1150ps Controller (4 probes) on a 850ps?

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So...the controller that came with my 850 was defective (couldn’t connect to Bluetooth or WiFi) so pit boss sent me a new one. Now, through some fluke they also sent me a 4 probe controller (the same one that comes in the 1150). I didn’t pay for it, and they have not contacted me to send it back.

I understand that the 1150 controller has better temp control than the 850. Also it has 4 meat probes instead of 2. My question is, are there any issues with installing the 1150 controller on my 850? I don’t want to mess anything up. Please let me know your thoughts!
 

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So...the controller that came with my 850 was defective (couldn’t connect to Bluetooth or WiFi) so pit boss sent me a new one. Now, through some fluke they also sent me a 4 probe controller (the same one that comes in the 1150). I didn’t pay for it, and they have not contacted me to send it back.

I understand that the 1150 controller has better temp control than the 850. Also it has 4 meat probes instead of 2. My question is, are there any issues with installing the 1150 controller on my 850? I don’t want to mess anything up. Please let me know your thoughts!
I was thinking about buying one to try out on my 850,
let me know what happens, I don't see any reason it would not work.
good luck
if you decide not to try it, I would gladly buy it from you, for a reasonable price.
 

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I was thinking about buying one to try out on my 850,
let me know what happens, I don't see any reason it would not work.
good luck
if you decide not to try it, I would gladly buy it from you, for a reasonable price.
Let me know if you have any luck on buying the new PID controller as I called Pit Boss and they said the new PID 1150 controllers are not listed as a service part so they are not for sale they are listed as a warranty part.

Logan a member of this forum said he purchased one so that is why I called them as I was hoping he would respond my message and see what magic he did to get one.
 

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Pit Boss reached to me and said that they are now selling the PID 1150 controllers so I am not sure what the price is, but I will let you know when I call them today.
 

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I think pit boss should recall all of the frustratingly inferior 850 controllers and replace them with the 1150 controllers. It would go a long way in helping to boost their competitive standing and reputation in the world of smoker manufacturers.
 

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I think pit boss should recall all of the frustratingly inferior 850 controllers and replace them with the 1150 controllers. It would go a long way in helping to boost their competitive standing and reputation in the world of smoker manufacturers.
Yes it would. It would also be cheaper than sending out a whole new smoker. As they did for me. One thing I can say about pit boss is that they will definitely stand behind their product.
 

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Yes it would. It would also be cheaper than sending out a whole new smoker. As they did for me. One thing I can say about pit boss is that they will definitely stand behind their product.
Agreed. They do have excellent customer support. After I discussed the wiFi/ Bluetooth issues with the rep for about 5 minutes he said we’ll send you a new one. And this was the rep for the smoke it app, I forget the company. I would suggest they take a closer look at their shipping logistics so they don’t send multiple controllers to everyone, but hey, I’m not complaining!
 

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I was thinking about buying one to try out on my 850,
let me know what happens, I don't see any reason it would not work.
good luck
if you decide not to try it, I would gladly buy it from you, for a reasonable price.
The only issue I can see is if the wiring is any different. I was hoping someone here could let me know if there was a difference before I take it apart, but no luck. So, I guess I’ll try it myself... I’ll let you know the results!
 

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The only issue I can see is if the wiring is any different. I was hoping someone here could let me know if there was a difference before I take it apart, but no luck. So, I guess I’ll try it myself... I’ll let you know the results!
The Pit Boss rep told me that the wiring will be same for me on my Pro Series 1100. I am ordering the PID controller tomorrow so I will let you know the price.
 

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So...the controller that came with my 850 was defective (couldn’t connect to Bluetooth or WiFi) so pit boss sent me a new one. Now, through some fluke they also sent me a 4 probe controller (the same one that comes in the 1150). I didn’t pay for it, and they have not contacted me to send it back.

I understand that the 1150 controller has better temp control than the 850. Also it has 4 meat probes instead of 2. My question is, are there any issues with installing the 1150 controller on my 850? I don’t want to mess anything up. Please let me know your thoughts!
Just installed a new one in my 1600 pro , take a fine line marker and mark each end of each wire connector take photos also, take the bottom screen off of pellet box under controller
 

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The only issue I can see is if the wiring is any different. I was hoping someone here could let me know if there was a difference before I take it apart, but no luck. So, I guess I’ll try it myself... I’ll let you know the results!
Any updates??
 

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Would any pellet controller work?
Or does it specifically need to be one?
I only ask because my old traeger had a upgraded one I bought that I replaced. It worked great. Wasn’t wifi or Bluetooth but it always held temp well and had a p setting button.

would that in theory work?
 

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