EM 1.05 Understanding Your Machine’s Rating Plate

We asked electrical engineer, Bruce Whetton to help us get a better understanding of how the rating plate on espresso machine can be interpreted for safety and istallation purposes, as well as to work out  You will usually find the rating plate on the side or at the rear of the machine, often pop-riveted on. This plate holds quite a lot of useful information, such as the amount of voltage the machine requires. In the UK the electricity supply will either be single-phase 220 volts or three-phase 415 volts. For example, on a La Marzocco Linea designed for the UK, the voltage will be displayed as ‘V  220’ or ‘V  415’. The wattage will be displayed as ‘W  4400’  and  the ampage as ‘A