CellarPro 1800QT-ECX Cooling Unit #1084
CellarPro's 1800QT-ECX wine cooling units (1/6 Ton Nominal) were engineered to provide outstanding performance and adjustable humidity control for very small wine cellars and larger wine cabinets.
Performance testing shows that this compact unit maintains optimal cellar temperature and humidity conditions more effectively than similar units from competing brands. 1800QT-ECX units use energy-efficient EC fans and are significantly quieter than comparable units from other brands. Visit our Learning Center for data tables, performance charts and product comparisons among different brands.
CellarPro 1800QT-ECX units are sized to replace Breezaire 1060 and Wine-Mate 1500 cooling units. Please confirm equivalent dimensions and airflow prior to purchase.
- On the hot side, this unit intakes from the rear, and offers a choice of top or rear hot exhaust.
- On the cold side, this unit intakes from the front and exhausts from the bottom (thus the front 8 inches of the cooling unit must be inside the cellar.)
- The 1800QT-ECX requires fresh air intake at the rear of the cooling unit. If sufficient space does not exist to provide sufficient airflow to the rear of the cooling unit, you may need a rear duct kit.
- 1800 Series cooling units can be installed completely inside the wine cellar when used with our rear duct kit, which allows you to duct the supply and return airflows from the rear of the cooling unit up to 100 equivalent feet (50 feet per duct).
- Please note: The cold side of the 1800 Series cooling units cannot be ducted, and the hot side can be ducted with 6-inch ducting (no reductions) plus auxiliary fan support, which is included with our our rear duct kit.
- You must located this unit within the cellar, with the following exception: these units can be installed directly above the wine cellar when used with our front intake hood.
- For installation in environments below 40F, our compressor heater modification is required.
- For installation in environments below 20F down to -20F, we recommend our Fan-Cycling Switch (P/N 6972) combined with our compressor heater.
- A CellarPro cooling unit must always be used in the upright position, and should never be operated on its side or upside down.
Our cooling units are designed to be used in properly-constructed wine cellars that are adequately insulated, airtight and sealed with a vapor barrier. In improperly-constructed cellars, the cooling unit will create excess condensation, leading to damage and premature failure of your cooling unit (not covered by warranty).
All air-cooled refrigeration equipment requires fresh air intake to dissipate the heat generated by the cooling unit. The fresh air intake CANNOT come from the wine cellar space - it must come from space outside the cellar. Designed for indoor use only, 1800QT-ECX units can operate in environments ranging from 95F to 40F out of the box. To operate the unit in colder temperatures, please see modifications listed on the Options & Upgrades tab.
- Now with energy-efficient EC Fans on both the cold and hot sides, save $15.77 in annual energy costs vs AC fans (assumes 75% runtime and $0.15/kWh)
- This unit offers a choice of top or rear hot exhaust. If the unit's location does not provide sufficient room for airflow, you may need to purchase a rear duct kit.
- Adjustable humidity control combines a high-output compressor with flexible fan cycles to maintain a recommended level of moisture inside your cellar.
- Extra-large coils generate maximum cooling power.
- Commercial-grade Electrofin coating protects the evaporator coils from leaks and corrosion.
- Intuitive LED display panel mounted on the evaporator with digital programmable thermostat is simple and easy to use. Remote thermostat is available as an upgrade.
- Energy-saver mode, quick-chill mode, and auto-defrost cycle provide convenient solutions to common cellar needs.
- Temperature set point range is 47F to 62F when the cooling unit is properly sized.
- Unit operates with minimal vibrations and less noise than comparable units from competitors.
- Audible and visual alarms and maintenance-needed indicator protect the cooling unit and the wine cellar.
- 8-foot power cord exits from the rear and plugs into standard 110V receptacles.
- Common dedicated 15-amp circuit is required to power the unit.
- 3-amp electric receptacle is provided to run a small lamp.
- Removable steel case provides access to the internal components for servicing and repair.
- CellarPro's 5-Year Standard Warranty, the most thorough in the industry, protects the unit against manufacturing defects.
