Be quiet!, for eight consecutive years the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany*, is fully prepared in advance of stricter European regulations for Energy-related Products (ErP) that come into force July 1, 2014. All power supplies made by be quiet! already fulfill the new energy-efficiency criteria and thus are ErP 2014 ready.
Changes in the regulations concern the performance ratio (power factor) and requirements for the energy efficiency of ErP products. As of July 1, the power factor during full power consumption may no longer undercut a value of 0.9. Minimum energy efficiency of 82 percent under a 20 percent load must be achieved, at least 85 percent under 50 percent load and again 82 percent under 100 percent load. All these requirements are already met by all power supplies by be quiet!
Be quiet! is famous for efficiency
The new ErP guidelines make no changes to the maximum energy usage during standby mode. The maximum power consumption requirement for complete systems is still 0.5 watts (plus or minus 0.1 watt). Well within this, be quiet! power supplies only require up to 0.25 watts for standby operation.
“Energy efficiency is a hallmark of be quiet! products. As a premium manufacturer we are naturally pleased it has also become a statutory requirement,” remarked Stanislav Minkin, CEO of Listan GmbH & Co. KG.