This product is our quick and easy power switch mod for the RI9480 Gaggia Classic. It's ONLY relevant to EU style Classic 2019 or Classic Evo machines (typically models RI9480 and RI9481) that has a spring loaded power switch as standard.
It replaces this standard spring loaded momentary rocker switch - that uses the eco timer board to only turn on for 20 minutes - with a proper on/off rocker switch (as used in the Gaggia Classic Pro in the US) that gives the same on/off functionality as every previous model of traditional Classic has enjoyed.
With this mod (which can be fitted in around 5-10 minutes, and involves a new switch along with some additional wiring / rewiring) you can turn the machine on - and turn the machine off. You don’t need a functioning timer board - so if yours has failed and you have to hold the existing switch down in order to get the power light to come on, then this will also ‘fix’ that.
You can now just leave the machine switched on - and control it using an external WiFi switch if you want to. It’ll come straight on when the WiFi switch turns it on, and it’ll go off when your WiFi switch turns it off. Obviously this product DOES NOT include any necessary wifi smartswitch to support this functionality.
Installing this switch mod removes the need for the "EU Timer Disable" cable (which simply disables the timer).
IMPORTANT: Classic Evo 2023 - RI9841 - Please note the Evo 2023 may be shipped with EITHER individual switch connectors, or the new Monobloc switch connectors. If you have individual switch connectors, then select the Classic 2019 version - if you have Monobloc connectors then select the Classic 2023 monobloc version. See here for more information about the connector types.
This kit contains:
- 0/1 rocker switch
- Suitable additional wiring with fully insulated connectors
- Reusable cable ties for installation
- Installation instructions
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