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

Regulations are current to 2024-04-01 and last amended on 2024-03-27. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 9Electronic Products (continued)

SUBDIVISION DExternal Power Supplies

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

    adaptive external power supply

    adaptive external power supply means an external power supply that, without user intervention and while it is connected to mains power and each output is connected to a load, can alter the output voltage using a digital communication protocol with the end-use product. (bloc d’alimentation externe adaptatif)

    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)

    CSA C381.1-17

    CSA C381.1-17 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA C381.1-17 entitled Energy performance of external ac-dc and ac-ac power supplies. (CSA C381.1-17)

    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)

    direct operation external power supply

    direct operation external power supply means a power supply device that is capable of operating an end-use product, other than a battery charger, without the assistance of a battery. (bloc d’alimentation externe à fonctionnement direct)

    external power supply

    external power supply means a single-voltage external power supply or a multiple-voltage external power supply that is designed to be used with a household or office end-use product that constitutes the primary load. It does not include

    • (a) a direct operation external power supply that has a nominal output voltage of less than 3 V and a nominal output current of 1 000 mA or more and that charges the battery of an end-use product that is fully or primarily motor-operated;

    • (b) an indirect operation external power supply that has a nominal output power of greater than 250 W;

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

    • (d) a device that is an accessory to a medical device; or

    • (e) a device that is solely designed to power solid-state lighting or a ceiling fan that has a direct current motor. (bloc d’alimentation externe)

    indirect operation external power supply

    indirect operation external power supply means a power supply device that can only operate an end-use product with the assistance of a battery. (bloc d’alimentation externe à fonctionnement indirect)

    multiple-voltage external power supply

    multiple-voltage external power supply means a device that is designed to convert line voltage AC input into more than one simultaneous lower voltage AC or DC outputs. (bloc d’alimentation externe à tensions multiples)

    replacement external power supply

    replacement external power supply means an external power supply that is marked as a replacement to be used with a specific end-use product that was manufactured before July 1, 2017. (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)

    single-voltage external power supply

    single-voltage external power supply means a device that is designed to convert line voltage AC input into only one lower AC or DC voltage output at a time. (bloc d’alimentation externe à simple tension)

    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.)

    10 C.F.R. §430.32(w)(1)(i)

    10 C.F.R. §430.32(w)(1)(i) means the table to paragraph 430.32(w)(1)(i) of Subpart C, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, as amended from time to time. (10 C.F.R. §430.32(w)(1)(i))

    verification mark

    verification mark has the same meaning as in section 2. (marque de vérification)

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2018-201, s. 64]

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

      • (i) it was manufactured before July 1, 2010, or

      • (ii) it was manufactured on or after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2017 and

        • (A) it is a multiple-voltage external power supply or an adaptive external power supply,

        • (B) it is a direct operation external power supply that has a nominal output power of greater than 250 W, or

        • (C) it is an indirect operation external power supply that has a nominal output voltage of greater than 3 V and a nominal output current of less than 1 000 mA and that charges the battery of an end-use product that is fully or primarily motor-operated; and

    • (b) for the purpose of section 588 if

      • (i) it was manufactured before July 1, 2010,

      • (ii) it was manufactured on or after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2017 and

        • (A) it is a multiple-voltage external power supply or an adaptive external power supply,

        • (B) it is a direct operation external power supply that has a nominal output power of greater than 250 W, or

        • (C) it is an indirect operation external power supply that has a nominal output voltage of greater than 3 V and a nominal output current of less than 1 000 mA and that charges the battery of an end-use product that is fully or primarily motor-operated, or

      • (iii) it was manufactured before July 1, 2013 and is a replacement external power supply.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of the table to this section apply to external power supplies described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 4.

  • 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 the standard set out in column 2 that are applicable to an external power supply as defined in subsection 586(1).

