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Pellet Pro® PID Controller – Pellet Grill Upgrade

(2 customer reviews)

Our Pellet Pro PID Controller© is the ONLY pellet grill controller that uses PID Autotuning Algorithm Technology which uses a relay feedback from the RTD every 4 sec to adjust the auger feed rate and fan speed to maintain your set temperature within 5-10°±!

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Product Description

Features:

  • Temperature range from 160°F – 450°F in 5-10° increments
  • High setting for max temps 500°F +
  • Smoke Setting for temps 160°F – 200°F (predetermined timed cycle)
  • PID programming, holds temperature within 5-10° of where temp is set to.
  • PID Autotuning Algorithm Technology
  • Meat Probe temperature input
  • 15 min shutdown cycle
  • LED temperature display
  • Manual Pellet Feed Option
  • Automatically runs start up cycle when temp drops below 130°F
  • Easily compatible with other brands
  • Operating Voltage: AC 110V ±10%, 60Hz
  • FREE Lifetime firmware updates.  Send PID Controller to us when there is an update to the firmware. Send the controller to us, we will update the controller at no cost and send it back to you!

Also Includes:

  • 4ft Meat Temperature Probe
  • 6ft RTD Probe

Unlike most controllers that are used for other brands of hopper assemblies, our PID controller will auto tune to your particular 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 having 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. It enables you to operate two or even three hopper assemblies with one controller on larger applications

We also offer refurbished PID Controllers for $124.99! 

*Additional ventilation may be required if attempting to maintain temperatures below 200°F*

Pellet Pro® PID Technology

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.

If you would like to see the full article, click here

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/3782/en/

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY FAKE PID CONTROLLERS!
These are NOT PID Controllers:

Compatibility

This controller is compatible with most Pellet Grill Brands!! (I.E. Traeger, Pit Boss, Camp Chef…)

It is Not Compatible with Green Mountain Grills or Tailgating style Grills.

*The mounting hole must be at least 2-5/8″ wide on the hopper assembly for the PID Controller to be mounted*

NOTE* Due to the upgraded connector for the RTD Probe, it may be required to open up the hole on the side of the grill in order to mount the RTD Probe that is included with the PID Controller.

**If your application’s connectors are not compatible with the Pellet Pro® Controller©, wires can be spliced together. ALTHOUGH, be sure positive and negative connections are correct.**

The PID Controller Adapter Plate

The adapter plate allows you to upgrade your Traeger, Camp Chef, Pit Boss, an many other similar style grills!

Will work perfectly with any grill brand where the measurement between the screw holes are 5″ apart.

 

*New* Upgraded Sportsman Algorithm

With our newly reengineered PID algorithm named the “Sportsman Program,” you are now able to set the temperature as low as 100 degrees F for smoking at lower temperatures with a pellet smoker. Perfect for smoking jerky, sausage, fish, or anything else that doesn’t require high temperatures to smoke.

*PLEASE NOTE* Since the hopper assembly needs to maintain a fire in the burnpot at all times, you may need to increase the ventilation by cracking open the grill/smoker door. This will allow the heat to escape properly resulting in lower temperatures.

 

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.

Disclaimer

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.”

Product Warranty

  • 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:

  1. Call SDI at (847) 336-1329 for returns or issues.
  2. Repackage faulty component safely to prevent any further damage
  3. Include: original customer name, copy of original order, purchase date, order #, and explanation of problem.
  4. Send package to provided shipping address
  5. SDI will provide an email once replacement part has been dispatched

Send Warrantied Items To:

Smoke Daddy Inc.

Warranty Services Dept.

173 Ambrogio Dr STE B

Gurnee, IL 60031

PID Controller Manual

PID Controller Manual

Refurbished Models

Our Refurbished PID Controllers have been thoroughly tested and are guaranteed to function as advertised for many years. Most are in great condition and may show signs of slight usage. They will also have the newest firmware.

Each refurbished PID Controller has a full 1-year warranty.

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 5 in
Condition

New, Refurbished

Adapter Plate

With Adapter Plate, Without Adapter Plate

2 reviews for Pellet Pro® PID Controller – Pellet Grill Upgrade

  1. Taylor Hindley (verified owner)

    Haven’t used it a whole lot yet, but it appears to work really well on my pitboss 700FB. I was having issues for some reason this year holding temperatures under 300 degrees so I decided to upgrade to this controller because it was a PID controller. Virtually plug and play since I just used the probe already in the grill (keeping the one in the kit as a backup). Happy with the results so far and can’t wait to use it a bunch this summer. I’m also very impressed with how fast smoke daddy shipped it out, wasn’t expecting to get it in a few days up here in the great white north. Thank you.

  2. Stephen Eldred (verified owner)

    Installed in my Asmoke as300, the stock controller would not hold anywhere near the right temps and constantly went into an over heat error and shutdown .This pid controller works great! Almost plug and play just had to modify the main power connector. Also got it with the adapter plate which I also had to modify to make work but nothing major. This controller will hold fairly even about a 20-25 degree temp swing and the Asmoke seems to run a lot smoother and ignites faster. I also installed this controller in my Zgrill for almost the same reasons. It also works perfectly now! Thanks Dan and all of you at smokedaddyinc for a great product and your charcoal flavored wood pellets are amazing as well!!

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