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EFFICIENCY STANDARDS for external power supplies

Focusing on Efficiency The global regulatory environment surrounding the legislation of external power supply efficiency and no-load power draw has rapidly evolved over the past decade since the California Energy Commission (CEC) implemented the first mandatory standard in 2004. With the publication in 2014 of a new set of requirements by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) that took effect in February 2016, the landscape has changed again as regulators further reduce the amount of energy that may be consumed by external power adapters. In Europe, even more stringent requirements, which are currently voluntary, look set to become mandatory Ecodesign rules in the near future. To help our customers stay on top of these continuously evolving global regulations, we have set out to push the energy efficiency initiative ac