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Imaging Equipment Key Product Criteria

Effective Date: January 1, 2014

 

Imaging equipment products are classified based on their marking technology and paper size into two groups subject to different requirements:

  • Laser office printers and multi-function devices (and similar products) are subject to Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) requirements, while
  • Other products (including home ink jet printers and multi-function devices) are subject to Operational Mode (OM) requirements;

Requirements for Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) Products

TEC Requirement
Color Capability Product Speed TEC Requirement (kWh/week)
Monochrome Non-MFD s ≤ 5 0.3
5 < s ≤ 20 ( s x 0.04 ) + 0.1
20 < s ≤ 30 ( s x 0.06 ) - 0.3
30< s ≤ 40 ( s x 0.11 ) - 1.8
40 < s ≤ 65 ( s x 0.16 ) – 3.8
65 < s ≤ 90 ( s x 0.2 ) – 6.4
s > 90 ( s x 0.55 ) – 37.9
Monochrome MFD s ≤ 5 0.4
5 < s ≤ 30 ( s x 0.07 ) + 0.05
30 < s ≤ 50 ( s x 0.11) – 1.15
50 < s ≤ 80 ( s x 0.25 ) - 8.15
s > 80 ( s x 0.6 ) – 36.15
Color Non-MFD s ≤ 10 1.3
10 < s ≤ 15 ( s x 0.06 ) + 0.7
15 < s ≤ 30 ( s x 0.15 ) – 0.65
30 < s ≤ 75 ( s x 0.2 ) – 2.15
s > 75 ( s x 0.7 ) – 39.65
Color MFD s ≤ 10 1.5
10 < s ≤ 15 ( s x 0.1 ) + 0.5
15 < s ≤ 30 ( s x 0.13 ) + 0.05
30 < s ≤ 70 ( s x 0.2 ) – 2.05
70 < s ≤ 80 ( s x 0.7 ) – 37.05
s > 80 ( s x 0.75 ) – 41.05

s is the monochrome product speed in images per minute
Additionally, a 0.3 kWh/week allowance is applied to A3-capable (including 11x17 inch) models.

Automatic Duplexing Requirements for all Color TEC Copiers, MFDs, and Printers
Product Speed Automatic Duplexing Requirement
s ≤ 19 None
19 < s < 35 Integral to the base product or optional accessory
s ≥ 35 Integral to the base product

s is the monochrome product speed in images per minute

Automatic Duplexing Requirements for all Monochrome TEC Copiers, MFDs, and Printers
Product Speed Automatic Duplexing Requirement
s ≤ 24 None
24 < s < 37 Integral to the base product or optional accessory
s ≥ 37 Integral to the base product

s is the monochrome product speed in images per minute

Requirements for Operational Mode (OM) Products

Sleep Mode Power Consumption Requirement

The Sleep Mode power requirement is the sum of a base marking engine allowance, allowances for interfaces used during test, and any other functional adders. The measured Sleep Mode power shall be less than or equal to the requirement.

