Smoker Controller, Dual Probes 1800 Watts

Starting at: $213.00

  • Model: WSD-1501GPH


    Please Choose:

    Power Cord Option

    Bradley Digital Smoker

Product Description:

This plug-and-play PID temperature controller is for controlling the temperature of the electric smokers, such as Smokin-it®, Smokin Tex, Masterbuilt Smoker. It uses a PID algorithm to automatically adjust power to the heater to compensate disturbances from sun light and wind. It can hold the smoking temperature within one degree precision.

This controller has two sensor probes, 6 programmable steps, and an AC output that is synchronized with program step(s). Users can use the first probe to control the temperature of smoker cabinet. The second pointed probe can be inserted into the food to monitor internal temperature. The ending criteria of each step can be determined by either preset time, or preset internal food temperature.  For cooking small sized foods or smoking the surface of the food, users can use the preset time as a reference point to finish the step. Using the internal temperature as the reference point is important for cooking large size food because it is difficult to know how much time is needed. For example: You can program the temperature to start at 120 °F for 1.5 hour of smoking, rise to 132 °F for 2.5 hours and finish at 190 °F until the internal temperature reaches 170 F. Then, the controller can either turn on a buzzer to let you know the food is ready, or drop the temperature to a lower set point to keep the food warm until you are ready to serve it. This will save you time waiting by the smoker to change the settings manually when each step is finished. The synchronized AC output can be used to turn on and off the smoker generator with the program step(s). For example, you can program the smoker to dry the sausage at 140F until the internal temperature reaches 100F (step 1), turn on a smoker generator for 2 hours at 150F (step 2), then, turn off the generator to continue the next step. Up to two program steps can by synchronized with the AC output.

This new model, WSD-1501GPH, replaces the previous WSD-1503CPH. The “G” series controller made several important improvements and enhancements over the “C” series controller.
1) Improved durability for the sensor probe. The new sensor is more moisture-resistant, with larger temperature range, and more durable cable and plug. The sensor is immersible in water and can also be used for Sous Vide Cooking.
2) A memory function that allows customers to store up to 8 temperature profiles for different recipes.
3) A function key that can turn off the program mode if users only want to cook at single set temperature without using timer. 

This controller has comes with two probes: Probe 1, which measures the temperature in the smoker cabinet, and Probe 2, which measures the food internal temperature (WS-SENSOR12). For the Probe 1, you can choose from one of the following probes with different mounting method: the free hanging probe (WS-SENSOR10A), wall-mount probe (WS-SENSOR11) and clip-on probe (WS-SENSOR13). The free hanging probe can be fed through the venting hole on the smoker; the wall-mount sensor has a pair of Nylon screw and nut so the probe can be tightened to the wall of a smoker; Clip-on sensor comes with an alligator clip that can be clipped on to the smoker grill or a frame. Please choose your probe 1 in sensor type option accordingly. By default, we ship the free hanging probe as Probe 1.  

Note: Please keep the sensor plug dry. Please DO NOT wash it or expose it to rain. Fail to do so may lead to inaccurate or unstable temperature reading.   

Front view of the controller

Back view of the controller

Powered up with probes.


Input voltage US 120V, European 220V, 50/60 Hz
Output voltage Same as the input
Maximum Current 15A for 120V AC, 12A for 220V AC. 5A for the smoke generator output
Controller Mode PID, PI, PD or P
Output switching device Built-in optically isolated solid state relay with zero voltage crossing switching
Sensor type PT1000 RTD sensor
Control probe 4 mm diameter x 40 mm long
Food internal temperature probe 4 mm diameter x 150 mm
Probe cable length 6 ft. (1.83 meter) (both of them)
Power cable length 3 ft. (0.91 meter)
Timer range 6 steps with 0.1 to 99.9 hours for each step
Temperature resolution 1 °C or 1 °F
Temperature display unit Celsius or Fahrenheit
Temperature display range -40-400 °C, or -40-750 °F
Minimum Control Temperature 5 °C (9 °F) above ambient with smoker generator off, 22 °C (40 °F) above ambient with smoke generator on.
Maximum Control Temperature 450°F (232°C), limited by the sensor packaging material
Temperature accuracy +/-1°C
Dimension 6x3x8.3 inch (150x80x210 mm) WxHxD
Weight 3.2 lb (1.4 kg)

Note:Warranty: 1 year for controller. 90 days for sensors

Click here to download instruction manual
Click here to download quick guide

Click here to download wiring guide for bradley smoker
Click here to download wall mount sensor installation guide
Click here to download error message and troubleshooting guide
Click here for common errors.

1) We now offer two types of sensors for this smoker. a) The original sensor that can be feed through the venting hole and provide very accurate temperature readings. b) The wall mount sensor that makes the system looks neat. You can find more details about this sensor by clicking here.  We will ship the original sensor by default. If you want the wall mount sensor, please choose the "Wall Mount" option for Sensor type at the bottom of this page.  There is no price difference between the two sensor options.

2) For Bradley Digital Smoker owners, an extra power cord is needed for the smoker generator. You can either purchase an extra power cord by checking the box for "extra 18 AWG power cord" (NEMA 5-15P to C13 Power Cord), which is above "sensor type option" or using a regular computer power cord of your own.

3) The socket for smoke generator is a C13 female connector which is different from the NEMA 5-15 socket for heater. It will prevent users from mixing up these two sockets ; If you need to use the smoker generator output but do not have the cable with C13 plug (Bradley Smoker already has the correct cable),  you can order the optional C13 to C14 power cord. Or if you need to control a device such as a more than 10 years old Bradley Somker generator,  you may need a C14 to NEMA5-15R power cord.  You can order the optional power cord by clicking the "Power Cord Option" at the top of this page.

Power cord, C13 plug on the left, C14 plug on the right.         NEMA5-15R plug on the left, C14 plug on the right


4) For customer outside of North America,
  • This controller has US input plug and output socket that meet the NEMA 5-15 standard. For international order, users can get a converter from local electronics store to convert the connection. 
  • For countries that use 220-240VAC power line, the maximum control power of this controller is 2800 Watts.

For new users who are looking for recipe examples or programming tutorials, please go to SmokinTalk; it is a website built up by an experienced user who is interested in sharing his smoking stories with other smoking hobbyists.

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 24 November, 2013.

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