A new power measurement software package for the Yokogawa range of precision power analysers provides a complete solution for the testing of standby power in accordance with the latest IEC62301 Ed.2.0 (international) and EN50564:2011 (European) standards.
The software is designed for use with the Yokogawa WT210, WT500, WT1800 and WT3000 power analysers, and is targeted at manufacturers of domestic electrical appliances and related equipment, who need accurate measurements to ensure that their products operate at optimum energy efficiency with minimum standby power consumption.
“A recent estimate that by 2020 appliances using standby mode will contribute as much as 50 terawatt-hours of electricity consumption per year − similar to the annual electricity consumption of a country such as Portugal or Greece – emphasises the importance of this issue. Ensuring that manufacturers improve the efficiency of equipment in the standby mode can lead to significant reduction in electricity consumption,” said comments Terry Marrinan, Yokogawa’s Vice President, Test & Measurement, for Europe & Africa. www.tmi.yokogawa.com