- An optional Enhanced Warranty (#1835) is available for additional protection.
- ETL Tested and Certified to rigorous UL Standards for safety.
Size: 18w x 16 1/2d x 10 1/2h (in)
Weight: 60 lbs
115V AC / 60 Hz
- Running: 2.9 Amps
- Startup: 20.1 Amps
- Total Watts: 258
- Requires: Dedicated 15-Amp Circuit
- Recommended: Surge Protector
Decibels: 45 dBA (Rear)
Sizing Table: Click here to view sizing table
- Warranty Overview
- Limited Warranty - 5 Years (Entire System)
- Optional Extended Warranty (sold separately).
Click on one of the following links for more information:
- Spec Sheet
- Sizing Table
- Owner's Manual
- Product Brochure
- Configuration Options
- Installation Diagrams
- Adjustable Humidity Chart
- Sound Level
- Monthly Operating Cost
- Front, Rear & Side Views
- Top & Bottom View
- Rear Drawings - As Ducted
- Compressor Heater #1727: protects the unit when installed in environments that drop below 40F down to 20F.
- Fan Cycling Switch #6972: supports the unit in temperatures below 20F and as low as -20F when combined with our compressor heater.
Filters & Grills
- Use our filter & grill guide to find the cooling unit filter or duct filter and/or duct grill that is appropriate for your cooling unit.
Remote Control & Probe
- Remote Display #1603: lets you place the digital panel wherever you want, whether inside or outside the cellar. Includes 10 feet of wiring.
- Bottle Probe #1434: this remote thermostat with a 10-foot cord overrides the thermostat on the face of the cooling unit, and allows it to monitor air or liquid temperatures at various locations inside the cellar.
- Extension cords available in 25-foot (#1780) and 50-foot (#1781) lengths.
Other Options & Upgrades
- Condensate Drain Line: strongly recommended for wine cellar installations (but not required for wine cabinets), a drain line allows excess moisture to drain from the bottom (#7431) or rear (#1606) of the cooling unit.
- Condensate Drain Line plus Heating Element: combined with a drain line, we add a 100W heating element to burn of excess moisture. Available with bottom (#7432) or rear (#1709) drain lines.
- Power Cord Modification #1098: normally the cord exits from the rear of the cooling unit, which generally is outside the cellar; this modification moves the cord to the front of the cooling unit, so that it can be plugged into an outlet inside the cellar.
- Mounting Clips #1095: attached to the front of CellarPro 1800 Series cooling units, these clips are designed to be bolted to the ceiling inside the wine cabinet / cellar.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nobody protects your wine cellar better than CellarPro Cooling Systems! In the event your cooling unit fails and the failed components are covered by our warranty, we'll send a replacement cooling unit to you per the terms of our Replacement Unit Program
CellarPro Replacement Unit Program
If your CellarPro cooling unit fails and the parts that failed are still covered by warranty, we'll send a replacement cooling unit to you, as follows:
- Your cooling unit must be registered at CellarPro
- Your cooling unit must have been properly sized, installed and maintained
- Your cooling unit may not have been permanently modified, damaged or disfigured
- Replacement units are factory-refurbished cooling units with a similar build date as your original unit
- You are responsible for the shipping cost to send the replacement unit to you and return the original unit to us, and the cost (if any) to remove the original unit and install the replacement unit
- In order to send a replacement unit, we require a deposit, which will be refunded minus shipping costs upon the return and pending the inspection of the original unit
- If the original unit failed due to improper installation or use, the failure is not covered by warranty and we will deduct the cost of the repairs from the refund of your deposit
A: You should always use Sensible BTUH* when comparing different brands of cooling units, and when sizing a cooling unit for your wine cellar. Every cooling unit produces a certain amount of Total BTUH, which is the sum of Sensible BTUH (lowers the temperature) and Latent BTUH (lowers the relative humidity). Because our goal is to cool wine cellars while preserving humidity, wine cellar cooling units should have high Sensible BTUH and low Latent BTUH. The relationship between Sensible and Latent BTUHs is know as SHR (Sensible Heat Ratio), which is calculated as Sensible BTUH/Total BTUH. The SHR for CellarPro cooling units is greater than 90%, which means that CellarPro units provide maximum cooling power without stripping out humidity from the cellar environment.
