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    K3 Dose Timing - Countown Timer Switch?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight

    We all know the dose timer on the Kompak K3 is useless :(

    Im looking for a countdown timer switch that will switch off the grinder after say 20 seconds.

    The only one I have found is the ARLEC PC697 but it adjusts in minute increments and of course I need seconds.

    Any suggestions anyone?

    Yeah... I know I can do it manually - but auto would be nice ;)



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    Re: K3 Dose Timing - Countown Timer Switch?

    Ive heard some people use dark room timers.....

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    Re: K3 Dose Timing - Countown Timer Switch?


    Quote Originally Posted by 5450766F6F6A75626D030 link=1269674353/1#1 date=1269674715
    Ive heard some people use dark room timers.....
    Thats a good idea, but Id like to see what Im doing ::)

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    Re: K3 Dose Timing - Countown Timer Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A7D7B7C71080 link=1269674353/2#2 date=1269675081
    Quote Originally Posted by 5450766F6F6A75626D030 link=1269674353/1#1 date=1269674715
    Ive heard some people use dark room timers..... *
    Thats a good idea, but Id like to see what Im doing *::)
    ah ha rusty, you dont come around often.......but when ya do ;D ;D

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    Re: K3 Dose Timing - Countown Timer Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B7C7A7D70090 link=1269674353/0#0 date=1269674353
    We all know the dose timer on the Compak K3 is useles
    Yes...Just as useless as the one on the mini-e ::)

    At 1/2 the price of the mini-e, its a compelling argument for agrinder which is just as good ;)

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    Re: K3 Dose Timing - Countown Timer Switch?


    Exploring the dark room timer switch idea a bit more:

    The time to grind say 20gms would vary according to the bean size and hardness as well as roast qualities would it not ::)

    Therefore weighing beans would give a more consistent shot than timing the grind 8-)

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    Re: K3 Dose Timing - Countown Timer Switch?

    I had a K3. Forget the timer and dose per shot. This got me excellent, consistent results.



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