Section 1602. Definitions.

 

(a) General.

 

In this Article the following definitions apply. If a term is not defined here, the applicable definition in NAECA, EPAct, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, EISA, or the test methods listed in Section 1604 of this Article shall apply where it is reasonable to do so.

 

AC” means alternating current.

 

Accessible place” means a place on an appliance that can be easily seen without the need for tools to remove any covering.

 

Active mode” means a condition in which an energy‐using product:

(1)           is connected to a main power source;

(2)           has been activated; and

(3)           provides one or more main functions.

 

AHAM” means the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

 

AHRI” means the Air‐Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.

 

ANSI” means the American National Standards Institute.

 

Approved industry certification program” means an appliance certification program that the Executive Director has determined, pursuant to Section 1603(b)(1) of this Article.

 

ASHRAE” means the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

 

ASME” means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International.

 

Ballast” means a device used with an electric discharge lamp to obtain necessary circuit conditions (voltage, current and waveform) for starting and operating.

 

Ballast efficacy factor” means the relative light output divided by to the power input of a fluorescent lamp ballast, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(j) of this Article

 

“’Basic ’model” of a federally‐regulated consumer product means basic model as defined in 10 C.F.R. section 430.2.

 

“’Basic model” of any other appliance means all units of a given type of appliance (or class thereof) that are manufactured by one manufacturer, that have the same primary energy source, and that do not have any differing electrical, hydraulic, physical, or functional characteristics that affect energy consumption, energy efficiency, water consumption, or water efficiency.

 

Btu” means British thermal unit, which is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit (1oF).

 

oC” means degrees Celsius.

 

cfm” means cubic feet per minute.

 

C.F.R.” means Code of Federal Regulations.

 

CIE” means the International Commission on Illumination.

 

Color rendering index (CRI)” means the measured degree of color shift objects undergo when illuminated by a light source as compared with the color of those same objects when illuminated by a reference source of comparable color temperature, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(k).

 

Commercial and industrial equipment” means an article of equipment, regardless of whether it is in fact distributed in commerce for industrial or commercial use, of a type which;

(1) In operation consumes, or is designed to consume energy;

(2) To any significant extent, is distributed in commerce for industrial or commercial use; and

(3) Is not a consumer product, as defined in section 1602(a).

 

Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)” means an integrated or non-integrated single-base, low-pressure mercury, electric-discharge source in which a fluorescing coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated by the mercury discharge into light; the term does not include circline or U-shaped lamps.

 

Consumer product” means any article, other than an automobile, as defined in 49 U.S.C. section 32901(a)(3):

(1)           of a type which

A.               in operation consumes, or is designed to consume, energy or, with respect to showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals, water; and

B. which, to any significant extent, is distributed in commerce for personal use or consumption by individuals;

(2)     without regard to whether such article of such type is in fact distributed in commerce for personal use or consumption by an individual, except that such term includes fluorescent lamp ballasts, general service fluorescent lamps, incandescent reflector lamps, showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals distributed in commerce for personal or commercial use or consumption..

 

CSA” means Canadian Standards Association.

 

DC” means direct current.

 

Design standard” means a prescriptive standard, such as a ban on constant burning pilots or a requirement that a clothes washer have a particular feature.

 

Directory” means a directory, a supplement thereto, or a part of a directory or supplement.

 

EISA” means the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

 

Electric resistance heating” means the production of heat by passing electric current through a resistive element.

 

Electronic ballast” means a device that uses semiconductors as the primary means to control lamp starting and operation.

 

Energy Commission” means the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

 

Energy efficiency standard” means a performance standard expressed in numerical form, such as energy factor, EER, or thermal efficiency.

 

EPAct” means the Energy Policy Act of 1992, 42 U.S.C. section 6291 et seq.

 

EPAct 2005” means the Energy Policy Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. section 6291 et seq.

 

EPCA” means the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. section 6291 et seq.

 

Executive Director” means the Executive Director of the Commission or his or her designee.

 

oF” means degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Federally‐regulated appliance” means an appliance that is federally-regulated commercial and industrial equipment or a federally‐regulated consumer product.

 

Federally‐regulated commercial and industrial equipment” means commercial and industrial equipment for which there exists a test method and an energy conservation standard prescribed by or under NAECA, EPAct, EPAct 2005, or EISA.

 

Federally‐regulated consumer product” means a consumer product for which there exists a test method and an energy conservation standard prescribed by or under NAECA EPAct, EPAct 2005, or EISA .

 

fpm” means feet per minute.

 

ft3” means cubic feet.

 

Gallon (g)” means U.S. liquid gallon.

 

Gas” means natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas.

 

General lighting application” means lighting that provides an interior or exterior area with

overall illumination

 

gpm” means gallons per minute.

 

HI” - means the Hydraulic Institute.

 

HI‐A” means the Hydronics Institute section of AHRI.

 

High intensity discharge (HID) lamp” means an electric‐discharge lamp in which:

(1)     the lightproducing arc is stabilized by bulb wall temperature; and

(2)     the arc tube has a bulb wall loading in excess of 3 Watts/cm2, including such lamps that are mercury vapor, metal halide, and highpressure sodium lamps.

 

HP” means horsepower.

 

IAPMO” means the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

 

Identifiers”, when referenced in relation to Table X data submittal requirements, means those fields shown in Table X for each specific appliance type that, when taken in combination for a specific model of a specific appliance type, represent the criteria for designating a model. At a minimum, each specific appliance typeʹs model identifiers will include (a) manufacturer, (b) brand, and (c) model number. Individual appliance types may include additional fields as identifiers. All identifiers are represented in Table X by an asterisk (“*”). For purposes of compliance with Section 1606(e)(1) of this Article, the identifiers represent fields that cannot be modified.

 

IEC” means the International Electrotechnical Commission.

 

ISO” means the International Organization for Standardization.

 

kW” means kilowatt.

 

kWh” means kilowatt‐hour.

 

Light emitting diode (LED)” means a p‐n junction solid state device, the radiated output of which is a function of the physical construction, material used, and exciting current of the device. The output of a light‐emitting diode may be in:

(1)     the infrared region;

(2)     the visible region; or

(3)     the ultraviolet region.

 

LPG” or “LP‐gas” means liquefied petroleum gas, and includes propane, butane, and propane/butane mixtures.

 

LPW” (lumens per watt) means “average lamp efficacy (LPW)” as defined in Section 1602(k) of this Article.

 

Luminaire” means a complete lighting unit consisting of a lamp or lamps together with the parts designed to distribute the light, to position and protect the lamps and to connect the lamps to the power supply.

 

MAEDbS” means the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System established pursuant to section 1606(c) of this Article and maintained by the Energy Commission.

 

Manufacturer” means any person engaged in the original production or assembly of an appliance or any person that assumes the complete legal responsibility for the original production or assembly of an appliance, which includes, but is not limited to, the responsibility normally held by the manufacturer for product liability, warranty, and compliance with State and federal law. “Manufacturer” also means a private brand packager or reassembler.

 

Mercury vapor lamp” means a high intensity discharge lamp, including clear, phosphor-coated, and self-ballasted screw base lamps, in which the major portion of the light is produced by radiation from mercury typically operating at a partial vapor pressure in excess of 100,000 PA (approximately 1 atm).

 

Mercury vapor lamp ballast” means a device that is designed and marketed to start and operate mercury vapor lamps intended for general illumination by providing the necessary voltage and current.

 

Model” means any collection of appliance units to which the manufacturer has assigned the same model number.

 

Model number” means a combination of letters, digits, or characters representing the manufacturer, brand, design, or performance of an appliance. In the case of electric motors, “model number” refers to the designation of a “basic model”, as defined in 10 C.F.R. section 431.12, in a manner specified by the Executive Director.

 

NAECA” means the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act, 42 U.S.C. section 6291 et seq.

 

NEMA” means the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

 

Non‐federally‐regulated appliance” means an appliance that is neither federally‐regulated commercial and industrial equipment nor a federally‐regulated consumer product.

  

NSF International” means the National Sanitation Foundation, International.

 

OSA” means the Optical Society of America.

 

Other mobile equipment” means transportation machinery including but not limited to cars, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats, and buses, but excluding mobile homes and manufactured homes.

 

Ozone‐depleting substance” means any substance that has been found by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to act as a catalyst in the breaking down of ozone, O3, into molecular oxygen, 02.

 

Performance standard” means a standard that specifies a minimum level of energy or water efficiency or a maximum level of energy or water consumption of an appliance.

 

Pin‐based” means:

(1)     the base of a fluorescent lamp that is not integrally ballasted and that has a plug-in lamp base, including multi-tube, multibend, spiral, and circline types; or

(2)     a socket that holds such a lamp.

 

Power factor” means the ratio of the real power to the apparent power.

 

Private brand packager” means any person or entity that buys products from a manufacturer, packages them using its own brand name, and distributes them for sale using its own brand name.

 

Reassembler” means any person or entity that buys products from a manufacturer, modifies them, and distributes them for sale using its own brand name.

 

Recreational vehicle” means a van or utility vehicle used for recreational purposes.

 

RPM” means revolutions per minute.

 

Secretary” means the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE).

 

Standby mode” means the condition in which an energy‐using product:

(1)     is connected to a main power source; and

(2)     offers one or more of the following useroriented or protective functions:

(A)     to facilitate the activation or deactivation of other functions (including active mode) by remote switch (including remote control), internal sensor, or timer; or

(B)     continuous functions, including information or status displays (including clocks) or sensorbased functions.

 

Statement,” as used in Section 1606, means a single and complete line of data for a specific model and end‐use, containing all the data required in Table X for that appliance type.

 

UL” means Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

 

UPS” means uninterruptible power supply.

 

U.S.C.” means the United States Code.

 

 

(b) Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers.

 

All‐refrigerator” means an electric refrigerator which does not include a compartment for the freezing and long-time storage of food at temperatures below 32oF. (0. 0oC.). It may include a compartment of 0.50 cubic feet capacity (14.2 liters) or less for the freezing and storage of ice.

 

“’Annual walk-in energy factor (’AWEF)” means a ratio of the total heat, not including the heat generated by the operation of refrigeration systems, removed, in Btu, from a walk-in box during one year period of usage for refrigeration to the total energy input of refrigeration systems, in watt-hours, during the same period.

 

Anti‐condensate energy consumption (AEC)” means the anti‐condensate energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Anti‐sweat heater” means a device incorporated into the design of a refrigerator or refrigerator‐freezer to prevent the accumulation of moisture on exterior surfaces of the cabinet as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430 Appendix A to Subpart B.

 

Automatic commercial ice maker” means a factory‐made assembly (not necessarily shipped in one package) that:

(1)     consists of a condensing unit and icemaking section operating as an integrated unit, with means for making and harvesting ice; and

(2)     may include means for storing ice, dispensing ice, or storing and dispensing ice.

 

Automatic defrost system” or “automatic defrost” means a system in which the defrost cycle is automatically initiated and terminated, with resumption of normal refrigeration at the conclusion of the defrost operation. The system automatically prevents the permanent formation of frost on all refrigerated surfaces. Nominal refrigerated food temperatures are maintained during the operation of the automatic defrost system.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated commercial refrigeration equipment means all commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same primary energy source, and that have essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional characteristics that affect energy consumption.

 

Basic model” of a federally regulated walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer that is commercial or industrial equipment means all components of a given type of walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer (or class thereof) manufactured by one manufacturer, having the same primary energy source, and which have essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional (or hydraulic) characteristics that affect energy consumption, energy efficiency, water consumption, or water efficiency; and with respect to panels, which do not have any differing features or characteristics that affect U-factor.

 

Batch type ice maker” means an ice maker having alternate freezing and harvesting periods. This includes automatic commercial ice makers that produce cube type ice and other batch technologies.

 

Blast chiller” means a refrigerator designed to cool food products from 140o F to 40°F within four hours.

 

Bottle‐type water dispenser” means a water dispenser that uses a bottle or reservoir as the source of potable water.

 

Bottled or canned beverage” means a beverage in a sealed container.

 

Buffet table” means a commercial refrigerator, such as a salad bar, that is designed with mechanical refrigeration and that is intended to receive refrigerated food, to maintain food product temperatures, and for customer service.

 

Built-in compact cooler” means any cooler with a total refrigerated volume less than 7.75 ft3 and no more than 24 inches in depth, excluding doors, handles, and custom front panels, that is designed, intended, and marketed exclusively to be:

(1) installed totally encased by cabinetry or panels that are attached during installation;

(2) securely fastened to adjacent cabinetry, walls or floor;

(3) equipped with unfinished sides that are not visible after installation; and

(4) equipped with an integral factory-finished face or built to accept a custom front panel.

 

Built-in cooler” means any cooler with a total refrigerated volume of 7.75 ft3 or greater and no more than 24 inches in depth, excluding doors, handles, and custom front panels; that is designed, intended, and marketed exclusively to be:

(1) installed totally encased by cabinetry or panels that are attached during installation;

(2) securely fastened to adjacent cabinetry, walls or floor;

(3) equipped with unfinished sides that are not visible after installation; and

(4) equipped with an integral factory-finished face or built to accept a custom front panel.

 

Built‐in freezer” means any freezer with 7.75 ft3 or greater total volume and 24 inches or less depth not including doors, handles, and custom front panels; with sides which are not finished and not designed to be visible after installation; and that is designed, intended, and marketed exclusively to:

(1)     be installed totally encased by cabinetry or panels that are attached during installation,

(2)     be securely fastened to adjacent cabinetry, walls or floor, and

(3)     either be equipped with an integral factoryfinished face or accept a custom front panel.

 

Built‐in refrigerator” means any refrigerator with 7.75 ft³ or greater total volume and 24 inches or less depth not including doors, handles, and custom front panels; with sides which are not finished and not designed to be visible after installation; and that is designed, intended, and marketed exclusively to:

(1)     be installed totally encased by cabinetry or panels that are attached during installation,

(2)     be securely fastened to adjacent cabinetry, walls or floor, and

(3)     either be equipped with an integral factoryfinished face or accept a custom front panel.

 

Built-in refrigerator-freezer” means any refrigerator-freezer with 7.75 ft3 or greater total volume and 24 inches or less depth not including doors, handles, and custom front panels; with sides which are not finished and not designed to be visible after installation; and that is designed, intended, and marketed exclusively to:

(1) be installed totally encased by cabinetry or panels that are attached during installation,

(2) be securely fastened to adjacent cabinetry, walls or floor, and

(3) either be equipped with an integral factory-finished face or accept a custom front panel.

 

Calculated daily energy consumption (CDEC)” means the calculated daily energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Chest freezer” means a freezer to which access is gained through a top‐opening door.

 

Class A,” when used to define a refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machine, means a refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machine that is fully cooled, and is not a combination vending machine.

 

Class B,” when used to define a refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machine, means any refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machine not considered to be Class A, and is not a combination vending machine.

 

Closed solid” means commercial refrigeration equipment with doors, and in which more than 75 percent of the outer surface area of all doors on a unit are not transparent.

 

Closed transparent” means commercial refrigeration equipment with doors, and in which 25 percent or more of the outer surface area of all doors on the unit are transparent.

 

Combination A” means a combination vending machine where 25 percent or more of the surface area on the front side of the beverage vending machine is transparent.

 

Combination B” means a combination vending machine that is not considered to be Combination A.

 

Combination cooler refrigeration product” means any cooler-refrigerator, cooler-refrigerator-freezer, or cooler-freezer.

 

Combination vending machine” means a bottled or canned beverage vending machine containing two or more compartments separated by a solid partition, that may or may not share a delivery chute, in which at least one compartment is designed to be refrigerated as demonstrated by the presence of temperature controls, and at least one compartment is not.

 

Commercial hybrid refrigerator, freezer, and refrigerator‐freezer” means a commercial refrigerator, freezer, or refrigerator‐freezer that consists of two or more thermally separated refrigeration compartments:

(1) that are in two or more different equipment families;

(2) and that is sold as a single unit.

