Chroma 66200 Power Meter meets Eco-design Directive

Chroma’s 66200 series Power Meters meet the Eco-design Directive for measurement requirements of energy-using products (EuP) in addition to meeting Energy Star requirements and Spec compliance.
Chroma's 66200 series Digital Power Meter
Chroma's 66200 series Digital Power Meter
Jan. 27, 2010 - PRLog -- Lake Forest, CA: Hazards with increased global warming and climate changes have tipped countries to establish regulations and standards for regulating product efficiency performance. As an effective means to reduce carbon footprint and minimize negative impact to the environment, the Eco-design Directive for Energy-using Products (2005/32/EC) came into force August of 2007.

Eco-design Directive establishes a framework under which manufacturers of energy-using products (EuP) will, at the initial design stage, be obliged to increase energy efficiency and reduce the products negative environmental impacts.

Various measurement guidelines and requirements have been defined by the Eco-design Directive including power consumption measurement requirements. Measurement of power of 0.5W or greater shall be made with an uncertainty of less than or equal to 2% at the 95% confidence level and measurements of power less than 0.5W shall be made with an uncertainty of less than or equal to 0.01W at the 95% confidence level. The directive also requires increased measurement information on parameters such as voltage, current, frequency, power, total harmonic distortion, and power factor.

Chroma’s 66200 series Power Meters ( are fully capable of meeting the measurement requirements required by the EuC directive. Combining the power meter with our standard software specifically designed for the 66200 series, users can easily accomplish the required EUP measurement tasks with little effort. In addition to the 66200 series software, Chroma also provides Power Efficiency Test software as a more comprehensive measurement solution for meeting eco-design requirements on active power efficiency measurements of external power supplies. Chroma power meter’s also meet Energy Star requirements and are SPEC accepted measurement devices.

You can find out more about Chroma’s power test instruments and systems at

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About Chroma: Chroma is the largest worldwide provider of power testing instruments and systems including AC Power Sources, DC Power Supplies, AC/DC Electronic Loads, Digital Power Meters, Multimeters and Automated Test Systems. Chroma is located in Lake Forest, CA.
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