This is the first edition of CSA C381.2, Test method for calculating the energy efficiency of battery-charging systems.
This Standard specifies a test method for determining the energy ratio of devices that charge and maintain secondary batteries.
This Standard applies to battery-charging systems with
(a) battery chemistries such as nickel cadmium, lead acid, lithium ion, and nickel-metal hydride but not primary cell chemistries such as alkaline dry cells;
(b) a battery voltage less than 50 V; and
(c) a nominal charging input rating less than or equal to
(i) 300 W; or
(ii) 500 V-A. Note: Power tools, small household appliances, floor care products, and flashlights are examples of products that use these battery-charging systems.
This Standard is intended to evaluate products whose primary function is
(a) battery charging; or
(b) other than battery charging, but whose power consumption can be disabled to allow the determination of the energy ratio of the battery charging system.
The test method specified in this Standard is intended to complement the methodology contained in CSA C381.1. This Standard and CSA C381.1 define two classifications of products for the purpose of energy-efficiency testing; products within the scope of CSA C381.1 are not intended to be tested by this Standard. Annex B specifies requirements for determining the appropriate test method (CSA C381.1 or CSA C381.2) for measuring a product's energy efficiency.
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