Now you can schedule warm up of the Vivaldi S1, remotely turn it On or Off via phone and ask Google, Alexa or Siri, to control it.
"Hey Siri turn off my espresso machine"
The S1 Power Retain Timer is installed the same way the factory timer is. It plugs into a pre-wired connector inside the machine. The S1 power cable is then plugged into a smart plug outlet. A smart plug outlet (not provided) is what controls the power to the machine. There are a number of smart plug outlets available on the market. Use the smart plug outlet provided phone application to schedule the Vivaldi turn On and Off times. Any smart plugs with scheduled On/Off will work. The S1 Power Retain Timer turns the machine on as soon as it gets the power from the smart plug outlet.
External smart plug outlet (min. 15amp capacity) is required and sold separately. Use any smart plug outlet with schedule On/Off capabilities. Most smart plug outlets are sold for around $25 and have an app to control them remotely.
This will only be able to work using the machine in 15amp / half power mode. The smart outlet uses a mechanical relay designed with a safety margin to operate with constant max load.
We would suggest changing the machine to operate in 15 amp mode which can be done by moving the internal switch to a 15amp position. This is something our service department will do before the machine ships, during the bench testing, if you're purchasing this item with the machine.
This product will only work if you have the Vivaldi or Mini Vivaldi II with the newer control board. If your machine has the square dual manometer this product will work with your machine. If it has the older style round single pressure gauge it will NOT work.