*CellarPro Sensible BTUHs are calculated assuming 55F cellar temperature, 60% relative humidity and 95F ambient for all units except 1800 units (85F ambient).
How cold can the temperature be where the cooling unit is installed?
A: For installations in environments below 40°F down to 20°F, we recommend adding our compressor heater (P/N 1727), which is included as standard equipment on all outdoor units. Below 20°F, in addition to the compressor heater, we recommend adding our fan cycling switch (P/N 6972)
How do I choose between top exhaust versus rear exhaust? What about the fresh air intake?
The fresh air intake will always come from the rear of the cooling unit, and must pull air from OUTSIDE the wine cellar space - it must never be installed to pull air from inside the cellar. On 1800 Series cooling units, the hot air exhaust can exit from the top or the rear. Choose whichever configuration directs the exhaust to a space that is sufficiently large to accept the exhausted air, as long as the exhaust goes OUTSIDE the cellar and will NOT intermingle with the fresh air intake. If you plan to duct the hot side of the cooling unit, then the hot air will need to exhaust from the rear.
Does the unit really need a dedicated circuit?
A: First, the background. Unlike our competitors, we build our cooling units with precision expansion valves, not cap tubes, which means that our cooling units aren't limited to a 30°F differential between the desired cellar temperature and the ambient temperature. Cooling systems with expansion valves are much more precise than cap tubes, and much more sensitive to low voltage conditions, which is why our units require dedicated circuits. When we say "dedicated circuit", we mean that the circuit shouldn't have any items that require heavy draws of electricity - eg other appliances, vacuum cleaners, big-screen TVs, blow-dryers - on the same circuit as the cooling unit. Lighting, computers or other low-draw items shouldn't be a problem on the same circuit.
Can the cooling unit be located in a remote location and ducted to/from the wine cellar?
A: These cooling units can be installed above the wine cellar when used with our front intake hood.
Does the unit need to be installed through the wall, or can I install the entire unit inside the cellar?
A: These cooling units can be installed completely inside the wine cellar when used with our rear duct kit (P/N 1439), which allows rear supply and return airflows from a temperature controlled environment OUTSIDE the cellar to be ducted (with insulated ducting to minimize heat transfer inside the cellar) up to 100 equivalent feet (50 feet per duct).
What if I don't have sufficient space behind the cooling unit for the hot air exhaust to dissipate?
A: The rear of the cooling units can be ducted to another location by using our rear duct kit (P/N 1439), which allows rear supply and return airflows from a temperature controlled environment OUTSIDE the cellar to be ducted up to 100 equivalent feet (50 feet per duct).
Do I need the condensate drain line?
A: If you are using the cooling unit in a sealed cabinet, you probably don't need the drain line. If you are using the cooling unit in a cellar, we recommend the drain line, which can be drained inside (bottom) or outside (rear) the wine cellar. Choose the 100W heating element to reduce drainage as it helps to burns off excess condensate before it reaches the drain line.
Ratings & Reviews
1800 Series Replaces Breezaire
by Mike-Union City CA
After a second failure of my Breezair cooler in 5 years, I researched options. I was pleased to find the CellarPro 1800 Series. The 1800 fit right in place. The additional 2" depth was not a factor. I have found the 1800 to run significantly less to maintain the cellar temp, most likely due to the fact the Breezair seemed to dump its own heat into the cabinet when it stopped running, quickly causing the cabinet to heat up. It is much quieter too. Just on appearance alone, one can see the superior quality in the construction of the 1800. Even though it's still new, I am anticipating much more reliability from CellarPro than I experienced with "The Other Guys."
CellarPro Cooling Unit Review
This seems to be an excellent choice for keeping my wines st the proper temperature of storage. Though I've only had the CellarPro unit a short time, it's working perfectly. And I'm quite satisfied.
