tmjporter Senior Member Joined: 29 Aug 2006 Posts: 1 Location: St. John's Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Silvia Grinder: Rocky
Posted Mon Feb 7, 2011, 7:45pm Subject: PID Kit for Miss Silvia
For the past 5 years, I've been the proud owner of a Miss Silvia, temperature surfing for my daily espresso(s!). Always interested in PID-ing the machine, I'd read up on Murph's PID Page (www.murphyslawonline.com/silvia.html) and other similar resources but didn't know of a reliable supplier of Canadian PID kits. Well, I found one and thought I should share.
www.dinicoinc.com has a great little kit. The shipping in Canada is pretty cheap and the unit is reliable. I've attached a pic of the finished product. In addition to the kit from Dinico, I bought a plastic project box from a local electronics supplier. Following Murph's instructions worked well. You can find the kit on eBay at
Posted Wed Feb 9, 2011, 3:29pm Subject: Re: PID Kit for Miss Silvia
I'll take this opportunity to both add to my post count (from 1 to 2!) but also to ask the question of the board admins, would this type of post be considered a no-no in the probationary period? (I ask as I was considering posting the 'coffee shops in Providence' thread but thought I should wait until after post 5).
That said I am unaware of the Canadian situation, but I think MLG and Auber (and espresspartsNW and a host of others) ship all over.
D4F Senior Member Joined: 15 Mar 2012 Posts: 1,879 Location: USA Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID Grinder: Preciso
Posted Thu May 9, 2013, 10:10am Subject: Re: PID Kit for Miss Silvia
Mike, Powderturns, welcome to CG.
Looks like you have an interest in PID. You may wish to start your own thread as this is a couple years old. What do you want the PID to do? Boiler idle temperature, pre-infusion, steam?? What is your electrical experience with small wiring, soldering or crimping? You can start another or leave it here if you wish. OP looks like only one post logged on last in 2011, though may be reading.
Very cool. I checked it out for curiosity's sake. It's a bit cheaper direct from Auber but with shipping and fees probably amounts to close to the same price in the end. Shipping didn't cost much. It's nice to have a Canadian source indeed.
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