CellarPro 1800XTS-ECX Cooling Unit #1294

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SKU: 1294 1800XTS-ECX
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NOW WITH ENERGY-EFFICIENT EC FANS! CellarPro's 1800XTS-ECX cooling unit is the most powerful in its class, with maximum BTUH and cooling capacity for wine cellars up to 400 cubic feet*. 1800XTS-ECX units are 30% more powerful than CellarPro 1800XT units, and also 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, 1800XTS-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.

*Assuming R19 insulation throughout the cellar, 55F inside the cellar and 85F outside the cellar.


CellarPro's 1800XTS-ECX wine cooling units (1/5 Ton Nominal) were engineered to provide maximum cooling performance for small wine cellars up to 400 cubic feet.*.

Performance testing shows that this compact unit maintains optimal cellar temperature and humidity conditions more effectively than similar units from competing brands. 1800XTS-ECX units use energy-efficient EC fans and are quieter than comparable units from other brands. Visit our Learning Center for data tables, performance charts and product comparisons among different brands.

CellarPro 1800XTS-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 $39.02 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 1800XTS-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 locate 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: 077757012945

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

Weight: 60 lbs

115V AC / 60 Hz
Compressor Amps:
- Running: 3.6 Amps
- Startup: 22.2 Amps
- Total Watts: 319
- Required: Dedicated 15-Amp Circuit
- Recommended: Surge Protector
Decibels: 54 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 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.

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 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.

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.


Wine Cellar Cooler


Just got our new unit installed into the wine cellar. Everything is working great!

Wine cellar cooler


Just got our new unit installed into the wine cellar. Everything is working great!

CellarPro 1800 Xlts


My CellarPro has been wonderful. It keeps the cellar at 55 degrees effortlessly. Our bedroom is directly above it and it does not make enough noise for us to notice, and it is a 1965 house.

1800 cellar pro


great service, fast and easy. I would recommend doing business with this company

Solid and dependable unit


Replaced a competitor's unit with the 1800 XTS since the old one was running all the time and not working effeciently in wine cabinet. The 1800 XTS works great by comparison. It is much quieter and more reliable so far. Highly reccomended.

1800XTS Review


Had to replace my 1 yr old 1800 XTS, after a fan stopped working. Since there are two fans, it was hard to tell that one wasn't working. The indication was I would get an HA2 alarm that the compressor was heating up. Had to keep a outside fan on the back to keep it from heating up until the replacement unit arrived. Their support service was excellent, fast and kept me informed. Back up and running with no problems.

1800XTS Review


Recently purchased and had this unit professionally installed in my basement cellar. Took a few days for the cellar to stabilize the temperature once all the wine, which had been sitting in a room at 72 Degrees for a few days. The unit was easy to install and is performing well. Runs quietly too compared to other units I've seen. I bought the drain line, bottle probe thermometer, magnetic air filter and the mounting clips as well. Some reviewers gripe about the nickel and dining and I certainly see their point. Cellar Pro could group them into a package and sell it, but the a la carte pricing works fine, buy only what you need. Their customer service was good. Shortly after placing my order, someone emailed me with a few questions related to my cellar needs. They were proactively ensuring I had ordered the right system for my cellar, limiting frustration and bad reviews post facto. In the end, when (not if) I expand my cellar, I will definitely be buying a larger system from CellarPro.

CellarPro Review: Second to None


I recently had some problems programming our cooler. The guidance and service I received was second to none. Their concern for "getting it right" was apparent and helped me solve my issues. My wine is safe and I feel confident that I picked the correct cooler and company to cool and protect our wine.

1800XTS Review


Thank you, the unit is working very well.

A Breeze


Thank you for making my purchase a breeze, I really enjoyed the vast knowledge of your staff and the prompt responses for any questions I had. Thanks Again !

Cooling unit and clips


The cooling unit works as described. I just installed the unit a month ago, so I will do a further review after summer. Using the clips are a pain in the butt. The clips do work. Most of the weight is in the back. 1st full instructions would help. Slide in cooling unit. (If replacing a Breezaire unit, of the same size, it is a tight fit but it will fit. Remove the front screen if needed. Loosen the screws that hold the lip that the clips will mount to. 2nd Slid in the clips. Retightens the screws.
<br>Reinstall the front screen if removed. 3rd (If you can; block up the unit to the roof.) Mount the clips to the roof. Use a strong molly type or mount through the roof to the top with a plate on the top. (remove block if used) The clips should be included with the unit.
<br>What do they cost? $2.00 for both? Breezaire unit include the clips. Breezaire unit clips will also work. The rest of my thought are the same as the other 4 + stars.

1800 XTS and Clips


I finally achieved the correct installation after having the HA2 alarm go off after 5 minutes.
<br> I am venting this unit into an attic space and I had to make more room for the unit to vent.
<br> I also made a hot air diverter so the exhaust would not be pulled in to the intake. I called for
<br>help on the weekend and two people called me back, even though they are not open on the weekends
<br>The customer service is outstanding. One gripe is the clips, which should be included with the unit.
<br> In my opinion, this is a blatant rip-off, these clips don't cost more than .50 cents to make.10.00 is ridiculous!
<br>Also, no clip installation instructions. The unit is quiet and does a super job.

High temp alarm


Unit is as described but high temp alarm goes off if door is left open for more than 30 seconds

Not quite the performance that I expected


I did a lot of research before I purchased this unit. In the end, it is noisier than I thought, not as good as I hoped at recycling humidity and the machine kept setting off an alarm for overheating after only a few minutes of operation. My cellar is not very big at 100 cu ft but has about 40 sq ft of glass. i ended up having to get a replacement unit on warranty for which I paid paid $120 each way for shipping. I ended up selling the replacement unit,at a loss because i did not trust the capabilities of the 1800xts and I ended up buying a Wine Guardian cooler which was more expensive but has been flawless.

