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We've worked to recreate the (now unavailable) original Gaggia Switchbank for the original Classic - and now have the Shades Switchbank available to allow all Classic owners who have failed or broken switchbanks to rescue their machines from landfill and get the working again.
This is also a great replacement for machines that have tired looking original switchbanks, or where the original icons have worn away, or the neon lamps have failed.
The 0/1, brew and steam icons on our switches are tastefully updated and recreated with a gentle nod to the original icons - and the on/off and brew switches retain a small red neon lamp to show on/off status as well as "brew ready" status, in the same way as the original neon lamps in the original switchbank does.
Connectivity and functionality is identical to the original Classic switchbank. There are two unused terminals on the steam switch, and we provide terminal covers to protect these and avoid any unintentional contact.
Fitment of the switchbank requires none of the original switchbank components, nor the metal switchbank surround that the cup warming tray usually slots in to. All that is required is an original Classic case (with the hole to fit the switchbank into) and a cup-warming plate to slot into the redesigned retaining bracket for it.
Once installed, the switchbank is held firmly in place by the locking plastic mounting clips on the sides as well as by the installation of the cup warming tray.
We will make individual switches, and the plastic mounting frame, available as spare parts - so if you have any issues with broken switches or the frame, then these parts will be available cost effectively as individual parts and you won't have to purchase an entire new switchbank.
Due to technical differences between 110V and 220-240V switchbanks, these will be available in a 110V version and a 220-240V version for their respective markets.
This is obviously not suitable for the Classic Pro / Classic 2019 / Classic Pro Evo 2023 as the case and switch holes are different. It’s also not suitable for the RI9403 / Classic 2015 / Classic V2 - though we hope to offer a solution for the RI9403 in the coming months.
SPARE PARTS: We also provide the following items as individual spare parts:
- Illuminated power switch (0/1 text) - 220-240V or 110V
- Illuminated brew switch (coffee cup icon) - 220-240V or 110V
- Steam switch (steam icon) - any voltage
- Mounting switchplate
You can find these spare parts here
This product contains:
20 x Shades Switchbanks - each one being:
- Red neon illuminated rocker switch with 0/1 icon for power
- Red neon illuminated rocker switch with coffee cup icon for brew
- Rocker switch with steam icon for steam
- Shades Switchbank plastic mounting frame
- Two red connector covers for unused steam switch connectors
- Link to installation instructions
DISCLAIMER: The installation of any of our parts or kits, and any modification of any espresso machines undertaken by reference to our installation and/or user guides, should only be conducted by persons with proper electrical safety knowledge who are capable and qualified to undertake such work and modifications. Many of the components within espresso machines operate at high temperature, high pressure and with mains electrical voltages at high current in the presence of water – any of these could cause serious personal injury, shock, burns, fire, explosion, other property damage and possibly death. We shall hence not be liable for any damage to property, personal injury or other loss caused by the improper or incorrect use of the aforementioned installation and/or user guides or the provided kit(s) or any of those kit’s component or constituent parts. By commencing installation of our kit(s) you agree to accept all liability associated with the modification of your espresso machine, and agree to hold us in no way responsible or liable for any loss, damage or injury howsoever, wherever or whenever caused. You further agree to indemnify us and our agents, officers, directors and employees, immediately and on demand, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any installation, use, misuse or failure of any of our kits or component parts thereof.
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