LaSpaziale S1 Vivaldi II
What is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi II?
The LaSpaziale S1 Vivaldi II is an enhanced upgrade of the original S1 Vivaldi I. It has all the features of the original plus the following:
What is the Laspaziale S1 Mini Vivaldi II?
The LaSpaziale S1 Mini Vivaldi II is non-plumb in version of the Vivaldi II that differs in the following ways:
Downloadable User's Manuals
VII User's Manual - This Rev. H manual was updated on 10/11/2015. This update added a section which explains how to control the stream pressure.
VII Mini User's Manual - This Rev G manual was updated on 10/11/2015. This update added a section which explains how to control the stream pressure.
VII Timer User's Manual- Here is the User's Manual for the optional Timer available for both the VII and VII Mini. This is a virtual rewrite of the manual shipped with the timer.
Programmable Preinfusion and Extended Temperature Offset Upgrade
2008 VII Firmware Update- New VII's sold or older VII's upgraded after June 26, 2008 support enhanced temperature offset capability and programmable pre-infusion. This document describes how to upgrade existing machines. It also includes the instructions for how to program the new offset and preinfusion capabilities for both upgraders and new machine purchasers.
As an added bonus, here is a single page programming reference guide that covers all VII's with and without the above updates. If you don't have a color printer and need a grayscale version try this. The VII MIni version of this reference guide is found on the last page of the Mini VII User's Manual.
The Mini VII has different firmware than the VII. The Mini VII includes ONLY the enhanced temperature offset feature. Preinfusion is available for the Mini VII in the form of the optional Progressive Preinfusion device covered below. All VII Mini's have the enhanced temperature feature so there is no need for MIni VII owners to require a firmware upgrade.
Alternate Preinfusion Upgrade Option
Progressive Preinfusion- This is a mechanical add-on preinfusion option being targeted at the Mini VII by Chris Coffee Service. However, it can be used to upgrade the VI and VII Machines as well. The above mentioned programmable preinfusion option is a superior solution for the VII. However, VII owners lacking the confidence to remove their controller board and return it to Chris Coffee for a software upgrade many also opt for this easier to install solution.
Other Useful VII Information
LaSpaziale Parts Catalog (2.0MB PDF)
VI Versus VII- This page has photos comparing the original S1 Vivaldi I and the new S1 Vivaldi II. It highlights the differences between the two units. If you're not already familiar with the parts and lay-out of the original VI, it may be best to review this page first.
VII Temperature Measurements - This page shows extensive temperature measurements across the entire VII programmable temperature range. These measurements are repeated with programmed offsets of 0deg;C, -1°C, and -2°C.
VII Power Analysis - See how much the electricity will cost you to operate you LaSpaziale S1 Vivaldi II.
Steam Arm Replacement - The attached PDF file has exploded diagrams of the following steam arms: V1/VII std, S5 replacement, and No-Burn Arm replacement. If you are taking yours apart for cleaning, repairs, or replacement this will help you get things back together in the proper order. Also, it includes part numbers you can use in case you need to order a replacement. Actual gaskets are taped onto the sheets adjacent to where they go so you can figure out which is which.
Note: The steam arm in the upper right of the diagram on the first page is the original VI steam arm in case anyone out there still has that one. This was replaced with the current steam arm (shown in the lower left of the diagram on the first page) over 3 years ago.
Expansion Valve and Group Boiler Pressure Testing and Adjustment - This page has adjusted the instructions relative to the original one posted for the VI to account for design changes in the VII. The Mini VII does NOT have the expansion valve and the group pressure is set differently. This is covered in the Mini VII User's Manual.
VII Cheat Sheet
- Here is a "cheat sheet" that can be applied above the control panel. The original version done for the VI has been updated for applicability to the VII. This is equally applicable to the Mini VII except that the Mini VII does NOT include programmable pre-infusion.
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