Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer

Product Code
shot-timer
$89.00

Summary

If you have a home or commercial espresso machine without a built-in shot timer, the Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer is the easiest way to add this convenient feature without making a single modification to your espresso machine.

Measurements

Weight
0.07 lbs
Length
2.5 in
Width
1.5 in
Height
1 in

Details

The secret to the Automatic Shot Timer’s simplicity is its magnetic sensor. When attached to a solenoid valve the sensor automatically detects the activation and deactivation of the group. Every time a shot cycle begins a signal is instantly received and a timer begins on the display. End your shot and the timer immediately stops. To install, affix the sensor to the solenoid with the included double sided tape, then attach the display to the front of the espresso machine with the built-in magnets. There is no on/off button or any manual operation required -- the timer is ready when you are. A single 2032 battery gives the unit a battery life between 4-7 years, depending on usage. The cord is extremely thin and the slack can often be run underneath the top cover of an espresso machine and hidden away inside. The cord can also easily be channeled through any of four holes on the back of the display so that it leads out from the top, left, or right of the display instead of the bottom, making your preferred placement look cleaner. The timer is only compatible with 120v and 220v group head solenoids. Before purchasing, please make sure your machine operates with a group head solenoid. Many classic E61 machines, for example, do not feature a group head solenoid and are incompatible. Some front panels on espresso machines are non-magnetic and the timer display may need to be fixed with some double sided tape.

Up your espresso game with the incredible convenience offered in the Luminaire Automatic Shot timer -- the easiest, most affordable way to add a shot timer to your home or commercial espresso machine.

 

Features

What's in the box:

  • Auto Shot Timer
  • Sensor mounting clip with double-sided tape
  • User manual

Features:

  • Automatically starts, stops, and resets as you pull your shots
  • Attaches directly to the solenoid valve in your machine
  • Requires no modification to install
  • Works with any 120 V or 240 V solenoid valve, for both commercial and home espresso machines
  • Magnetically attaches to machine surfaces for tool-free mounting
  • Internal battery (CR2032 cell) with 4-7 year life
  • 20 inch wire lead for better access to machine internals
  • Assembled in the USA and tested in Seattle

Specifications

Specifications:
Model: Auto Shot Timer
Screen Size: 0.7 in. x 0.7 in. (1 in. diag)
Wire Length: 20 in.
Timer Dimensions: 1.3 in W x 1.3 in H x 0.6 in D
Battery Life: 4-7 years
Power: CR2032 Battery
Wire Temperature Rating: 105 C / 221 F
4.59091 stars, based on 22 reviews

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10/16/2018 12:11:45 PM

5 / 5 stars

Nice

Highly recommended

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10/12/2018 3:58:57 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent

Used it with a LM linea mini So easy to install Works perfectly I love it

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9/29/2018 3:23:48 AM

5 / 5 stars

Luminaire shot timer

Can't say enough to thank you for making this gem of an item. Installed and operating in 15 mins (and that is 3 groups!)

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9/26/2018 3:12:42 AM

5 / 5 stars

Simple, excellent execution

Gotta Love a product that delivers exactly as expected.

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7/16/2018 3:39:32 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent addition to the Linea Mini

Adding this solved a lot of the klutzy behaviors that come with trying to use a timer scale beneath the group head. It’s easy to install, and it works well!

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3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Easy Install and works brilliantly

I got the Luminaire Shot Timer as soon as I learned about it. This is just the thing I needed for my machine and routine. It installed so easily, as I knew exactly where my group solenoid resided, requiring the removal of only one panel directly behind the brew group. I had to fiddle with the placement of the magnetic sensor maybe three times, eventually turning it 180 degrees from the original placement. The longest part of the install was deciding where to place the display. I would brew shots and evaluate each new position. Eventually I decided upon a placement just to the left of the steam knob, directy above the PID. And to resolve the confusion about the arrangement of the wire protrusion and magnets, this can be changed simply by reassembling the unit as you would after battery replacement and just positioning the wire and/or magnets wherever you choose. So nice to have seamless shot timing now!

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3/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

It just works.

On a Synesso and Aurelia Volumetric, so far. Only improvement would be eliminating the wires: near field communication between the sensor and timer?

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2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love My Shot Timer

My friend bought one and told me it was easy to install. I'm not handy so that doesn't always mean easy for me. However, this was so so easy to install. Works great!

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2/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great product

Very easy to install, better quality shots because of it.

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Verified Buyer

2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Timer works just as intended

I installed the timer very quickly and easily on my machine and it works great!

