Self Contained Rear / Top Vent Cooling Unit 1800QT-ECX #1084

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SKU: 1084 1800QT-ECX
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CellarPro 1800QT-ECX Cooling Unit (P/N 1084). NOW WITH ENERGY-EFFICIENT EC FANS! CellarPro engineered the 1800QT-ECX cooling unit to provide powerful cooling capacity with moderate noise levels to be used in large wine cabinets that are located near common living areas. 1800QT-ECX units are louder than CellarPro 1800QTL-ECX units, but also 30% more powerful.

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.


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.

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).


  • 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.


  • 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.

Specs & Resources

Brand: CellarPro 

UPC: 077757010842 

Size: 18w x 16 1/2d x 10 1/2h (in) 

Weight: 60 lbs 

115V AC / 60 Hz 
Compressor Amps: 
- 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 Resources 
- Warranty Overview 
- Limited Warranty - 5 Years (Entire System) 
- Optional Extended Warranty (sold separately). 

Click on one of the following links for more information: 

Options & Upgrades

Cold Temperature
  • 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.

  • Refer to filter replacements in the previous section.
  • Evap Fresh #17984: Should be sprayed on the evaporator (cold-side) coils once a quarter, especially when the evaporator coils frequently have condensation, to extend the life of the evaporator coils and to reduce the growth of mold in the drain pan.
  • Condenser Brush #1475: With a long handle and stiff bristles, the brush is ideal for cleaning off the dust and dirt that collect on the hot-side condenser coils, especially when a filter isn't used on the coils.

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.
  • Bottle Probe 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.

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:
  1. Your cooling unit must be registered at CellarPro
  2. Your cooling unit must have been properly sized, installed and maintained
  3. Your cooling unit may not have been permanently modified, damaged or disfigured

Please note:
  • 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


What is "Sensible BTUH"?

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.


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Perfect Replacement, Great Customer Service


Perfect replacement for my old unit. Customer service very helpful in troubleshooting my old unit until it wouldn't work any longer. Instructions to replace spot on.

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Customer service is excellent. Shipped a well packaged replacement unit within the week.

Great replacement for an old unit!


This unit replaced a 22 year old still working breezair! First off the new unit is super quiet. Around 10 decibels quieter than the old unit. Love the digital and more modern controls and features. Installation was fairly simple. I did it by myself, but two people would be recommended. For me in my cabinet I was not getting consistent temps so I ended up ordering the bottle problem to solve that problem. 4 stars only because I feel the probe should either come with the unit or it should be largely discounted if you order a unit in a cabinet. Also, customer services was great when I either emailed or called in questions!

Replace the cooling unit - not entire wine unit


After 10 years our beautiful Cellar Pro wine unit was struggling to cool. The customer service team helped us diagnose that the cooling unit had reached end of life. The new unit arrived promptly and was straightforward to install. It is working beautifully and best of all, we did not have to replace the whole wine unit.

Much Better than WineMatte


I purchased this to replace a WineMate for my vinotemp 700 bottle cabinet. The WineMate, even when brand new was unable to get the temp below 65. I even had then send me a new one and it still didn't do the job, I lived with it for many years until in finally couldn't cool at all. So I reviewed replacement options and the Cellar Pro seemed ideal. I had many questions and called Cellar Pro and spoke to Bryan. He was very knowledgeable and asked all the right questions to make sure I was replacing with the correct exhaust position, plug,etc. The unit arrived and fit perfectly. I waited 24 hours per their recommendation and within just an hour or so, it had cooled the unit down to set factory default of 58/59 degrees!

Customer Service is exceptionally helpful


We purchased our wine cellar several years ago and it finally was time to replace the cooling unit. Their service department explained how to remove the old unit and how to install the new unit. With their instructions it was a very easy installation. The wine cellar is cooling once again and is very quiet.

Really Quiet Unit


We moved and needed a quieter unit because our large cabinet is located in close quarters of our TV room. We had a Wine Mate, cooled OK, but made more noise. I read about CellarPro's quieter unit. Really satisfied that I made the change to the 1800QT-ECX.

Delivered in Canada as advertized


Our last two cooling units (not CellarPro) only lasted for four and five years respectively. We researched online and were dealing with another western US company. These guys while well intentioned were slow to get back to us with information. We then checked CellarPro and contacted them with a couple of questions. Bryan A was knowledgeable and efficient. We reside in eastern Canada. Bryan was quick to come up with a reasonable shipping quote. The unit arrived as promised. Although it's only been a few weeks, the unit works great and is quieter than our original smaller one. Bryan has also reached out to us via email to answer any questions we might have had and make sure the unit was working properly. We highly recommend CellarPro.

Smooth transaction


My last cooling unit was CellarPro, and I replaced it with another CellarPro. During the time I was deciding what unit to buy, CellarPro answered all my questions concisely and followed up after a few days. Bryan Adams, my sales representative, was very helpful. He helped me choose the correct unit. It was delivered promptly and as promised. It is now installed in my cabinet and is working like a charm.

Great replacement unit


Replaced an old wine mate unit. Could not be more impressed with the customer service and advise. This is how customer service should work! Love that it can be ducted. For once I can really control the temp in my small cellar without overheating the vent space, humidity is now easy, and the unit is quieter and more efficient than the wine mate. I did upgrade the duct fan to a quieter one that I could set the CFM, and but a muffler on the fan because I was venting to a room where I did not want to hear it. Now my wine cellar is the perfect temp and worry free.

