$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.
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.
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*
With WiFi Module, Without WiFi Module
PID Description Overview
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”. Please Note: this is a beta app which may not have all of the features that we had intended but will allow you to control the temperature of the pellet smoker remotely from your mobile device within your home network. This app will be updated periodically to include more features and resolve any connectivity issues. For any connectivity issues, please contact us prior to posting any negative feedback over the internet. Being a beta app, we will do our best to resolve any issues.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to iOS connectivity restrictions, the Pellet Pro® Patriot app will only stay connected to the controller if the app is in the foreground on your mobile device. If the device goes into sleep mode or if the app is running in the background, you will need to re-connect the app to the controller.
REST ASSURED! We are currently working on another iOS app that uses a different type of connectivity which will allow the app to stay connected to the grill without the need to manually re-connect.
Instructions for Downloading the Pellet Pro Patriot App:
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 version: 2.4.0
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.