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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.

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.

Our Energy Efficiency Services Include 

• Measuring low standby currents
• Ensuring equipment's off mode power does not exceed 0.5W consumption
• Ensuring equipment’s standby mode does not exceed 0.5W or 1W if providing information or status
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Energy Efficiency Standards

Europe  Canada  California 
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 and standby energy usage and power factors. Test conducted in accordance with EN 62087. Third party approval from approved laboratory required. 

Energy Related Products (ErP) Directive 2009/125/EC

The Ecodesign of Energy Related Products (ErP) Directive 2009/125/EC came into effect in the EU from November 2010. This Directive requires manufacturers of energy-related products, with an output of 200,000 units or more per year, to take steps to increase energy efficiency at the design stage of the product and thereby reduce the environmental impact.

The European Commission defines an energy-related product as one that has “an impact on energy consumption during use." 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.

Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU

The Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU is a European Directive regarding the communication of energy consumption and performance. The Directive requires that appliances be labelled to show their power consumption in such a manner that it is possible to compare the efficiency with that of other makes and models, with the highest being A+++.

Related Resources

Radio Testing Standards and Directives

What is ErP

Associated Links

Information on ErP - Website Link

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