Products covered include external power supply units with a nominal 230 V AC supply input and a single output at extra low voltage (ELV), either AC or DC, and a maximum output of 250 W or 250 VA. This includes units with an integral mains plug, 'in-line' units and units with provision for equipment to sit in a cradle whilst being used.

The Goal is Higher Efficiency Following the October deadline, power supplies of between 49 and 250W output will need to be at least 84% efficient, with the option of claiming high efficiency if 85% or greater. Standby power will also need to be less than 0.75W for standard and 0.5W for high efficiency EPS.

Items currently under consideration for future regulation include standby power for consumer electronics, household goods and information technology equipment.

Christopher Wood
Manager E&E Safety Laboratory

SGS Australia Pty Ltd
t: +61 3 9875 9023

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