Great system for replacing Beezair
Bought cellarPro 1800QT to replace Beezair for second time after calling Beezair service center and was treated rudely. CellPro was extremely helpful when I called. Beautiful new unit fit into my wine cellar perfectly and was easy to install. I had one question and their service center was helpful! They are skimpy on sealing tape and I had to order more over internet. CellarPro works like a charm.
Great retrofit option for the Breezair systems
by Red Mountain Air
Replaced a failed Breezair system for a customer with the 1800QT. Unit slid back in perfectly and have had no issues since.
by Chris -
Very easy to install when I had to replace my older unit which lasted 9 years. I prefer this model to the original model. It's quieter, more powerful and easier to use. The customer service could not have been more helpful!!
by Mike B
Had to replace my original unit purchased in 2011 with a a refurbished unit in 2013 while the original was under warranty. The refurbished unit stopped working not too long after the original 5 year warranty expired (late 2016). Customer Service personnel gave me a 25% discount (instead of the 10%) which I appreciated very much. I was simply expecting the unit(s) to last much longer. Hopefully third time will do it for me. Support personnel are great over the telephone as my installer had a few questions after reading the installation instructions. No shipment problems. The new unit works fine. So far, so good.
CellarPro 1800QT Cooling Unit
Unit has been installed for a couple of weeks. So far it has been exceptional for cooling my wine cabinet. It replaced a unit that failed after a short time, most likely because of inferior materials according to my installer. I am especially impressed that the customer service staff contacted me and suggested I switch from the QTL unit I was initially going to purchase to this one, primarily because of potential temperature issues in the space where the cabinet is. This unit is MUCH quieter than my previous one, and does not run as much, either. The temperature has been holding and seems to be accurate, although I do not have a thermometer to check against the unit.
CellarPro 1800QT Cooling Unit
by Bruce C
So far this unit is absolutely incredible! Way, way less noise than the Breezaire and especially the Wine Mate cooling unit it replaced. It's temperature control is outstanding! 55° +/- .8 degrees (tracked every 10 minutes on a data logging cellar temperature probe) and that's without using the bottle probe! To sum up: quiet, accurate, and very little vibration. I'm extremely pleased with it!
So far so good!
The ordering process was easy thanks to great customer service from Kenny. Installation was a breeze and the cooling unit was up and running in no time. It is slightly louder than the unit I replaced, but it's not a problem. So far I am very satisfied with my purchase!
CellarPro 1800QT Cooling Unit
by Dennis C.
Ordering process was easy and salesperson (Bruce Bennett) was knowledgeable and very responsive. Installation was made easier by excellent instructions in the manual. Unit is running well on the first day of startup. Quality looks very good - it replaces a Breezeaire unit which was unreliable.
Nothing To It
by Colin F
Direct replacement for similar unit, though I think the new one is quieter than the old one. I had plenty of butyl tape sealant, and as long as you have a decent ladder, it's easier than you think (I have one of the big, tall units). Kind of a pain getting the plug through the hole in the back, but only if your unit is almost flush to the wall, like ours is. If you have 2-3 inches gap or more between the unit and the wall, you're golden. Very happy with it.
Out with the Breezaire
by Jimmy D
Easy install, and the addition of an exhaust fan plug-in that only runs when the unit runs was a great option. Great customer service...quick delivery...functions well.
Great Engineering...Awful Customer Service
Replaced a unit under warranty and the actual replacement was very easy. Initial contact with LeCache was positive as they quickly agreed the condenser was bad and that a new one should be shipped. I paid the deposit expecting the in-stock unit to ship-out the next day. My card was charged immediately but the unit was not delivered for two weeks. I have $30k of wine sitting at 70+ degrees on a warranty claim and all the explanation I can get is "we're sorry, but there is nothing I can do, it's someone else's fault".
