The European Union (EU) has prepared new rules to further reduce the electricity consumption of various technological devices such as televisions and game consoles when they are turned off or on standby.
The EU Commission has announced that an update has been made to the rules for standby or off electricity consumption of devices within the framework of the eco-design regulation. Accordingly, various products such as television, washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, oven, toaster, coffee machine, printer, video camera, game console, speaker, tv box will consume less electricity in low power mode, off or on standby. The new rules to be implemented according to the EU are as follows:
The power consumption of the devices in the off state will not exceed 0.50 watts. 2 years after the application starts, the power consumption of the devices in the off state will not exceed 0.30 watts.
Power consumption in standby mode will also be reduced. The power consumption of reactivated devices will not exceed 0.50 watts, and the power consumption of devices that display information or status will not exceed 0.80 watts.
Consumers will be able to more easily access information about the power consumption of the device they buy, whether it is turned off or on standby.
The new rules will come into effect after this stage, after they are published in the EU Official Journal.
Producers will be given 2 years to comply with the new rules.
With the new rules that will make it mandatory to reduce the electricity consumption of products, it is aimed to save 530 million Euros in energy until 2030.