Behmor 1600/1600 Plus 3 Pc Upgrade Kit

Behmor 1600/1600 Plus 3 Pc Upgrade Kit

$114.95
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About Behmor 1600/1600 Plus 3 Pc Upgrade Kit

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Now with the latest software revision 4.20 (as of mid July 2020).  This Behmor 1600 and 1600 Plus Upgrade Kit will enable you to convert your existing Behmor 1600 model to the latest enhancements which will be included in future builds. Roasters incorporating the features included with this upgrade will not be available until at least the second half of 2020 and the price of the roaster will increase at that time to reflect the manufacturer's additional cost. The changes added by installation of this kit will provide some additional features and also prepare your roaster for future generations of Behmor roaster builds per the manufacturer.

With this kit you will be adding a new 2 speed and higher speed motor that turns at 16 or 32 RPM and can be toggled between the two. The higher speed will provide better, more even roasts. The motor is built in to the latest Behmor 2000AB and the prior Behmor AB.

THIS UPGRADE KIT IS ONLY FOR THE BEHMOR 1600 and 1600 PLUS MODELS
IT WILL NOT WORK WITH LATER MODELS.

New Features After Upgrading with this kit:

  • Faster more powerful processor, improving the refresh rate by 50%. This means less lag time when switching from automatic to manual modes or back, and, faster manual mode changes.
  • High speed motor runs at 16 or 32 RPM
  • Adds a much requested beeper for the unattended safety feature. This feature is for your safety, to make sure you are at the roaster during the final 25% of the roast. With this upgrade the panel will beep when you reach the 75% into the roast mark.
  • A second beeper just lets you know when you have 15 seconds remaining to the roast, in case you wish to add more time.
  • Allows for future flexibility. Should Behmor wish to add communication connections, for example bluetooth or USB, the roaster will be equipped to handle such development. Note, there are no such plans at this time but your roaster will be ready.

The upgrade kit consists of:

  • A newly configured power board (aka circuit board).
  • Control Board (front panel)
  • 16/32 RPM High Speed Motor

As noted above this kit will only work with older 1600 and 1600 Plus models only! If you have an new model Behmor AB this kit IS NOT for you. A two piece kit is offered separately and the 16/32 RPM motor is not required for those roasters.

Installing the power and control boards is a do-it-yourself project. It is a fairly simple and straightforward process if you are at all handy. The only 'special' tool required is long phillips head screwdriver, preferably 8 or more inches. A screwdriver like this is available online should you not have one. Instructions are available from the link at page bottom and will also be included with this Behmor 1600/1600 Plus Upgrade Kit.

Do you need to upgrade? The short answer is "no". If you have an existing Behmor 1600 or 1600 Plus and happy with it than nothing need be done.

Comparison of Behmor Upgrade Kits

  AB Kit 1600/1600 Plus Kit
(This model)
Number of parts
2
3
Which model can this be used with?
Behmor AB only
Behmor 1600 or 1600 Plus only
Control Panel
Yes
Yes
Power Board
Yes
Yes
50% faster refresh
Yes
Yes
Programmable for future upgrades
Yes
Yes
16/32 RPM Motor
No (not needed)
Yes
Price
$ 69.00
$ 114.95

 

Videos

The videos below are not explicitly for installation of this particular upgrade. It was made for an earlier upgrade (1600 to 1600 Plus, no longer available nor applicable). The video does show how to open the roaster, removal of all screws, changeout of control panel and reassembly. It does not show how to change the power board which is covered in the instructions.

Installation videos on Youtube:

Short version

Longer, detailed version

 

 

Behmor 1600/1600 Plus Upgrade instructions from Behmor.