CellarPro 1800H-ECX Houdini Cooling Unit #25544

Options and sizing support available. Contact us at 866-973-1100 or info@vineyardwinecellars.com.

The CellarPro1800H-ECX, AKA Houdini, cooling unit (1/5 Ton Nominal) is the first cooling unit designed specifically for glass-enclosed wine cellars.

Features include:.
  • Shallow height and depth
    • Fits shallow glass enclosures
    • 10 1/2"D x 10"H
    • 36 1/2"W
  • Can be placed inside the cellar, atop the cellar, partially installed in the cellar ceiling, or completely remote from the cellar (requires duct kit)
  • Choice of airflows for cold side
    • Intake from bottom or left side
    • Exhaust from bottom or front side
    • Air deflector optional
  • Choice of airflows for hot side
    • Intake from top or right side
    • Exhaust from the rear or the top side (the top exhaust offers 2 orientations)
    • Air deflector optional
  • Energy-efficient variable-speed EC fans with independent controls - choose between performance vs noise
      • Hot side - higher ambient temps require high fan speed
        • Low fan speed: 49 dBA / 85F maximum intake temperature
        • High fan speed: 55 dBA / 95F maximum intake temperature
      • Cold side - higher cooling load requires high fan speed
        • Low fan speed: 1456 BTUH @ 55F / 51F lowest achievable cellar temperature
        • High fan speed: 1864 BTUH @55F / 47F lowest achievable cellar temperature on hot, cold or both sides
    • Oversized stainless-steel drain pan with 100W heating element
      • Included as standard equipment
      • No drain line required for properly constructed, airtight cellars
      • Optional overflow drain fitting and 8' flexible drain line
    • Choice of power source
      • Side or rear
      • Removable 10-ft cord
    • Electric light receptacle (3-amp)
    • Optional remote display
    • Optional bottle probe (highly recommended unless the unit is configured with the networkable thermostat upgrade)
    Please note:
    If the cooling unit is partially or fully exposed to an environment outside the cellar, especially if the cooling unit will be located in an unconditioned or warm, humid environment, we recommend insulating the left 13-inches of the cooling unit with 1-inch closed-cell foam insulation (R-4 or better).
  • CellarPro 1800H-ECX cooling units are self-contained, fully-charged units designed to be attached to the ceiling inside the cellar, or above the cellar.
  • 1800H-ECX units also can be located remotely from the cellar with the addition of one of our front duct packages. Offered with or without insulated flex ducting, in a choice of configurations for low or high humidity conditions, our front duct packages allow these cooling units to be ducted up to 50 equivalent feet away from the cellar and require 6-inch (or greater) ducting from start to finish.
  • When calculating equivalent feet, each 90-degree turn counts for 8 feet.
  • For remote or inaccessible installations, we offer a remote control display kit that is wired to the cooling unit and allows the digital display to be mounted inside or outside the cellar.
  • 1800H cooling units require fresh air intake without interference from the unit's hot air exhaust. If sufficient space does not exist to provide fresh air, you may need our hot-side duct kit.
  • If the fresh air intake (on the hot side) will pull air below 40F, the cooling unit will require our Compressor Heater (P/N 1727).
  • If the fresh air intake (on the hot side) will pull air below 20F down to -20F, we recommend our Fan-Cycling Switch (P/N 6972) combined with our compressor heater.
  • The cooling unit should never be exposed to temperatures below 32F.
  • A CellarPro cooling unit must always be used in the upright position, and should never be operated on its side or upside down.

Configuration Scenarios 1800H


  • Capacity: 1864 BTUH @ 55F
  • Sizing: Click here to view the sizing table
  • Size: 36 1/2w x 10 1/2d x 10h (in)
  • Weight: 99 lb
  • Power/Rating: 115V AC / 60 Hz
    Compressor Amps:
    - Startup (LRA): 22.2 Amps
    - Unit Amp Rating: 4.7 Amps
    - Total Watts with Fans on High: 411
    - Total Watts with Fans on Low: 399
    - Compatible with Dedicated 15-Amp Circuit

    BTUH @ 55F:
    - Low Fan Speed: 1456 BTUH
    - High Fan Speed: 1864 BTUH
    1/4 Ton Nominal
  • Warranty: 2 Years (Entire System) / 5 Years (Compressor)
    Optional Extended Warranty sold separately.
  • SKU: 25544

Cold Temperature

  • 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.

Duct and Sound Hoods

  • Duct Hood (Hot or Cold Side) #25563 and Kit #25562: permits the cooling unit to be located remotely, up to 50 equivalent feet away from the cellar (cold side), and allows you to install the unit in a small space with limited airflow, up to 50 equivalent feet
  • Duct Kits are the same as Duct Hoods, and also include 2 x 25-feet of 6-inch insulated (R-6) flex ducting.
  • Sound Hood #30827: reduces the noise level of our Houdini cooling unit by 5 decibels; no assembly is required.

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.  The bottle probe is highly recommended unless the unit is configured with the networkable thermostat upgrade
  • Extension cords available in 25-foot (#1780) and 50-foot (#1781) lengths.

Other Options & Upgrades

  • Condensate Drain Line: strongly recommended for wine cellar installations that are not airtight, a drain line allows excess moisture to drain from the cooling unit (#1606).

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