Panasonic NH-P70G2 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Unboxing

Off the back of yesterday’s washing machine unboxing I follow it up with the unboxing video of the matching clothes dryer.

The Panasonic NH-P70G2 heat pump tumble dryer is the sole clothes dryer in the household appliance lineup in Australia which is a contrast against the four washing machines on offer (2 x 7kg washers and 2 x 10kg washers). The NH-P70G2 has a capacity of 7kg and also packs a six star energy efficiency rating which is a major step up from the ASKO One clothes dryer which it replaced. The ASKO didn’t have its energy rating stickers on it but I suspect that it was a bit of an energy guzzler.

Anyway, before I get carried away here is the unboxing video:

So, what sets this dryer apart from others?

The heat pump and inverter are perhaps the major technological features. The heat pump replaces the heating element found in traditional clothes dryers which would normally heat air up to or beyond one hundred degrees. That heat ends up being lost through the moisture captured in the container or through ventilation requiring more air to be heated up to continue to drying process. In contrast, the heat pump reuses the existing heat which means that less energy is required to maintain the desired temperature.

Panasonic is also well known for its inverter technology in its air conditioners and fridges and we also find it implemented in its tumble dryer. In this instance, the inverter allows the power to be adapted to the load being dried rather than having the compressor cycling between maximum power and inactivity in an effort to regulate temperature.

The proof will be in the pudding but I will see how our next power bill stacks up and will track power consumption on the dryer itself.


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    • Jason on December 26, 2013 at 01:07
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    Where did you get the dryer from

    1. I got this dryer and the matching washing machine directly from Panasonic – I have found this dryer a little hard to come by in the major whitegoods and home appliance retailers.

    • Paris on June 29, 2014 at 22:30
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    Do you use this daily? How does the power consumption pan out?

    1. We use the dryer roughly three times a week (two loads on a Saturday and one load on a Wednesday usually) and I have seen the aggregate household power consumption decline by about 20kWh per week which by itself is a saving of $70 a quarter on our electricity bill.

      I’ve not yet captured device specific measurements on this dryer (all of my other meters are still on other devices) but I would conservatively estimate that a typical load would around 2kWh of energy (deducting power usage for other devices in the house).

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