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    Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi All ,
    I just scored a new Gino Rossi CC45Adel, .... What Id like to know is , has anyone modified the big GR and done away with the auto fill , and replaced it with a switch somehow / somewhere.

    Auto fill might suit commercial situation , but not the home user.

    The reason I cant just turn it on using the power switch to control the grind, *is that it is the electronic doser model and it needs power to run the doser. ..... catch 22
    So i figure a seperate switch placed somewhere using the wires that go to the micro switch ( auto fill) *would work ....

    Could replace the electro doser with the manual version , if the price was right and available .... or a shute for doserless

    Any other options or opinions...!!!!

    Cheers

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    The switch is useful. If you can lengthen the cord and turn it into a foot pedal, youre laughing. Youd have to reverse the leads so it is closed when depressed instead of open.

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    I scored one of these grinders too and was going to start the same thread, beat me to it. *

    At least one more member picked one up too. *Will be interesting to see what people come up with, I already have a long list of projects to get to so may sit back & watch for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A4D56514A4D46220 link=1273840711/0#0 date=1273840711
    Could replace the electro doser with the manual version , if the price was right and available ....
    Available? Yes. Price? $465!!!

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by 61606A796762780B0 link=1273840711/2#2 date=1273844376
    I scored one of these grinders too and was going to start the same thread, beat me to it.

    At least one more member picked one up too.Will be interesting to see what people come up with
    I must say I was a bit disappointed when I realised what model had been sold to me , ie *not the one in the photo, on that evil auction site , but the description was accurate ...... same ol story ,.... ya pays ya money, ya take ya chances ......

    It is a seriously "imposing" grinder , that dwarfs everything in the cafe bar area....
    Im still undecided whether I keep and modify , or move it on.

    CS members might like to submit an opinion as to the worthiness of Big Gino ......reading a few threads from earlier days , there would seem to be a fair bit of disdain *for the whole GR range.

    hotshod

    see below big gino next to my Cunill Tranquillo




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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    could it be modified so that the doser always has power when the unit is on at the wall? jumped across behind the switch?
    then you can grind using the power switch then turn "off" then dose

    issue might be what power Volts the doser uses and how it gets that power


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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    From my understanding, its just two switches in series. Power switch and then doser switch. Doser switch is normally closed. When the doser is full, it depresses the switch, opening it, and turning off the motor.

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Yeah Ive had look inside, and checked out the micro switch ..... so coming up with alternative will not be difficult, it just depends how creative you want to be.

    I like the idea of the wah wah pedal.
    OR
    A rotating timer 8-10-12 sec grinds
    OR
    A simple toggle mounted into the doser lid or grinder body

    Can anyone suggest why the CC45A is so much bigger than the RR45 , when it appears all the internal running gear is the same...?

    Cheers

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    If you run out of beans does it keep grinding?

    Saw these online, noticed the title said it was an A model, but the description said it was an Adel. Couldnt find out what the electronic doser was all about, but now I know.

    Might have a second hand Diamond (Compak K6) coming my way tomorrow for $300. Its probably just as big! :) Its local at least so no freight.

    Good luck with the mods... if anyone is Brissys got one AM might take a look for ya. If you ask him nicely. :)

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    The manual says that if it runs without beans it will stop after 60secs.

    I believe these would be the size of a Mazzer Major @ 625mm high

    below is ugly electronic doser hanging off the front , has a motor to sweep 1 or 2 shots



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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by 3F3823243F3833570 link=1273840711/6#6 date=1273905186
    a toggle mounted into the doser lid or grinder body
    I like this idea, nice and simple. Should be a standard feature on the grinder.

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Just came back to the office after visiting The Coffee Barun. On a table down the back of the café there was one of these grinders (I’m guessing it was in for repair/service). I noticed it had a button on top of the doser which is the only thing different to the model I’ve got here. Looked original rather than an after-sales mod and assume it was turning the auto-fill on/off. Not sure why they’d sell the grinder without such a switch.

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Update:

    Removed the microswitch and replaced with a simple on/off toggle switch from Dick Smith. Deliberately chose a switch with spade connectors (same as the microswitch) so I could plug straight in and not mess around with soldering.

    Can now turn the grinder on/off via the switch rather than using the autofill microswitch.

    Just need to drill a hole in the doser to mount the switch & Im done.

    About a 5min job and can always swap back to the autoswitch in future. There will be a 1cm hole left in the doser although this could be covered with a Coffee-related stick of ones choice. :)

    Will try & post some photos tomorrow night.

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    yeah yeah photos .....!!!!

    I still havent used mine......

    So would like to have a report as well , with grind times please. From your sig CJ you should be able to make some comparisons...

    Cheers

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Yes Sir! ;D

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Here are the pics as promised...

    MAKE SURE THE GRINDER IS NOT PLUGGED INTO THE POWER POINT

    A - Remove the two small screws of the doser lid.

    B - Turn lid upside down and remove the three small screws holding on the microswitch cover

    C - Remove the microswitch by removing the two screws holding it in place

    D - Drill a hole large enough to install the toggle switch. In this case I used part number P7666 from Dick Smith and drilled a 13mm hole. NOTE - Drill about 1cm off centre otherwise there may not be enough room to comfortably install the toggle switch.

    E - Connect the toggle switch with the existing spade connectors










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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    The final product.

    Note that by using this approach you no longer have auto-fill control (obviously). *The grinding on/off is controlled via the toggle. *Dosing buttons remain turned on whether grinding is on or off.

    You cant walk away leaving it grinding as it wont stop when the doser is full.

    Will try this grinder out in the office for the next couple of weeks where I have been using a K3 Elite before deciding which of the 2 to keep.


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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    Can not say I am 100% happy...

    But you did well and the spade terminals and lack of breaches and or changes to existing wiring; thus to be commended while being spanked ;)

    The new switch is

    1: *Illuminated = *not

    2: *Rated at 240V = *?

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    :-X

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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

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    This is my version


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    Re: Gino Rossi switch mod wanted

    CJ
    How does this thing run ..... ?

    How long does it take to grind a 18g double shot ??? Is it noisey or quiet?



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