Great replacement unit


Replaced an old wine mate unit. Could not be more impressed with the customer service and advise. This is how customer service should work! Love that it can be ducted. For once I can really control the temp in my small cellar without overheating the vent space, humidity is now easy, and the unit is quieter and more efficient than the wine mate. I did upgrade the duct fan to a quieter one that I could set the CFM, and but a muffler on the fan because I was venting to a room where I did not want to hear it. Now my wine cellar is the perfect temp and worry free.



I purchased this as a replacement for a Winemate unit. It's quieter and appears to efficient. It fit perfectly and the included sealing tape was an added plus. Happy thus far!!

GREAT SERVICE with new 1800 QT


After 11+ years I needed a new 1800 QT. Sean in customer care did a great job of handling my order. When supply chain issues on one part needed to assemble the new unit arose, Sean found the part with another supplier. This saved 3 months off the projected delivery date. Adam in shipping, likewise did a great job of getting the unit shipped and providing a prepaid shipping label so I could send the old one back to see what repair costs would be, should I want it as my backup in another 11+ years.

CellarPro 1800QT-ECX Cooling Unit #1084 replacement


My unit in my Le Cache Vault started to die and was told it would be November until I could get a replacement. I tried refrigeration company's to see if some one could repair for extend life but had no luck. Betsy was great at communicating during the order so I reached out to her again and told her it was critical to get a replacement ASAP. Betsy responded that they could free one up at the beginning of September. I received the unit and it took less than an hour to replace. It was already set up so it was an easy plug and play. Now I am up and running and very happy.

New Chiller for small cellar


I purchased the CellarPro 1800QT EXC because of a good reputation and feedback from friends. I am not disappointed with my purchase. First, Bryan walked me through everything to size the chiller to my space, then when we arrived at the correct unit we went through the possible mounting, exhaust... options. Perfect sales process. The only letdown I had was when I ordered in July, it was stated because of production delays I would not receive until November. In today's environment, I understood perfectly well why, and accepted the dates. To my happy surprise, the unit shipped in late August and was installed this past weekend. Packed well inside box with an added checklist to ensure everything was included that should have been. Super quiet and easy to operate. Very happy with my decision so far!

Replaced Breezaire 1060 with Cellarpro


Bryan and the team were the most helpful in accurate selection of the right unit Excellent follow up to make sure it arrived on time and in good shape They answered my every question and guided me through the installation process The unit works perfectly Thanks for a great product and service

Cellar Pro 1800QT-ECX Replacement


I needed to replace a 12 year old Breezeaire unit and it seemed that everyone thought the CellarPro would be a better choice even though the lifespan of the Breezeaire was not bad. This was the 3rd unit for this wine cellar with the first 2 being Breezeaire and both lasted 10+ years. They added clips to my order which I have no clue where they thought I needed to use them but I was pre-warned that it was a $15 stick-up, then the gasket material they sent was less than half of what was required to seal the unit in place so I had to purchase more of that (they sent 40", I needed 86"). I had to reconfigure my grills to fit the new unit but everything seems to be functioning. It is about the same noise level as the Breezeaire. I might have purchased Breezeaire again as this unit's lifespan is predicted to be shorter but Breezeaire was on backorder and I needed something quicker. There was minor damage in shipment which I was able to fix.

CellarPro 1800QT-ECX Cooling Unit = Breezeaire 1060 replacement


I purchased the CellarPro unit to replace a 12 year old Breezaire unit that was described as a "unicorn" due to its having a top intake and exhaust configuration. A comparable new Breezaire unit with a top exhaust and intake was going to cost 500 dollars more so I decided to bite the bullet and reconfigure my wine cabinet. Bryan Adams provided outstanding advice and guidance in walking me through the process. Due to the reconfiguration situation, I needed to purchase some additional Butyl tape at Home Depot but that was a very inexpensive addition. The CellarPro unit is located in my garage so noise is not an issue but the CellarPro unit is quieter than the Breezaire. My only issue is that the unit shuts down when the temperature reaches 95 degrees in the garage which may happen about 5 days a year.

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Replacement for a 12 year old CellarPro 1800QT. Easy replacement but have some muscle available for removal and reinstallation. Good directions with a willingness to assist via phone. This was the third unit for this wine cooler; first was a BreezeAir (2001) then a CellarPro (2009) then this new CellarPro. This new unit is much quieter and cooled the 450 bottles of room temperature wine within 4 hours. Significant advances over time between the 3 units. Awesome support from Jim Mackey at

Replacement 1800 QT

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Excellent advice/discussion after 13 year old unit failed. Helpful instructions and video included. Delighted with how smooth the process was, and to see the temperature drop back down.

CellarPro Replacement

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Happy with CellarPro and LeCache and their customer service that was quick and able to find my historic purchase records to insure that I ordered the correct unit and received the correct wine cabinet installation help. ps. The only negative was FedEx which did not provide an accurate expected delivery date, so someone had to be at home for several consecutive days since the delivery needed a signature.

Great Breezaire Replacement

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Replaced a BreezeAir that failed. CellarPro is quieter and more efficient. Loved that the size was a perfect fit, and that it had option for position of the plug.

Replacement works great

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Replaced another brand unit with the 1800QT for a large wine cooler. Replacing was straightforward. Seems to work great so far, reasonably quiet. It cools as expected to the set temperature and the range of allowable temperatures is able to be set. I wish the front of the unit was flat, but still was able to install without problems. Hope it lasts for many years to come.

Installed 1800QT


Installed my 1800QT unit about two weeks ago. It was very straightforward and pretty easy. The previous unit was about 12 years old. The new one is working great.