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    Default Minimum efficiency requirements for PSUs in the EU

    According to Nr. 617/2013 D of the EU starting july 1st there will be a efficieny minimum required for all power supplys of PCs.
    50% load: 85%
    100% load: 82%
    PFC 100% load 90%

    Please be aware that we've got 230V here, so it's not that hard to comply. But all the really crappy psus will have serious trouble passing the tests.

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    Nice

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    So anything with sub-80+ Standard (certified or not) efficiency and non-APFC is out.

    Rather glad to hear that.

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    Efficiency is btw
    20% load: 82%
    50% load: 85%
    100% load: 82%

    Source page 14: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...13:0033:EN:PDF

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    That all sounds neat, but I wonder if this law will be properly enforced? Like you could cheat with 80Plus certificates (vide Andyson PSUs)...
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    Well, every small competitor could sue you if you sell PCs with psus which do not comply. It's not like 80Plus who don't care, it's more like a law. Even if it's not enforced by customs your competitors might make it for you as a dealer unpleasent to sell crap. We'll see.
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    So... at least 80 Plus Bronze. No biggie, really. And they've required PFC forever, but is the APFC requirement new (the only way you're going to get .90 PFC)?

    Australia made Silver the minimum requirement, but that's only for S.I.'s and not aftermarket. I didn't have time to read the original document, so is this for all PSUs or just S.I.'s?

    And if a PSU is 230V only, they won't get 80 Plus certification, so who's going to certify these PSUs are as efficient?

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    These efficiency requirements are @230V, so it's closer to 115V 80+ Standard.

    Maybe some borderline standard units wouldn't pass it.

    Document refers to computers as:
    5.
    INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY EFFICIENCY
    Desktop computer, inte
    grated desktop computer,
    desktop thin client,
    workstation, and small-
    scale server
    For big scale servers there is separate entry below.

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    So, like the Australian standard, it might not even apply to OTC/DIY.

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    The authorities of each country of the EU are supposed to do controls and test up to 4 units of the product for their conclusion. A 80Plus Logo isn't mandatory, but might be a good hint for the choosing of the psus really tested.

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