CellarPro 1800QTL Cooling Unit #1151
CellarPro's 1800QTL wine cooling units (1/8 Ton Nominal) were engineered to provide super-quiet temperature and humidity control for small to medium size wine cabinets.
Performance testing shows that this compact unit maintains optimal cellar temperature and humidity conditions more effectively than similar units from competing brands. 1800QTL units also are significantly quieter than comparable units from other brands. Visit our learning center for performance and comparison tables and charts. Visit our Learning Center for data tables, performance charts and product comparisons among different brands.
CellarPro 1800QTL units are sized to replace Breezaire 1060 and Wine-Mate 1500 cooling units. Please confirm equivalent dimensions and airflow prior to purchase.
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, 1800QTL units are preferred for temperature-controlled conditions that don't exceed 85F.
- This unit offers a choice of top or rear hot exhaust.
- 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: 3 Amps
- Startup: 14.2 Amps
- Requires: Dedicated 15-Amp Circuit
- Recommended: Surge Protector
Decibels: 41 dBA (Rear)
Capacity: 1065 BTUH @ 55F
Sizing Table: Click here to view sizing table
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 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 intallation 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: 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.
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 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.
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
fit perfectly where the Breezaire unit was. Very quiet. Installation instructions clear and straightforward.
Replaced Grand Cru 800 cooler in Wine Enthusiast BYO Double Wine Cellar
by Tim Kennedy
The Grand Cru 800 cooling unit died in the Wine Enthusiast -BYO cabinet about 4 months after the warranty ran out. Bryan, at IWA, recommended the 1800QT. The unit arrived with no problems, and following all the instructions, I was able to modify the hole in my Cellar to accept the slightly larger 1800QT, and got it installed without any issues. (I just needed a drill, a jigsaw, and a screw driver).
The 1800QT runs about 75% less than the Grand Cru 800 did, and it's much quieter when it is running. I am very happy with the purchase, and I am very pleased with the service I received from IWA. Bryan was in constant contact, with updates about shipping, and checking to make sure the unit was received in good condition.
Replaced Breezeaire unit
by Ronald Lehrer
Relaced a Breezaire unit which had failed after 3 years of use. Installation straight forward and very easy. New unit much quieter. Works great.
Replaced Breezaire unit
by W Edwards
Read through reviews and comments and chose CellarPro to replace the Breezaire cooling unit in my Le Cache wine cooler. Shipped promptly and installed in about 45 minutes--perfect fit. Extra hands might have simplified, but not difficult to do by myself.
Replaced a Winemate 2500
by Joe R.
Wow! What a difference!! This unit is super quiet and efficient. Extremely happy with my purchase. If you need a new unit this is it!!
Vintage Cellar Replacement Cooling Unit
by J. Bordelon
After fighting cheap systems for too long, I invested in this cooling unit. Since it's a little larger than the original systems some cabinet modifications were necessary, but nothing major. It's been in service for about a week and working well.. It's a little noisier than I expected, but other than that it works as advertised. My wine is now back down to the proper temperature and all is well. As others have noted, the remote bottle temperature probe is a must to keep the unit from cycling too frequently.
So far, so good
by B. Ross
So far, so good. This is working just as advertised. I had to replace my 6 year Breezaire in my LeCache Euro 3800 Z (back vented, purchased in Oct. 2007). I called LeCache and they recommended replacing with the Cellarpro 1800 QTL. It was delivered quickly, installed easily (about 45 minutes), and so far it's working great - hovering steadily between 58 and 62F (using a bottle probe). I like the placement of the digital readout and the controls. Just about a month in, but this is looking so far like a good purchase.
