Alexvs The machine has last shot protection so even if low on water, it would have enough to finish the shot before you’d have to refill. I don’t believe it would start if there wasn’t enough water. I may be wrong with your style of sensor though. Mine has the sensor in the tank but I never seem to get alerted at the right time, instead it’s always when I come down in the morning to see it’s not heated up due to lack of water so try to remember to always check before I close everything up for the night.
It does indeed, full LSP works in 2 ways (I know because I invented it).
Once the refill is triggered in the Gicar box (by whatever tank sensor, the machine will allow the shot to continue and the instant you flip the switch, lo water will show. You can no longer initiate a shot, until you refill.
As a protection, there is still a timer, so that if the machine continues to run for (I think it’s 1 minute, possibly 2), it will stop the shot…in case something has blocked, chocked or otherwise happened.
I first came up with it for the QM Verona back in the day and have tried to ensure it’s on any machine I have been involved with. Some manufacturers have also copied the idea as well. When I visit ECM at the end of this month, I intend to try and persuade them to make sure it’s a standard feature on all their machines, along with a water gauge if I can on the higher end machines. If the Gicar boxes can support this programming and display what I want to display on their segment display..
If I can, I want to persuade both ECM and Lelit to get rid of the Gicar prosumer joke, which is.
- Power on with right button pressed = Factory reset
- Power on with both buttons pressed (not easy to reliably do) = advanced settings
I don’t know if this is a chip level, machine code hardware limitation they can’t reflash? It has always really annoyed me, as it’s completely the opposite of what it should be.