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

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2022-12-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 9Electronic Products (continued)

SUBDIVISION DExternal Power Supplies (continued)

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 ProductStandardEnergy 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 ProductStandard
    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.)

Marginal note:Energy-using product

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

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 592, a battery charger is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after June 13, 2019.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standard

  •  (1) A battery charger must have a unit energy consumption that is less than or equal to that set out for the battery charger’s product class in Table C.1 of CSA C381.2-17.

  • Marginal note:Testing standards

    (2) A battery charger complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with the testing procedures established by CSA C381.2-17 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Y that are applicable to a battery charger as defined in section 590.

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA C381.2-17 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix Y and provided to the Minister in respect of a battery charger:

  • (a) its product class;

  • (b) its rated battery energy (Ebatt), expressed in watt-hours;

  • (c) its unit energy consumption, expressed in kilowatt-hours per year;

  • (d) its power, expressed in watts, when it is in active mode, maintenance mode and standby mode, respectively; and

  • (e) if an external power supply was used to test the battery charger, the power supply’s model number and the name of its manufacturer.

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DIVISION 10Commercial Refrigeration

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definition of Edaily

 In this Division, Edaily means the daily energy consumption of a product, expressed in kilowatt hours per day.

SUBDIVISION ACommercial Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

AV

AV means, in respect of a commercial refrigerator-freezer, its adjusted volume in litres, which is the sum of the refrigerator volume and 1.63 times the freezer volume. (VC)

closed

closed means

  • (a) in respect of a refrigerated compartment of a commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator-freezer or commercial freezer, that all its points of access can be closed off from the outside by a physical barrier and from which any refrigerated item can be accessed by opening a door or drawer; and

  • (b) in respect of a commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator-freezer or commercial freezer, that all of its compartments are as described in paragraph (a). (type fermé)

commercial freezer

commercial freezer means a freezer that is self-contained or remote-condensing, that uses or is designed to be used with a vapour-compression refrigeration system and whose compartments are all designed for the freezing and display or storage of food, beverages or ice at temperatures below 0°C. It does not include a household freezer or walk-in freezer. (congélateur commercial)

commercial refrigerator

commercial refrigerator means a refrigerator that is self-contained or remote-condensing, that uses or is designed to be used with a vapour-compression refrigeration system and whose compartments are all designed for the display or storage of food, beverages or flowers at temperatures at or above 0°C. It does not include a household refrigerator, refrigerated buffet table, refrigerated preparation table or walk-in cooler. (réfrigérateur commercial)

commercial refrigerator-freezer

commercial refrigerator-freezer means a refrigerator-freezer that is self-contained or remote-condensing, that uses or is designed to be used with a vapour-compression refrigeration system and that has two or more compartments, at least one of which is designed for the display or storage of food and beverages at temperatures at or above 0°C and at least one of which is designed for the freezing and display or storage of food and beverages at temperatures below 0°C. It does not include a household refrigerator-freezer, walk-in freezer or walk-in cooler. (réfrigérateur-congélateur commercial)

CSA C657

CSA C657 means the CSA standard CSA C657-2015 entitled Energy Performance Standard for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment. (CSA C657)

ice cream freezer

ice cream freezer means a commercial freezer that is designed to operate at temperatures at or below –21°C ± 1.1°C and that is designed or marketed for the storage, display or dispensing of ice cream. (congélateur de crème glacée)

open

open means, in respect of a commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator-freezer or commercial freezer — or a refrigerated compartment of one — that it is not closed. (type ouvert)

pull-down temperature reduction capability

pull-down temperature reduction capability means the capability of a commercial refrigerator, when it is situated in an area that has an ambient temperature of 32.22˚C and when it is fully loaded with 355 mL beverage cans that are at a temperature of 32.22˚C at the time of loading, to cool those cans to an average stable temperature of 3.33˚C in 12 hours or less. (capacité d’abaisser la température)

TDA

TDA means the total display area of a product, expressed in square metres. (TDA)

transparent

transparent means

  • (a) in respect of a refrigerated compartment of a commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator-freezer or commercial freezer, that it is closed and has a TDA that is at least 75% of the geometrically projected area of the refrigerated space on the plane of the face with the largest access space; and

  • (b) in respect of a commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator-freezer or commercial freezer, that all of its compartments are as described in paragraph (a). (transparent)

V

V means, in respect of a refrigerated compartment of a commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator-freezer or commercial freezer, its volume, expressed in litres, calculated in accordance with clause 8 of CSA C657. (V)

 
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