*NEW* Pellet Pro® Patriot PID Controller with Wi-Fi Capability – Upgrade for Pellet Grills
$249.99 – $299.99
We at Smoke Daddy Inc. are proud to announce the arrival of our new Pellet Pro® Patriot PID Controller with WiFi Capability! 100% made in the U.S.A., this revolutionary controller is compatible with most pellet grill brands such as: Traeger, Camp Chef, Pit Boss, Z Grill, etc.
Experiencing temperature fluctuations? This is the answer to your problems. We’ve developed the PID algorithm over the last few years and are more than satisfied with its performance.
With the option of WiFi capability, monitor and control the temperature of the smoker using a mobile device within a home network. Convenience and reliability not available with other pellet grill brands.
The newly engineered Pellet Pro® Patriot PID Controller with WiFi Capability provides you exquisite temperature holding on your existing pellet grill, or, custom-fabricated pellet smokers. Using our exclusive PID temperature controlling algorithm, Smoke Daddy Inc. and Pellet Pro® continue to be the only providers of a genuine PID controller that’s WiFi enabled and MADE IN THE USA. Expect temperature controlling within 5-10 degrees (F) of your set-point, along with the ability to monitor and set grill temperatures over your home network. This product helps support local business and commerce by being manufactured exclusively in the Midwest of the United States, which is the main vision of our Patriot product line. Not only are we committed to providing the best quality product we can, our customer service team will support you in any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
→The Pellet Pro® Patriot WiFi PID Controller will only connect to a dedicated 2.4ghz WiFi connection.
→It WILL NOT connect to a mesh type network with a combined 2.4 and 5ghz network.
If you need assistance in discerning your internet connection type, contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) before purchasing this product. Smoke Daddy Inc. cannot assist you in any way regarding home networking if it does not immediately relate to the Pellet Pro® Patriot. Please refer to your user manual when provisioning WiFi for the initial, and subsequent, connection(s).
We offer the Pellet Pro® Patriot Controller with our without the WiFi module depending on you’re requirements.
The WiFi Module can be purchased separately for $74.99 if you desire to upgrade the PID Controller in the future.
Temperature range from 160°F – 450°F in 5-10° increments
High setting for max temperatures of 500°F + (for some applications)
Smoke Setting for temps 160°F – 200°F (predetermined timed cycle)
PID Autotuning Algorithm Technology; maintains temperature within 5-10° of where temp is set to.
Meat Probe temperature input
15 min shutdown cycle
OLED Graphic Display
Manual Pellet Feed Option
Manual Fine-Tuning Capability
Automatically runs start up cycle when temp drops below 145°F
Easily compatible with other brands
Operating Voltage: AC 110V ±10%, 60Hz
FREE Lifetime firmware updates. OTA (Over-The-Air) updates will be available to you as soon as they are published, meaning you have access to the latest (and greatest) from Smoke Daddy Inc., guaranteed.
(2) 4ft Meat Temperature Probes
(1) 6ft RTD Probe
Adapter Plate for the Hopper Assembly
Unlike most controllers that are used for other brands of hopper assemblies, our PID controller will auto-tune to your application. No need to be concerned about changing outdoor weather conditions or factors such as the pellet BTUs. Gone are the frustrating drastic temperature swings and the need to manually change your settings. Our controller maintains your temperature consistently for the entire duration of long and slow cook times. Also available is our own custom-made wire harness – this enables you to operate two or even three hopper assemblies with one controller on larger applications. Please contact us if your application requires this.
*The WiFi PID Controller is Not recommended for any pellet grill smaller than 22″ in length or tailgater models.*
*Additional ventilation may be required if attempting to maintain temperatures below 200°F*
11 × 3 × 3 in
With WiFi Module, Without WiFi Module
Pellet Pro's PID Algorithm
PID Description Overview
Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control is the most common control algorithm used in industry and has been universally accepted in industrial control. The popularity of PID controllers can be attributed partly to their robust performance in a wide range of operating conditions and partly to their functional simplicity, which allows engineers to operate them in a simple, straightforward manner.