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductTesting StandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1External power supplies, other than replacement external power suppliesCSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z10 C.F.R. §430.32(w)(1)(i) for efficiency in active mode and, if product is not a security external power supply, power in no-load mode ≤ 0.5 WOn or after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2017
    2Direct operation external power supplies other than replacement external power suppliesCSA C381.1-17 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix ZCSA C381.1-17, Table D.1, for efficiency in active mode and power in no-load modeOn or after July 1, 2017
    3Indirect operation external power supplies other than replacement external power suppliesCSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z10 C.F.R. §430.32(w)(1)(i) for efficiency in active mode and, if product is not a security external power supply, power in no-load mode ≤ 0.5 WOn or after July 1, 2017
    4Replacement external power suppliesCSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z10 C.F.R. §430.32(w)(1)(i) for efficiency in active mode and, if product is not a security external power supply, power in no-load mode ≤ 0.5 WOn or after July 1, 2013 and before February 10, 2020
    5Replacement external power suppliesCSA C381.1-17 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix ZCSA C381.1-17, Table D.1, for efficiency in active mode and power in no-load modeOn or after February 10, 2020

Marginal note:Information

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must provided to the Minister in respect of an external power supply:

    • (a) information that indicates whether the product is a single-voltage external power supply or a multiple-voltage external power supply;

    • (b) for each voltage output, its nominal output voltage at the highest and lowest settings and information that indicates whether that voltage is AC or DC;

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

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

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

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

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

    • (h) information that indicates whether the product is a replacement external power supply or a security external power supply and, if it is one of those power supplies, the end-use product or equipment, as applicable, and the model number and brand of that end-use product or equipment.

  • Marginal note:Standard

    (2) The information must be collected in accordance with a standard set out in column 2 of the table to this section in respect of an external power supply described in column 1.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy-using ProductTesting Standard
    1External power supplies, other than replacement external power supplies, that are manufactured on or after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2017CSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z
    2Direct operation external power supplies, other than replacement external power supplies, that are manufactured on or after July 1, 2017CSA C381.1-17 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z
    3Indirect operation external power supplies, other than replacement external power supplies, that are manufactured on or after July 1, 2017CSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z
    4Replacement external power supplies that are manufactured on or after July 1, 2013 and before February 10, 2020CSA C381.1 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z
    5Replacement external power supplies that are manufactured on or after February 10, 2020CSA C381.1-17 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Z

SUBDIVISION EBattery Chargers

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

backup battery charger

backup battery charger means a device that

  • (a) is incorporated into an end-use product, including a device that is incorporated into an uninterruptible power supply or that uses an external power supply, that is designed to operate continuously using mains power; and

  • (b) recharges a battery that is used to maintain the continuity of electrical power to the end-use product such that the product can continue its full or partial operation in the event of a failure of mains power. (chargeur de batterie de secours)

battery charger

battery charger means a device that charges the battery of a wheelchair, golf cart, low-speed vehicle or any other end-use product. It does not include any of the following:

  • (a) a device that charges the battery of a vehicle other than a wheelchair, golf cart or low-speed vehicle;

  • (b) a device that charges the battery of a medical device;

  • (c) a wireless battery charger, other than a wireless battery charger that is inductive and designed for wet environments; or

  • (d) a backup battery charger. (chargeur de batterie)

CSA C381.2-17

CSA C381.2-17 means the CSA standard CSA C381.2-17 entitled Energy performance of battery-charging systems and uninterruptible power supplies. (CSA C381.2-17)

low-speed vehicle

low-speed vehicle means a vehicle that

  • (a) does not use fuel as an on-board source of energy;

  • (b) travels on two or more wheels;

  • (c) is powered by an electric power train that is designed to allow the vehicle to attain a speed of no greater than 40 km/h over a distance of 1.6 km on a paved level surface; and

  • (d) has a loaded weight, as specified by its manufacturer, of less than 1 361 kg. (véhicule à basse vitesse)

10 C.F.R. Appendix Y

10 C.F.R. Appendix Y means Appendix Y 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 Battery Chargers, as amended from time to time. (appendice Y 10 C.F.R.)

 

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