Energy Efficiency Testing
RN Electronics can offer energy efficiency testing for appliances to help you meet the energy usage requirements for Europe, Canada and California.
Energy efficiency testing to meet the ErP Directive
The ErP Directive came into effect in the EU from 20th November 2010. Several Implementing Measures (IM) were introduced to enforce the directive, one of which is manufactures are obliged to ensure lowest possible energy usage in standby and off mode.
The power requirements that most equipment will need to comply with are:
By January 7th 2010 - Off mode not to exceed 1W consumption.
- Standby mode not to exceed 1W or 2W if providing information or status display.
By January 7th 2013 - Off mode not to exceed 0.5W consumption.
- Standby mode not to exceed 0.5W or 1W if providing information or status display.
Measuring low standby currents with bad power factors is a challenge. We at RN Electronics can help you overcome that and ensure that your product meets the above standby/off mode power limits.
Some of the common types of products we test are - IT equipment, Radios, Televisions, Video cameras and recorders, Hi-fi recorders and audio amplifiers, Home theatre systems, Musical instruments and Household appliances.
We test products to the latest energy usage regulations:
|Requirements are listed under the ErP
(Energy Related Products) Directive.
Standby/off mode energy performance
is tested in accordance with EN 62301
and ON mode performance is tested in
accordance with EN 62018.
|Regulations are listed by OEE
(Office of Energy Efficiency).
Standby/off mode energy
performance is tested in accordance
with EN 62301. Product must carry
a certification body mark.
|Required to measure on &
standby energy usage and
power factors. Test conducted
in accordance with EN 62087.
Third party approval from approved