As the name suggests, PID algorithm consists of three basic coefficients; proportional, integral and derivative which are varied to get optimal response. Closed loop systems, the theory of classical PID and the effects of tuning a closed loop control system are discussed in this paper.
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An Android App is currently available on the Play Store under “Pellet Pro Patriot” or click HERE. Please Note: this app will allow you to control the temperature of the pellet smoker remotely from your mobile device within your home network. This app will update periodically if new features are available.
An iOS App is now available on the Apple Store under “Pellet Pro” or click HERE. Please Note: this app will allow you to control the temperature of the pellet smoker remotely from your mobile device within your home network. This app will update periodically if new features are available.
Adapter Plate for Hopper Assembly
The adapter plate allows you to upgrade your Traeger, Camp Chef, Pit Boss, Z Grill and many other similar style grills!
Will work perfectly with any grill brand where the measurement between the screw holes are 5″ apart.
Attaching to a Pellet Grill with a Horizontal Controller
If you need to mount the PID Controller to a hopper assembly that it designed for a horizontally mounted controller, please select the option to “Add Mounting Hardware for a Horizontally Mounted Controller” before adding to cart.
Since the PID Controller is vertically mounted, additional modifications may be needed in order to mount correctly.
Please check out the video below to view the mounting process.
Current Firmware Version
Current version: 2.5.0
If your controller has a previous version and is provisioned to your local Wi-Fi network, please refer to the “Over-The-Air Updating” section of the controller manual for updating the firmware. Or follow these instructions:
1) Be sure the Wi-Fi controller is provisioned to an existing network and displays an IP address on the Wi-Fi Menu.
2) Disconnect the controller from the power source.
3) While reconnecting the power, press the “Low” and “High” buttons at the exact same time.
(This is easiest with two people)
4) If the display does not show “Bootloader”, repeat this process as many times as needed.
5) Once the “Bootloader” appears, press the “Feed” button to update.
6) If there is an update available, the controller will automatically update and prompt to cycle
the power. The firmware is now updated.
7) If there is no new firmware available, press the “Meat Probe” button to force the controller
back to the controller’s current firmware.
The Pellet Pro® PID Controller is used by us as a retrofit for many different brands of pellet grills. Some brands may not be compatible with the PID Controller as it is designed to be used with a 2 rpm 0.4 amp auger motor and .48 amp fan motor. Smoke Daddy Inc. is not responsible for any misuse of the PID Controller that may cause damage to the customers’ grill or any other property. Smoke Daddy Inc. offers a 30-day money back guarantee where a full refund will be applied once product is received back in un-used condition. Therefore, this product is being sold subject to the following:
“This PID Controller is provided ‘as is’ and with the limited warranty as stated above. Smoke Daddy makes no guaranties or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties for a particular purpose, warranty of merchantability or of non-infringement of any rights of third parties.”
“The Pellet Pro® Patriot WiFi PID Controller will only connect to your home network over a 2.4ghz WiFi connection, this is to ensure the best WiFi connection over a larger distance. It WILL NOT connect to a mesh type network with a combined 2.4 and 5ghz network. If you need assistance in discerning your internet connection type, contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) before purchasing this product. Smoke Daddy Inc. cannot assist you in any way regarding home networking if it does not immediately relate to the Pellet Pro® Patriot. Please refer to your user manual when provisioning WiFi for the initial, and subsequent, connection(s).”
The customer is responsible for shipping costs to send failed components back to Smoke Daddy Inc. SDI will be responsible for shipping costs for replacements to the customer.
Once the faulty component has been inspected by SDI, SDI will ship out the replacement component within 1-2 business days of receiving. If the component is not found faulty, then the problem must be determined between SDI and the Customer.
Instructions for Warranty Services:
Call SDI at (847) 336-1329 for returns or issues.
Repackage faulty component safely to prevent any further damage
Include: original customer name, copy of original order, purchase date, order #, and explanation of problem.
Send package to provided shipping address
SDI will provide an email once replacement part has been dispatched