Weight 2.5 lbs.
Shipping Package 4 Color Box
Shipping Package Dimensions 8" x 8" x 8"
Case Pack Qty 6
Case Pack Dimensions 16" x 15" x 8"
Case Pack Weight 15 lbs.
Printable UPC No
Unit UPC 655199084005
Case UPC 655199184002
Warranty 2 Years

Care & Instructions


The Ultimate Bucket Heater is only designed to be plugged in when it is submerged in water. It will not turn off automatically if there is no water. Never plug the unit in unless the heating element is completely submerged in water. Otherwise, the unit will be damaged.

Product Q&A

Product-Specific Questions

Does this heater turn itself off and on with the ambient temperature? Or, should we consider also purchasing a plug with a thermostat?

You do not need to purchase a plug with a thermostat. Our Ultimate Bucket Heater is thermostatically controlled to keep the average water temperature just above freezing. They feature internal thermostats and will turn on and off as necessary to prevent the tank water from freezing.

General Questions about Outdoor Heated Products

How long is the cord?

The cord is 5.5 feet long.

Can I use an extension cord with this product?

MET requires that all manufacturers put the extension cord statement “Do not use with extension cord” on every item that is MET listed by UL 499 standards. This is because they cannot test every extension cord on the market in conjunction with our products for safety. Also, MET suggests that an extension cord is not recommended as a permanent fixture and should only be a temporary solution when using any electrical product.

Temporary use of a UL listed cord is fine, but consult your electrician for the proper cord for your application. For more information on MET safety testing, please visit their website at www.metlabs.com.

How long can a heated product be plugged in?

MET Safety Laboratories suggests unplugging the product if you leave your home on an extended vacation, as they do with any electrical appliance. Otherwise, it is designed for 24/7 operation and you can leave it plugged in all day. This item has been certified by MET labs to adhere to strict electrical safety standards. For more information, please visit www.metlabs.com.

Is there an off/on switch?

There is not an off/on switch. It is always on when plugged in.