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What should you know when buying electrical appliances?

26.08.2008
BAM provides information at the International Radio Exhibition

Mobile phone battery chargers also use power when the mobile phones are not being charged. The majority of power is wasted if the battery charger remains connected to the mains. Most consumers do not realise this and keep their chargers connected to the socket all the time.

It would be good to pull the battery charger from the socket. It would be still better to build chargers in such a way that they use no or a negligible amount of electricity after completion of the battery loading process. Some manufacturers aim at achieving this goal.

In order to establish a general rule for cost reduction, energy efficiency and climate protection, the European Union published the Ecodesign Directive. This directive regulates power consumption for energy-using products. In Germany the directive is implemented by the Energy-using Products Act (EuPA).

The BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing as the commissioned body is responsible for providing information on this topic which BAM will be doing at the international radio exhibition. BAM experts will answer such questions as:

o Which devices use particularly large amounts of energy?
o What devices are more efficient?
o Are there devices which also use energy in the stand-by state?
o How can power consumption be reduced?
o What should one know when buying electrical appliances?
The International Radio Exhibition (Internationale Funkausstellung) takes place in Berlin between 29 August and 3 September 2008. BAM will be represented at the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology (BMWi) stand: Hall 7.2A, Stand 102.
Further information:
- Energy-using Products Act, EuPA (Energiebetriebene-Produkte-Gesetz, EBPG): http://www.ebpg.bam.de
- BMWi at the IFA 2008:
http://www.bmwi.de/BMWi/Navigation/Service/veranstaltungen,did=261836.html
BAM Press Releases: http://www.bam.de/en/aktuell/presse/pressemitteilungen/index.htm
- Energy-using Products Act (EuPA): a building stone for climate protection (2/2008)

- The European Union wants to reduce electrical appliance stand-by energy consumption (9/2008)

Contact:
Dr. Franz-Georg Simon
Division IV.3 Waste Treatment and Remedial Engineering
Phone: +49 30 8104-1430, email: ebpg@bam.de

Dr. Ulrike Rockland | idw
Further information:
http://www.bam.de

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