La Cache 2400 Cooling Unit Replacement
by A. Wakida
Breezaire was on its last leg and wasn't able to keep the temperature below 60 so after comparing it to Cellarpro I went with the 1800QTL. Order was delivered quickly and promptly. Used the mounting clips from old Breezaire so if you are ordering a replacement you don't need to order the clips. Fit was absolutely perfect. Installation was simple and yes it does help to have a second person's help as you are in an awkward position lifting and supporting 60lbs. Also it was nice to find butyl tape in the shipment to complete the install. This unit is quieter than Breezaire.
by Gene Davidson
installation and setup was quite easy even though it required enlarging the rear opening. It operates quietly and effectively as well. Good product!!
Cellarpro Cooling Unit Replacement
by Pat and Wendie Rooney
Although it was expensive to have our replacement unit shipped to our new home in Hawaii, we were very glad we made the purchase and had it sent. It arrived in just a couple of days as quoted, and it was fairly easy to install. It is so nice to have wine at that perfect tempeture again! Thank you for the assistance and excellent customer service.
by Ray Backman
I needed to replace my Breezaire unit that finally went out. Great experience with Cellarpro from start to finish. Bronson was super helpful when I called and the order was processed and shipped quickly (good thing because we were in the middle of a hot spell). The unit looks and works great, extremely quiet compared to my old Breezaire. I only went 4 stars because I have to due some minor carving/sanding on my wine cabinet to get the unit in (the two screw heads and the external outlet plug on the sides of the new unit were just a bit too wide for me to slide it neatly in to the rear of my cabinet). I highly recommend this unit and Cellarpro for anyone looking to replace their old Breezaire cooling system.
Works Great! Fantastic Service!
by T. Dean McInturff
I had a Breezaire unit in a cabinet system that I had to have repaired twice. Third time it went bad (leaks in the tubes) I decided to replace it. When I got my new CellarPro in and did the recommended check on it, I discovered that it had apparently been damaged in shipment and one of the fans was not spinning. The service person I dealt with, Mike, was fantastic. He was very courteous and accommodating. After we decided the damage was something I couldn't repair, he was quick to email a shipping tag for me to send back the damaged one and my new unit showed up in short order. The installation was fairly easy, although having two people to do it is a good idea. The unit works great and the service was fantastic.
Great replacement unit
I purchased this unit to replace a malfunctioning cold wall system in a Vinotheque cabinet. I didn't want to pay the $1400+ to repair that unit, so I removed it and cut the back of the cabinet to fit the 1800QTL. Not only did it go smoothly, but I much prefer the Cellarpro system as I don't have to call a refrigeration tech to constantly repair it.
I was extremely careful when cutting the cabinet (which was only required in my case because I was doing an atypical installation) and I was able to complete everything by myself with no help. Bronson, Cellarpro, and IWA are all great and I'm extremely happy with my purchase.
Keeping My Wines Cool this Summer
Installed an 1800QTL in my 75 square foot wine closet this week. It seemed the perfect unit for my needs. It was heavy - about 60 pounds - for a 71 year old to heft overhead but I used a shelf rather than clips and it slid in easily. The shelf tilts back per the installation instructions. Ah, the instruction! They seem to be in random order. It took me forever to realize that the unit does not start when plugged in. There is an On/Off button. Is the max run time for the initial checkout 5 or 10 minutes? Depends on whether you go by the label pasted on the unit or the instruction booklet. I needed more than 40" of butyl tape to seal the unit -- would it have killed CellarPro to send 2 packages? And why after the test run must one wait 24 hours to turn the unit on for good? Also my unit was manufactured 6/12. I hope these units are not like orange juice with a useby date. All in all it looks nice and is easily cooling my closet - I'm in the Pacific Northwest where summer starts July 4th or later. I intent to lower the preset of 58 degrees to 55 degrees but the instruction say wait 2 weeks. So far, so good!
by David Huisjen
So far, so good. I am still surprised at the high price, which I don't want to think about. So it better keep on running! Power supply configuration and exhaust grill configuration were not clear from the sales conversation and required some adaption at installation.
Love the new unit
Easy to install, but it did take two people because of weight and slightly awkward.
Instructions were perfect. So far working like a charm.
My breezeair worked for 13 years, I'm hoping this lasts longer.
