Temperature Controller for Weber Smokey Mountain/ Akorn

Starting at: $142.90

  • Model: SYL-1615SYS-W


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Product Description:

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This PID controller is for controlling the temperature of charcoal smokers. It fits venting damper heights of about 40mm or 1.57" like the Weber Smokey Mountain, newer Chargriller Akorn or other similar charcoal smokers. It will regulate the on/off time interval of the blower to stabilize the temperature in the charcoal smoker.

Three different sized blowers are offered: 6.5, 10 and 20 CFM. A lower flow rate blower produces better control results at low temperature cooking (<250F). A higher flow rate blower is needed for a larger smoker and in cold weather for high temperature cooking. For Chargriller Akorn, only the 6.5 CFM blower will fit. For the 18.5" Weber Somokey Mountain, the 6.5CFM blower is recommended. For the 22.5" Weber Smokey Mountain, 6.5 CFM blower is recommended for low temperature and medium temperature cooking. The 10 CFM is good for high temperature control. However, a small percentage of customers (1-2%) reported that there was more than 10 degree fluctuation at 220F when using the 20 CFM blower.

The system includes:
1) Controller with artificial intelligent enhanced PID control program. It has a bright LED for outdoor use. It has a built-in buzzer that can be set for both low limit and high limit alarm. Developed by industrial control engineers, this controller utilizes an advanced AI (artificial intelligence) enhanced PID algorithm that can hold the cooking temperature within a tight range and prevent temperature overshooting from disturbances such as opening/closing the pit lid, wind, sun, and ambient temperature drops.

2) AC to 12VDC adapter with 1A maximum output. Note: we only carry adapters for two major plugs used worldwide: NEMA1-15 and CEE7/16. For US and most international orders, we will ship the adapter for NEMA1-15 by default. For European continental countries, we will ship the adapter for CEE7/16. Customers in some countries may need to find a plug converter in local electronic stores to make the adapter fit into their socket.

3) K type thermocouple with alligator clip that can be easily attached to the rack. (The TC-K6H option is for the BBQ Guru's Probe Eyelets)

4) A snap-on blower that can be installed on many smoker pits without using an adapter. The requirement is that the mounting hole should be less than 1.2" (32 mm, for 6.5 CFM blower) or 1.85" (48 mm, for 10 and 20 CFM blower) at the maximum dimension. This unique design (patent pending) is much easier to install than the other product on the market. Click here to see how easy it is to install or remove the blower. If the snap-on spring can't be used, the flange of the blower also has four mounting holes for screw mounting. The blower has a built-in shutter that completely blocks the draft when the fan motor stops.

5) 6" of High temperature aluminum foil tape for blocking unused venting holes.

1. Silicone gasket option is for Weber model. It is not needed for 
Chargriller Akorn.
2. Optional 12V Li-ion battery pack can be purchased from other vendors (Amazon Link). Auber has tested this 12V/8300mAh battery pack, which has enough capacity to power our BBQ controller with fan for a regular smoking or BBQ process.
3. Optional inline power switch cord is offered. Please check here for more details.


AC adapter 100-240V, 50/60Hz input. 12 VDC, 1 Amp output
Power consumption <8W. Draws about 0.26A current with 6.5 and 10 CFM blower, 0.39A with 20CFM blower
Accuracy 0.2% full scale
SSR output for Fan 12VDC, 1 Amp
LED display 0.39 inch tall, Bright red
Alarm Two set points with buzzer sound
Sensor K type thermocouple with 6 ft (2 meters) cable.  
Control Mode PID, On/off, Limit
Controller Operating Ambient Temperature 0~160°F (-20 ~ 70°C)
Controller dimension 2.8x3.5x1.2" (70x90x30mm)
Blower maximum flow rating 6.5 CFM, 10 CFM and  20 CFM *
Blower opening 6.5 CFM - 0.8x1.0" (20x27 mm) / 10&20 CFM -1.2x1.6" (30x40 mm)
Maximum venting hole size for
snap-on mounting
6.5 CFM - 1.2" (32 mm) / 10&20 CFM - 1.85" (48 mm)
Flange outer dimension 6.5 CFM 1.6 x2.0" (40x 50 mm) / 10&20  CFM - 12.0x2.5" (49x62mm)
Flange mounting hole 6.5 CFM - distance: 25 x 41 mm, hole size:3 mm in diameter
10&20 CFM - distance: 34x53mm, hole size: 3 mm in diameter

• Warranty: 1 year for controller and blower, 90 days for sensor

*The maximum air flow rating (rated at zero static pressure) may not reflect the true performance of the blower for this application. The static pressure rating is also important. The fan used in Auber blower is from one of the highest quality fan manufacturer. When compared with a 5 CFM blower from competitor, our 6.5 CFM blower moves more than twice the air mass in the real application condition. It is comparable to the performance of the 10 CFM blower from other manufacturer.  


Included in the kit (the sensor shown is TC-K6A. Probe TC-K3MM-C is also available)




Blower mounted on the Smokey Mountain

Click here for Quick Guide
Click here for Instruction Manual
Click here for 6.5 CFM Blower Installation Guide
Click here for 10 CFM &20CFM Blower Installation Guide

Click here for common errors.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 January, 2014.

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