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Reference EN 50564:2011
Title Electrical and electronic household and office equipment - Measurement of low power consumption
Project Number 22637
Abstract/Scope IEC 62301:2011 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). 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. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005 and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes from the previous edition are as follows: - greater detail in set-up procedures and introduction of stability requirements for all measurement methods to ensure that results are as representative as possible; - refinement of measurement uncertainty requirements for power measuring instruments, especially for more difficult loads with high crest factor and/or low power factor; - updated guidance on product configuration, instrumentation and calculation of measurement uncertainty; - inclusion of definitions for low power modes as requested by TC59 and use of these new definitions and more rigorous terminology throughout the standard; - inclusion of specific test conditions where power consumption is affected by ambient illumination.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-05-13
Current Stage code deadline 2011-12-03
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ERP (2009/125/EC), ECOPOW (1275/2008)
Mandate(s) M/439
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 59
Reference Document IEC 62301:2011 (MOD)
ICS 27.140 - Hydraulic energy engineering
Keywords Household; standby power; Power; Measurement
Note Supersedes EN 62301:2005 * Incorporates FprAA (pr=22944), developed by the JWG TC108X-TC59X
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-05-13 2011-12-03 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-03-03 2011-03-31  
5060 2011-01-10 2011-01-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-10-29 2011-01-07  
3090 2010-05-14 2010-05-31  
5060 2010-02-01 2010-02-15 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-08-28 2010-01-29  
1090 2009-08-25 2009-08-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-03-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-05-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-09-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-03-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-03-03


Supersedes EN 62301:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-131:2002
IEC 60050-300:2001

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