Latest Electronic Tech News About EuP

Most significant eco regulation to date

  This article talks about the implementation of the requirements of European Union regulation 640/2009   Here are the regulation dates for motors (0.75-375 kW) put on the market in the EU: 16 Jun 2011: IE2 min. efficiency.1 Jan 2015: for motors with rated output 7.5-375…

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LED's and legislation

Background Light emitting diodes or LEDs are increasingly used for lighting applications and in displays. This trend is due to research into brighter and more energy efficient devices that are able to compete with fluorescent lamps that contain small amounts of mercury. LED lighting is often used in homes, offices…

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EuP / energy related products update

The European Parliament has adopted the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to widen the scope of the Eco-design Directive 2005/32/EC to include energy related products. Until now the directive was referred to as the Energy using Products Directive (EuP) that was limited to products that consume energy…

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Quick recap-what's coming

RoHS2 and REACH have been the focus of attention for the last few months. However, 2009 will see momentum building around the Energy using Products Directive (EuP…

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EuP: Phase 2 announced

With many studies well underway or completed during phase one of the Energy using Products (EuP) Directive up to 34 more were listed for possible future consideration. Based on the work by Epta, the Environmental Consultants based in Athens, a “working plan” has been agreed and the European Commission has…

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Quick update - it's all going on!

Busy times at the minute as customers request detailed information around REACH Substances of Very High Concern. Those of you who were involved in RoHS back in 2005 / 2006 may well remember the challenge of obtaining timely information around compliance from manufacturers. Well, it will be no different with REACH…

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EuP - Standby & Off Mode Review

The European Commission has published details of eco-design requirements in respect of the standby and off mode power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment. A preparatory study showed that products with standby and off mode are placed on the EU market in large volumes. It was…

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