Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Search

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

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2024-03-27. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 9Electronic Products (continued)

SUBDIVISION ACompact Audio Products

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

compact audio product

compact audio product means a product that consists of an amplifier and a terrestrial tuner that are encased in a single housing — including a product that can produce sound from another media — and that uses mains power as at least one source of power and has attached or separable speakers. (produit audio compact)

off mode

off mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power, cannot produce sound or provide any mechanical function and cannot be switched into another mode except by means of a manual switch on the product. (mode arrêt)

standby mode

standby mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power,

  • (a) is not producing sound, providing mechanical function or exchanging data with, or receiving it from, an external source; and

  • (b) can be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, an internal signal or an internal timer. (mode veille)

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A compact audio product is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 576, a compact audio product is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after May 1, 2011.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to compact audio products described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A compact audio product complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C62301 that are applicable to a compact audio product as defined in section 574.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Compact audio products

    Must be capable of entering standby mode or off mode.

    Power consumption of product must be, as applicable,

    • (a) ≤ 3 W in standby mode; and

    • (b) ≤ 1 W in off mode.

    On or after May 1, 2011 and before January 1, 2013
    2Compact audio products, other than clock radios

    Must be capable of entering standby mode or off mode.

    Power consumption of product must be, as applicable,

    • (a) ≤ 1 W in standby mode with information display active;

    • (b) ≤ 0.5 W in standby mode with information display inactive;

    • (c) ≤ 0.5 W in standby mode when there is no information display; and

    • (d) ≤ 0.5 W in off mode.

    On or after January 1, 2013
    3Compact audio products that are clock radios

    Must be capable of entering standby mode or off mode.

    Power consumption of product must be, as applicable,

    • (a) ≤ 2 W in standby mode with information display active; and

    • (b) ≤ 1 W in off mode.

    On or after January 1, 2013

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 compact audio product:

  • (a) its type;

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

  • (c) 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;

  • (d) 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 that mode is completed; and

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

SUBDIVISION BVideo Products

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

off mode

off mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power, cannot provide any mechanical function and cannot be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, a timer or another internal or external signal. (mode arrêt)

standby mode

standby mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power,

  • (a) is not producing video or audio output signals, providing any mechanical function or exchanging data with, or receiving it from, an external source; and

  • (b) can be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, an internal signal or an internal timer. (mode veille)

video product

video product means a household electronic product that is encased in a single housing, requires a power supply device in order to operate and is designed

  • (a) to be connected to mains power; and

  • (b) primarily to do one or both of the following, namely, produce audio and video signals from, or record those signals to, digital or analog media.

It does not include a camera or a portable DVD player that has both an integral display screen and a DC power source. (appareil vidéo)

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A video product is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 580, a video product is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after May 1, 2011.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 1 of the table to this section apply to video products that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 2.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A video product complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C62301 that are applicable to a video product as defined in section 578.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1

    Must be capable of entering standby mode or off mode.

    Power consumption of product must be, as applicable,

    • (a) ≤ 3 W in standby mode; and

    • (b) ≤ 1 W in off mode.

    On or after May 1, 2011 and before January 1, 2013
    2

    Must be capable of entering standby mode or off mode.

    Power consumption of product must be, as applicable,

    • (a) ≤ 1 W in standby mode with information display active;

    • (b) ≤ 0.5 W in standby mode with information display inactive;

    • (c) ≤ 0.5 W in standby mode without information display; and

    • (d) ≤ 0.5 W in off mode.

    On or after January 1, 2013

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 video product:

  • (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 that mode is completed;

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

  • (e) the type of playback or recording technology that it has.

SUBDIVISION CTelevisions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

off mode

off mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power, cannot produce either sound or picture or provide any mechanical function and cannot be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, a timer or another internal or external signal. (mode arrêt)

standby mode

standby mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power,

  • (a) is not producing sound or picture, providing any mechanical function or exchanging data with, or receiving it from, an external source; and

  • (b) can be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, an internal signal or an internal timer. (mode veille)

television

television means an analog or digital product, with or without an internal tuner, that is designed primarily for the display and reception of a terrestrial, satellite, cable, Internet Protocol TV or other broadcast or recorded transmission of analog or digital video and audio signals and includes

  • (a) a combination television system in which a television and one or more other devices are encased as a single unit in the television casing; and

  • (b) a component television that has two or more separate components and that is marketed and sold as a television under one model or system designation.

It does not include

  • (c) a television that is marketed exclusively for commercial use and is without an internal tuner; or

  • (d) a television that is marketed primarily for use as a computer monitor. (téléviseur)

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A television is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 584, a television is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after May 1, 2011.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 1 of the table to this section apply to televisions that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 2.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A television complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C62301 that are applicable to a television as defined in section 582.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1

    Must be capable of entering standby mode or off mode.

    Power consumption of product must be, as applicable,

    • (a) ≤ 4 W in standby mode; and

    • (b) ≤ 1 W in off mode.

    On or after May 1, 2011 and before January 1, 2013
    2

    Must be capable of entering standby mode or off mode.

    Power consumption of product must be, as applicable,

    • (a) ≤ 1 W in standby mode with information display active;

    • (b) ≤ 0.5 W in standby mode with information display inactive;

    • (c) ≤ 0.5 W in standby mode without information display; and

    • (d) ≤ 0.5 W in off mode.

    On or after January 1, 2013

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.

 

Date modified: