Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Coming products

278/2009: Battery chargers and external power supplies

Last updated: 30 January 2020

In December 2019, revised ecodesign requirements were published. The regulation apply from April 2020, adding more products covered by the requirements.

Ecodesign requirements

The ecodesign regulations set requirements for low losses at no load, the lowest efficiency over the load area and the technical documentation. Existing ecodesign requirements for external power supplies includes most AC/AC and AC/DC units that are standalone and have an output of up to 250 watts. The requirements were introduced in two stages: 2010 and 2011.

Date Process Key documents
2019-01-16 Regulation approved

Final review: Proposal of regulation for ecodesign requirements (pdf), Annexes (pdf)

2015-04 WD and updated assessment report submitted

Draft WD for external power supplies (doc)
Updated assessment report (pdf)
Explanatory notes (pdf)

None Regulation entered into force

Final regulation (pdf)

None Archived documents

Archived documents (zip)