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PID KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home, pre-infusion

PID KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home, pre-infusion

PID KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home, pre-infusion    PID KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home, pre-infusion
This PID controller kit has all the features of our other listing titled "PID temperature control kit for PID Retrofit KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home" with the addition of pre-infusion and steam temperature control. The pre-infusion is achieved by pumping a small amount of water into the coffee, holding off the pump for a second to let water soak in, then starting the 25 second pumping. This will prevent abrupt high pressure water on the dry coffee powder that can create some fast flow channel to ruin the brewing.

It will improve the consistency of the brewing even if you didn't tamp the coffee perfectly. The extraction timer contains three segments: pre-infusion pulse (Tp), soak (Td), and brew (Tb). Each segment can be set by user with 0.1second resolution.

When the ">" key is pressed, the controller starts the brewing sequence automatically. The pump can be stopped at any time by pressing the ">" key a second time.

This feature allows you to operate the brew pump manually, with the timer as a reference. User can also bypass the timer to use switch on the machine for manual controlling the brewing process. The steam temperature is controlled by the same controller that controls the brew water temperature. To the user, the operation is the same as regular machine; no extra button is needed to press for frothing. When the steam switch is turned on, the on/off temperature of the heater is controlled to 1 degree (F or C) difference as compared with original thermostat's >10C (or 20F) difference. With this tight temperature control, you do not have to surf the temperature for frothing because the heater will kick on much sooner than the original thermostat. The on/off temperature can be adjusted by the user. The installation is completely reversible if you ever want to sell the machine or send it to service. Two different colors of the controller box are offered, the silver and black. The silver box is coated with clear anodized aluminum with a brush finished stainless steel front panel. It is suitable for Gaggia Classic or other machine with silver paint.

The black box has a durable powder coating. It is suitable for other colored espresso machine.

Please select the color of the box at the bottom of this page. It will give the machine a cool look. The kit works for 115 VAC and 240VAC. Please specify if you want it changed. Note 1: Gaggia Espresso machine is not included in this listing.

Note 2: This kit fits Gaggia Class & Home which has traditional Gaggia aluminium boiler, including 14101, RI8161/40 and RI9303 models. But this kit doesn't fit new European model RI9403, which has a stainless steel boiler with different thermostat mounting. Typically it will be delivered in 3-4 weeks. The item "PID KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home, pre-infusion" is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2012.

This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Surveillance & Smart Home Electronics\Other Smart Home Electronics". The seller is "auberinstruments" and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Model: KIT-GGP
  • Modified Item: No
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • MPN: KIT-GGP
  • Brand: Auber Instruments
  • Non-Domestic Product: No


PID KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home, pre-infusion    PID KIT for Gaggia Classic & Home, pre-infusion