Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (SOR/2016-311)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-06-28. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA C62301 and provided to the Minister in respect of a television:

  • (a) if it was manufactured before January 1, 2013 and has standby mode, its power consumption in that mode, expressed in watts;

  • (b) if it is manufactured on or after January 1, 2013 and has standby mode, its power consumption in that mode, expressed in watts, as applicable,

    • (i) with the information display active,

    • (ii) with the information display inactive, and

    • (iii) without the information display;

  • (c) if it has standby mode, the period, expressed in minutes, that begins when standby mode is enabled and ends when the measurement of power consumption in standby mode is completed; and

  • (d) if it has off mode, its power consumption, expressed in watts, in off mode.

SUBDIVISION DExternal Power Supplies

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

    10 C.F.R. Appendix Z

    10 C.F.R. Appendix Z means Appendix Z to Subpart B, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of External Power Supplies, as amended from time to time. (appendice Z 10 C.F.R.)

    CSA C381.1

    CSA C381.1 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C381.1-08 entitled Test method for calculating the energy efficiency of single-voltage external ac-ac and ac-ac power supplies. (CSA C381.1)

    detachable battery pack

    detachable battery pack means a battery that is encased in an enclosure separate from an end-use product and that is designed to be removed or disconnected from the end-use product for recharging. (bloc-batterie amovible)

    external power supply

    external power supply means a power supply device that

    • (a) is designed to convert line voltage AC into lower voltage DC or AC output;

    • (b) is able to convert to only one DC or AC output voltage at a time;

    • (c) is designed to be used with a household or office end-use product that constitutes the primary load;

    • (d) is encased in an enclosure separate from that end-use product and is connected to the end-use product by an electrical connection; and

    • (e) has a nominal output power of 250 W or less.

    It does not include a device that

    • (f) powers the charger of a detachable battery pack of an end-use product;

    • (g) charges the battery of an end-use product that is fully or primarily motor-operated;

    • (h) is an accessory to a medical device as defined in section 1 of the Medical Devices Regulations; or

    • (i) is power sourcing equipment as defined in the IEEE standard IEEE 802.3-2008 entitled Standard for Information Technology — Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems — Specific Requirements Part 3. (bloc d’alimentation externe)

    replacement external power supply

    replacement external power supply means an external power supply that

    • (a) is marked as a replacement to be used with a specific end-use product that was manufactured before July 1, 2010; and

    • (b) is imported or shipped in quantities of fewer than 50 units. (bloc d’alimentation externe de remplacement)

    security external power supply

    security external power supply means an external power supply manufactured before July 1, 2017 that

    • (a) is designed to convert line voltage AC into lower voltage AC output;

    • (b) has a nominal output power of 20 W or more; and

    • (c) is designed for and marketed with equipment that operates continuously in on mode to perform any of the following principal functions:

      • (i) to monitor, detect, record or provide notification of any intrusion on real property or immovables, or access to real property or immovables or physical assets,

      • (ii) to provide notification of threats to personal safety resulting from an intrusion or access referred to in subparagraph (i),

      • (iii) to monitor, detect, record or provide notification of fire, gas, smoke, flooding or any other physical threats to real property or immovables, physical assets or personal safety, or

      • (iv) to deter or control access to real property or immovables or physical assets or prevent the unauthorized removal of physical assets.

    It includes an external power supply for equipment that is designed and marketed with a built-in alarm or theft-deterrent feature and whose principal functions are those referred to in paragraph (c). (bloc d’alimentation externe de sécurité)

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (2) In this Subdivision, certification body and verification mark have the same meaning as in section 2.

Marginal note:Energy-using product
  •  (1) An external power supply is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, an external power supply is not considered to be an energy-using product

    • (a) for the purposes of sections 4 and 5, if it was manufactured before July 1, 2010; and

    • (b) for the purpose of section 588, if it was manufactured before July 1, 2010 or is a replacement external power supply and was manufactured before July 1, 2013.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standard
  •  (1) The energy efficiency standard that applies to an external power supply is the following:

    • (a) the minimum average efficiency of the product, at its highest and lowest nominal output power settings, must be equal to

      • (i) if the nominal output power is less than 1 W, 0.5 × that power,

      • (ii) if the nominal output power is at least 1 W but less than or equal to 51 W, 0.09 × ln (the nominal output power) + 0.5, or

      • (iii) if the nominal output power is more than 51 W, 0.85; and

    • (b) if the product is not a security external power supply, the no-load power must be less than or equal to 0.5 W.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) An external power supply complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z that are applicable to an external power supply as defined in subsection 586(1).

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z, and provided to the Minister in respect of an external power supply:

  • (a) its nominal output voltage, at the highest and lowest settings;

  • (b) its nominal output power, expressed in watts, at the highest and lowest power settings, if applicable;

  • (c) the output voltage type;

  • (d) its average efficiency at the highest and lowest power settings, if applicable;

  • (e) the no-load power, expressed in watts;

  • (f) the Roman numeral mark, if applicable;

  • (g) information that indicates whether the product bears a verification mark; and

  • (h) if applicable, identification of the product as a replacement external power supply or a security external power supply and the end-use product or equipment, as applicable, and the model number and brand of that end-use product or equipment.

 
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