This category primarily concerns information technology and communication equipment, and consumer electronics.
In the same way as for household appliances, the general requirements concerning standby and off modes apply to electronic equipment, as well as to external power supply units. The maximum permissible consumption levels for standby and off modes are 1 and 0.5 watts respectively.
The standby electricity consumption of devices such as routers, modems, complex set-top boxes, etc., that have to be connected to the Internet may not exceed 6 watts (network devices) or 12 watts (devices with high network availability). With effect from 1 January 2017, these levels will be limited to 3 and 8 watts respectively.