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EU Energy Using Products (EuP)

Applicable Territory: European Union
Standard: Mandatory

The general directive is approved and the specific charger activity is in development.

Eco Design of EuP
European Commission Energy
EcoDesign Requirements
Official Journal of the EU_L93 Legislation
2005 32 EC Directive
EuP Regulation EPS (April 2009)

Tier 1 Mandatory External Power Supply Standards – April 2010. The Ecodesign Framework Directive 2005/32/EC establishes a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using products. It is a key instrument of EU policy for improving the energy and other environmental performances of products in the European Market. The Directive lists products identified by the Council and the European Parliament as priorities for the Commission for implementation, including consumer electronics and office equipment. Such equipment is often powered by external power supplies (EPSs), which convert electricity from the mains power source to power specific to 'primary load products' (e.g. notebook computers, mobile phones, MP3 players). The power conversion efficiency of external power supplies is an important aspect for the energy performance of primary load products, thus external power supplies are one of the priority products groups considered for implementing measures under the Ecodesign Directive.

Tier 1 Mandatory External Power Supply Standards - Projected Effective April-2010

Performance

Maximum Energy Consumption in No-Load Mode

Nameplate Power Output (Pno)

No-Load Power

≤250W

≤0.5W

Nameplate Power Output (Pno)

Minimum Efficiency in Active Mode

0 to <1W

≥0.5*Pno

1 to ≤51W

≥0.09*Ln(Pno)+0.5

>51W

≥0.85


Tier 2 Mandatory External Power Supply Standards - Projected Effective April-2011

Performance

Maximum Energy Consumption in No-Load Mode

Nameplate Power Output (Pno)

No-Load Power (AC-AC), except Low Voltage EPS

No-Load Power (AC-DC), except Low Voltage EPS

No-Load Power for Low Voltage EPS

0<50W

≤0.25W

≤0.3W

≤0.3W

≥50W to ≤250W

≤0.15W

≤0.5W

N/A

Low Voltage EPS, Where Output Voltage < 6V and Output Current ≥ 0.550A

Nameplate Power Output (Pno)

Minimum Efficiency in Active Mode

 

0 to <1W

≥0.497*Pno+0.067

1 to ≤49W

≥0.075*Ln(Pno)+0.561

>49W to ≤250W

≥0.86

All Other EPS

0 to <1W

≥0.480*Pno+0.140

1 to ≤49W

≥0.0626*Ln(Pno)+0.622

>49W to ≤250W

≥0.87


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