Criteria

Notebook Computers:

Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Methods for Notebook Computers

No. En-Tech 10104012321
Promulgated and in effect March 29, 2012

I. Notebook computers applying for Energy Label Certification shall meet the following requirements on scope, energy efficiency test conditions and methods, and energy efficiency criteria.
1. Scope
(1) Products shall comply with the definition of notebook computer1 of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers Version 5.2 of the United States.
(2) Products applying for Energy Label shall firstly obtain the Certificate for Registration of Product Certification or the Type Approval Certificate from the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The product shall meet the definition of C.C.C. Code 8471.30.00.00 -8, or recognized by the Bureau of Energy of MOEA as notebook computer.
2. Energy Efficiency Test Conditions and Methods
Products energy efficiency testing shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers Version 5.2.
3. Energy Efficiency Criteria for Notebook Computers
Measured Typical Energy Consumption (ETEC) of Notebook Computers shall be less than or equal to the maximum TEC (ETEC_MAX).
(1) Calculation for measured ETEC of Notebook computers is as below:
ETEC=8.76×(0.6POFF+0.1PSLEEP+0.3PIDLE) (kWh/year)
where,
POFF:Measured power consumption in Off Mode (W) 2
PSLEEP:Measured power consumption in Sleep Mode (W)3
PIDLE:Measured power consumption in Idle Mode (W)4
(2) Categorization of Notebook computers is in accordance with ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers Version 5.25.
A. Calculation for ETEC_MAX of Category A products is as below:
ETEC_MAX = 28.0 + N1 + N3 (kWh/year)



B. Calculation for ETEC_MAX of Category B products is as below:
ETEC_MAX = 37.1 + N1 + N2 + N3 (kWh/year)



C. Calculation for ETEC_MAX of Category C products is as below:
ETEC_MAX = 62.0 + N1 + N3 (kWh/year)



II. Notes on product labeling
1.The name and address of the label user shall be clearly displayed on the product or product packaging.
2.If the label user is an agent, the name and address of the product manufacturer shall also be displayed on the product or product packaging.
3.The ETEC (kWh/year) of the product shall be displayed on the product catalog.
4.The measured values of POFF、PSLEEP、PIDLE of the product shall be rounded to two decimal places. The measured ETEC value shall be rounded to one decimal place.

Notes:
1 A computer designed specifically for portability and to be operated for extended periods of time with power supplied by an external power supply or integrated battery. Notebook computers use an integrated display, integrated or external physical input devices.
2 Off Mode: The lowest power mode which cannot be switched off by the user and that may persist for an indefinite time when the appliance is connected to the main electricity supply and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. For products where ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) standards are applicable, Off Mode correlates to ACPI System Level S5 state.
3 Sleep Mode: A low power mode that the computer enters automatically after a period of inactivity or by manual selection. A computer with Sleep capability can quickly “wake” in response to network connections or user interface devices with a latency of less than or equal to 5 seconds from initiation of wake event to system becoming fully usable including rendering of display. For products where ACPI standards are applicable, Sleep Mode most commonly correlates to ACPI System Level S3 (suspend to RAM) state.
4 Idle State: The power state in which the operating system and other software have completed loading, a user profile has been created, activity is limited to those basic applications that the system starts by default, and the computer is not in Sleep Mode.
5 Categorization of Notebook Computers of the ENERGY STAR Program is as below:


Lately update:2012/12/10 11:36:00