Author Topic: Modify 2013 Gaggia Classic purchased in Europe to be used in the USA  (Read 311 times)

Offline tford

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We are planning to move from Vienna to the USA this fall. Is it possible to modify our Gaggia Classic we purchased through amazon.de in 2013 to work with the 110v electricity in the USA?

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Re: Modify 2013 Gaggia Classic purchased in Europe to be used in the USA
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 05:29:22 AM »
Welcome to GUG! The easiest solution is to use a step up transformer to convert 110V to 220V. Power rating of the transformer should not be lower than the power rating of the Gaggia Classic. A 1500 watt transformer or higher is bulky. The option to mod the Gaggia Classic is possible but will involve replacement of major electrical parts and rewiring the boiler. Not really worth the effort IMO.

 

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