Mr Green's blog: standby and shutdown modes in the revised EU ecological design code

by:MOSO     2019-12-22

ecological design regulations (EC) No 1275/2008 is being revised. This regulation aims to ensure the lowest possible energy consumption when small and large household appliances and electronic products are in passive standby and shutdown modes. One of the recommended changes is to change the standby/shutdown mode requirement from 0. 5 W to 0. 3 W.

Mr. Green's blog:

ecological design regulations (EC) No 1275/2008 is being revised. This regulation of standby and shutdown mode entered into force in January 7, 2009 and updated draft guidelines were issued in October 2009. The network product amendment came into effect on 2013. These ecological design requirements are designed to ensure the lowest possible energy usage. Small and large household appliances and electronic products are in passive standby and shutdown modes. In addition, this measure is horizontal and applicable to all product requirements, even those products that have not yet determined specific requirements.

from 2015 to 2017, the European Commission conducted an evaluation study to check the scope of application and requirement level of the revised standby, shutdown mode and networked standby regulations. The review study identified possible further improvements to the current regulations to achieve lower overall energy consumption and related emissions without the product noticing excessive life cycle costs.

The proposed change is to change the requirements of standby/shutdown mode from 0. 5 watts to 0. 3 watts. With regard to the timetable, this provision will apply two years after the entry into force of the regulation. From the effective date, the power consumption of the device in any shutdown mode shall not exceed 0. 5 W. Similarly, in standby mode, the power consumption of the device under any circumstances can only provide reactivation function or only provide reactivation function. The indication of only enabling reactivation function should not exceed 0. 5 W. The power consumption of the device under any combination of providing only information or status display or reactivation function and information or status display shall not exceed 1. 0 W.

However, because there are still some internal procedures, the final regulations may still be different from what is currently pointed out.

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