HPM Countdown Timers

I have used various types of countdown timer for my heaters for years. They ensure the heater will be turned off automatically after a set period, usually two hours, so as not to waste power. HPM used to sell specific mechanical countdown timers, and I had several of these. Unfortunately they all stopped working after… Continue reading HPM Countdown Timers

Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [4]: SmartDrive

So last post I took a look at the ECS, which was Fisher and Paykel’s first electronic washing machine, and it was an interim design that was produced between the Hotpoint based machines that F&P produced under license in NZ from probably the 1960s until around 1985 when ECS came onto the market. The next… Continue reading Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [4]: SmartDrive

Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [3]: ECS Washers

In the last part of this series I took a look at the Hotpoint based washers which F&P licensed for assembly in NZ until the 1980s. In 1985, after a five year research process, F&P unveiled its own replacement for what was, by then, becoming a fairly dated design. The new washing machines were called… Continue reading Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [3]: ECS Washers