Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines Key Product Criteria
Qualifying new and rebuilt models shall consume equal to or less energy in a 24-hr period than the values obtained from the equations*, shown below.
Tier I Requirements
New Machines — effective April 1, 2004
Rebuilt Machines — effective August 31, 2006
Y = 0.55 [8.66 + (0.009 x C)]
Tier II Requirements
New and Rebuilt Machines — effective July 1, 2007
Y = 0.45 [8.66 + (0.009 x C)]
Y = 24 hr energy consumption (kWh/day) after the machine has stabilized
C = vendible capacity
Under Tier I, a 650-can capacity machine may consume no more than 7.9805, or 7.98 kWh/day (rounded). Under Tier II, a 650-can may consume no more than 6.5295 or 6.53 kWh/day (rounded).
Low Power Mode Requirement
The machine shall be capable of operating in at least one of the low power mode states described below:
- Lighting low power state — lights off for an extended period of time.
- Refrigeration low power state — the average beverage temperature is allowed to rise above 40°F for an extended period of time.
- Whole machine low power state — the lights are off and the refrigeration operates in its low power state.
In addition, the machine shall be capable of returning itself back to its normal operating conditions at the conclusion of the inactivity period. The low power mode-related controls/software shall be capable of on-site adjustments by the vending operator or machine owner unless the low power controlling device is already pre-programmed when installed into the machine.
- Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machine
A self-contained system designed to accept consumer payments and dispense bottled, canned, and other sealed beverages at appropriate temperatures without on-site labor intervention.
- Indoor Vending Machine
- A machine intended for placement inside a building and not subjected to the effects of weathering. These machines are marked “For Indoor Use Only” in accordance with UL Standard 541 “Refrigerated Vending Machines.”
- Outdoor Vending Machine
- A machine intended for placement outdoors and subjected to the full effects of weathering. These machines are marked “Suitable for Outdoor Use” or “Suitable for Protected Locations” in accordance with UL Standard 541 “Refrigerated Vending Machines.”
- Rebuilt Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machine
- A UL Listed or Classified model that has been previously in use and subjected to various degrees of retrofitting, remanufacturing, refurbishing, repairing, or reconditioning for resale or reuse
- Rebuilding Kit
- A combination of components that may be installed in a previously used vending machine at a refurbishment center.
- Low Power Mode
- The reduced power state of a refrigerated beverage vending machine during extended periods of inactivity.
- Standard Product
- The standard product shall be 12 oz (355 ml) cans for machines that are capable of dispensing 12 oz (355 ml) cans. For all other machines, the standard product shall be the product specified by the manufacturer as the standard product.
- Vendible Capacity
- The maximum quantity of standard product that can be dispensed from one full loading of the vending machine without further reload operations when used as recommended by the manufacturer.