CamSemi works with several international and European regulatory bodies to contribute towards the development of new standards.
Below are links to the largest energy efficiency and other technical standards bodies and brief details of current standards in force. Please contact us for more information.
Organisation / Initiative
Energy Star International
Voluntary label but increasingly recognised internationally.
Now involving Australia, New Zealand, Canada, EU, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan
Integrated Product Policy 5 Star Rating System
Voluntary system covering all chargers < 8 W sold by Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG Electronics.
Chargers rated from no stars for > 500 mW no-load power consumption to 5 stars for ≤ 30 mW.
Australia & New Zealand
Australian, State and Territory & New Zealand Governments
Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) are mandatory
Covers multiple products including external power supplies (EPS), set top box (STB), etc.
Standby regulations are in preparation for 2013 and likely to be modelled on EC1275/2008 tier 2.
Natural Resources Canada
Energy efficiency regulations include standby and off-mode power consumption.
Cover TV, video and ‘compact audio’ products and are modelled on EC1275/2008.
European Commission MoU for universal mobile phone charger
Voluntary standards for interoperability and EMC applicable to certain chargers for data-enabled mobile phones
Top Runner Program
Voluntary efficiency standards and labelling for a variety of products, from vehicles to routers.
Energy Star requirements apply for some office equipment.
Voluntary labelling program for major global markets to avoid patchwork of country-specific agreements
Links to other standards development organisations:
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)