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IEC 62301

2nd Edition, January 2011

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Household electrical appliances – Measurement of standby power

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This International Standard specifies methods of measurement of electrical power consumption in standby mode(s) and other low power modes (off mode and network mode), as applicable. It is applicable to electrical products with a rated input voltage or voltage range that lies wholly or partly in the range 100 V a.c. to 250 V a.c. for single phase products and 130 V a.c. to 480 V a.c. for other products.

The objective of this standard is to provide a method of test to determine the power consumption of a range of products in relevant low power modes (see 3.4), generally where the product is not in active mode (i.e. not performing a primary function).

NOTE 1 The measurement of energy consumption and performance of products during intended use are generally specified in the relevant product standards and are not covered by this standard.

NOTE 2 The term "products" in this standard means energy using products such as household appliances or other equipment within the scope of TC 59. However, the measurement methodology could be applied to other products.

NOTE 3 Where this International standard is referenced by performance standards or procedures, these should define and name the relevant low power modes (see 3.4) to which this test procedure is applied.

NOTE 4 The inclusion of DC powered products within the scope of this standard is under consideration.

This standard does not specify safety requirements. It does not specify minimum performance requirements nor does it set maximum limits on power or energy consumption.