CellarPro 1800XT-ECX Cooling Unit #1086

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SKU: 1086 1800XT-ECX
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CellarPro 1800XT-ECX Cooling Unit (P/N 1086). NOW WITH ENERGY-EFFICIENT EC FANS! CellarPro engineered the 1800XT-ECX cooling unit for spaces that need extra BTUH and cooling capacity because of warm environments and/or the demands of a commercial establishment. 1800XT-ECX units are more powerful than CellarPro 1800QTL and 1800QT units, but also somewhat louder.

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, 1800XT-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 1800XT-ECX cooling units (1/6 Ton Nominal) are suitable for small wine cellars (up to 250 cubic feet), commercial applications and wine cabinets located in garages (in temperatures ranging from 50-95F).

Performance testing shows that this compact unit maintains optimal cellar temperature and humidity conditions more effectively than similar units from competing brands. 1800XT-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 1800XT-ECX units are sized to replace Breezaire 2200 and Wine-Mate 2500 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 $26.02 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 1800XT-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: 077757010866

Size: 18w x 16 1/2d x 10 1/2h (in)

Weight: 60 lbs

115V AC / 60 Hz
Compressor Amps:
- Running: 3 Amps
- Startup: 20.1 Amps
- Total Watts: 263
- Requires: Dedicated 15-Amp Circuit
- Recommended: Surge Protector
Decibels: 47 dBA (Rear)

Capacity: 1456 BTUH @ 60F

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.

Duct Hoods
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 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


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 40F down to 20F, we recommend adding our compressor heater (P/N 1727), which is included as standard equipment on all outdoor units. Below 20F, 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 30F 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.




This is a replacement for a Breezeair chiller for a 500 bottle wine refrigerator. Quick and free delivery was a plus. Unit was easy to installl with little adjustment to the cooling box. Very quiet. Still working with the controls to insure that internal temps are even throughout the box and constant. Hoping it provides years of of uninterrupted service.

Beats the competition hands down.

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So very happy. Bought this unit to replace a failed WineMate in a Vinotemp cellar-- 500 bottle. Unit arrived before scheduled date. Installation was insanely easy as the dimensions were spot on for the unit. Started her up-- and immediately noticed how smooth and quiet the compressor was. So much quieter than the WineMate. No vibration at all. Quickly got the cellar back to temperature and I can only give the customer service people and machine the highest accolades. Thank you Cellar-Pro for everything.

CellarPro Replacement

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Great chiller for my wine cellar. This is my second unit from cellar pro, it was easy to install, worked perfectly out of the box. Bruce at CellarPro was a great help and knows his product inside and out.

Great Warranty Replacement Service

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I purchased a new unit on-line to replace an existing worn out one. Received it, installed, but it appeared to have an internal electrical issue which caused the unit to shut off for no reason. A call to Cellar PRO's customer service and a few emails later a replacement was on it's way. The new one works great, just as expected. Thanks customer service!

Excellent Wine Cooler


This is my second wine cooler from this company. Super easy to work with and very helpful getting me back up and running. My original unit lasted over 10 years. Happy customer.

Excellent cooler!!


This is our 2nd cooling unit in a large Le Cache (5800) wine cellar. The first one was just replaced after 9 1/2 years in service. Installation was easy and we’re back up and running again. Only small concern is that it is just slightly louder running.

CellarPro 1800XT Cooling Unit


My CellarPro 1800XT Cooling Unit was installed last week, right after I received it. It cooled the room right down. I have been monitoring it and it hovers between 58 and 60 degrees. Love the unit!!



New unit delivered undamaged, untime. Old unit removed, new one in place, than my one complaint. The tabs that fasen the cooler in place, not in cluded. Had to pull the old unit from the trash, remove the tabs and instal them on the new unit. Lots of trouble for a fifty cent part. cheers

Great Unit While it Worked


My old 1800T worked fine, but compressor failed 2 months after the warranty ended, yuch.

The replacement appears to be working well; I hope it lasts longer. The unit was not operating under stress, about 12 hours/day. The replacement unit is quieter.

CellarPro 1800XTS Review


We are a home builder using your product for our homeowners. Thank you

CellarPro Cooling Unit Review


Great product, great staff for ordering. Also clear instructions on installing.

2 Year Follow Up


This thing is awesome! I literally haven't had to touch it since I installed it into my custom cellar. Couldn't be happier.

5 Years Two Month Life


I have a Le Cache wine cabinet and have utilized two breezeaire units and with my recent purchase two cellarpro 1800XT units. My previous breezeaire units lasted an average of 8 years each. My first Cellar Pro exactly 5 years and two months. Upon its failure, I called and was offered to return for troubleshooting or purchasing new. Given 500 bottles worth more than the cost of a unit, opted to purchase a new one. Unfortunately they did not have any in stock and one needed to be manufactured (Around the time of 2017 fires). Despite this I received it within a weeks time. I can only hope the latest 1800xt will last longer than 5 years. I was told some engineering changes were made that should help longevity, time will tell. As far as the working unit is concerned it did a fine job and the alarm was what caused me to investigate the source and found internal temp was 76 degrees, a wine saving feature, that alarm.

1800 XT Cooling Unit


I purchased the 1800XT to replace my Cellar Pro 1800 that was 8 years old. I called Cellar Pro to ensure that I was ordering the correct replacement unit and to ask some additional questions. The gentleman at Cellar Pro was very professional and very helpful. I placed my order with him and the unit was delivered as promised. Installation was straight forward and the unit works perfectly.

