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
Like previous reviewers, I had two failed Breezaires and didn't really want to go that route again. Researched the 1800QTL and it looked like a better choice. I needed someone to install it for me, and he and his helper got it in with no problem. So far it's working perfectly and is very quiet (it's in our family room). There's just a subtle hum when it's running.
CellarPro 1800 QTL
Like many other previous reviewers, I replaced a Breezaire WKCE 1060 for my credenza cellar unit. The Breezaire unit was only 7 years old and had been running noisily at 65-67 degrees for the last 10 months (I emptied out the cellar during most of this period). I was advised not worth repairing the Breezaire. For $200 more, I was recommended by an independent dealer to replace it with a CellarPro instead. The CellarPro was installed by a serviceman. He had to enlarged the rear window by 3/8 of an inch. He also had to install an electrical plug to plug-in the light inside the cellar. I have the CellarPro unit for more than 3 weeks now. So far, I am quite happy with the CellarPro unit. It runs very quiet and maintains a constant set temperature. I also suggested the same CellarPro recently to a friend for replacing a Vinotemp cooling system.
by Frank L.
After two failed Breezaire units under warranty, I upgraded to the CellarPro. Installation in my LeCache cellar was direct and easy. the new unit is quiter and is working as advertised so far. I like the additional operating features and display information.
I, too, replaced a worn out Breezaire. Installation was easy but it is a 2 man job, though the 2nd person is only needed for guiding and minimal lifting - the lead needs to be able to manipulate 60#. Here are some tips for replacing in a cabinet. If the old unit has clips, re-use them if at all possible - the screw holes are already drilled. The clips from my Breezeaire fitted better than the C'Pro clips. In fact my only criticism of the unit is that one of the new clips was really difficult to install even on the bench. In the event I didn't use it. I used a length of expanded polystyrene pipe insulation as a support for the front of the old unit as I undid the screws. As the weight went on to foam it gradually compressed and lowered the old unit. We got the new unit on to the carpet we were using to protect the top of the racks and then pushed the foam in to lift the front of the unit. One went to the back and guided the strongman manoevering into back opening. We set it flush with the back. As mentioned elsewhere REMOVE the front grille and fit the clips from the OLD unit before putting the unit in the cabinet. You can then slide the clips to line up with the old holes. This worked like a charm for us. We then replaced the front grille. The whole job took less than an hour. Now lets see how it works. Good Luck
I replaced a worn-out Breezeaire 1060 with this unit. Installation was easy...it is a good idea to get someone to help with lifting the unit into place, since it is heavy and you don't want to damage the cooling fins on the back. It works great, is quiet, and doesn't have to work hard at all to maintain proper temperature.
by Allen F
Delivery was very fast, just a couple of days. Installation in my cabinet may have been possible with one person, but it was extremely helpful to have 2 as the 1800 is somewhat heavy and bulky. I removed the old Breezaire 1060 from my cabinet without difficulty (good ridance). I found it necessary to cut ~1/8 of an inch off one edge of the cabinet opening in order to fit the new Cellarpro unit into place. (NOTE: if you install the cooling unit from the front, it will fit perfectly.) The caulking material provided was easy to apply around most of the unit. On the front edge I did need some additional weather stripping that I picked up at the hardware store.
With installation complete I turned it on. Works like a DREAM. So efficient. It cycles on about 60-70% of the time to keep my wine a comfortable 57. ( We only air condition the house down to 78.) Drastic improvement over the junky Breezaire unit. I should have replaced it years ago.
Installed my Cellar Pro 1800 this morning by myself and I must say it was pretty damn easy. Nice suprise. I was a little disappointed to see it show up on the delivery truck on it's side, especially since all of the litature says not to do that. You might want to think about adding to your directions to remove the front grill when installing. It makes it very easy to install the clips that way. Now let's see if it lasts.
The unit did not work when it arrived. The power cord was improperly installed. They sent me a new cord and refused to reimburse for the cost of my electrician disassembling and re-assembling. Telephone manner was terrible. They seemed to imply that I must be crazy to think that they're product was not getting any power.
We have been quite pleased with our new CellarPro cooling unit. It arrived promptly, was easy to install, and is keeping our wine at the selected temperature.
I purchased the CellerPro 1800 to replace the unreliable Breezaire 1600 in my Le Cache 2400 cabinet. The CellerPro is performing well; however replaceing the Breezaire was difficult. The CellerPro is ever so slightly larger than the Breeziare and would not fit into the back mounting bracket. I had to pry the bracket wider to accept the CellerPro. Other than the installation problem, the unit is working well.
The delivery was prompt. I replaced a breezaire 1060 and it could not have been easier. It has nice controls, but the best part is set it and it works great.