 

Commercial refrigerator, commercial freezer, or commercial refrigerator‐freezer” means refrigeration equipment that:

(1)     is not a federally regulated consumer product, within the meaning of 10 C.F.R. part 430, section 430.2;

(2)     is not designed and marketed exclusively for medical, scientific, or research purposes;

(3)     operates at a chilled, frozen, combination chilled and frozen, or variable temperature;

(4)     displays or stores merchandise and other perishable materials horizontally, semi vertically, or vertically;

(5)     has transparent or solid doors, sliding or hinged doors, a combination of hinged, sliding, transparent, or solid doors, or no doors;

(6)     is designed for pulldown temperature applications or holding temperature applications; and

(7)     is connected to a selfcontained condensing unit or to a remote condensing unit.

 

Compact freezer” means a freezer that has total volume less than 7.75 ft3:

(1)     rated volume, as determined using 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix B of Subpart B and that is manufactured before September 15, 2014;

(2)     as determined using 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix A of Subpart B and that is manufactured on or after September 15, 2014.

 

Compact refrigerator” means a refrigerator that has total volume less than 7.75 ft3 as determined using the applicable test procedure prescribed in 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix A of Subpart B.

 

Compact refrigerator-freezer” means a refrigerator-freezer that has total volume less than 7.75 ft3 as determined using the applicable test procedure prescribed in 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix A of Subpart B.

 

Compressor energy consumption (CEC)” means the compressor energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Condensate evaporator fan energy consumption (PEC)” means the condensate evaporator pan energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Consumer refrigeration product” means a refrigerator, refrigerator-freezer, freezer, or miscellaneous refrigeration product.

 

Continuous type ice maker” means an ice maker that continually freezes and harvests ice at the same time.

 

Cooler” means a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration capable of operating on single-phase, alternating current, and is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures either:

(1) No lower than 39oF (3.9oC); or

(2) In a range that extends no lower than 37oF (2.8oC) but at least as high as 60oF (15.6oC) as determined according to the applicable provisions in 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2).

 

Cooler-all-refrigerator” means a cooler-refrigerator that does not include a compartment capable of maintaining compartment temperatures below 32oF (0oC) as determined according to the provisions in 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2). It may include a compartment of 0.50 ft3 capacity (14.2 liters) or less for the freezing and storage of ice.

 

Cooler compartment” means a refrigerated compartment designed exclusively for wine or other beverages within a consumer refrigeration product that is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures either (a) no lower than 39oF (3.9oC), or (b) in a range that extends no lower than 37oF (2.8oC) but at least as high as 60oF (15.6oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.14(d)(2) or section 429.61(d)(2).

 

Cooler-freezer” means a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration that requires single-phase, alternating current electric energy input only, and consists of two or more compartments, including at least one cooler compartment as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix A of subpart B, where the remaining compartment(s) are capable of maintaining compartment temperatures at 0oF (-17.8oC) or below as determined according to the provisions in 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2).

 

Cooler-refrigerator” means a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration that requires single-phase, alternating current electric energy input only, and consists of two or more compartments, including at least one cooler compartment as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix A of subpart B, where:

(1) at least one of the remaining compartments is not a cooler compartment as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix A of subpart B and is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures above 32oF (0oC) and below 39oF (3.9oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2);

(2) the cabinet may also include a compartment capable of maintaining compartment temperatures below 32oF (0oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2); but

(3) the cabinet does not provide a separate low temperature compartment capable of maintaining compartment temperatures below 8oF (-13.3oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2).

 

Cooler-refrigerator-freezer” means a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration that requires single-phase, alternating current electric energy input only, and consists of three or more compartments, including at least one cooler compartment as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430, 430.27 where:

(1) At least one of the remaining compartments is not a cooler compartment as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix A of subpart B and is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures above 32oF (0oC) and below 39oF (3.9oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2); and

(2) At least one other compartment is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures below 8oF (-13.3oC) and may be adjusted by the user to a temperature of 0oF (-17.8oC) or below as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.61(d)(2).

 

Cube type ice” means ice that is fairly uniform, hard, solid, usually clear, and generally weighs less than two ounces (60 grams) per piece, as distinguished from flake, crushed, or fragmented ice.

 

Defrost energy consumption (DEC)” means the defrost energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Display door” means a door that:

(1) Is designed for product display; or

(2) Has 75 percent or more of its surface area composed of glass or another transparent material.

 

Door” means a movable panel that separates the interior volume of a unit of commercial refrigeration equipment from the ambient environment and is designed to facilitate access to the refrigerated space for the purpose of loading and unloading product. This includes hinged doors, sliding doors, and drawers. This does not include night curtains.

 

Door” of a walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer means an assembly installed in an opening on an interior or exterior wall that is used to allow access or close off the opening and that is movable in a sliding, pivoting, hinged, or revolving manner of movement. For walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers, a door includes the door panel, glass, framing materials, door plug, mullion, and any other elements that form the door or part of its connection to the wall.

 

Door angle” means, for equipment with:

(1) flat doors, the angle between a vertical line and the line formed by the plane of the door, when the equipment is viewed in cross-section; and

(2) curved doors, the angle formed between a vertical line and the straight line drawn by connecting the top and bottom points where the display area glass joins the cabinet, when the equipment is viewed in cross-section.

 

Drawer unit” means a residential refrigerator, residential freezer, or residential refrigerator‐freezer, one or more of whose externally‐accessed compartments are drawers.

 

Energy use” of an automatic commercial ice maker means the total energy consumed, stated in kilowatt hours per one‐hundred pounds (kWh/100 lb) of ice stated in multiples of 0.1. For remote condensing (but not remote compressor) automatic commercial ice makers and remote condensing and remote compressor automatic commercial ice makers, total energy consumed shall include the energy use of the ice‐making mechanism, the compressor, and the remote condenser or condensing unit.

 

Envelope” of a walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer means:

(1) the portion of a walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer that isolates the interior, refrigerated environment from the ambient, external environment; and

(2) all energy-consuming components of the walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer that are not part of its refrigeration system.

 

Fan energy consumption (FEC)” means the fan energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Flake ice” means ice produced by freezing a thin layer of water on a refrigerated cylinder and removing by a scraper.

 

Freezer” means a cabinet that is designed as a unit for the freezing and storage of food, beverages, or ice at temperatures of 0o F or below and that has a source of refrigeration requiring an energy input.

 

Freezer” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration that requires single-phase, alternating current electric energy input only and is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures of 0oF (-17.8oC) or below as determined according to the provisions in 10 C.F.R. section 429.14(d)(2). It does not include any refrigerated cabinet that consists solely of an automatic ice maker and an ice storage bin arranged so that operation of the automatic icemaker fills the bin to its capacity. However, the term does not include any:

(1) product that does not include a compressor and condenser unit as an integral part of the cabinet assembly; or

(2) miscellaneous refrigeration product that must comply with an applicable miscellaneous refrigeration product energy conservation standard.

 

Freezer volume” means net freezer compartment volume as defined in “adjusted total volume” definition found in 10 C.F.R. part 430, Appendix B to Subpart B .

 

Freight door” means a door that is not a display door and is equal to or larger than 4 feet wide and 8 feet tall.

 

Harvest rate” means the amount of ice (at 32° F) in pounds produced per 24 hours.

 

Holding temperature application” means a use of commercial refrigeration equipment other than a pull‐down temperature application, except a blast chiller or freezer.

 

Horizontal closed” means commercial refrigeration equipment with hinged or sliding doors and a door angle greater than or equal to 45°.

 

Horizontal open” means commercial refrigeration equipment without doors and an air‐ curtain angle greater than or equal to 80° from the vertical.

 

Ice cream cabinet” means a reach‐in cabinet commercial freezer that has top, or top and side, doors that are hinged or sliding and that is designed for the storage or dispensing of ice cream or similar foods.

 

Ice cream freezer” means a commercial freezer that is designed to operate at or below -5oF (+ 2oF) (-21oC + 1.1oC) and that the manufacturer designs, markets, or intends for the storing, displaying, or dispensing of ice cream.

 

Ice hardness factor” means the latent heat capacity of harvested ice, in British thermal units per pound of ice (Btu/lb), divided by 144 Btu/lb, expressed as a percent.

 

Ice‐making head” means automatic commercial ice makers that do not contain integral storage bins, but are generally designed to accommodate a variety of bin capacities. Storage bins entail additional energy use not included in the reported energy consumption figures for these units.

 

Integrated average temperature” means the average temperature of all test package measurements taken during the test as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(a)

 

Kitchen unit” means a compact refrigerator, with or without an internal freezer, integrated with other appliances or facilities, including but not limited to microwave ovens, sinks, and electric cooktops.

 

Lighting energy consumption (LEC)” means the lighting energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Manual defrost system” means a defrost system in which the defrosting action for refrigerated surfaces is initiated or terminated manually.

 

Maximum condenser water use” of an automatic commercial ice maker means the maximum amount of water used by the condensing unit (if water‐cooled), stated in gallons per 100 pounds (gal/100 lb) of ice, in multiples of one.

 

Maximum daily energy consumption (MDEC)” means the maximum daily energy consumption in kilowatt hours per day.

 

.“Milk, beverage, and ice cream cabinet” means a reach‐in cabinet commercial refrigerator‐ freezer that has top, or both top and side, doors that are hinged or sliding and that is designed for the storage or dispensing of milk or other beverages, and ice cream or similar foods.

 

Milk or beverage cabinet” means a reach‐in cabinet commercial refrigerator that has top, or both top and side, doors that are hinged or sliding and that is designed for the storage or dispensing of milk or other beverages.

 

Miscellaneous refrigeration product” means a federally regulated consumer refrigeration product other than a refrigerator, refrigerator-freezer, or freezer, which includes coolers and combination cooler refrigeration products.

 

Non‐commercial freezer” means

(1)  a freezer that is a federally‐regulated consumer product or

(2) a freezer exceeding 30 ft3 but not exceeding 39 ft3 that is a consumer product.

 

Non‐commercial refrigerator” means a refrigerator that is a federally‐regulated consumer product or a wine chiller that is a consumer product.

 

Non‐commercial refrigerator‐freezer” means a refrigerator‐freezer that is a federally‐regulated consumer product.

 

Operating temperature” means the range of integrated average temperatures at which a self-contained commercial refrigeration unit or remote-condensing commercial refrigeration unit with a thermostat is capable of operating or, in the case of a remote-condensing commercial refrigeration unit without a thermostat, the range of integrated average temperatures at which the unit is marketed, designed, or intended to operate.

 

Partial automatic defrost system” means a defrost system in which the defrosting action for refrigerated surfaces in the refrigerator compartment is initiated and terminated automatically and the defrosting action for refrigerated surfaces in the freezer is initiated manually.

 

Passage door” means a door that is not a freight or display door.

 

Pass‐through cabinet” means a commercial refrigerator or commercial freezer with hinged or sliding doors on both front and rear of the refrigerator or freezer.

 

Point of use water dispenser” means a water dispenser that uses a pressurized water utility connection as the source of potable water.

 

Preparation table” means a commercial refrigerator with a countertop refrigerated compartment with or without cabinets below, and with self‐contained refrigeration equipment.

 

Pull‐down temperature application” means a commercial refrigerator with doors that, when fully loaded with 12 ounce beverage cans at 90° F, can cool those beverages to an average stable temperature of 38° F in 12 hours or less.

 

Rating temperature” means the integrated average temperature a unit must maintain during testing (i.e., either as listed in Tables A-4, A-5, or A-6 of this Article or the lowest application product temperature).

 

Reach‐in cabinet” means a commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator‐freezer, or commercial freezer with hinged or sliding doors or lids, but excluding roll‐in or roll‐through cabinets and pass‐through cabinets.

 

Refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machine” means a commercial refrigerator that cools bottled or canned beverages and dispenses them upon payment.

 

Refrigerator” means a cabinet used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration that requires single-phase, alternating current electric energy input only and is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures above 32oF (0oC) and below 39oF (3.9oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.14(d)(2). A refrigerator may include a compartment capable of maintaining compartment temperatures below 32oF (0oC), but does not provide a separate low temperature compartment capable of maintaining compartment temperatures below 8oF (-13.3oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.14(d)(2). However, the term does not include:

(1) any product that does not include a compressor and condenser unit as an integral part of the cabinet assembly;

(2) a cooler; or

(3) any miscellaneous refrigeration product that must comply with an applicable miscellaneous refrigeration product energy conservation standard.

 

Refrigerator compartment” means a compartment designed for the refrigerated storage of food, including but not limited to solid food and wine, beer, and other beverages, at temperatures above 32° F.

 

Refrigerator volume” means fresh food compartment volume as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430,  Appendix A to Subpart B.

 

Refrigerator‐freezer” means a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration that requires single-phase, alternating current electric energy input only and consists of two or more compartments where at least one of the compartments is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures above 32oF (0oC) and below 39oF (3.9oC) as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.14(d)(2), and at least one other compartment is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures of 8oF (-13.3oC) and may be adjusted by the user to a temperature of 0oF (-17.8oC) or below as determined according to 10 C.F.R. section 429.14(d)(2). However, the term does not include:

(1) Any product that does not include a compressor and condenser unit as an integral part of the cabinet assembly; or

(2) Any miscellaneous refrigeration product that must comply with an applicable miscellaneous refrigeration product energy conservation standard.

 

Remote,” in reference to any refrigerator, freezer, refrigerator‐freezer, reach‐in cabinet, pass‐through cabinet, roll‐in or roll‐through cabinet, walk‐in cooler, or walk‐in freezer means an appliance that:

(1)  receives refrigerant fluid from a condensing unit located externally to its cabinet assembly; and

(2)  is capable of being purchased and installed with different types of compressor or condenser, so that its efficiency depends on the type of compressor or condenser applied by the purchaser, installer, or user.

 

Remote condensing unit” means a factory‐made assembly of refrigerating components designed to compress and liquefy a specific refrigerant that is remotely located from the refrigerated equipment and consists of one or more refrigerant compressors, refrigerant condensers, condenser fans and motors, and factory supplied accessories.

 

Roll‐in or roll‐through cabinet” means a commercial refrigerator or commercial freezer that allows wheeled racks of product to be rolled into or through the refrigerator or freezer.

 

Self‐contained condensing unit” means a factory‐made assembly of refrigerating components designed to compress and liquefy a specific refrigerant that is an integral part of the refrigerated equipment and consists of one or more refrigerant compressors, refrigerant condensers, condenser fans and motors, and factory supplied accessories.

 

Self‐contained freezer” means a freezer that has the condensing unit mounted in or on the freezer cabinet.

 

Self‐contained refrigerator” means a refrigerator that has the condensing unit mounted in or on the refrigerator cabinet.

 

Self‐contained refrigerator‐freezer” means a refrigerator‐freezer that has the condensing unit mounted in or on the refrigerator‐freezer cabinet.

 

“Semi vertical open” means commercial refrigeration equipment without doors and an air‐ curtain angle greater than or equal to 10° and less than 80° from the vertical.

 

Separate auxiliary compartment” of a federally regulated consumer-product freezer means a freezer compartment other than the primary freezer compartment of a freezer having more than one compartment. Access to a separate auxiliary compartment is through a separate exterior door or doors rather than through the door or doors of another compartment. Separate auxiliary freezer compartments may not be larger than the primary freezer compartment.

 

Separate auxiliary compartment” of a federally regulated consumer product refrigerator, refrigerator-freezer, or miscellaneous refrigeration product means a separate freezer, fresh food, or cooler compartment that is not the primary freezer, primary fresh food, or primary cooler compartment. Separate auxiliary compartments may also be convertible (e.g., from fresh food to freezer). Separate auxiliary compartments may not be larger than the primary compartment of their type, but such size restrictions do not apply to separate auxiliary convertible compartments.

 

Service over counter” means equipment that has sliding or hinged doors in the back intended for use by sales personnel, with glass or other transparent material in the front for displaying merchandise, and that has a height not greater than 66 inches and is intended to serve as a counter for transactions between sales personnel and customers.

counter equipment family).

 

Service over the counter, self-contained, medium temperature commercial refrigerator” means a commercial refrigerator -

1.   That operates at temperatures at or above 32o F;

2.   With a self-contained condensing unit;

3.   Equipped with sliding or hinged doors in the back intended for use by sales personnel, and with glass or other transparent material in the front for displaying merchandise; and

4.   That has a height not greater than 66 inches and is intended to serve as a counter for transactions between sales personnel and customers.

 

Special compartment” that is part of a federally regulated freezer consumer product means any compartment without doors directly accessible from the exterior, and with separate temperature control that is not convertible from fresh food temperature range to freezer temperature range.

