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    Power supply change on Breville Barista Express BES860XL Machine with Grinder

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    My friend is moving from the US to Brisbane in a few months. He has only recently bought a Breville Barista Express BES860XL Machine with Grinder. An 240->120 converter is a few hundred dollars so isn't an economical option.

    Is there anyone that can change the power supply to Australian 240V?

    Thanks

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    Not worth converting in my opinion. Looking at Amazon, that Breville combo is only about US$600 brand new.
    Unless your friend is only here for a short while, I think (s)he is better of selling the equipment while it is still as-new and buying new gear in Australia.

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    A power supply change on both machines, if it's even feasible, is not going to be more economical than selling and re-purchasing 240v gear. Skilled labour is not cheap and that's a major job.

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    A power supply change on both machines
    The BES860XL has a built-in grinder so it's only one machine.

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    Unless all the internal devices ( controls, heaters, valves, grinder motor etc etc, are all low voltage (24v ?) , which is highly unlikely ..
    then the conversion would entail much more than changing a "power supply".
    Simplest way is the step down voltage transformer ( 240v - 110v) which could be bought for <$100.. orless if you shop around in the Ex pat US community
    An 240->120 converter is a few hundred dollars so isn't an economical option.
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    Last edited by Javaphile; 11th October 2012 at 11:24 AM. Reason: eBay link removed

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    A 2000W 240v to 110v step-down transformer can be found on the bay of evils for $79.00 with free delivery.

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    Why remove a link to a power transformer that may help a fellow CS ???
    Somebody is paranoid !

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    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
    Why remove a link to a power transformer that may help a fellow CS ???
    Somebody is paranoid !
    Because it's in the very few rules that we have had here for 7+ years...
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/coffee-har...icy-rules.html

    Simplest way is the step down voltage transformer ( 240v - 110v)
    ...which will change the voltage but not the frequency which has the potential to cause other issues.



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