From February 11th, 2016 on manufacturers and distributors of external power supplies in the United States are required to have their products in compliance with DoE 2016 (Level VI). The guideline of the US Department of Energy (DoE) induces higher efficiency ratings in standby or no-load operation of desktop and plug-in power supplies.
Most of the power supplies of the ATS and STD series (distributed by DEHNER Elektronik) will be switched to successor models.
These updated power supply series ATS and STD are already compliant to efficiency Level VI. While these requirements are yurrently US only, an impact on other parts of the world is likely. The European Union's Ecodesign Directive is currently under revision. Expectations are that stricter efficiency regulations according to the US DoE 2016 will become mandatory in Europe. Canada, Australia and New Zealand will most likely harmonize with the US requirements as well.
The following table compares the Level versions of the ATS and STD series to the suceeding Level VI models:
|Power||Level V||Level VI|
|Certificates will become avalaible at|
|5 Watt||STD Series|
|ATS 005T||October 2015|
|10 Watt||STD Series||Discontinued|
|12 Watt||ATS 012T||New series, all certificates available|
|18 Watt||STD serieseries||ATS 018T||September 2015|
|24 Watt||STD series||ATS 024T||September 2015|
|30 Watt||ATS 030||ATS 036T||August 2015|
|36 Watt||ATS 036||ATS 036T||August 2015|
|40 Watt||STD series||Discontinued|
|50 Watt||ATS 050||ATS 050T||Certificates available|
|65 Watt||ATS 065||ATS 065T||Certificates available|
|90 Watt||ATS 090||ATS 090||Series compliant to Level VI|
|120 Watt||STD series||STD series||Series compliant to Level VI|
|160 Watt||STD series||Information will become available later|
|200 Watt||STD series||Information will become available later|
New specifications are available for download.
For further information please contact DEHNER customer service.