 

Special compartment” that is part of a federally regulated refrigerator or refrigerator-freezer consumer product means any compartment other than a butter conditioner or a cooler compartment, without doors directly accessible from the exterior, and with separate temperature control (such as crispers convertible to meat keepers) that is not convertible from the fresh food temperature range to the freezer temperature range.

 

Standard vendible capacity” means the maximum quantity of standard product that can be dispensed from one full loading of a refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machine without further reload operations when used as recommended by the manufacturer.

 

Through-the-door ice/water dispenser” means a device incorporated within the cabinet, but outside the boundary of the refrigerated space, that delivers to the user on demand ice and may also deliver water from within the refrigerated space without opening an exterior door. This definition includes dispensers that are capable of dispensing ice and water or ice only.

 

Total daily energy consumption (TDEC)” means the total daily energy consumption of commercial refrigeration equipment with two or more compartments as described in 10 C.F.R. section 431.66.

 

Total display area (TDA)” of a commercial refrigerator, commercial freezer, or commercial refrigerator‐freezer means the total display area (ft2) of the case, as defined in the ARI Standard 1200–2006, appendix D (as referenced in 10 C.F.R. section 431.64).

 

Transparent” means greater than or equal to 45 percent light transmittance, as determined in accordance with the ASTM Standard E 1084-86 (Reapproved 2009), at normal incidence and in the intended direction of viewing.

 

Undercounter cabinet” means a reach‐in cabinet commercial refrigerator or reach‐in cabinet commercial freezer that has no worktop surface and that is intended for installation under a separate counter.

 

Upright freezer” means a freezer to which access is gained through a side‐opening door.

 

Vertical closed” means commercial refrigeration equipment with hinged or sliding doors and a door angle less than 45o.

 

Vertical open” means commercial refrigeration equipment without doors and an air‐ curtain angle greater than or equal to 0o and less than 10° from the vertical.

 

Walk‐in cooler” means an enclosed storage space refrigerated to temperatures above 32°F that can be walked into and has a total chilled storage area of less than 3,000 square feet. “Walk‐in cooler” does not include products designed and marketed exclusively for medical, scientific, or research purposes.

 

Walk‐in freezer” means an enclosed storage space refrigerated to temperatures at or below 32°F that can be walked into and has a total chilled storage area of less than 3,000 square feet. “Walk‐in freezer” does not include products designed and marketed exclusively for medical, scientific, or research purposes.

 

Water dispenser” means a factory‐made assembly that mechanically cools and heats potable water and that dispenses the cooled or heated water by integral or remote means.

 

Wedge case” means a commercial refrigerator, freezer, or refrigerator‐freezer that forms the transition between two regularly shaped display cases.

 

Worktop table” means a counter‐height commercial refrigerator or freezer with a worktop surface.

 

(c) Air Conditioners, Air Filters, and Heat Pump Water-Heating Packages.



Air‐cooled air conditioner” means an air conditioner using an air‐cooled condenser.

 

Air filter” means an air-cleaning device installed in forced-air heating or cooling equipment and used for removing particulate matter from the air.

 

Air filter depth” means air filter thickness dimension measured perpendicular to the face area plane, expressed in inches.

 

Air filter media” means the part of the air filter that conducts the actual removal of particulates.

 

Airflow rate” means the actual volume of air passing through the device per unit of time, expressed in cubic-feet-per-minute, to three significant figures.

 

Air‐source heat pump” means an appliance that consists of one or more factory‐made assemblies, that includes an indoor conditioning coil, a compressor, and a refrigerant‐to‐air heat exchanger, and that provides heating and cooling functions.

 

Basic model” of a federally regulated central air conditioner or central air conditioning heat pump means all units of a given type of central air conditioner or central air conditioning heat pump (or class thereof) manufactured by one manufacturer, having the same primary energy source, and which have essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional (or hydraulic) characteristics that affect energy consumption, energy efficiency, water consumption, or water efficiency. With respect to central air conditioners and central air conditioning heat pumps, essentially identical electrical physical, and functional (or hydraulic) characteristics means:

(1) for split systems manufactured by outdoor unit manufacturers: all individual combinations having the same model of outdoor unit, which means comparably performing compressor(s) [a variation of no more than five percent in displacement rate (volume per time) as rated by the compressor manufacturer, and no more than five percent in capacity and power input for the same operating conditions as rated by the compressor manufacturer], outdoor coil(s) [no more than five percent variation in face area and total fin surface area; same fin material; same tube material], and outdoor fan(s) [no more than ten percent variation in air flow and no more than twenty percent variation in power input];

(2) for split systems having indoor units manufactured by independent coil manufacturers: all individual combinations having comparably performing indoor coil(s) [plus or minus one square foot face area, plus or minus one fin per inch fin density, and the same fin material, tube material, number of tube rows, tube pattern, and tube size]; and

(3) for single-package systems: all individual models having comparably performing compressor(s) [no more than five percent variation in displacement rate (volume per time) rated by the compressor manufacturer, and no more than five percent variations in capacity and power input rated by the compressor manufacturer corresponding to the same compressor rating conditions], outdoor coil(s) and indoor coil(s) [no more than five percent variation in face area and total fin surface area; same fin material; same tube material], outdoor fan(s) [no more than ten percent variation in outdoor air flow], and indoor blower(s) [no more than ten percent variation in indoor air flow, with no more than twenty percent variation in fan motor power input];

(4) except that:

(A) for single-package systems and single-split systems, manufacturers may instead choose to make each individual model/combination its own basic model provided the testing and represented value requirements in 10 CFR section 429.16 are met; and

(B) For multi-split, multi-circuit, and multi-head mini-split combinations, a basic model may not include both individual small-duct, high velocity (SDHV) combinations and non-SDHV combinations even when they include the same model of outdoor unit. The manufacturer may choose to identify specific individual combinations as additional basic models.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated computer room air conditioners means all units manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same primary energy source (e.g., electric or gas), and which have the same or comparably performing compressor(s), heat exchangers, and air moving system(s) that have a common “nominal” cooling capacity.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) or packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) means all units manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same primary energy source (e.g., electric or gas), and which have the same or comparable compressors, same or comparable heat exchangers, and same or comparable air moving systems that have a cooling capacity within 300 Btu/h of one another.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated single package vertical units means all units manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same primary energy source (e.g., electric or gas), and which have the same or comparably performing compressor(s), heat exchangers, and air moving system(s) that have a rated cooling capacity within 1500 Btu/h of one another.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated small, large, and very large air-cooled or water-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment means all units manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same or comparably performing compressor(s), heat exchangers, and air moving system(s) that have a common “nominal” cooling capacity.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated small, large, and very large water source heat pump means all units manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same primary energy source (e.g., electric or gas), and which have the same or comparable compressors, same or comparable heat exchangers, and same or comparable “nominal” capacity.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated variable refrigerant flow systems means all units manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same primary energy source (e.g., electric or gas), and which have the same or comparably performing compressor(s) that have a common “nominal” cooling capacity and the same heat rejection medium (e.g., air or water) (includes VRF water source heat pumps).

 

Blower coil indoor unit” means an indoor unit either with an indoor blower housed with the coil or with a separate designated air mover such as a furnace or a modular blower (as defined in 10 C.F.R. part 430 Appendix AA to subpart B.

 

Blower coil system” refers to a split system that includes one or more blower coil indoor units.

 

Casement‐only”  means a room air conditioner with an encased assembly designed for mounting in a casement window with a width of 14.8 inches or less and a height of 11.2 inches or less.

 

Casement‐slider room air conditioner” means a room air conditioner with an encased assembly designed for mounting in a sliding or casement window with a width of 15.5 inches or less.

 

Casement window” means a window that opens on hinges at the side.

 

Central air conditioner” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a product, other than a packaged terminal air conditioner or packaged terminal heat pump, which is powered by single phase electric current, air cooled, rated below 65,000 Btu per hour, not contained within the same cabinet as a furnace, the rated capacity of which is above 225,000 Btu per hour, and is a cooling unit only. A central air conditioner may consist of: a single-package unit; an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units; an indoor unit only; or an outdoor unit with no match. In the case of an indoor unit only or an outdoor unit with no match, the unit must be tested and rated as a system (combination of both an indoor and an outdoor unit).

 

Central air-conditioning heat pump” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a product, other than a packaged terminal air conditioner or packaged terminal heat pump, which is powered by single phase electric current, air cooled, rated below 65,000 Btu per hour, not contained within the same cabinet as a furnace, the rated capacity of which is above 225,000 Btu per hour, and is a heat pump or a cooling unit only. A central air conditioner or central air conditioning heat pump may consist of: a single-package unit; an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units; an indoor unit only; or an outdoor unit with no match. In the case of an indoor unit only or an outdoor unit with no match, the unit must be tested and rated as a system (combination of both an indoor and an outdoor unit)

 

Coefficient of Performance (COP)” of federally regulated consumer products means the ratio of the average rate of space heating delivered to the average rate of electrical energy consumed by the heat pump. These rate quantities must be determined from a single test or, if derived via interpolation, must be determined at a single set of operating conditions. COP is a dimensionless quantity. When determined for a ducted coil-only system, COP must include sections 3.7 and 3.9.1 of 10 C.F.R. section 430.23(m) (Appendix M to subpart B of part 430): default values for the heat output and power input of a fan motor.

 

Coefficient of performance (COP)” means the ratio of the produced cooling effect of an air conditioner or heat pump (or its produced heating effect, depending on the mode of operation) to its network input, when both the cooling (or heating) effect and the network input are expressed in identical units of measurement, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(b) or 1604(c) of this Article.

 

“’Commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment” means federally regulated air-cooled, water-cooled, evaporatively cooled, or water source (not including ground water source) electrically operated, unitary central air conditioners and central air-conditioning heat pumps for commercial application.

 

“’Coil-only indoor unit” means an indoor unit that is distributed in commerce without an indoor blower or separate designated air mover. A coil-only indoor unit installed in the field relies on a separately installed furnace or a modular blower for indoor air movement. Coil-only system refers to a system that includes only (one or more) coil-only indoor units.

 

Compressor power” means the rate of electrical consumption of a compressor, in watts.

 

Computer room air conditioner” means a basic model of commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment (packaged or split) that is:

(1) used in computer rooms, data processing rooms, or other information technology cooling applications;

(2) rated for sensible coefficient of performance (SCOP) and tested in accordance with 10 C.F.R. section 431.96, and

(3) not a covered consumer product under 42 U.S.C. sections 6291(1)-(2) and 6292.

A computer room air conditioner may be provided with, or have as available options, an integrated humidifier, temperature, and/or humidity control of the supplied air, and reheating function.

 

Cooling capacity” means a measure of the ability of an air conditioner to remove heat from an enclosed space, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(b) or 1604(c) of this Article.

 

Double-duct air conditioner or heat pump” means federally regulated air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment that:

(1) is either a horizontal single package or split-system unit; or a vertical unit that consists of two components that may be shipped or installed either connected or split;

(2) is intended for indoor installation with ducting of outdoor air from the building exterior to and from the unit, as evidenced by the unit and/or all of its components being non-weatherized, including the absence of any marking (or listing) indicating compliance with UL 1995, “Heating and Cooling Equipment,” or any other equivalent requirements for outdoor use;

(3) if it is:

(A) a horizontal unit, a complete unit has a maximum height of 35 inches;

(B) a vertical unit, a complete unit has a maximum depth of 35 inches; and

(4) has a rated cooling capacity greater than or equal to 65,000 Btu/hour and up to 300,000 Btu/hour.

 

Ducted system” of a federally regulated consumer product means an air conditioner or heat pump that is designed to be permanently installed equipment and delivers conditioned air to the indoor space through a duct(s). The air conditioner or heat pump may be either a split-system or a single-package unit.

 

Dust holding capacity” means the total weight of the synthetic loading dust captured by the filter device over all of the incremental dust loading steps of the test.

 

“Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)” means the ratio of the average rate of space cooling delivered to the average rate of electrical energy consumed by the central air conditioner or heat pump. These rate quantities must be determined from a single test or, if derived via interpolation, must be determined at a single set of operating conditions. EER is expressed in units of Btu/watt-hour, as determined using the applicable test method in section 1604(c) of this Article. When determined for a ducted coil-only central system, EER must include the section 3.3 and 3.5.1 default values for the heat output and power input of a fan motor found in 10 C.F.R. section 430.23(m) (Appendix M to subpart B of part 430).

 

“’Energy ’Efficiency Ratio (’EER)” means the ratio of the produced cooling effect of an air conditioner or heat pump to its network input, expressed in Btu/watt‐hour,

 

Evaporatively‐cooled air conditioner” means an air conditioner whose refrigerating system has an evaporatively‐cooled condenser.

 

Face area” means the gross area of the air filter exposed to airflow, as measured in a plane perpendicular to the direction of the airflow approaching the air filter (air filter length multiplied by air filter width), expressed in square-feet.

 

Face velocity” means the rate of air movement at the face of the air filter (airflow rate divided by face area) expressed in feet-per-minute.

 

Final resistance” means the resistance to airflow of the air filter operating at the point where the test is terminated and results determined.

 

Gas‐fired air‐conditioner” means an air conditioner which utilizes gas as the primary fuel.

 

Gas‐fired heat pump” means a heat pump which utilizes gas as the primary fuel.

 

Ground source closed‐loop heat pump” means an appliance that

(1) consists of one or more factory‐made assemblies;

(2) includes an indoor conditioning coil with air moving means, a compressor, and a refrigerant‐to‐ground heat exchanger; and

(3) provides heating, cooling, or heating and cooling functions.

 

Ground water‐source heat pump” means an appliance that

(1) consists of one or more factory‐made assemblies;

(2) includes an indoor conditioning coil with air moving means, a compressor, and a refrigerant‐to‐water heat exchanger; and

(3) provides heating, cooling, or heating and cooling functions.

 

Heat pump” means an appliance, other than a packaged terminal heat pump, that consists of one or more assemblies; that uses an indoor conditioning coil, a compressor, and a refrigerant‐to‐outdoor air heat exchanger to provide air heating; and that may also provide air cooling, dehumidifying, humidifying, circulating, or air cleaning.

 

Heat pump water-heating package” means a factory-made package of one or more compressors, condensers, and evaporators designed for the purpose of heating water. Where such equipment is provided in one or more than one assembly, the separate assemblies are designed to be used together. The package is specifically designed to make use of the refrigerant cycle to remove heat from an air or water source and to reject the heat to water for heating use. This unit may include valves to allow for reverse-cycle (cooling) operation.

 

Heat recovery” (in the context of variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners or variable refrigerant flow multi-split heat pumps) means that the air conditioner or heat pump is also capable of providing simultaneous heating and cooling operation, where recovered energy from the indoor units operating in one mode can be transferred to one or more other indoor units operating in the other mode. A variable refrigerant flow multi-split heat recovery heat pump is a variable refrigerant flow multi-split heat pump with the addition of heat recovery capability.

 

Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)” of a federally regulated consumer product means the total space heating required during the heating season, expressed in Btu's, divided by the total electrical energy consumed by the heat pump system during the same season, expressed in watt-hours, as determined using the applicable test method in section 1604(c) of this Article. The HSPF used to evaluate compliance with 10 C.F.R. 430.32(c) is based on Region IV, the minimum standardized design heating requirement, and the sampling plan stated in 10 C.F.R. 429.16(a).

 

Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)” of federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means the total heating output of a central air-conditioning heat pump during its normal annual usage period for heating, expressed in Btu's and divided by the total electric power input, expressed in watt-hours, during the same period.

 

Indoor fan electrical input” means the electrical input required for the operation of an indoor fan, in watts.

 

Indoor fan motor nominal horsepower” means the horsepower of an indoor fan motor as listed on the fan motor’s nameplate.

 

Indoor fan motor type” means the internal construction design of a motor.

 

Initial resistance” means the resistance of the air filter operating at its rated airflow rate, as published by the manufacturer, with no dust load.

 

Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio (IEER)” of federally regulated commercial equipment means a weighted average calculation of mechanical cooling EERs determined for four load levels and corresponding rating conditions, as measured in 10 C.F.R part 431, Appendix A of subpart F, expressed in Btu/watt-hour.

