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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

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        A power supply change on both machines
        The BES860XL has a built-in grinder so it's only one machine.

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        • #5
          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.
          ???
          Last edited by Javaphile; 11 October 2012, 12:24 PM. Reason: eBay link removed

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Why remove a link to a power transformer that may help a fellow CS ???
              Somebody is paranoid !

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              • #8
                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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