I'm about to return to the US after a 3 year job contract here in OZ. I assume that if I set my Saeco Royal Professional up with it's own 240V receptacle, It will operate just as it does in Australia? In the US system, each of two hot wires carries 120V to ground and 240V between the two. Does anyone have a schematic of the Saeco unit?
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Re: Compatability with US 240v 60HZ 1phase wiring?
It should work OK The US system is 240V single phase (split) into two 120v branches. Aussi system is hot on both sides, with a center ground (a virtual ground system) Connect the 2 main wires (usually brown and blue) to the 240 (black and red), and connect the grounds (Green/yellow to green), and leave the neutral wire off.
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When using ground coffee, use coarser grind like the
size of table salt grain. Feel the ground coffee for
adjustment. Do not tamp, just level the cup with coffee
grounds and lock the portafilter into the group ring. Pull the
handle all the way to the right and hold. Turn espresso hot
water switch on. Hold the portafilter pulled all the way
to the right for 5 seconds (pre-infusion pressure builds up to
9 bars). Release the handle at the end of 5
seconds. Espresso shots should be max. 2-Oz.
in the cup. For larger quantity, use two shots. For an
Americano, add hot water instead of
allowing 8-Oz. water to pump through the coffee
Setting your dose at max and grinder at finest is not good. This means that you are asking the machine to grind coffee really fine, and then dose maximun amount which can lead to the grinder getting clogged. If you are looking for stronger coffee, it is best to have several shots that one that has too much coffe and too fine. For stronger espresso, use less water instead of more coffee. Two shots of 2 oz. espresso (made with 7 grams of coffee) are more flavorful & sweeter than one shot of 4-oz. espresso made with 14 grams of coffee which could clog your grinder and door/channel. At this point, you need to clean the grinder ( inlcuding the door/channel).
I suggest you have an Authorized SAECO Service Center check your machine. Contact Saeco USA Inc. to located a Service Center near you at 800-933-7876 (toll-free), ask for customer support, or contact SAECO via e-mail at : email@example.com
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