 

Large commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment” means federally regulated commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment that is rated:

(1) at or above 135,000 Btu per hour; and

(2) below 240,000 Btu per hour (cooling capacity).

 

Maximum rated airflow rate” means the highest airflow rate at which the air filter is operated, as published by the manufacturer.

 

Minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV)” means the composite particle efficiency metric defined in ASHRAE 52.2-2012.

 

Multi-head mini-split system” means a split system that has one outdoor unit and that has two or more indoor units connected with a single refrigeration circuit. The indoor units operate in unison in response to a single indoor thermostat.

 

Multiple-circuit (or multi-circuit) system” means a split system that has one outdoor unit and that has two or more indoor units installed on two or more refrigeration circuits such that each refrigeration circuit serves a compressor and one and only one indoor unit, and refrigerant is not shared from circuit to circuit.

 

Multiple-split (or multi-split) system” means a split system that has one outdoor unit and two or more coil-only indoor units and/or blower coil indoor units connected with a single refrigerant circuit. The indoor units operate independently and can condition multiple zones in response to at least two indoor thermostats or temperature sensors. The outdoor unit operates in response to independent operation of the indoor units based on control input of multiple indoor thermostats or temperature sensors, and/or based on refrigeration circuit sensor input (e.g., suction pressure).

 

Non‐standard size” means a packaged terminal air conditioner or packaged terminal heat pump with existing wall sleeve dimensions having an external wall opening of less than 16 inches high or less than 42 inches wide, and a cross‐sectional area less than 670 square inches.

 

Outdoor fan electrical input” means the electrical input required for the operation of an outdoor fan, in watts.

 

Outdoor fan motor nominal horsepower” means the horsepower of an outdoor fan motor as listed on the fan motorʹs nameplate.

 

Packaged terminal air conditioner” means a wall sleeve and a separate unencased combination of heating and cooling assemblies specified by the builder and intended for mounting through the wall and that is industrial equipment. It includes a prime source of refrigeration, separable outdoor louvers, forced ventilation, and heating availability by builder’s choice of hot water, steam, or electricity.

 

Packaged terminal heat pump” means a packaged terminal air conditioner that utilizes reverse cycle refrigeration as its prime heat source, that has a supplementary heating source available, with the choice of hot water, steam, or electric resistant heat, and that is industrial equipment.

 

Particle size” of an air filter means the polystyrene latex (PSL) light-scattering equivalent size of particulate matter as expressed as a diameter in micrometers (μm).

 

Particle size efficiency” of an air filter also known as “particle size removal efficiency” means the fraction (percentage) of particles that are captured on the air filter. Particle size efficiency is measured in three particle size ranges: 0.3-1.0, 1.0-3.0, 3.0-10 micrometers (μm). Particle size efficiency abbreviated as “PSE” in the required labels for air filters.

 

Premium motor” means a premium motor as defined in NEMA Premium™: Product Scope and Nominal Efficiency Levels (2001).

 

Pressure drop” means the drop in static pressure versus air flow rate across air filter media in the forced-air heating or cooling equipment.

 

Room air conditioner” “ means a federally regulated consumer product, other than a “packaged terminal air conditioner,” which is powered by a single phase electric current and which is an encased assembly designed as a unit for mounting in a window or through the wall for the purpose of providing delivery of conditioned air to an enclosed space. It includes a prime source of refrigeration and may include a means for ventilating and heating.

 

Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER)” of a federally regulated consumer product means the total heat removed from the conditioned space during the annual cooling season, expressed in Btu's, divided by the total electrical energy consumed by the central air conditioner or heat pump during the same season, expressed in watt-hours, as determined using the applicable test method in section 1604(c) of this Article.

 

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)” of federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means the total cooling output of a central air conditioner or central air-conditioning heat pump, expressed in Btu's, during its normal annual usage period for cooling and divided by the total electric power input, expressed in watt-hours, during the same period.

 

Sensible coefficient of performance” (SCOP) means the net sensible cooling capacity in watts divided by the total power input in watts (excluding reheaters and humidifiers).

 

Single package central air conditioner” means a central air conditioner in which all the major assemblies are enclosed in one cabinet.

 

Single package heat pump” means a heat pump in which all the major assemblies are enclosed in one cabinet.

 

Single package vertical air conditioner” means air‐cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment that:

(1)       is factory‐assembled as a single package that:

A.   has major components that are arranged vertically;

B.   is an encased combination of cooling and optional heating components; and

C.   is intended for exterior mounting on, adjacent interior to, or through an outside wall;

(2)   is powered by a single‐ or three‐phase current;

(3)   may contain one or more separate indoor grilles, outdoor louvers, various ventilation options, indoor free air discharges, ductwork, well plenum, or sleeves; and

(4)   has heating components that may include electrical resistance, steam, hot water, or gas, but may not include reverse cycle refrigeration as a heating means.

 

Single package vertical heat pump” means a single package vertical air conditioner that:

(1)       uses reverse cycle refrigeration as its primary heat source; and

(2)       may include secondary supplemental heating by means of electrical resistance, steam, hot water, or gas.

 

Small commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment” means federally regulated commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment that is rated below 135,000 Btu per hour (cooling capacity).

 

Small duct, high velocity system” (SDHV) means a split system for which all indoor units are blower coil indoor units that produce at least 1.2 inches (of water column) of external static pressure when operated at the full-load air volume rate certified by the manufacturer of at least 220 scfm per rated ton of cooling

 

Space constrained product” means a central air conditioner or heat pump:

1) that has rated cooling capacities no greater than 30,000 BTU/hr;

2) that has an outdoor or indoor unit having at least two overall exterior dimensions or an overall displacement that:

(A) are (is) substantially smaller than those of other units that are

1. currently installed in site‐built single family homes, and

2. of a similar cooling, and, if a heat pump, heating, capacity, and

(B)  if increased, would certainly result in a considerable increase in the usual cost of installation or would certainly result in a significant loss in the utility of the product to the consumer; and

3) of a product type that was available for purchase in the United States as of December 1, 2000.

 

Split system” of a consumer product means any air conditioner or heat pump that has at least two separate assemblies that are connected with refrigerant piping when installed. One of these assemblies includes an indoor coil that exchanges heat with the indoor air to provide heating or cooling, while one of the others includes an outdoor coil that exchanges heat with the outdoor air. Split systems may be either blower coil systems or coil-only systems.

 

Split system” of commercial and industrial equipment means any central air conditioner or central air conditioning heat pump in which one or more of the major assemblies are separate from the others.

 

Standard motor” in a central air conditioner or a central air‐conditioning heat pump means a motor that is not a premium motor.

 

Standard size” means a packaged terminal air conditioner or packaged terminal heat pump with wall sleeve dimensions having an external wall opening of greater than or equal to 16 inches high or greater than or equal to 42 inches wide, and a cross‐sectional area greater than or equal to 670 square inches.

 

Thermostatic expansion valve (TXV)” means a refrigerant metering valve, installed in an air conditioner or heat pump, which controls the flow of liquid refrigerant entering the evaporator in response to the super heat of the gas leaving it.

 

Through-the-wall central air conditioner” means a central air conditioner that is designed to be installed totally or partially within a fixed-size opening in an exterior wall, and:

(1) is not weatherized;

(2) is clearly and permanently marked for installation only through an exterior wall;

(3) has a rated cooling capacity no greater than 30,000 Btu/hr;

(4) exchanges all of its outdoor air across a single surface of the equipment cabinet; and

(5) has a combined outdoor air exchange area of less than 800 square inches (split systems) or less than 1,210 square inches (single packaged systems) as measured on the surface described in paragraph (4) of this definition.

 

Through-the-wall central air conditioning heat pump” means a heat pump that is designed to be installed totally or partially within a fixed-size opening in an exterior wall, and:

(1) is not weatherized;

(2) is clearly and permanently marked for installation only through an exterior wall;

(3) has a rated cooling capacity no greater than 30,000 Btu/hr;

(4) exchanges all of its outdoor air across a single surface of the equipment cabinet; and

(5) has a combined outdoor air exchange area of less than 800 square inches (split systems) or less than 1,210 square inches (single packaged systems) as measured on the surface described in paragraph (4) of this definition.

 

Unitary air conditioner” means a central air conditioner consisting of one or more factory‐ made assemblies that include an evaporator or cooling coil and an electrically‐driven compressor and condenser combination.

 

Unitary heat pump” means a central air conditioning heat pump that consists of one or more factory‐made assemblies, including an indoor conditioning coil, a compressor, and an outdoor coil, that provides a heating function, and that may provide a cooling function.

 

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi‐split air conditioner” means a unit of commercial package air‐conditioning and heating equipment that is configured as a split system air conditioner incorporating a single refrigerant circuit, with one or more outdoor units, at least one variable speed compressor or an alternate compressor combination for varying the capacity of the system by three or more steps, and multiple indoor fan coil units, each of which is individually metered and individually controlled by an integral control device and common communications network and which can operate independently in response to multiple indoor thermostats. Variable refrigerant flow implies three or more steps of capacity control on common, inter‐connecting piping.

 

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi‐split heat pump” means a unit of commercial package air‐conditioning and heating equipment that is configured as a split system heat pump that uses reverse cycle refrigeration as its primary heating source and which may include secondary supplemental heating by means of electrical resistance, steam, hot water, or gas. The equipment incorporates a single refrigerant circuit, with one or more outdoor units, at least one variable‐speed compressor or an alternate compressor combination for varying the capacity of the system by three or more steps, and multiple indoor fan coil units, each of which is individually metered and individually controlled by a control device and common communications network and which can operate independently in response to multiple indoor thermostats. Variable refrigerant flow implies three or more steps of capacity control on common, inter‐connecting piping.

 

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a multi-split system with at least three compressor capacity stages, distributing refrigerant through a piping network to multiple indoor blower coil units each capable of individual zone temperature control, through proprietary zone temperature control devices and a common communications network. Note: Single-phase VRF systems less than 65,000 Btu/h are central air conditioners and central air conditioning heat pumps.

 

Very large commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment” means commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment that is rated:

(1) at or above 240,000 Btu per hour; and

(2) below 760,000 Btu per hour (cooling capacity).

 

Water‐cooled air conditioner” means an air conditioner whose refrigerating system has a water‐cooled condenser.

 

Water‐source heat pump” means a single-phase or three-phase reverse-cycle heat pump that uses a circulating water loop as the heat source for heating and as the heat sink for cooling. The main components are a compressor, refrigerant-to-water heat exchanger, refrigerant-to-air heat exchanger, refrigerant expansion devices, refrigerant reversing valve, and indoor fan. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to, water-to-air water-loop heat pumps.

 

Year‐round air conditioner” means an appliance that contains an air conditioner and a furnace in the same cabinet.

 

(d) Portable Air Conditioners, Evaporative Coolers, Ceiling Fans, Ceiling Fan Light Kits, Whole House Fans, Residential Exhaust Fans, Dehumidifiers and Residential Furnace Fans.

 

“’Adjusted cooling capacity at 83oF conditions” means the adjusted cooling capacity of a single-duct or dual-duct portable air conditioner tested at the 83oF dry-bulb outdoor conditions, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

“’Adjusted cooling capacity at 95oF conditions” means the adjusted cooling capacity of a single-duct or dual-duct portable air conditioner tested at the 95oF dry-bulb outdoor conditions, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

Airflow” of ceiling fans means the rate of air movement at a specific fan‐speed setting expressed in cfm.

 

“’Annual energy consumption in cooling mode” means the annual energy consumption of a single-duct portable air conditioner in cooling mode, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

“’Annual energy consumption in cooling mode at 83oF conditions” means the annual energy consumption of a dual-duct portable air conditioner in cooling mode tested at the 83oF dry-bulb outdoor conditions, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

“’Annual energy consumption in cooling mode at 95oF conditions” means the annual energy consumption of a dual-duct portable air conditioner in cooling mode tested at the 95oF dry-bulb outdoor conditions, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

“’Annual energy consumption in inactive or off mode” means the annual energy consumption of a single-duct or dual-duct portable air conditioner in inactive or off mode, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d)| of this Article.

 

“’Annual energy consumption in off-cycle mode” means the annual energy consumption of a single-duct or dual-duct portable air conditioner in off-cycle mode, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

Basic model” of a federally regulated residential furnace fan, as defined in 10 C.F.R. section 430.2, means all units of a given type of residential furnace fan (or class thereof) manufactured by one manufacturer, having the same primary energy source, and which have essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional (or hydraulic) characteristics that affect energy consumption, energy efficiency, water consumption, or water efficiency; and that are marketed and/or designed to be installed in the same type of installation.

 

Belt-driven ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan with a series of one or more fan heads, each driven by a belt connected to one or more motors that are located outside of the fan head.

 

Blade span” means the diameter of the largest circle swept by any part of the fan blade assembly, including any blade attachments.

 

Ceiling fan” means a nonportable device that is suspended from a ceiling for circulating air via the rotation of fan blades.

 

Ceiling fan efficiency” means the ratio of the total airflow to the total power consumption, in units of ft3 per minute per watt (CFM/W).

 

Ceiling fan light kit” means equipment designed to provide light from a ceiling fan that can be:

(1)  integral, such that the equipment is attached to the ceiling fan prior to the time of retail sale; or

(2)  attachable, such that at the time of retail sale the equipment is not physically attached to the ceiling fan, but may be included inside the ceiling fan at the time of sale or sold separately for subsequent attachment to the fan.

 

“Centrifugal ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan for which the primary airflow direction is in the same plane as the rotation of the fan blades.

 

“’Combined energy efficiency ratio (’CEER)” of a single-duct or dual-duct portable air conditioner means the energy efficiency of a portable air conditioner in Btu per watt-hours (Btu/Wh), as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

Cooling efficiency ratio (CER)” means the efficiency of a spot air conditioner obtained by dividing the sum of the cooling capacity and the fan electrical input, both in Btu per hour by the total electrical input in watts, all as determined using the test method specified in Section 1604(d) of this Article.

 

Dehumidifier” means a self‐contained, electrically operated, and mechanically encased assembly consisting of:

(1)  a refrigerated surface (evaporator) that condenses moisture from the atmosphere;

(2)  a refrigerating system, including an electric motor;

(3)  an aircirculating fan; and

(4)  means for collecting or disposing of the condensate.

 

Direct evaporative cooler” means a heat and mass transfer device used to adiabatically cool air passing through the device by the process of evaporating water directly exposed to this air.

 

Dual-duct portable air conditioner” means a portable air conditioner that draws some or all of the condenser inlet air from outside the conditioned space through a duct attached to an adjustable window bracket, may draw additional condenser inlet air from the conditioned space, and discharges the condenser outlet air outside the conditioned space by means of a separate duct attached to an adjustable window bracket.

 

Energy factor for dehumidifiers” means a measure of energy efficiency of a dehumidifier calculated by dividing the water removed from the air by the energy consumed, measured in liters per kWh (l/kWh).

 

Evaporative cooler” means an appliance that cools indoor air directly or indirectly by evaporation of water. “Evaporative Cooler” does not include portable or spot ’evaporative coolers.

 

Furnace fan” means an electrically powered device used in a consumer product for the purpose of circulating air through ductwork.

 

High speed” of a ceiling fan means the highest available ceiling fan speed, i.e., the fan speed corresponding to the maximum blade revolutions per minute (RPM).

 

High-speed small-diameter (HSSD) ceiling fan” means a small-diameter ceiling fan that is not a very-small-diameter ceiling fan, highly decorative ceiling fan or belt-driven ceiling fan and that has a blade thickness of less than 3.2 mm at the edge or a maximum tip speed greater than the applicable limit specified in Table D-1.

 

Table D-1
High-Speed Small-Diameter Ceiling Fan Blade and Tip Speed Criteria

Airflow Direction

Thickness (t) of Edges of Blades

Tip Speed Threshhold

Mn

Inch

m/s

Feet per Minute

Downward Only

4.8 > t ≥3.2

3/16 > t ≥ 1/8

16.3

3200

Downward Only

t ≥ 4.8

t ≥ 3/16

20.3

4000

Reversible

4.8 > t ≥3.2

3/16 > t ≥ 1/8

12.2

2400

Reversible

t ≥ 4.8

t ≥ 3/16

16.3

3200

 

Highly decorative ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan with a maximum rotational speed of 90 RPM and less than 1,840 CFM airflow at high speed, as determined by sections 3 and 4 of 10 C.F.R. section 430.23(w) (Appendix U to Subpart B of part 430).