On line assistance (Bronson) was great.
Do not think I needed the new clips (only wasted $10)- also could have used more of the sealing tape.
by James Mutz
I ordered my new unit after my Breezaire went out (after 5 years and 3 months). It arrived promptly and installed just as La Cache said it would. Works perfectly now. Thanks
Great product. Well made easy to swap out from a Breezeaire. Very quiet unit. Customer service very helpful and informative.
by Al D
Finally got a chance to drop you a quick note. Got my cooling unit installed within a few days of it's arrival. Perfect "swap out" with the Breezeaire - only took a short time to install. Like the filter holder design - easy to remove and replace. Also like the side outlet for the cabinet light - much better than the hard-wired arrangement on the old unit. Kudos to IWA for developing a great unit - look forward to many years of service. It's great to have my wine at a "comfortable" 55 again!
Thanks again for your help and prompt service!
Replaced Koolspace unit
by Gary Steele
We replaced a Koolspace unit that was a replacemant for a previously failed Koolspace unit. I was not interested in replacing it again in 3-4 years so we decided to try this unit. It required some cutting as it is larger but that was the only inconvenience. If you get this unit be sure to get the mounting brackets. This saved time and aggravation and is worth the price.
An inadequate amount of butyl tape for sealing was included. If directions are followed on cutting the hole size, 1/4" more than dimensions, the 1/4" gap on top requires a doubling of the already deficient amount of tape. (40" is included for a device with dimesions of
The documentation is not the greatest.
The unit is quiet.
Replacement for Le Cache Wine Cellar 500 (10500)
by Steve P.
Like others, my old Breezaire (top vented) went out and I replaced it with the 1800 QTL. Delivery was very prompt. Unlike other reviews however, the unit fit perfectly with no modifications to the back wall. Directions on this web site and with the unit were very good. I did the job myself, but can see where another pair of capable hands would have been helpful. Tips: start in the back, remove the grill and light connections (install a plug to the light as mentioned in another review); loosen the ceiling bolts/mounting clips ~3/4" but no need to remove - the old unit can be shifted side-to-side and lowered; as mentioned elsewhere, remove the front grill of the 1800QTL as this makes connecting the hanging clips very easy. Also, check all of the gaskets and seals - I had to replace some of the metal contact surfaces as they were warped and created gaps. This may have contributed to the demise of the old Breezaire, but may also have resulted from the cellar being "warm" for a week. CellerPro quietly reduced the temperature to 58DegF in less than a day despite the almost full cellar. Currently the fan doesn't turn off following the cooling cycle, but everything else works great.
I replaced my Breezaire 1060 unit after 15 years. The customer service rep was extremely helpful with the specifications and features of the CellarPro 1800QTL. After two weeks I'm very happy with the unit, which was easy to install, but needed a second person to put it place. The instructions were very helpful and like the LED temperature readout, which I didn't have on my Breezaire.
CellarPro 1800 QTL
Used this to replace my 25 year old Breezeaire. Customer rep was very helpful in finding the correct unit for my wine closet. It fit perfectly and the instructions were well done, and its working great!
I replaced my cooling unit after about 8 years. The new CellarPro works great. Easy to install.
Cellarpro QTL 1800
This replaced on a 17 year old Breeze Air that had been worked on a couple of times. The old unit at the end ran continuously, kept the wine at about 63 degrees, and was very noisy. The Cellar Pro runs so quietly I need to check to confirm it is running. I removed the old unit by myself with the help of some of the packing styrofoam but needed a helper to install the new unit. It went in easily and using the old clips was a breeze. It fit perfectly in the exisiting opening. The light for our storage unit was wired into the old cooling unit so I needed to spend the princely some of $2 to purchase a new plug. The trip to Home Depot was the most time consuming piece of the installation process. It has been in one week now with no problems. The digital thermometer and control is much better than using a bottle thermometer and screwdriver to set the proper temperature. This unit has the benefit of improved technology but it is much better than the old Breezeaire