Purchasing guidelines for cordless and mobile telephones
Most offices have cordless and mobile telephones. Taken individually these devices do not consume much power, but if there are many the amount of wasted power can be significant.
Purchasing requirements for cordless and mobile telephones
Conform to Energy Star specifications for power supplies effective from 1 January 2005 combined with GEEA 2007 criteria for Standby.
|Equipment type||Standby (1) watt||No-load (2) watt|
The requirements apply to chargers and base stations for cordless phones and chargers for mobile phones for normal use in offices and homes. Power consumption is the maximum permitted for energy efficient equipment.
Notes and additional definitions
(1) Phone is connected to the charger or base station, is fully charged and is not in use.
(2) Consumption by power supply with phone or base station not connected.
Product Sheet, GEEA Criteria 2007 - Cordless and Mobile Telephones and ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Single Voltage External Ac-Dc and Ac-Ac Power Supplies provide a complete description of the scope and definitions.
Changes in relation to the 2007 specifications
There are no changes in relation to the 2007 specifications.
Good advice on purchasing and operating equipment
- Cordless and mobile telephones with external power supplies should comply with the requirements for power supplies.
- Use an AutoPowerOff plug banks to automatically switch off cordless and mobile telephone chargers when the computer is switched off. Read more about AutoPowerOff plug banks.
Read more about AutoPowerOff plug banks, and where to buy them.