Sleep Mode Power Allowance for Base Marking Engine
Product Type Media Format Marking Technology PMAX_BASE
(watts)
Impact Ink Jet All Other Not Applicable
Copier Large     X   8.2
Fax Machine Standard   X     0.6
Mailing Machine N/A X X     5.0
MFD Standard X X     0.6
Large   X     4.9
    X   8.2
Printer Small X X X   4.0
Standard X X     0.6
Large X   X   2.5
  X     4.9
Scanner Any       X 2.5
Sleep Mode Power Allowances for Interfaces and Other Functional Adders
Adder Type Connection Type Max. Data Rate Details Functional  Adder Allowance (watts)
Interface Wired r < 20 Includes: USB 1.x, IEEE 488, IEEE 1284/Parallel/ Centronics, RS232 0.2
20 ≤ r < 500 Includes: USB 2.x, IEEE 1394/ FireWire/i.LINK, 100Mb Ethernet 0.4
r ≥ 500 Includes: USB 3.x,1G Ethernet 0.5
Any Includes: Flash memory-card/smart-card readers, camera interfaces, PictBridge 0.2
Fax Modern Any Applies to Fax Machines and MFDs only 0.2
Wireless Radio-frequency (RF) Any Includes: Bluetooth, 802.11 2.0
Wireless, Infrared (IR) Any Includes: IrDA. 0.1
Cordless Handset N/A N/A Capability of the Imaging Equipment to communicate with a cordless handset. Applied only once, regardless of the number of cordless handsets the product is designed to handle. Does not address the power requirements of the cordless handset itself 0.8
Memory N/A N/A Applies to the internal capacity available in the Imaging Equipment for storing data. Applies to all volumes of internal memory and should be scaled accordingly for RAM. This adder does not apply to hard disk or flash memory 0.5/GB
Scanner N/A N/A Applies to MFDs and Copiers only Includes: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) or a technology other than CCFL, such as Light-Emitting Diode (LED), Halogen, Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Tube (HCFT), Xenon, or Tubular Fluorescent (TL) technologies. (Applied only once, regardless of the lamp size or the number of lamps/bulbs employed.) 0.5
Power Supply N/A N/A Applies to both internal and external power supplies of Mailing Machines and Standard Format products using Inkjet and Impact marking technologies with nameplate output power (POUT) greater than 10 watts 0.02 x  (POUT – 10.0)
Touch Panel Display N/A N/A Applies to both monochrome and color touch panel displays. 0.2
Internal Disk Drives N/A N/A Includes any high-capacity storage product, including hard-disk and solid-state drives. Does not cover interfaces to external drives. 0.15

r is the maximum data rate in (Mbit/ second)
POUT is the power supply output power in watts

Maximum Standby Power Requirement
Product Type Maximum Standby Power (watts)
All OM Products 0.5
Required Default Delay Time to Sleep for OM Products
Default Delay Time: The time set by the manufacturer prior to shipping that determines when the product will enter a lower-power mode (e.g., Sleep, Auto-off) following completion of its primary function.
Product Type Media Format Monochrome
Product Speed
Required Default
Delay Time to
Sleep
(minutes)
Copier Large s ≤ 30 30
s > 30 60
Fax Machine Small or Standard All 5
MFD Small or Standard s ≤ 10 15
10 < s ≤ 20 30
s > 20 60
Large s ≤ 30 30
s > 30 60
Printer Small or Standard s ≤ 10 5
10 < s ≤ 20 15
20 < s ≤ 30 30
s > 30 60
Large s ≤ 30 30
s > 30 60
Scanner All All 15
Mailing Machine All s ≤ 50 20
50 < s ≤ 100 30
100 < s ≤ 150 40
s > 150 60

s is the Monochrome Product Speed (images per minute of mail pieces per minute)

Digital Front End (DFE) Requirements

Digital Front-end (DFE): A functionally-integrated server that hosts other computers and applications and acts as an interface to Imaging Equipment. A DFE provides greater functionality to the Imaging Equipment.

Type 1 DFE: A DFE that draws its dc power from its own ac power supply (internal or external), which is separate from the power supply that powers the Imaging Equipment. This DFE may draw its ac power directly from a wall outlet, or it may draw it from the ac power associated with the Imaging Equipment’s internal power supply. A Type 1 DFE may be sold standard with the Imaging Equipment product or as an accessory.

Type 2 DFE: A DFE that draws its dc power from the same power supply as the Imaging Equipment with which it operates. Type 2 DFEs must have a board or assembly with a separate processing unit that is capable of initiating activity over the network and can be physically removed, isolated, or disabled using common engineering practices to allow power measurements to be made.

Imaging Equipment products with a DFE are also subject to these additional requirements:

Maximum TECDFE Requirements for Type 1 and Type 2 DFEs
DFE Category Category Description Maximum TECDFE
(kWh/week)
Type 1
DFE
Type 2
DFE
A All DFEs that do not meet the definition of Category B will be considered under Category A for ENERGY STAR qualification 10.9 8.7
B To qualify under Category B DFEs must have: 2 or more physical CPUs or 1 CPU and ≥ 1 discrete Auxiliary Processing Accelerators (APAs) 22.7 18.2

TECDFE is the typical weekly energy consumption for DFEs, expressed in kilowatt-hours (kWh/week)