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CMoore
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Location: Italy
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Posted Fri Nov 14, 2008, 11:40am
Subject: New to Italy with Rancilio Silvia from the USA
 

Hi,

About a year ago, after reading many postings on coffeegeek I purchased a Rancilio Silvia.  Soon thereafter we decided to retire and move to Italy...and of course, the wiring is all wrong for my espresso machine.  I am wondering now what to do .... have the thing rewired, or get a converter that will handle the machine (I've never bought a converter for something with a heating unit in it....and wonder what to look for to get something adequate).  

Has anyone else had this experience, and how did you handle it?

Thanks.
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Location: Los Angeles
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Espresso: La Spaziale Vivaldi II
Grinder: Mazzer mini
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Posted Sun Nov 16, 2008, 11:06am
Subject: Re: New to Italy with Rancilio Silvia from the USA
 

it is not economic to convert a 120 v silvia to 240 v.

get a step down transformer rated at LEAST 1.5 KVA  -- a big one.  google for them.  the chiness make 'em for about $100.00

dave  550 silvias b
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CMoore
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Posted Sun Nov 16, 2008, 1:17pm
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Thank you for the reply.  This is quite an expensive solution--at least for me right now.  I think I'll have to make do with my Brikka moka pot for awhile.
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