 

Hugger ceiling fan” means a low-speed small-diameter ceiling fan that is not a very-small-diameter ceiling fan, highly decorative ceiling fan or belt-driven ceiling fan; for which the lowest point on the fan blades is less than or equal to 10 inches from the ceiling.

 

Indirect evaporative cooler” means a heat and mass transfer device used to sensibly cool a primary airstream, without addition of moisture, by means of an evaporatively cooled secondary airstream.

 

Input power” of a ceiling fan light kit means the actual total power used by all lamp(s) and ballast(s) of the ceiling fan light kit during operation, expressed in watts and measured using the lamp and ballast packaged with the kit.

 

Lamp ballast platform” of a ceiling fan light kit means a pairing of one ballast with one or more lamps that can operate simultaneously on that ballast. A unique platform is defined by the manufacturer and model number of the ballast and lamp(s) and the quantity of lamps that operate on the ballast.

 

Lamp lumens” of a ceiling fan light kit means a measurement of luminous flux expressed in lumens and measured using the lamp and ballast shipped with the fixture.

 

Large-diameter ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan that is greater than seven feet in diameter.

 

Low‐profile ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan where the motor mounts directly to the ceiling and that cannot be mounted using a down‐rod.

 

Low speed” of a ceiling fan means the lowest available ceiling fan speed, i.e., the fan speed corresponding to the minimum, non-zero, blade RPM.

 

Low-speed small-diameter (LSSD) ceiling fan” means a small-diameter ceiling fan that has a blade thickness greater than or equal to 3.2 mm at the edge and a maximum tip speed less than or equal to the applicable limit specified in Table D-2.

 

Table D-2

Low-Speed Small-Diameter Ceiling Fan Blade and Tip Speed Criteria

Airflow Direction

Thickness (t) of Edges of Blades

Tip Speed Threshhold

Mn

Inch

m/s

Feet per Minute

Reversible

4.8 > t ≥3.2

3/16 > t ≥ 1/8

12.2

2400

Reversible

t ≥ 4.8

t ≥ 3/16

16.3

3200

 

Multi-head ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan with more than one fan head, i.e., more than one set of rotating fan blades.

 

Multi-mount ceiling fan” means a low-speed small-diameter ceiling fan that can be mounted in the configurations associated with both the standard and hugger ceiling fans.

 

Oscillating ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan containing one or more fan heads for which the axis of rotation of the fan blades cannot remain in a fixed position relative to the ceiling. Such fans have no inherent means by which to disable the oscillating function separate from the fan blade rotation.

 

Packaged direct evaporative cooler” means a direct evaporative cooler with an air‐moving device that includes the entire water distribution, collection, and recirculation system with pump and piping. “Packaged ’direct evaporative cooler” does not include portable or spot evaporative coolers.

 

Packaged indirect evaporative cooler” means an indirect evaporative cooler with integrated or nonintegrated primary and secondary air passages and provided with both primary and secondary air‐moving devices. This device also includes the entire water distribution, collection, and recirculation system with pump and piping.

 

Packaged indirect/direct evaporative cooler” means a product incorporating both an indirect evaporative cooler and a direct evaporative cooler, and including the entire water distribution, collection, and recirculation system with pump and piping.

 

“’Portable air conditioner” means a portable encased assembly, other than a “packaged terminal air conditioner,” “room air conditioner,” or “dehumidifier,” that delivers cooled, conditioned air to an enclosed space, and is powered by single-phase electric current. It includes a source of refrigeration and may include additional means for air circulation and heating.

 

Portable dehumidifier” means a dehumidifier designed to operate within the dehumidified space without the attachment of additional ducting, altough means may be provided for optional duct attachment.

 

“’Portable or Spot Evaporative Cooler” means a spot air conditioner that uses evaporative cooling and can be plugged into a standard mains outlet.

 

Product capacity for dehumidifiers” means a measure of the ability of a dehumidifier to remove moisture from its surrounding atmosphere, measured in pints collected per 24 hours of continuous operation.

 

Residential exhaust fan” means a permanently installed bathroom, kitchen, or utility room ceiling or wall‐mounted exhaust fan. “Residential exhaust fan” does not include the exhaust fans included in microwave/oven hood combination units.

 

“’Seasonally adjusted cooling capacity (SACC)” of a single-duct or dual-duct portable air conditioner means the amount of cooling, measured in Btu/h, provided to the indoor conditioned space, as determined using the test method specified in section 1604(d).

 

Single-duct portable air conditioner” means a portable air conditioner that draws all of the condenser inlet air from the conditioned space without the means of a duct, and discharges the condenser outlet air outside the conditioned space through a single duct attached to an adjustable window bracket.

 

Small-diameter ceiling fan” means a ceiling fan that is less than or equal to seven feet in diameter.

 

“’Spot air conditioner” means a portable air conditioner that discharges cool air into a space and discharges rejected heat back into that space, where there is no physical boundary separating the discharges.

 

Standard ceiling fan” means a low-speed small-diameter ceiling fan that is not a very-small-diameter ceiling fan, highly decorative ceiling fan or belt-driven ceiling fan; for which the lowest point on fan blades is greater than 10 inches from the ceiling.

 

System efficacy per lamp ballast platform” of a ceiling fan light kit means the ratio of measured lamp lumens expressed in lumens and measured input power expressed in watts.

 

Total airflow” of a ceiling fan means the sum of the product of airflow and hours of operation at all tested speeds. For multi-head fans, this includes the airflow from all fan heads.

 

Very small-diameter (VSD) ceiling fan” means a small-diameter ceiling fan that is not a highly decorative ceiling fan or belt-driven ceiling fan; and has one or more fan heads, each of which has a blade span of 18 inches or less.

 

Whole-home dehumidifier” means a dehumidifier designed to be installed with ducting to deliver return process air to its inlet and to supply dehumidified process air from its outlet to one or more locations in the dehumidified space.

 

Whole house fan” means an exhaust fan that is mounted in the ceiling of a residence that is capable of moving 1,000 cfm or more, and that provides cooling or fresh air.

 

(e) Gas and Oil Space Heaters and Electric Residential Boilers.

 

Annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE)” means the efficiency descriptor for furnaces and boilers, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(e) and based on the assumption that all:

(1)  weatherized warm air furnaces or boilers are located out‐of doors;

(2)  warm air furnaces which are not weatherized are located indoors and all combustion and ventilation air is admitted through grill or ducts from the outdoors and does not communicate with air in the conditioned space;

(3)  boilers which are not weatherized are located within the heated space.

 

Automatic flue damper” means a device installed in the flue outlet or in the inlet of or upstream of the draft control device of an individual, automatically operated, fossil fuel‐ fired appliance that is designed to automatically open the flue outlet during appliance operation and to automatically close the flue outlet when the appliance is in a standby condition.

 

Automatic vent damper” means a device intended for installation in the venting system of an individual, automatically operated, fossil fuel‐fired appliance either in the outlet or downstream of the appliance draft control device, which is designed to automatically open the venting system when the appliance is in operation and to automatically close off the venting system when the appliance is in a standby or shutdown condition.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated commercial packaged boilers means all commercial packaged boilers manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class having the same primary energy source (e.g., gas or oil) and that have essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional characteristics that affect energy efficiency.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated commercial warm air furnaces means all commercial warm air furnaces manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, that have the same nominal input rating and the same primary energy source (e.g. gas or oil) and that do not have any differing physical or functional characteristics that affect energy efficiency.

 

Boiler” means a space heater that is a self‐contained appliance for supplying steam or hot water primarily intended for space‐heating. “Boiler” does not include hot water supply boilers.

 

Central furnace” means a self‐contained space heater designed to supply heated air through ducts of more than 10 inches length.

 

Combined annual efficiency (CAE)” means [(SHF x Effy hs /100) + (WHF x Effy ss /100) + (R x NHF x EF)] divided by [SHF + WHF + (R x NHF)] as defined in the applicable test method in Section 1604(e)(3) of this Article.

 

Combustion efficiency of a space heater” means a measure of the percentage of heat from the combustion of gas or oil that is transferred to the space being heated or lost as jacket loss, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(e) of this Article.

 

Combustion efficiency for a commercial packaged boiler” means the efficiency descriptor for packaged boilers, determined using test procedures prescribed under 10 C.F.R. section 431.86 and is equal to 100 percent minus percent flue loss (percent flue loss is based on input fuel energy).

 

Commercial packaged boiler” means a type of packaged low pressure boiler that is industrial equipment with a capacity (rated maximum input) of 300,000 Btu per hour (Btu/hr) or more which, to any significant extent, is distributed in commerce:

(1)    For heating or space conditioning applications in buildings; or

(2)    For service water heating in buildings but does not meet the definition of ‘‘hot water supply boiler’’ in this part.

 

Condensing boiler” means a commercial packaged boiler that condenses part of the water vapor in the flue gases, and that includes a means of collecting and draining this condensate from its heat exchanger section.

 

Direct vent system” means a system supplied by a manufacturer which provides outdoor air or air from an unheated space (such as an attic or crawl space) directly to a furnace or vented heater for combustion and for draft relief if the unit is equipped with a draft control device.

 

Duct furnace” means a space heater designed to be installed within a duct.

 

Energy consumption during standby” means the energy consumed by a gas or oil space heater when the main burner is not operating, not including energy consumption related to associated cooling equipment, and reported in watts, based on a conversion factor of 3.412 Btu per watt‐hour.

 

Fan type gas space heater” means a space heater in which heat is distributed to the surrounding area through the use of an electric fan.

 

Floor furnace” means a self‐contained, floor‐mounted space heater without ducts.

 

Floor‐mounted unit heater” means a unit heater designed for mounting on the floor rather than suspension mounting.

 

Gravity type gas space heater” means a gas space heater in which heat is distributed to the surrounding area as a result of the differences in densities of cooler and warmer air in the surrounding atmosphere.

 

High intensity infrared heater” means an infrared gas space heater that has a radiating surface that operates at or above 1,350°F.

 

High static unit heater” means a unit heater that has an integral means for the circulation of air against 0.2 inch or greater static pressure.

 

Indoor duct furnace” means a duct furnace designed to operate under sheltered conditions.

 

Infrared gas space heater” means a gas space heater that directs a substantial amount of its energy output in the form of infrared energy into the area to be heated.

 

Low intensity infrared heater” means an ’infrared gas space heater that has a radiating surface that operates at less than 1,350°F.

 

Low static unit heater” means a unit heater that has an integral means for the circulation of air against less than 0.2 inch static pressure.

 

Mobile home furnace” means a direct vent furnace that is designed for use only in mobile homes.

 

Non‐packaged boiler” means a boiler that is not a packaged boiler.

 

Outdoor duct furnace” means a duct furnace designed to function normally under varying outdoor weather conditions.

 

Outdoor furnace or boiler” means a furnace or boiler normally intended for installation out‐of‐doors or in an unheated space (such as an attic or crawl space).

 

Output” means the rate of useful heat output when operating under steady state conditions.

 

Packaged boiler” means a boiler that is shipped complete with heating equipment, mechanical draft equipment, and automatic controls, usually shipped in one or more sections and does not include a boiler that is custom designed and field constructed. If the boiler is shipped in more than one section, the sections may be produced by more than one manufacturer, and may be originated or shipped at different times and from more than one location.

 

Packaged high pressure boiler” means a packaged boiler that is:

(1)    A steam boiler designed to operate at a steam pressure higher than 15 psi gauge (psig);

(2)    A hot water boiler designed to operate at a water pressure above 160 psig or at a water temperature exceeding 250°F, or both; or

(3)    A boiler that is designed to be capable of supplying either steam or hot water, and designed to operate under the conditions in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this definition.

 

Packaged low pressure boiler” means a packaged boiler that is:

1.   A steam boiler designed to operate at or below a steam pressure of 15 psig;

2.   A hot water boiler designed to operate at or below a water pressure of 160 psig and a temperature of 250oF; or

3.   A boiler that is designed to be capable of supplying either steam or hot water, and designed to operate under the conditions in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this definition.

 

Patio heater” means an infrared gas space heater that is designed for warming outdoor areas using radiant heat.

 

Portable infrared heater” means a free‐standing infrared gas space heater designed with the intent of being moved from one space to another.

 

Power venting” means a venting system that uses a separate fan, either integral to the appliance or attached to the vent pipe, products of combustion.

 

Premium motor” means a premium motor as defined in NEMA PremiumTM Product Scope and Nominal Efficiency Levels (2001).

 

Radiant coefficient” means a measure of efficiency of an infrared heater, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(e) of this Article.

 

Radiant tube‐type infrared heater” means a low‐intensity infrared gas space heater in which combustion takes place within a tube.

 

Room heater” means a free‐standing non‐recessed space heater.

 

Space heater” means an appliance that supplies heat to a space for the purpose of providing warmth to objects within the space.

 

Space heater” includes but is not limited to boilers (except hot water supply boilers), furnaces, room heaters, floor furnaces, wall furnaces, infrared heaters, unit heaters, duct furnaces, and combination space-heating and water-heating appliances.

 

Standard motor” of a central gas furnace means a motor that is not a premium motor.

 

Standby loss” of a boiler means the sum of the gas used by the pilot (converted to watts), the electricity used by controls, and any other energy used while the boiler is not operating.

 

Steam boiler” means a boiler that supplies steam.

 

Thermal efficiency” of a space heater means a measure of the percentage of heat from the combustion of gas or oil that is transferred to the space being heated, or in the case of a boiler, to the hot water or steam, as determined using the applicable test methods in Section 1604(e) of this Article. Thermal efficiency of a commercial warm air furnace equals 100 percent minus percent flue loss, as determined using test procedures prescribed under 10 C.F.R. section 431.76.

 

Unit heater” means a self‐contained, automatically‐controlled, vented fan‐type gas space heater designed to be installed without ducts, within the heated space.

 

Unvented gas space heater” means a gas space heater designed to be used without a vent.

 

Unvented oil space heater” means an oil space heater designed to be used without a vent.

NOTE: See Health and Safety Code Section 19881 for restrictions on the sale of unvented gas space heaters and unvented oil space heaters.

 

Vented floor furnace” means a self‐contained vented heater suspended from the floor of the space being heated, taking air for combustion from outside this space. The vented floor furnace supplies heated air circulated by gravity or by a fan directly into the space to be heated through openings in the casing.

 

Vented gas space heater” means a gas space heater designed to be used with a vent.

 

“’Vented home heating equipment” or “vented heater” means a class of home heating equipment, not including furnaces, designed to furnish warmed air to the living space of a residence, directly from the device, without duct connections (except that boots not to exceed 10 inches beyond the casing may be permitted) and includes: vented wall furnace, vented floor furnace, and vented room heater.

 

Vented oil space heater” means an oil space heater designed to be used with a vent.

 

Vented room heater” means a self‐contained, free standing, non‐recessed, vented heater for furnishing warmed air to the space in which it is installed. The vented room heater supplies heated air circulated by gravity or by a fan directly into the space to be heated through openings in the casing.

 

Vented wall furnace” means a self‐contained vented heater complete with grilles or the equivalent, designed for incorporation in, or permanent attachment to, a wall of a residence and furnishing heated air circulated by gravity or by a fan directly into the space to be heated through openings in the casing.

 

Wall furnace” means a wall‐mounted, self‐contained space heater without ducts that exceed 10 inches..

 

Water boiler” means a boiler that supplies hot water.

 

(f)  Water Heaters.

 

Activation lock” means a control mechanism (either by a physical device directly on the water heater or a control system integrated into the water heater) that is locked by default and contains a physical, software, or digital communication that must be activated with an activation key to enable to the product to operate at its designed specifications and capabilities and without which the activation of the product will provide not greater than 50 percent of the rated first hour delivery of hot water certified by the manufacturer.

 

Air-source commercial heat pump water heater” means a commercial heat pump water heater that utilizes indoor or outdoor air as the heat source.

 

Basic model” of federally regulated water heaters, hot water supply boilers, or unfired hot water storage tanks that are commercial and industrial equipment means all water heaters, hot water supply boilers, or unfired hot water storage tanks manufactured by one manufacturer within a single equipment class, having the same primary energy source (e.g., gas or oil) and that have essentially identical electrical, physical and functional characteristics that affect energy efficiency.

