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Topic: OT: Espresso Machine Power Requirements (7 msgs / 129 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Pretty sure 'bout any commercial single group would be fine 220v 20A but if
running new circuit I'd wire 30A anyway. Better to have larger capacity than
needed or might be needed in the future than find yourself popping the
breaker down the road...
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2) From: Jamie Dolan
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Good Point.  Copper wire has really gone up in price so, defiantly do
not want to have to do a sizable run like this twice.
I'll go with the 220V - 30A.
Thanks again
Jamie
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3) From: Mike Chester
Jamie,
Look at the spec sheets for the machines you are considering.  They should 
show wattage somewhere in the specs.  Divide the total wattage by 220 to 
find out how many amps you need.  I = P/E  (amps equal watts divided by 
volts.  If the result comes out less than 20, a 20 amp circuit would 
suffice.  If it is very near 20 or above, go with the 30 amp circuit.  If in 
doubt, go larger.  It never hurts to have more power available than you 
actually need.  (This is the Tim Allen rule)
Mike Chester

4) From: Jamie Dolan
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On the Dalla Corte Super, which is likely about the largest machine I
would get, they show a thermal output max. 2,5 KW.  However, I think
that is more about it's heat out put then what it draws.  For power it
just says Connected Load 110-240V 50-60Hz.
I think I will just be safe and go with a nice big 30 Amp 220, that
should have me covered.  I like the Dalla, but am not positive that is
the machine I will get.  If I find a deal on something else when the
time comes, I might get a different one, so I want to be covered if a
different brand draws more power than a Dalla.
Thanks again;
Jamie
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5) From: Michael Mccandless
Try this:
Dalla Corte 
McSparky
On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Jamie Dolan  wrote:
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6) From: Jamie Dolan
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Hi
Thanks.
Thats where I found it's thermal output and connected load, but no
more details about it's exact requirements.  From everything I have
been told, I am sure it will be fine with the 30A 220.
Thanks again
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7) From: Michael Dhabolt
If it is a 220V single group machine I'm confident that a 20A circuit
will be enough ... but I agree with miKe ... if you're pulling wire
for a new circuit, the price difference between 12 ga and 10 ga isn't
enough to make me install less than a 30A circuit.  Just did the same
upgrade to my kitchen recently.
Mike (just plain)
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