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PID temperature control kit for Gaggia espresso

PID temperature control kit for Gaggia espresso

PID temperature control kit for Gaggia espresso    PID temperature control kit for Gaggia espresso

This PID controller kit is designed for retrofitting into the Gaggia Classic, Gaggia Coffee, and Gaggia Coffee Deluxe espresso machine. By adding a PID controller to the heater control circuit, brewing water temperature can be controlled to ±1 F° accuracy.

Thus, it will significantly improve the taste of your espresso. Users can also easily adjust the brew water temperature to suit their own tastes. Custom manufactured PID temperature controller with parameters set for the machine. Bright anodized (or black for Gaggia Coffee) aluminum box with mounting slot pre-cut and wiring hole sealed with rubber grommet.

Solid state relay with mounting hardware and heat conductive paste. Platinum RTD temperature sensor with tip made for the thermowell on the machine. High temperature resistant wires, color coded, cut to length and terminated with proper connectors. Instructional CD with text and photos. To install the kit, users will need the following. Knowledge of electronics wiring and safety. Screw driver, pliers, a socket wrench and small amount of alcohol.

No requirement for special tools. No requirement to learn how to set up the PID controller (usually, this is the most challenging part of the project for espresso drinkers with little electronics background).

The PID controller in this kit is specifically modified for home espresso brewing applications. Two additional parameters are included to balance the requirement of cold start speed, shot recovery speed and long term stability. (this is a different controller than our universal controller SYL-1512). A platinum RTD temperature sensor is used which is more accurate and has greater long-term stability than thermocouple sensors. Temperature variations within the controllers environment will not affect the accuracy of its reading. In addition, the sensor is built inside of.

And will fit into the existing thermowell for the coffee thermostat. All the cables in the kit have high temperature endurance as the original cables used by the manufacture. We use color coded cables with either fluoropolymer or silicone insulation. This will prevent the potential electrical shock resulting from PVC insulated wires touching the boiler during operation.

In order to save customers time on assembling and reduce the chance of making mistake, we also pre-assembled these parts and set all parameters for the controller. This reduces the project time from days (or even weeks considering ordering these parts separately) to less than an hour. The kit works for 120 VAC and 240VAC.

Please specify if you want it changed. The default color of the controller box is silver. Please specify if you want black box for Gaggia Coffee.

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 temperature control kit for Gaggia espresso" is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2009.

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


PID temperature control kit for Gaggia espresso    PID temperature control kit for Gaggia espresso