CellarPro Remote Probe / Bottle Probe #1434
The remote probe also can be used in odd-shaped wine cellars to control the cooling unit based on temperatures "around the corner".
Our remote probe can be used to measure liquid or air temperatures. It has a waterproof sheathing, and includes a rubber bottle stopper to keep liquid inside the bottle when placed on its side inside wine racks.
If used to measure liquid temperature, the remote probe can be inserted into a wine bottle filled with water and alcohol (to avoid bacteria growth.) Please note: the cooling unit's HY differential should be set to "1" when the probe is inserted in liquid, and should be set to "4" when measuring air temperature.
The 10-foot cord allows the remote probe to be placed almost anywhere inside the wine cellar. The other side of the probe is fitted with a jack that plugs directly into the face of the wine cooling unit.
- When measuring liquid temperatures, the (HY) differential should be set at 1 degree (so that the wine liquid doesn't fluctuate more than 1 degree.)
- When measuring air temperatures, the (HY) differential should be set at 4 degrees (the cooling unit will burn out prematurely if the unit cycles on'off every time the air temperature changes by 1 degree.)
- The remote probe must be located in a location with good air movement in order to correctly register the temperature changes inside the cellar.
- When measuring air temperature with ducted systems, the ideal location for the remote probe is in the return air register; when measuring air temperature with through-the-wall systems, the ideal location for the remote probe is near the return air grill; when measuring liquid temperatures in bottles, the ideal location of the bottle is near the top of the racks with good airflow.
- In all cases, it is recommended to check the actual cellar temperature against the display temperature when the remote probe is first setup and subsequently whenever the location moves.
- Refer to our Owners Manual for instructions how to change the HY differential
- Digital temperature control based on air or liquid temperature
- Jack plugs directly into the face of the wine cooling unit
- When used in a wine bottle, the rubber bottle stopper prevents spills and leaks
- 10-ft cord allows maximum flexibility
- Recommended when the wine cooling unit will be placed remotely or away from the top of the wine cellar
- Also can be used in odd-shaped wine cellars
Size: 10 Ft Cord
Weight: 0.5 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Ratings & Reviews
This was a great addition to our wine cooler and the long cord makes it so nice to be able to move around if needed. CellarPro has friendly staff and technical support was helpful too and suggested we install this to help with some of our thermostat errors.
I just tried this out for the first time. I like the fact that it has a nice and long wire so you can move it to another part of the room easily. So far I have used it for air temperature, and it works well. I may eventually try it out with liquid, but for now, all is well.
Air vs Liquid Temp
There are many mixed reviews online as to the best way to regulate wine temp. If you have your cellar set to cycle the recommended +/- 2 degrees F (or 4 differential) based on air temp, the actual "liquid" temp is more likely to stay at a constant temperature given the amount of overall thermal cooling mass in the cellar. Additionally, you have the safeguards of the cellar thermostat to alert you quicker that there may be a problem if the temperature gets too high for instance vs waiting much much longer for the liquid temp to get out line. With a bottle probe, you are allowing the actual wine to increase and decrease continually by the +/- 1 degree F (or 2 degrees) vs allowing the air temp to keep the liquid temp more regulated and stable, which stability is more important than the actual temp setting itself. However, I did purchase this item so that I can periodically cross check the actual temperature of the liquid by plugging and unplugging the probe (which is easy to access in the front left) so I know the actual liquid temp....since the thermostat on the cooler is measuring air closest to it. Would be great if the cooling system would show both air temp and liquid temp while letting you still choose which to regulate the on/off.
Great addition - really a necessity.
by J. Bordelon
After installing a CellarPro cooling unit in a fairly small wine cellar, the unit was cycling too often just based on air temperature. Purchased and install the remote bottle temperature probes, inserted it into a small wine bottle filled with water/alcohol, and now the unit operates much better and wine temperature is more even.
As other commenters have pointed out, this probe should be part of any cooling system from the start.
Works well and eary to install. I like the long wire connection that lets you place proble away from unit. Can not undersatand why every one would not be ording one, Should probably just be bundled with cooling unit.