Great Unit

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I purchased this unit after my Wine-Mate 2500 stopped working. The main reason I chose the Cellarpro 1800XT was the operating temperature. This the unit can work in an area up to 95 degrees, 10 degrees more than the Wine-Mate. My old Wine-Mate simply could not keep up on on days when the outside temperature went above 90 degrees. It would run nearly constantly and simply heat up the garage.

Over this last weekend, San Jose hit 108 degrees. My garage was at 91 and the CellarPro was not even running. It worked perfectly. Also this unit is dramatically quieter than the Wine-Mate.

1800XT Cooling Unit Review


Wonderful cooling unit. Great price. I am contractor that build cellars and have used others at a much greater expense that don't last as long. The shortest duration of one unit was 9.5 years! Worth every cent.

Great unit and customer service


I needed a new cooling unit to replace a 16 year old Breezaire that finally gave up the ghost. I selected the CellarPro 1800xt based on the reviews and the dimensions are an exact match for my Breezaire. Bryan, the customer service rep was knowledgeable about the products, answered all questions, and got me the unit in two days. The unit was easy to install, the documentation is very complete, and I was able to get up and running within an hour.

Great custom service and advice


I had a vinotemp for 5-6 years and I was great till I needed something.

After 8-9 calls to the factory and a dozen or more to there 3rd party service provider I though I had it figured out. I had to call every local service shop they had and all but 1 said they wouldn't work on it (cause they don't like dealing with vinotemp).

Once I drove across town the guy said I would cost more to fix then a new one.

So now I'm back to square one, it's been 2+ weeks of a busted chiller and I still need an one.

I searched for a good price and found one on Amazon, sold by Amazon, but thought the factory would want to beat the price and deal direct.

She last took my number and said she'd call back, never did. Next day the listing on Amazon was taken down.

I will never buy another product from vinotemp, run around and bad rep seems to be they business.

Cellarpro actual answers their phones, knows about their product, and freely shares detailed information their product.

The units are well sorted, inside out side power cable options as well as venting options.

I highly recommend cellarpro to anyone considering the switch.

1800XT Review


Glad to have found a quick replacement for my failed WineMate unit. The 1800XT fit excatly and works flawlessly.

Now to the criticism. CellarPro does not list a location on their website. I needed the unit ASAP as mine failed during a 100°+ heat wave. The website clained feee shipping but when I went to check out the free shipping was ground, would process in 3-4 days and take however long it takes to get from them to me. I obviously could not wait that long so I opted for Next Day Shipping. That evening I receive a shipping notice from FedEx showing the unit on its way coming from Petaluma CA which is 30 minutes South of me. I could have driven to CellarPro and picked up the unit the same day I ordered it and not paid $141 shipping. Or even opted for free shipping and still had it as soon as the overnight option. All for an omission from your website.

I sent CellarPro an email explaining this and my frustration over it. Never got a return email, phone call, letter in the mail... nothing. Unit is great, customer service/communication could use some help.

1800XT Cooling Unit

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The Cellarpro rep was very knowledgeable /professional and responded promptly to my Cooling Unit needs. I received the unit within a couple of days and the Unit works great. Would purchase another one if needed.

Great Unit Great Service

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The unit I had was a Winemate and I could not get a service rep from that firm to return my call. I found Cellar Pro and thank goodness I did. My sales guy was exceptionally knowledgeable about the product I needed and spent a good deal of time with me on the phone asking questions to make sure he recommended the right unit. He also provided great advice on how to install the unit. I purchased the unit over the phone and it was delivered right away. I could not be happier. My wine cabinet is maintaining perfect temp and the unit is very quiet. Cellarpro is the way to go!



Bought both the Build 800 and a Cellar Pro 1800 XT for another unit.

Installed as an upgrade to a 18 year old Vintotechque 450 bottle unit. fit into the existing unit but it is helped to have the little hanger clips from the old unit.

Wouldn't let me make a mistake


I am a licensed Handyman and I've built three "Wine Walls/Closet" for my customers. I just built a refrigerated wine closet from an existing wine closet for a customer. I had to dismantle all the racks in remove all the wood facnigns to get at the bones of the old closet.
The "new" area was properly sealed, waterproofed and insulated and the original wood liner and racks were reinstalled. The hole was cut and framed for the chiller.
I submitted all my dimensions, glass area, and insulation factors to CellarPro. I chose a unit.
I got a nice email back from CellarPro letting me know I probably chose the wrong unit. I had guessed from memory (faulty memory) at the closet size and the glass area. I re-measured t he next morning and called CellarPro to confirm and to help me calculate what unit I Needed. The new calc with the "real" sizes showed I ordered correctly, but the unit was on the "edge" for cooling capacity.
CellarPro advised me that for the same $ I could go to the next larger unit.
They would not let me make a mistake - my customer is a "snowbird" and returned to see their new, refrigerated wine closet. They loved it and are so very happy.

Working perfectly after two months


I replaced a Wine-Mate unit that had failed after six years with an 1800XT. Installation took only a few minutes as every part matched and the new unit dropped right into place. Unfortunately the ambient temperature on the first day was at the upper limit of the CellarPro's range, and the unit overheated after a couple hours. I rearranged the venting and put a small fan in place until my wine cabinet reached the desired temperature. I have since removed the fan and restored the venting to the original state and the CellarPro has been working perfectly. The CellarPro is considerably quieter than the Wine-Mate and seems to run less, although the ambient temperature is lower now than when we started. It's nice being able to not worry about my wine, so I've started buying wine again...

CellarPro 1800 Cooler Repair


Outstanding response and thank you for standing by your product.