 

Booster water heater” means a water heater that raises the temperature of the preheated water supplied to the unit typically from 110°F‐140°F to 180°F‐195°F.

 

Commercial heat pump water heater (CHPWH)” means a water heater (including all ancillary equipment such as fans, blowers, pumps, storage tanks, piping, and controls, as applicable) that uses a refrigeration cycle, such as vapor compression, to transfer heat from a low-temperature source to a higher-temperature sink for the purpose of heating potable water, and has a rated electric power input greater than 12 kW. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to, air-source heat pump water heaters, water-source heat pump water heaters, and direct geo-exchange heat pump water heaters.

 

Direct geo-exchange commercial heat pump water heater” means a commercial heat pump water heater that utilizes the earth as a heat source and allows for direct exchange of heat between the earth and the refrigerant in the evaporator coils.

 

Electric instantaneous water heater” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a water heater that uses electricity as the energy source, has a nameplate input rating of 12 kW or less, and contains no more than one gallon of water per 4,000 Btu per hour of input.

 

Electric instantaneous water heater” that is federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means a water heater that uses electricity as the energy source, and has a rated input both greater than 12 kW and not less than 4,000 Btu/h per gallon of stored water.

 

Electric storage water heater” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a water heater that uses electricity as the energy source, has a nameplate input rating of 12 kW or less, and contains more than one gallon of water per 4,000 Btu per hour of input.

 

Electric storage water heater” that is federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means a water heater that uses electricity to heat and store water within the appliance at a thermostatically controlled temperature for delivery on demand, and has a rated input both greater than 12 kW and less than 4,000 Btu/hour per gallon of stored water.

 

First‐hour rating” means an estimate of the maximum volume of “hot” water that a storage‐type water heater can supply within an hour that begins with the water heater fully heated (i.e., with all thermostats satisfied). It is a function of both the storage volume and the recovery rate.

 

Flow-activated instantaneous water heater” means an instantaneous water heater or hot water supply boiler that activates the burner or heating element only if heated water is drawn from the unit.

 

Gas-fired instantaneous water heater” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a water heater that uses gas as the main energy source, has a nameplate input rating less than 200,000 Btu/h, and contains no more than one gallon of water per 4,000 Btu per hour of input.

 

Gas-fired instantaneous water heater” that is federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means a water heater that uses gas as the main energy source, and has a rated input both greater than 200,000 Btu/h and not less than 4,000 Btu/h per gallon of stored water.

 

Gas-fired storage water heater” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a water heater that uses gas as the main energy source, has a nameplate input rating of 75,000 Btu/h or less, and contains more than one gallon of water per 4,000 Btu per hour of input.

 

Gas-fired storage water heater” that is federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means a water heater that uses gas to heat and store water within the appliance at a thermostatically controlled temperature for delivery on demand, and has a rated input both greater than 75,000 Btu/hour and less than 4,000 Btu/hour per gallon of stored water.

 

Grid-enabled water heater” means an electric resistance water heater that:

(1) has a rated storage tank volume of more than 75 gallons;

(2) is manufactured on or after April 16, 2015;

(3) is equipped at the point of manufacture with an activation lock and;

(4) bears a permanent label applied by the manufacturer that:

(A) is made of material not adversely affected by water;

(B) is attached by means of non-water-soluble adhesive; and

(C) advises purchasers and end-users of the intended and appropriate use of the product with the following notice printed in 16.5 point Arial Narrow Bold font: “IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This water heater is intended only for use as part of an electric thermal storage or demand response program. It will not provide adequate hot water unless enrolled in such a program and activated by your utility company or another program operator. Confirm the availability of a program in your local area before purchasing or installing this product.”

 

Ground-source closed-loop commercial heat pump water heater” means a commercial heat pump water heater that utilizes a fluid circulated through a closed piping loop as a medium to transfer heat from the ground to the refrigerant in the evaporator. The piping loop may be buried inside the ground in horizontal trenches or vertical bores, or submerged in a surface water body.

 

Ground water-source commercial heat pump water heater” means a commercial heat pump water heater that utilizes ground water as the heat source.

 

Heat trap” means a device which can be integrally connected or independently attached to the hot and/or cold water pipe connections of a water heater such that the device will develop a thermal or mechanical seal to minimize the recirculation of water due to thermal convection between the water heater tank and its connecting pipes.

 

Hot water dispenser” means a small electric water heater that has a measured storage volume no greater than 1.0 gallon.

 

Hot water supply boiler” means a packaged boiler that is industrial equipment and that:

(1)  has an input rating from 300,000 Btu/hour to 12,500,000 Btu/hour and of at least 4,000 Btu/hour per gallon of stored water;

(2)  is suitable for heating potable water; and

(3)  meets either or both of the following conditions:

(A)  it has the temperature and pressure controls necessary for heating potable water for purposes other than space heating; or

(B)  the manufacturer’s product literature, product markings, product marketing, or product installation and operation instructions indicate that the boilers intended uses include heating potable water for purposes other than space heating.

 

Immersed heating element” means an electrically powered heating device which is designed to operate while totally immersed in water in such a manner that the heat generated by the device is imparted directly to the water.

 

Indoor water-source commercial heat pump water heater” means a commercial heat pump water heater that utilizes indoor water as the heat source.

 

Input” means rate of energy consumption.

 

Instantaneous water heater” that is federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means a water heater that uses gas, oil, or electricity, including:

(1) gas-fired instantaneous water heaters with a rated input both greater than 200,000 Btu/h and not less than 4,000 Btu/h per gallon of stored water;

(2) oil-fired instantaneous water heaters with a rated input both greater than 210,000 Btu/h and not less than 4,000 Btu/h per gallon of stored water; and

(3) electric instantaneous water heaters with a rated input both greater than 12 kW and not less than 4,000 Btu/h per gallon of stored water.

 

Maximum gpm (L/min) rating” means the maximum gallons per minute (liters per minute) of hot water that can be supplied by an instantaneous water heater while maintaining a nominal temperature rise of 77°F (42.8°C) during steady state operation.

 

Mini‐tank electric water heater” means a small electric water heater that has a measured storage volume more than 1.0 gallon and a rated storage volume less than 20 gallons.

 

Oil-fired instantaneous water heater” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a water heater that uses oil as the main energy source, has a nameplate input rating of 210,000 Btu/h or less, and contains no more than one gallon of water per 4,000 Btu per hour of input.

 

Oil-fired instantaneous water heater” that is federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means a water heater that uses oil as the main energy source, and has a rated input both greater than 210,000 Btu/h and not less than 4,000 Btu/h per gallon of stored water.

 

Oil-fired storage water heater” that is a federally regulated consumer product means a water heater that uses oil as the main energy source, has a nameplate input rating of 105,000 Btu/h or less, and contains more than one gallon of water per 4,000 Btu per hour of input.

 

Oil-fired storage water heater” that is federally regulated commercial and industrial equipment means a water heater that uses oil to heat and store water within the appliance at a thermostatically controlled temperature for delivery on demand, and has a rated input both greater than 105,000 Btu/hour and less than 4,000 Btu/hour per gallon of stored water.

 

R-value” means the thermal resistance of insulating material as determined using ASTM C177-13 or C518-15 and expressed in (oF.ft2.h/Btu).

 

Rated storage volume” means the water storage capacity of a water heater, in gallons (liters), as specified by the manufacturer.

 

Recovery efficiency” of a water heater means the ratio of energy delivered to the water to the energy content of the fuel consumed by the water heater, as determined using the applicable test method in  Section 1604(f)of this Article.

 

Residential-duty commercial water heater” means any gas-fired storage, oil-fired storage, or electric instantaneous commercial water heater that meets the following conditions:

(1) for models requiring electricity, uses single-phase external power supply;

(2) is not designed to provide outlet hot water at temperatures greater than 180oF; and

(3) does not meet any of the following criteria:

 

Table F-1

Water Heater Non-Residential Application Exclusions

Water Heater Type

Indicator on non-residential application

Gas-fired Storage

Rated Input > 105 kBtu/hour; rated storage volume > 120 gallons

Oil-fired Storage

Rated Input > 140 kBtu/hour; rated storage volume > 120 gallons>

Electric Instantaneous

Rated Input > rated storage volume > 2 gallons>

 

Storage-type instantaneous water heater” that is regulated under 10 C.F.R. part 431 means an instantaneous water heater that includes a storage tank with a storage volume greater than or equal to 10 gallons.

 

Storage water heater” means a water heater that is regulated under 10 C.F.R. part 431 and that uses gas, oil, or electricity to heat and store water within the appliance at a thermostatically controlled temperature for delivery on demand, including:

(1) gas-fired storage water heaters with a rated input both greater than 75,000 Btu/hour and less than 4,000 Btu/hour per gallon of stored water;

(2) oil-fired storage water heaters with a rated input both greater than 105,000 Btu/hour and less than 4,000 Btu/hour per gallon of stored water; and

(3) electric storage water heaters with a rated input both greater than 12 kW and less than 4,000 Btu/hour per gallon of stored water.

 

Thermal efficiency” of an instantaneous water heater, a storage water heater, or a hot water supply boiler means the ratio of the heat transferred to the water flowing through the water heater to the amount of energy consumed by the water heater as measured during the thermal efficiency test procedure prescribed in the applicable test method in Section 1604(f)of this Article.

 

Uniform energy factor” means the measure of water heater overall efficiency.

 

Water heater” that is a federally regulated water heater as defined in 10 C.F.R. section 430.2 means a product which utilizes oil, gas, or electricity to heat potable water for use outside the heater upon demand, including:

(1) Storage type units which heat and store water at a thermostatically controlled temperature, including gas storage water heaters with an input of 75,000 Btu per hour or less, oil storage water heaters with an input of 105,000 Btu per hour or less, and electric storage water heaters with an input of 12 kilowatts or less;

(2) Instantaneous type units which heat water but contain no more than one gallon of water per 4,000 Btu per hour of input, including gas instantaneous water heaters with an input of 200,000 Btu per hour or less, oil instantaneous water heaters with an input of 210,000 Btu per hour or less, and electric instantaneous water heaters with an input of 12 kilowatts or less; and

(3) Heat pump type units, with a maximum current rating of 24 amperes at a voltage no greater than 250 volts, which are products designed to transfer thermal energy from one temperature level to a higher temperature level for the purpose of heating water, including all ancillary equipment such as fans, storage tanks, pumps, or controls necessary for the device to perform its function.

 

(g) Pool Heaters, Portable Electric Spas, Residential Pool Pump and Motor Combinations, and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps, Replacement Residential Pool Pump Motors.

(1)  Pool Heater Definitions.

 

“Coefficient of performance (COP)” of a heat pump pool heater means the ratio of heat output to the total power input in consistent units, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(g) of this Article.

 

Electric heat pump pool heater” means an appliance designed for heating nonpotable water and employing a compressor, water-cooled condenser, and outdoor air coil.

 

Electric resistance pool heater” means an appliance designed for heating nonpotable water and employing electric resistance heating elements.

 

Fossil fuel-fired pool heater” means an appliance designed for heating nonpotable water and employing natural gas or oil burners.

 

Hybrid pool heater” means an appliance designed for heating nonpotable water and employing both a heat pump (compressor, water-cooled condenser, and outdoor air coil) and a fossil fueled burner as heating sources.

 

“Pool heater” means an appliance designed for heating non-potable water contained at atmospheric pressure, including heating water in swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and similar applications.

 

Readily accessible on-off switch” of a pool heater means an on-off switch located in a place that can be easily used without the need for tools to remove any covering when the pool heater is on display in a store or when it is installed.

 

Thermal efficiency” of a pool heater means a measure of the percentage of heat from the input that is transferred to the water, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(g) of this Article.

 

(2)  Portable Electric Spas Definitions

 

Combination spa” means a portable electric spa with two separate distinct reservoirs, where (1) one reservoir is an exercise spa; (2) the second reservoir is a standard spa; and (3) each reservoir has an independent water temperature setting control.

 

Exercise spa” (also known as a “swim spa”) means a portable electric spa that includes specific features and equipment to produce water flow for water physical therapy or physical fitness activity, including, but not limited to, swimming in place.

 

Exercise spa portion” means the reservoir of a combination spa that is an exercise spa.

 

Fill volume” means the water capacity of the portable electric spa, in gallons, at the halfway point between the bottom of the skimmer opening and the top of the skimmer opening. In the absence of a skimmer, the fill volume is six inches below the overflow level of the spa.

 

Inflatable spa” means a portable electric spa where the structure is collapsible and is designed to be filled with air to form the body of the spa.

 

“Portable electric spa” means a factory-built electric spa or hot tub, supplied with equipment for heating and circulating water at the time of sale or sold separately for subsequent attachment.

 

Rated capacity” of a portable electric spa means the number of people capable of fitting in a portable electric spa as specified by the manufacturer.

 

Rated voltage” of a portable electric spa means the voltage, in volts, as it appears on the nameplate of the spa.

 

Rated volume” means the water capacity of a portable electric spa, in gallons, as specified by the manufacturer on the spa, on the spa packaging, or the spa marketing materials.

 

“Skimmer” means a suction opening intended to remove floating debris from the water surface and installed where part of the water intake opening is open to atmospheric pressure.

 

Standard spa” means a portable electric spa that is not an inflatable spa, an exercise spa, or the exercise spa portion of a combination spa.

 

Standard spa portion” means the reservoir of a combination spa that is a standard spa.

 

Standby mode” of a portable electric spa means that only the default settings as shipped by the manufacturer are enabled, except water temperature, which may be adjusted to meet the test conditions. No manual operations are enabled.

 

(3)  Residential Pool Pump and Motor Combinations and Replacement Residential Pool Pump Motors Definitions.

The following definitions apply to products manufactured before July 19, 2021.

 

Capacitor start-capacitor run” means a capacitor start single phase motor that has a capacitor in series with the starting winding.

 

Capacitor start-induction run” means a motor that uses a capacitor via the starting winding to start an induction motor, where the capacitor is switched out by a centrifugal switch once the motor is up to speed.

 

Default speed” means the low speed, having a rotation rate that is no more than one-half of the motor's maximum rotation rate.

 

“Electronically commutated motor (ECM)” means a brushless DC motor that uses a permanent magnet rotor and built in inverters.

 

Multi speed motor” means a motor whose speed may be selected from several pre-set ranges.

 

Nameplate HP” means the HP displayed on the nameplate mounted on the motor.

 

Permanent magnet synchronous” means a motor that has a permanent magnet rotor, windings on the stator, and is controlled by single-phase or multi-phase sinusoidal alternating current.

 

“Permanent split capacitor (PSC)” means a two-phase motor operated from a single-phase voltage source with a capacitor connected in series with either one of the two windings.

 

Pool pump motor capacity” means a value equal to the product of the motor's nameplate HP and service factor.

 

Replacement residential pool pump motor” means a replacement motor intended to be coupled to an existing residential pool pump that is used to circulate and filter pool water in order to maintain clarity and sanitation.

 

“Residential pool pump” means an impeller attached to a motor that is used to circulate and filter pool water in order to maintain clarity and sanitation.

 

Residential pool pump and motor combination” means a residential pool pump motor coupled to a residential pool pump.

 

“Residential pool pump motor” means a motor that is used as a replacement residential pool pump motor or as part of a residential pool pump and motor combination.

 

“Service factor (of an AC motor)” means a multiplier which, when applied to the rated horsepower, indicates a permissible horsepower loading that can be carried under the conditions specified for the service factor.

 

“Speed” means the number of revolutions of the motor shaft in a given unit of time. Speed is expressed in revolutions per minute (RPM).

 

Split phase start” means a motor that employs a main winding with a starting winding to start the motor. After the motor has attained approximately 75 percent of rated speed, the starting winding is automatically disconnected by means of a centrifugal switch or by a relay.

 

“Total horsepower” of an AC motor means a value equal to the product of the motor's service factor and the motor's nameplate (rated) horsepower.

 

Two speed motor” means a motor designed or intended to be operated at one of two preset speeds.

 

Variable speed motor” means a motor whose speed can vary continuously over a specified range.

 

(4) Pumps, Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps, and Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors Definitions.

 

“’Bare ‘pump” means a pump excluding mechanical equipment, driver, and controls.