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Verified Buyer

1/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Luminaire Automatic Shot Timers

I bought 3 of these for my La Marzocco Linea Classic. I was pulling my hair out because there were no instructions included, but when I called Prima and talked to a tech, she was able to email me a guide (specific to my espresso machine) immediately. Maybe you guys can just go ahead and include that? Anyway, the install was a bit confusing. The metal plate covering the solenoid valves on my machine is magnetic, so I had a bit of a tough time finding a good place for the sensors where the plate wouldn‰Ûªt interfere with their connectivity. Once I got them in place (behind the sensor, sort of stuffed between the sensor and the insulation), they worked perfectly. I have the screens mounted right next to the switches, with the wire hidden under the top plate that covers the groups. It looks perfect; in fact, it looks like it could be a factory install. They are a little pricey. My shop has gone through at least a dozen $20 timers over the years, plus the cost of batteries, so I‰Ûªd say the cost is worth it. They work perfectly, they look nice, they cut down on clutter, and they help out my baristas with consistency.

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12/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great. As advertised.

This shot timer works exactly as advertised. Great gadget. Little pricey but there‰Ûªs really no comparable alternative that‰Ûªs as easy to install and functionally works so simply. Great product.

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Verified Buyer

12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Best Adding-on!

Pretty easy to install, as soon as you find out where the concern selenoÌød is located in your machine! Efficient magnets (located on the bottom and back of the timer) that make it simple to fix it wherever you want it on your machine! It‰Ûªs a good fit on my La Marzocco Linea Classic AV 2 groups. Cheers!

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Verified Buyer

11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

All Items Working Perfectly

Works Just as Advertised. Installation into the espresso machines themselves were also quite easy.

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Verified Buyer

10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome customer support

I purchased this timer since it would automate my usual shot timing. It arrived promptly, well boxed. The instructions were minimal, but there was an on line video, and it looked trivial. Unfortunately, my machine (an E61 groupo Astra) had no obvious relay inside. I contacted Luminaire Coffee about the install. Almost immediately, I got detailed emails back from Luminaire, as well as an email from Prima. The folks at Luminaire didn't know my machine, but by the next morning, they had found pictures on the internet and identified the location of the solenoid. It was under a cover behind the portafilter. Amazing support!!! After that, everything went easy. The shot timer works perfectly, and is a good addition to my machine. I did install the timer using a small magnetic cell phone holder, to angle the display up to my head, but this was personal preference. Also, the shot timer starts only when the espresso is actually flowing, and does not take into account the pre-infusion time period which in my machine is about 3 seconds, so I am now looking at 24 seconds as optimal, instead of the prior 27 that I am used to. No big deal. All in all, a great product and a great experience with both Prima and Luminaire.

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9/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Luminaire Auto Shot Timer

This was a sweet little upgrade to my vintage 1AV. Works great. And excellent customer support from Ben at Prima.

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Verified Buyer

9/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love this thing! No more clunky timer

Been using this for a week now with our La Marzocco Linea 2. We've been using your typical timer that sits on top of the machine up until now. So nice just pulling shots and not having to fiddle with a timer. Little pricy but as far as I can tell so far, very worth it. Nice big display and installation took less than 3 minutes.

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6/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Works well, not perfect

I received as a gift and I installed this shot timer on our Rocket R58 V1. I found a YouTube video showing were the R58's solenoid valve is - buried deep under the water tank. Opening up the case of the Rocket espresso machine is not easy, but I was able to do it. The main challenge is some of the screws are difficult to access and the hex head bolts are 7mm - most combination wrench sets only go down to 8 mm. Once I got access, I held the sensor on top of the solenoid and pulled the shot lever on the Rocket. It was a no-go at first, but I but my son had suggested rotating the sensor if it did not work - to orient with the magnetic field in the solenoid. I turned the sensor 90 degrees and it then picked up the signal and worked great. I then used the peel-and-stick to permanently place the sensor in position on the solenoid. Only issue is the provided cord is pretty short. I ran the wire out the bottom of the machine to avoid a path near the hot internals of the Rocket. Luckily, the display is designed so you can unscrew two screws on the back to remove the back cover and re-route the wire - so it comes out of the display in the direction you need. I was not able to use the display's magnets to hold the display in place, as the Rocket's stainless steel is high quality and non-magnetic. In a couple of places, the Rocket's case was backed up by regular steel and the magnet stuck, but the cord was too short to reach to those locations . Luminaire needs to provide about 6 to 8 inches more cord. Now it is installed, I am so happy, as I always time my shots and had to use a kitchen timer in the past.

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Verified Buyer

12/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Finally a simple add-on timer.

The Luminaire Shot timer is a much-needed addition to the coffee industry for coffee enthusiasts out there that don‰Ûªt have timer already on their machines. Very easy to install and adaptable to a large range of machines. The only downside to the shot timer is where the cable is situated. other than that it is a great product.

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11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

2 / 5 stars

timer not working

I received the shot timer, cannot get it to work currently.

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9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

1 / 5 stars

getting parts in october.

as I wrote earlier im wanting until i go to the US in october to get the parts. so i can‰Ûªt give you a review.

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9/13/2018 10:41:21 AM

5 / 5 stars

hello

nic machine.

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