ErP: Stand By Off Mode Implementing Measure

The Implementing Measure (IM) for stand by/off mode was adopted in December 2008 by the European Commission and came into force on January 7th, 2009.

This is the first implementing measure under the ErP Directive to be enforced. The purpose of the Stand by/off mode Regulation is to ensure the lowest possible energy use of all household and office products in passive standby and off modes.

Stand by/off mode Limits

Power consumption data in Watts rounded to the second decimal place

  • By January 7, 2010: Off Mode not to exceed 1.00W consumption
  • By January 7, 2010: Standby Mode not to exceed 1.00W; or 2.00W if providing information or status display
  • By January 7, 2013: Off Mode not to exceed 0.50W consumption
  • By January 7, 2013: Standby Mode not to exceed 0.50W; or 1.00W if providing information or status display

Products subject to the Stand by/off Mode Implementing Measures include: 

Household Appliances

  • Washing machines
  • Clothes dryers
  • Dish washing machines
  • Electric ovens
  • Hot plates
  • Microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Fryers
  • Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for the opening or sealing of containers or packages
  • Electric knives
  • Other appliances for cooking, food processing, cleaning, clothes maintenance; appliances for hair cutting, har drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massaging and other body care appliances
  • Scales

IT and Consumer Equipment

  • ITE equipment
  • Radios
  • Televisions
  • Video cameras and recorders
  • Hi-fi recorders and audio amplifiers
  • Home theater systems
  • Music instruments
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Electric trains or car racing sets