 

Basket strainer” means a perforated or otherwise porous receptacle, mounted within a housing on the suction side of a pump that prevents solid debris from entering a pump. The basket strainer receptacle is capable of passing spherical solids of 1 millimeter (mm) in diameter and can be removed by hand or using only simple tools such as a screwdriver, pliers, or an open-ended wrench.

 

“’Basic ’model” of a federally regulated pump means all units of a given class of pump manufactured by one manufacturer, having the same primary energy source, and having essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional (or hydraulic) characteristics that affect energy consumption, energy efficiency, water consumption, or water efficiency; except that:

(A) for RSV and ST pumps, all variations in numbers of stages of the bare pump must be considered a single basic model;

(B) pump models for which the bare pump differs in impeller diameter, or impeller trim, may be considered a single basic model; and

(C) pump models for which the bare pump differs in number of stages or impeller diameter and which are sold with motors (or motors and controls) of varying horsepower may only be considered a single basic model if:

(1) for ESCC, ESFM, IL, and RSV pumps, each motor offered in the basic model has a nominal full load motor efficiency rated at the federal minimum (see the current table for NEMA Design B motors at Table S-1 of this Article) or the same number of bands above the federal minimum for each respective motor horsepower (see Table 3 of Appendix A to subpart Y of 10 C.F.R. part 431); or

(2) for ST pumps, each motor offered in the basic model has a full load motor efficiency at the default nominal full load submersible motor efficiency shown in Table 2 of Appendix A to subpart Y of 10 C.F.R. part 431 or the same number of bands above the default nominal full load submersible motor efficiency for each respective motor horsepower (see Table 3 of Appendix A to subpart Y of 10 C.F.R. part 431).

 

“’Best ’efficiency point (’BEP)” means the pump hydraulic power operating point (consisting of both flow and head conditions) that results in the maximum efficiency.

 

“’Bowl diameter” means the maximum dimension of an imaginary straight line passing through and in the plane of the circular shape of the intermediate bowl of the bare pump that is perpendicular to the pump shaft and that intersects the outermost circular shape of the intermediate bowl of the bare pump at both of its ends, where the intermediate bowl is as defined in ANSI/HI 2.1-2.2-2014.

 

“’Clean water pump” means a pump that is designed for use in pumping water with a maximum non-absorbent free solid content of 0.016 pounds per ft3, and with a maximum dissolved solid content of 3.1 pounds per ft3, provided that the total gas content of the water does not exceed the saturation volume, and disregarding any additives necessary to prevent the water from freezing at a minimum of 14o F.

 

Close-coupled pump” means a pump in which the motor shaft also serves as the impeller shaft for the bare pump.

 

“’Continuous control” means a control that adjusts the speed of the pump driver continuously over the driver operating speed range in response to incremental changes in the required pump flow, head, or power output.

 

“’Control” means any device that can be used to operate the driver. Examples include, but are not limited to, continuous or non-continuous controls, schedule-based controls, on/off switches, and float switches.

 

“Dedicated-purpose pool pump” comprises self-priming pool filter pumps, non-self-priming pool filter pumps, waterfall pumps, pressure cleaner booster pumps, integral sand-filter pool pumps, integral-cartridge filter pool pumps, storable electric spa pumps, and rigid electric spa pumps.

 

Dedicated-purpose pool pump motor total horsepower” means the product of the dedicated-purpose pool pump nominal motor horsepower and the dedicated-purpose pool pump service factor of a motor used on a dedicated-purpose pool pump based on the maximum continuous duty motor power output rating allowable for the motor's nameplate ambient rating and insulation class.

 

“Dedicated-purpose pool pump service factor” means a multiplier applied to the rated horsepower of a pump motor to indicate the percent above nameplate horsepower at which the motor can operate continuously without exceeding its allowable insulation class temperature limit.

 

Designed and marketed” means that the equipment is designed to fulfill the indicated application and, when distributed in commerce, is designated and marketed for that application, with the designation on the packaging or any publicly available documents such as product literature, catalogs, and packaging labels.

 

“’Driver” means the machine providing mechanical input to drive a bare pump directly or through the use of mechanical equipment. Examples include, but are not limited to, an electric motor, internal combustion engine, or gas/steam turbine.

 

“’Dry ‘rotor pump” means a pump in which the motor rotor is not immersed in the pumped fluid.

 

“’End suction close-coupled (’ESCC) pump” means a close-coupled, dry rotor, end suction pump that has a shaft input power greater than or equal to 1 hp and less than or equal to 200 hp at BEP and full impeller diameter and that is not a dedicated-purpose pool pump. Examples include, but are not limited to, pumps within the specified horsepower range that comply with ANSI/HI nomenclature OH7, as described in ANSI/HI 1.1-1.2-2014.

 

“’End suction frame mounted/own bearings (’ESFM) pump” means a mechanically coupled, dry rotor, end suction pump that has a shaft input power greater than or equal to 1 hp and less than or equal to 200 hp at BEP and full impeller diameter and that is not a dedicated-purpose pool pump. Examples include, but are not limited to, pumps within the specified horsepower range that comply with ANSI/HI nomenclature OH0 and OH1, as described in ANSI/HI 1.1-1.2-2014.

 

“’End suction pump” means a single-stage, rotodynamic pump in which the liquid enters the bare pump in a direction parallel to the impeller shaft and on the side opposite the bare pump's driver-end. The liquid is discharged through a volute in a plane perpendicular to the shaft.

 

“’Fire pump” means a pump that is compliant with NFPA 20-2016 “Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection,” and is either:

(1) UL listed under ANSI/UL 448-2013 “Standard for Safety Centrifugal Stationary Pumps for Fire-Protection Service,” or

(2) FM Global (FM) approved under the January 2015 edition of FM Class Number 1319, “Approval Standard for Centrifugal Fire Pumps (Horizontal, End Suction Type).”

 

Freeze protection control” means a pool pump or replacement motor control that, at a certain ambient temperature, turns on the dedicated-purpose pool pump or replacement motor to circulate water for a period of time to prevent the pool and water in plumbing from freezing.

 

“Full impeller diameter” means the maximum diameter impeller with which a given pump basic model is distributed in commerce.

 

“’Horizontal motor” means a motor that requires the motor shaft to be in a horizontal position to function as designed, as specified in the manufacturer literature.

 

In-line (IL) pump” means a pump that is either a twin-head pump or a single-stage, single-axis flow, dry rotor, rotodynamic pump that has a shaft input power greater than or equal to 1 hp and less than or equal to 200 hp at BEP and full impeller diameter, in which liquid is discharged through a volute in a plane perpendicular to the shaft. Such pumps do not include pumps that are mechanically coupled or close-coupled, have a pump power output that is less than or equal to 5 hp at BEP at full impeller diameter, and are distributed in commerce with a horizontal motor. Examples of in-line pumps include, but are not limited to, pumps within the specified horsepower range that comply with ANSI/HI nomenclature OH3, OH4, or OH5, as described in ANSI/HI 1.1-1.2-2014.

 

“Integral” means a part of the device that cannot be removed without compromising the device's function or destroying the physical integrity of the unit.

 

Integral cartridge-filter pool pump” means a pump that requires a removable cartridge filter, installed on the suction side of the pump, for operation, and the cartridge filter cannot be bypassed.

 

Integral sand-filter pool pump” means a pump distributed in commerce with a sand filter that cannot be bypassed.

 

“’Magnet driven pump” means a pump in which the bare pump is isolated from the motor via a containment shell and torque is transmitted from the motor to the bare pump via magnetic force. The motor shaft is not physically coupled to the impeller or impeller shaft.

 

Maximum operating speed” means the rated full-load speed of a motor powered by a 60 Hertz (Hz) alternating current (AC) source. Speed is expressed in revolutions per minute (RPM).

 

“’Mechanical equipment” of a federally regulated pump means any component of a pump that transfers energy from the driver to the bare pump.

 

“’Mechanically coupled pump” means a pump in which the bare pump has its own impeller shaft and bearings and so does not rely on the motor shaft to serve as the impeller shaft.

 

Multi-speed dedicated-purpose pool pump” means a dedicated-purpose pool pump that is capable of operating at more than two discrete, pre-determined operating speeds separated by speed increments greater than 100 revolutions per minute (RPM), where the lowest speed is less than or equal to half of the maximum operating speed and greater than zero, and must be distributed in commerce with an on-board pool pump control (i.e., variable speed drive and user interface or programmable switch) that changes the speed in response to pre-programmed user preferences and allows the user to select the duration of each speed or the operational times or both.

 

“’Non-‘continuous control” means a control that adjusts the speed of a driver to one of a discrete number of non-continuous preset operating speeds, and does not respond to incremental reductions in the required pump flow, head, or power output.

 

Non-self-priming pool filter pump” means a pool filter pump that is not certified under NSF/ANSI 50-2015, “Equipment for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities”, to be self-priming and is not capable of re-priming to a vertical lift of at least 5.0 feet with a true priming time less than or equal to 10.0 minutes, when tested in accordance with section 1604(g)(3)(B) of this Article, and is not a waterfall pump.

 

“’PEICL” means the constant load pump energy index of a pump tested using the applicable test method in section 1604(g)(3)(A)  of this Article.

 

“’PEIVL” means the variable load pump energy index of a pump tested using the applicable test method in section 1604(g)(3)(A)  of this Article.

 

“Pool filter pump” means an end suction pump that:

(A) either:

1. includes an integrated basket strainer; or

2. does not include an integrated basket strainer, but requires a basket strainer for operation, as stated in manufacturer literature provided with the pump; and

(B) may be distributed in commerce connected to, or packaged with, a sand filter, removable cartridge filter, or other filtration accessory, provided that the filtration accessory is connected with consumer-removable connections that allow the filtration accessory to be bypassed.

 

Pool pump timer” means a pool pump control that automatically turns off a dedicated-purpose pool pump after a run-time of no longer than 10 hours.

 

Pressure cleaner booster pump” means an end suction dry rotor pump designed and marketed for pressure-side pool cleaner applications, and which may be UL listed under UL 1081-2016.“’Prime-assist pump” means a pump that:

(1) Is designed to lift liquid that originates below the centerline of the pump inlet;

(2) Requires no manual intervention to prime or re-prime from a dry-start condition; and

(3) Includes a device, such as a vacuum pump or air compressor and venturi eductor, to remove air from the suction line in order to automatically perform the prime or re-prime function at any point during the pump's operating cycle.

 

Prime-assist pump” means a pump that:

(A) Is designed to lift liquid that originates below the centerline of the pump inlet;

(B) Requires no manual intervention to prime or re-prime from a dry-start condition; and

(C) Includes a device, such as a vacuum pump or air compressor and venturi eductor, to remove air from the suction line in order to automatically perform the prime or re-prime function at any point during the pump's operating cycle.

 

“’Pump” means equipment designed to move liquids (which may include entrained gases, free solids, and totally dissolved solids) by physical or mechanical action and includes a bare pump and, if included by the manufacturer at the time of sale, mechanical equipment, driver, and controls.

 

“’Radially split, multi-stage, vertical, in-line diffuser casing (’RSV) pump” means a vertically suspended, multi-stage, single axis flow, dry rotor, rotodynamic pump:

(A)  that has a shaft input power greater than or equal to 1 hp and less than or equal to 200 hp at BEP and full impeller diameter and at the number of stages required for testing and

(B)  in which liquid is discharged in a place perpendicular to the impeller shaft; and

(C)  for which each stage (or bowl) consists of an impeller and diffuser;

(D)  for which no external part of such a pump is designed to be submerged in the pumped liquid; and

(E)  examples include, but are not limited to, pumps complying with ANSI/HI nomenclature VS8, as described in ANSI/HI 2.1-2.2-2014.

 

“Removable cartridge filter” means a filter component with fixed dimensions that captures and removes suspended particles from water flowing through the unit. The removable cartridge filter is not capable of passing spherical solids of 1 mm in diameter or greater, and can be removed from the filter housing by hand or using only a simple tool such as a screwdriver, plier, or open-ended wrench.

 

Replacement dedicated-purpose pool pump motor” means an electric motor that:

(A) is single-phase or polyphase;

(B) has a dedicated purpose pool pump motor total horsepower of less than or equal to 5 horsepower;

(C) is marketed for use as a replacement motor in self-priming pool filter pump, non-self-priming pool filter pump, or pressure cleaner booster pump applications; and

(D) excludes polyphase replacement dedicated-purpose pool pump motors capable of operating without a drive, and is sold or offered for sale without a drive that converts single-phase power to polyphase power.

 

Rigid electric spa pump” means an end suction pump that does not contain an integrated basket strainer or require a basket strainer for operation as stated in manufacturer literature provided with the pump and that meets the following three criteria:

(A) is assembled with four through bolts that hold the motor rear endplate, rear bearing, rotor, front bearing, front endplate, and the bare pump together as an integral unit;

(B) is constructed with buttress threads at the inlet and discharge of the bare pump; and

(C) uses a casing or volute and connections constructed of a non-metallic material.

 

“Rotodynamic pump” means a pump in which energy is continuously imparted to the pumped fluid by means of a rotating impeller, propeller, or rotor.

 

“Sand filter” means a device designed to filter water through sand or an alternate sand-type media.

 

“Self-priming pool filter pump” means a pool filter pump that is certified under NSF/ANSI 50-2015, to be self-priming or is capable of re-priming to a vertical lift of at least 5.0 feet with a true priming time less than or equal to 10.0 minutes, when tested with section 1604(g)(3)(B) of this Article, and is not a waterfall pump

 

“’Self-priming pump” means a pump that:

(1) Is designed to lift liquid that originates below the centerline of the pump inlet;

(2) Contains at least one internal recirculation passage; and

(3) Requires a manual filling of the pump casing prior to initial start-up, but is able to re-prime after the initial start-up without the use of external vacuum sources, manual filling, or a foot valve.

 

“’Single axis flow pump” means a pump in which the liquid inlet of the bare pump is on the same axis as the liquid discharge of the bare pump.

 

“Single-speed dedicated-purpose pool pump” means a dedicated-purpose pool pump that is capable of operating at only one speed.

 

Storable electric spa pump” means a pump that is distributed in commerce with the following:

(A) an integral heater; and

(B) an integral air pump.

 

Submersible pump” means a pump that is designed to be operated with the motor and bare pump fully submerged in the pumped liquid.

 

“’Submersible turbine (’ST) pump” means a single-stage or multi-stage, dry rotor, rotodynamic pump that is designed to be operated with the motor and stage(s) fully submerged in the pumped liquid; that has a shaft input power greater than or equal to 1 hp and less than or equal to 200 hp at BEP and full impeller diameter and at the number of stages required for testing; and in which each stage of this pump consists of an impeller and diffuser, and liquid enters and exits each stage of the bare pump in a direction parallel to the impeller shaft. Examples include, but are not limited to, pumps within the specified horsepower range that comply with ANSI/HI nomenclature VS0, as described in ANSI/HI 2.1-2.2-2014.

 

“’Twin head pump” means a dry rotor, single-axis flow, rotodynamic pump that contains two impeller assemblies, which both share a common casing, inlet, and discharge, and each of which:

(A)  Contains an impeller, impeller shaft (or motor shaft in the case of close-coupled pumps), shaft seal or packing, driver (if present), and mechanical equipment (if present);

(B)  Has a shaft input power that is greater than or equal to 1 hp and less than or equal to 200 hp at best efficiency point (BEP) and full impeller diameter;

(C)  Has the same primary energy source (if sold with a driver) and the same electrical, physical, and functional characteristics that affect energy consumption or energy efficiency;

(D)  Is mounted in its own volute; and

(E)  Discharges liquid through its volute and the common discharge in a plane perpendicular to the impeller shaft.

 

Two-speed dedicated-purpose pool pump” means a dedicated-purpose pool pump that is capable of operating at only two different pre-determined operating speeds, where the low operating speed is less than or equal to half of the maximum operating speed and greater than zero, and is distributed in commerce either:

(A) with a pool pump control (e.g., variable speed drive and user interface or switch) that is capable of changing the speed in response to user preferences; or

(B) without a pool pump control that has the capability to change speed in response to user preferences, but is unable to operate without the presence of such a pool pump control.