Great little unit
I recently planned and built a small 360 bottle wine cellar. After much research I have settled on the CellarPro 1800QT as the best option. The unit is very quiet and energy efficient. My cellar cooled down to operating temp in 45 minutes and cycles for about 10 minutes every two hours. This translates to a cost of operation of less than $0.20 per day to run. Very happy with mu choice to purchase this unit.
by CellarPro 1800QT Review
Really good customer service when I needed to replace my old CellarPro 1800QT. It was easy to install and works great!
Just wanted to let you know how much I like your cooling unit. I purchased a CellarPro 1800QT quite a few years ago and placed it in a 400 bottle freestanding wood unit I bought from WineEnthusiast. That cooling unit failed but you replaced it at no charge and since then my new unit has been great. I have recently built a free standing wine cellar in my converted garage. I used 2x10's in the walls and ceiling and have R values of 38. I now have 280 cubic feet of storage space (instead of 45) and your cooling unit is running less now than it used to for that little cabinet I had and is keeping things cooler. I am keeping the wine at 58 degrees and the temperature outside the cellar is 75-79 degrees. Power consumption of the unit is averaging 87 watts/hour which is less than it was in the small cabinet. I ducted the intake and exhaust to my true garage. The unit is quiet and I love the programmable features. I couldn't be more pleased.
My Cellar Pro unit died two years after moving. Evidently the movers had the storage unit on its side in the truck. The movers also removed the doors. They plugged in the cooling unit after setting it upright (they should have waited at least a day) and never quite replaced the doors correctly. I attributed the poor performance after the move to the doors not installed correctly which we had fixed. That was a wrong assumption. The cooling unit barely cranked on for two miserable years. Our service repairman spoke with CellarPro, and realized parts would be more than a new unit. CellarPro provided a discount on a new unit and after two weeks, all is well and back to performance as it should be.
CellarPro 1800QT Review
My Breezaire cooling unit in my LeCachet 3800 died after 8 years. I replaced the old unit with a CellarPro 1800QT top vent unit. The unit arrived well packed in the shipping container via FedEx ground. The instruction manual walked me through the removal of the old unit and replacement with the new unit perfectly. All went smoothly, even the retaining brackets holding the unit in place against the cabinet ceiling.
The only problem I need to deal with is that the mounted cabinet light plugged into the front of the Breezaire unit whereas the plug on the CellarPro is on the left hand side. I will need to make a custom cable to reconnect the light. Other than struggling a bit with the weight and bulkiness while trying to lift the unit up to the top of the cabinet, all went well. Really couldn't be any easier.
Replacing the 15 year old Breezaire was quite easy. The instructions were perfect. However, if you have an older unit like mine, the light fixture cannot be slide out, you have to remove the plastic lens, the bulb, and the metal cover to expose the screws. Also you will need a plug to rewire to the light fixture as it is plugged into the CellarPro.
CellarPro included a length of rubber butyl tape so don't waste your time trying to find it at your hardware store (they won't have it).
Noise is not too bad, much better than what I was hearing with the old Breezaire unit.
by P Barry
The unit was easy to install and is working very well thus far. Although subjective, I do not believe the unit is too loud.
by K. Taga
This is working great. It runs more than I thought it would but it is keeping the temperature around 58 nicely.
I agree with the other reviews that the customer service through the whole process was great.
by Nancy and Dennis
We used this unit to replace an old Breezeaire in a wine cabinet we bought used. It is quiet and very efficient -- just as Bryan (IWA Center) promised. Installation went fairly easily. The customer service was outstanding.
by Ken R.
Thanks for your help and could not say enough about La Cache & CellarPro's
customer service. The replacement unit has been installed and is working
perfectly and Fed Ex just picked up the original unit with the return
Good product, but noisy
by Brian Crabtree
Replaced an old Breezeaire unit. The CellarPro unit is doing a great job in the cabinet, but
runs more of the time than the Breezeaire and is much noisier. Installation is definitely a
two-person job. On the whole, satisfied so far.
Great Replacement and Great Service
by Ken Richter
Purchased the CellarPro cooling unit to replace a ten year old Breezeaire that was damaged in a local power surge.
All has gone well. Very happy with the advise, service and performance.