Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Coming products

278/2009: Battery chargers and external power supplies

Last updated: 23 September 2015

Requirements for battery chargers and external power supplies are now being revised. An updated assessment report and a draft working document was submitted in April 2015.

The requirements for external power supplies include most stand-alone AC/AC and AC/DC devices with a rated power up to 250 Watts and were introduced in two stages: 2010 and 2011.

The requirements from 2011 are harmonized with the EU Code of Conduct for power supplies and the current US Energy Star requirements.

More information about the requirements can be found in Annex I of the regulation.

Date Process Key documents
2015-04 WD and updated assessment report submitted

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

2009-04 Regulation entered into force

Final regulation (pdf)


Archived documents (zip)