Cooling unit


Love my unit, I works great

Cellar Pro Cooling Unit


This is my 3rd wine room but my first Cellar Pro Cooling Unit. I have just recently installed it, so time will tell. At this time it appears to be cooling extremely effectively, but is noisier than past units and exhausts a lot more heat. This would not be a problem if it was exhausted into unconditioned space, which should have been expressed more clearly at the time of purchase or within the installation instructions. I just installed the unit a week ago, so I will do a further review in a couple of months.



I have had this unit installed for almost a year, and it has work flawlessly. It is super quiet and does a great job of staying within the two degree range of the setting. This unit is by far the best cooling unit I have used in the twenty plus years of my walk in wine cellar.

so far so good


Pre-sales advice, follow up, invoicing was excellent. Installation to replace a vino temp unit went w/o major hitch. Unit seems to be operating well and maintaining temp.
<br>Real issue will be next summer when outside temps here in NC reach high 90's --
<br>Tks for the service, quick delivery and follow up.

So far so good


I received excellent pre sale help picking out the correct model. It was shipped promptly and arrived in a very solid box, well packaged.
<br>Installation went very smoothly - the manual is well written and clear.
<br>It has been running for three days now cooling down my cellar - lots of bottles and lots of concrete. I expect it to cycle soon once it has reached equalibrium.
<br>Seems to be very made and very solid. A pleasure to buy American - it feels more substantial than Chinese (they can make some decent stuff too - but that doesn't seem to be the rule.

Unit Works as Intended. Highly Recommended for smaller cellars


I began the arduous task of building a wine cellar on my own. I should mention first and foremost that the most important part of creating your own walk in cellar is to make sure you have it completely sealed and well insulated. I created an effective R value of 10 on my floor (with 2" foam) R25 on my walls and ceiling (batts of insulation covered with several layers of 3/4" foam board. I then used frp to finish off the entire cellar. The door is also insulated with a foam core. This of course has all been surrounded with a vapor barrier. All this is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! I may have gone overboard with the walls and ceiling, but why not. I do have a southern facing outside wall so I wanted to be sure.
<br>When it came time for me to choose a cellar refrigeration unit, I was looking at a specialized application. I don't have a lot of extra room outside my cellar for a pass through type unit that would vent exhaust air in to a living space, so I needed either a mini split system, or a remotely ducted unit. I found the cost was far too excessive with the mini splits, including the cost of an HVAC tech to install. And most ducted systems are in the 3-4k range. So I saw the CellarPro 1800xts with it's remote duct kit interesting. The unit itself was quite well packaged. It is self enclosed and the rear duct kit option, while at 299.00, is worth every penny to those that do not want to vent hot air into a living space. All told, the unit, with the condensate drain, remote exhaust kit, mounting clips, tax and shipping was a bit more than 1500.00 shipped to my door. I opened the unit and ran it for 12 hours to ensure its proper operation before installing it. It gave me a chance to play with the controls and make sure everything operated properly. I was pleasantly surprised that it was pretty quiet. I've been in freezers and such in restaurants, and have noticed how loud they are. This unit was really designed well.
<br>Once I installed it, I made sure to have an air gap for the condensate line, and connected the booster fan to the hot air side. Then I plugged it in and shut the door. I monitored it for a few hours to ensure proper operation and see how low I could get the cellar down to. I set it for 53 degrees and it was holding that temp all night long. I also changed the temperature differential setting from 4 to 2. It runs about 30 percent of the time as I created a tight seal with rubber weatherstripping on my insulated door.
<br>All in all, my basement normally ranges from 64-70 degrees from winter to summer, and this unit will allow me to have a much smaller variation on the cellaring of my wine.
<br>I have been very pleased with the operation of it so far, and look forward to reviewing it after the winter, and during the summer months here in Chicago.

Great Chiller!


First one I found that actually works very well in Texas. Will update how it does over the summer, but so far, the best! Very happy at this point. Thank you Cellar Pro. I would recommend to anyone.

We are pleased


We needed to replace our cooling system for our 300 CU FT wine cellar and after an online search and a call to CellarPro we chose the 1800XTS unit. It has been in for over 2 months and we are very pleased with the temperature it is keeping the cellar as well as the minimal sound outside the wine cellar. It is always on the set temperature when I look in the window to check on it. We are very pleased and appreciated the professional manner in which our transaction was handled. The voice on the phone line couldn't have been more helpful to me.

Very Happy So Far


This is a popular unit with the associated backog to get. Unfortunately, I was not informed about the back log until 2 weeks after my order and was given an expected ship date another 2 weeks out. After explaining my sistuation (a lot of wine sitting out), Keith helped resolve this and they shipped me a new, but repaired unit the next day. This was awesome service and the unit looks new (aside from the solder point on the condenser) and works fine (cooling 370 cft). The exhaust is also pretty quite, compared to the BA that I had, so I'm very happy with it and the service provided, not to mention the price can't be beat!



I bought this unit in early spring but due to divorce delays (got my wine 2 years after leaving) lasting until Sept 25, 2010 I did not run the unit until Sept 21st. It is far quieter than my previous Whisperkool unit at my ex-cellar (which cooled well but seemed to run 75% of the time with R19 above and R13 in the walls). My insulation is total overkill now (R-50 everywhere except the doorway wall, R19) so the unit runs very infrequently and took less than half a day to get down to 55 degrees inside. I built a 6.5 inch thick door with R35 value.

Very Impressed


Just built a wine cellar for a client. Installed the 1800 XTS. Relatively quiet. Cooled the room in no time (about 320 cubic feet). Very Impressed plus it has a great warranty compared to cheaper units. I highly recomend this unit.