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Jun 2013

EU Regulation for Computers and Computer Servers published today

On 27, Jun 2013 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

The European Commission has published today Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013 of 26 June 2013, implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for computers and computer servers. The new Implementing Measure (IM) will come into force on July 17, 2013. In the scope of Regulation No 617/2013 are the following products that can be powered directly from the mains alternating current (AC) including via an external or internal power supply:

  • Desktop computers
  • Integrated desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Notebook computers (including tablet computers, slate computers and mobile thin clients)
  • Desktop thin clients
  • Workstations
  • Mobile workstations
  • Small-scale servers
  • Computer servers

According to Article 3, ecodesign requirements for computers and computer servers are set out in Annex II. Ecodesign requirements will become effective in three steps: from the entry into force of the regulation, from 1 July 2014 and from 1 January 2016. Desktop computer, integrated desktop computer and notebook computer have to fulfill the requirements for lowest power state and have to offer a power management function as of the entry into force of the regulation.