ENERGY STAR no longer available for External Power Adapters: Market transformation achieved

Friday, September 17, 2010

As a result of major success in moving the external power adapter market towards greater and more sustainable energy efficiency, effective December 31, 2010, external power adapters will no longer be eligible for the ENERGY STAR label. External power adapters are sold with products like digital cameras, cordless phones and cell phones. EPA estimates there are about 9 external power adapters for every person in the U.S. – as many as 2.7 billion in total. External power adapters were originally added to the ENERGY STAR program in 2005 as a way to address energy waste across the broad array of diverse products powered by them.

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ENERGY STAR EPS EUP Sunset Decision July 2010 (PDF, 51KB)

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