 

Variable-speed dedicated-purpose pool pump” means a dedicated-purpose pool pump that is capable of operating at a variety of user-determined speeds, where all the speeds are separated by at most 100 revolutions per minute (RPM) increments over the operating range and the lowest operating speed is less than or equal to one-third of the maximum operating speed and is greater than zero. Such a pump must include a variable speed drive and be distributed in commerce either:

(A) with a user interface that changes the speed in response to pre-programmed user preferences and allows the user to select the duration of each speed and/or the on and off times; or

(B) without a user interface that changes the speed in response to pre-programmed user preferences and allows the user to select the duration of each speed and/or the on and off times, but is unable to operate without the presence of a user interface.

 

“Variable speed drive” means equipment capable of varying the speed of the motor.

 

Variable-speed replacement dedicated-purpose pool pump motor” means a replacement dedicated-purpose pool pump motor that is capable of operating at a variety of user-determined speeds, where all the speeds are separated by at most 100 revolutions per minute (RPM) increments over the operating range and the lowest operating speed is less than or equal to one-third of the maximum operating speed and is greater than zero. Such a motor must include a variable-speed drive and be sold or offered for sale either:

(A) with a user interface that changes the speed in response to preprogrammed user preferences and allows the user to select the duration of each speed, the operational times, or both; or

(B) without a user interface that changes the speed in response to preprogrammed user preferences and allows the user to select the duration of each speed, the operational times, or both, but is unable to operate without the presence of such a user interface.

 

“Waterfall pump” means a pool filter pump with a certified maximum head less than or equal to 30.0 feet, and a maximum speed less than or equal to 1,800 revolutions per minute (RPM).

 

(h) Plumbing Fittings.

 

Basic model” of a federally regulated commercial pre-rinse spray valve means all spray settings of a given class manufactured by one manufacturer, which have essentially identical physical and functional (or hydraulic) characteristics that affect water consumption or water efficiency.

 

Commercial pre‐rinse spray valve” means a hand‐held device designed and marketed for use with commercial dishwashing and ware washing equipment that sprays water on dishes, flatware, and other food service items for the purpose of removing food residue before cleaning the items.

 

Faucet” means a lavatory faucet, kitchen faucet, metering faucet, or replacement aerator for a lavatory or kitchen faucet.

 

Flow rate” means the rate of water flow of a plumbing fitting, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(h) of this Article.

 

Kitchen faucet” means a faucet designed for discharge into a kitchen sink.

 

Kitchen replacement aerator” means an aerator sold as a replacement, separate from the kitchen faucet to which it is intended to be attached.

 

Lavatory” means a basin or bowl designed for washing the face and hands.

 

Lavatory faucet” means a plumbing fitting designed for discharge into a lavatory.

 

Lavatory replacement aerator” means an aerator sold as a replacement, separate from the lavatory faucet to which it is intended to be attached.

 

Leakage rate” means the rate of leakage through a tub spout diverter directly into the bathtub when the diverter is in the diverting position, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(h).

 

Lift‐type tub spout diverter” means a tub spout diverter that is operated by lifting the control.

 

Metering faucet” means a faucet that, when turned on, will gradually shut itself off over a period of several seconds.

 

“ozf” means ounce force.

 

Plumbing fitting” means a device that controls and guides the flow of water in a supply system. A plumbing fitting includes a showerhead, lavatory faucet, kitchen faucet, metering faucet, lavatory replacement aerator, kitchen replacement aerator, wash fountain, commercial pre‐ rinse spray valve, public lavatory faucet, or tub spout diverter.

 

psi” means pounds per square inch.

 

Public lavatory faucet” means a fitting intended to be installed in non‐residential bathrooms that are exposed to walk‐in traffic.

 

Pull‐type tub spout diverter” means a tub spout diverter that is operated by pulling the control.

 

Push-type tub spout diverter” means a tub spout diverter that is operated by pushing the control.

 

Showerhead” means a device through which water is discharged for a shower bath and includes a body sprayer and handheld showerhead but does not include a safety showerhead.

 

Showerhead‐tub spout diverter combination” means a group of plumbing fittings sold as a matched set and consisting of a control valve, a tub spout diverter, and a showerhead.

 

Spray force” of a commercial prerinse spray valve means the amount of force exerted onto the spray disc, measured in ounce-force (ozf).

 

Tub spout diverter” means a device designed to stop the flow of water into a bathtub and to divert it so that the water discharges through a showerhead.

 

Turn‐type tub spout diverter” means a tub spout diverter that is operated by turning the control.

 

Wash fountain” means a lavatory faucet designed for simultaneous use by two or more persons.

 

Water use” means the quantity of water flowing through a showerhead or faucet, at point of use, determined using the test method in Section 1604(h) of this Article.

 

(i)  Plumbing Fixtures.

 

Blowout toilet” means a water closet that uses a non-siphonic bowl with an integral flushing rim, a trap at the rear of the bowl, and a visible or concealed jet that operates with a blowout action.

 

Dual‐flush effective flush volume” means the average flush volume of two reduced flushes and one full flush.

 

Dual‐flush water closet” is a water closet incorporating a feature that allows the user to flush the water closet with either a reduced or a full volume of water.

 

Electromechanical hydraulic water closet” means a water closet that utilizes electrically operated devices, such as, but not limited to, air compressors, pumps, solenoids, motors, or macerators in place of or to aid gravity in evacuating waste from the toilet bowl.

 

Flushometer tank” means a flushometer valve that is integrated within an accumulator vessel affixed and adjacent to a plumbing fixture inlet so as to cause an effective enlargement of the supply line immediately before the fixture.

 

Flushometer tank water closet” means a water closet utilizing a flushometer tank.

 

Flushometer valve” means a valve that is attached to a pressurized water supply pipe and that is designed so that when actuated it opens the line for direct flow into the fixture at a rate and predetermined quantity to properly operate the fixture, and then gradually closes in order to provide trap reseal in the fixture and to avoid water hammer. The pipe to which the device is connected is, in itself, of sufficient size that when open shall allow the device to deliver water at a sufficient rate of flow for flushing purposes.

 

Gallons per flush (gpf)” means gallons per flush as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(i)

 

Gravity tank‐type water closet” means a water closet that includes a storage tank from which water flows into the bowl by gravity.

 

Plumbing fixture” means an exchangeable device, which connects to a plumbing system to deliver and drain away water and waste. A plumbing fixture includes a water closet or a urinal.

 

Prison‐type urinal” means a urinal designed and marketed expressly for use in prison‐type institutions.

 

Prison‐type water closet” means a water closet designed and marketed expressly for use in prison‐type institutions.

 

Trough‐type urinal” means a urinal designed for simultaneous use by two or more persons.

 

Urinal” means a plumbing fixture that receives only liquid body waste and, on demand, conveys the waste through a trap seal into a gravity drainage system.

 

Vacuum‐type urinal” means a urinal whose bowl is evacuated by the application of a vacuum.

 

Vacuum‐type water closet” means a water closet whose bowl is evacuated by the application of a vacuum.

 

Water closet” means a plumbing fixture having a water‐containing receptor that receives liquid and solid body waste through an exposed integral trap into a gravity drainage system.

 

Water use” means the quantity of water flowing through a water closet or urinal at point of use, determined in accordance with test procedures under Appendix T of subpart B of 10 C.F.R. part 430.

 

Waterless urinal” means a urinal designed to be used without the application of water for flushing.

 

(j)  Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts and Deep-Dimming Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts.

 

Arc power” means the entire output power of the ballast and delivered to all attached lamps.

 

Ballast luminous efficiency” means the total fluorescent lamp arc power divided by the fluorescent lamp ballast input power multiplied by the appropriate frequency adjustment factor, as defined in Appendix Q of subpart B of 10 C.F.R. part 430.

 

Cathode heater cut‐out circuit design” or “Cathode cut‐out circuit design” means a fluorescent lamp ballast design that incorporates a cathode heater cut out device that turns off the cathode heaters in fluorescent lamps once the lamps are ignited and operating.

 

Continuous dimming ballast” means a fluorescent lamp ballast that can continuously vary lamp light levels.

 

Deep-dimming fluorescent lamp ballast” means a fluorescent ballast that is capable of operating lamps in dimmed operating modes at any number of levels at or below 50 percent of full output. The term shall only apply to lamp ballasts designed to operate one, two, three, or four T5 or T8 four-foot linear or U-shape fluorescent lamps.

 

Electronic circuit design” means the type of circuit used in an electronic fluorescent lamp ballast.

 

Fluorescent lamp ballast” means a device that is used to start and operate fluorescent lamps by providing a starting voltage and current and limiting the current during normal operation.

 

F34T12 lamp” (also known as a “F40T12/ES lamp”) means a nominal 34 watt tubular fluorescent lamp that is 48 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and conforms to ANSI C78.81‐2003 (Data Sheet 7881‐ANSI‐1006‐1).

 

F96T12/ES lamp” means a nominal 60 watt tubular fluorescent lamp that is 96 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and conforms to ANSI C78.81‐ 2003 (Data Sheet 7881‐ ANSI‐3006‐1).

 

F96T12HO/ES lamp” means a nominal 95 watt tubular fluorescent lamp that is 96 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and conforms to ANSI C78.81‐ 2003 (Data Sheet 7881‐ ANSI‐1017‐1).

 

Input power” means the power provided to the ‘ballast, typically line alternating-current power as determined by 10 C.F.R., section 2.5.1.6 of Appendix Q of Subpart B of part 430.

 

Instant start ballast” or “slimline instant start ballast” means a fluorescent lamp ballast that allows for instantaneous light production without the use of a starter circuit.

 

Magnetic circuit design” means a fluorescent lamp ballast design that uses a magnetic core and coil and that alters the voltage and current, but not the frequency, to the lamp.

 

Maximum arc power” means the maximum amount of power a dimming ballast will provide to lamps under normal operating conditions. It is the same power as the measured power at 100 percent arc power.

 

Maximum input watts” means the maximum input wattage to a ballast resulting from the operation of the maximum number of lamps when tested in accordance with input/output measurements in the UL 935 standard for fluorescent lamp ballasts.

 

Minimum input watts” means the minimum input watts to a ballast resulting from the minimum number of lamps when tested in accordance with input/output measurements in the UL 935 standard for fluorescent lamp ballasts.

 

Power factor” of a fluorescent lamp ballast means the power input divided by the product of ballast input voltage and input current of a fluorescent lamp ballast, as measured under test conditions specified in ANSI C‐82.2‐1984.

 

Power input” means the power consumption in watts of a ballast and its associated fluorescent lamp or lamps, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(j).

 

Rapid start ballast” means a fluorescent lamp ballast design that uses a starter circuit to heat the cathodes before and during operation.

 

Relative light output” means the light output delivered through the use of a ballast divided by the light output delivered through the use of a reference ballast, expressed as a percent, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(j) of this Article.

 

Replacement ballast” means a ballast that:

(1) is designed for use to replace an existing fluorescent lamp ballast in a previously installed luminaire;

(2) is marked “FOR REPLACEMENT USE ONLY”;

(3) is shipped by the manufacturer in packages containing not more than 10 fluorescent lamp ballasts; and

(4) has output leads that when fully extended are a total length that is less than the length of the lamp with which the ballast is intended to be operated.

 

Specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballast” means a mercury vapor lamp ballast:

(1)  That is designed and marketed for operation of mercury vapor lamps used in quality inspection, industrial processing, or scientific use, including fluorescent microscopy and ultraviolet curing; and

(2)  In the case of a specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballast, the label of which:

(A)  Provides that the specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballast is ‘For specialty applications only, not for general illumination’; and

(B)  Specifies the specific applications for which the ballast is designed.

 

Stepped dimming ballast” means a fluorescent lamp ballast that can operate lamps at two or more light output steps.

 

’’T5 lamp” means a tubular fluorescent lamp 5/8 inches in diameter.

 

’’T8 lamp” means a tubular fluorescent lamp 8/8 or 1 inch in diameter.

 

’’T12 lamp” means a tubular fluorescent lamp 12/8 or 1‐1/2 inches in diameter.

 

Weighted ballast luminous efficacy” means the weighted average ballast luminous efficacy as calculated in section 1604(j)(3)(D).

 

(k) Lamps

 

(1) General Service Lamps Sold Before January 1, 2020, and All Other Lamps

 

Appliance Lamp” means any lamp that:

(1) is specifically designed to operate in a household appliance and has a maximum wattage of 40 watts (including an oven lamp, refrigerator lamp, and vacuum cleaner lamp); and

(2) when sold at retail, is designated and marketed for the intended application, with:

(A) the designation on the lamp packaging; and

(B) marketing materials that identify the lamp as being for appliance use

 

Average lamp efficacy (LPW)” means the measured lamp efficacy of fluorescent lamps, general service incandescent lamps, or incandescent reflector lamps, expressed in lumens per watt, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(k).

 

Average rated life” means the length of time declared by the manufacturer at which 50 percent of any large number of units of a lamp reaches the end of their individual lives.

 

Beam angle” means the angle within which the lamp produces 50% of the maximum luminous intensity.

 

Bipin lamp” means a lamp having a base with two pins that is used for tungsten‐halogen reflector lamps, low‐voltage tungsten‐halogen lamps, or fluorescent lamps.

 

Black Light Lamp” means a lamp that emits radiant energy in the UV‐A band (315‐400 nm) and is designated and marketed as a “black light”. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as a black light lamp.

 

BPAR incandescent reflector lamp” means a reflector lamp as shown in figure C78.21‐278 on page 32 of ANSI C78.21‐2003.

 

BR incandescent reflector lamp” means a reflector lamp that has:

(1)  a bulged section below the bulbʹs major diameter and above its approximate base line as shown in Figure 1 (RB) on page 7 of ANSI C79.11994; and

(2)  a finished size and shape shown in ANSI C78.211989, including the referenced reflective characteristics in Part 7 of ANSI C78.211989.

 

BR30” means a BR incandescent reflector lamp with a diameter of 30/8ths of an inch.

 

BR40” means a BR incandescent reflector lamp with a diameter of 40/8ths of an inch.

 

Bug Lamp” means a lamp that contains a filter to suppress the blue and green portions of the visible spectrum and is designated and marketed as a “bug light”. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a bug lamp.

 

Center beam candle power” means luminous intensity at the center of the beam of a reflector lamp, measured in candelas (cd).

 

Clear type lamp” means a general service incandescent lamp with an envelope (commonly referred to as the bulb) that utilizes no diffusive coatings. The filament is plainly visible. The illumination it produces is crisp‐edged, with well‐defined shadows on the background when an object is positioned in its emissive path. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a clear type lamp.

 

Colored fluorescent lamp” means a fluorescent lamp designated and marketed as a colored lamp, and not designed or marketed for general illumination applications with either of the following characteristics:

(1)  a CRI less than 40, as determined according to the method given in CIE publication 13.3 1995, or

(2)  a correlated color temperature less than 2,500K or greater than 7,000K as determined according to the method set forth in IES LM909.

 

Colored incandescent lamp” means an incandescent lamp designated and marketed as a colored lamp that has:

(1)  a CRI of less than 50, as determined according to the test method given in CIE publication 13.31995; or

(2)  a correlated color temperature less than 2,500K, or greater than 4,600K, where correlated color temperature is computed according to the Journal of Optical Society of America, Vol. 58, pages 15281595 (1968).

 

Connected LED lamp” means an LED lamp capable of changing its lumen output or spectral power distribution in response to an external control signal other than a change in RMS AC supply voltage or a 0-10 volt DC control signal. Connected LED lamp includes lamps that can be controlled wirelessly and through power line carrier digital communication.

 

Design voltage” with respect to an incandescent lamp means:

(1)  the voltage marked as the intended operating voltage;

(2)  the midpoint of the voltage range if the lamp is marked with a voltage range; or

(3)  120 V if the lamp is not marked with a voltage or voltage range.

 

Directional lamp” means a lamp that has at least 80 percent of light output within a solid angle of Π steradian corresponding to a cone with an angle of 120o.

 

Duv” means the closest distance from the chromaticity coordinate of the light source to the Planckian locus on the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) (u', 2/3 v') coordinates with “+” sign for above and “-” sign for below the Planckian locus.

 

ER incandescent reflector lamp” means a reflector lamp with an elliptical section below the bulbʹs major diameter and above its approximate baseline as shown in Figure 1 (RE) on page 7 of ANSI C79.1‐1994 and a finished size and shape shown in ANSI C78.21‐1989 including the referenced reflective characteristics in part 7 of ANSI C78.21‐1989.

 

ER30” means an ER incandescent reflector lamp with a diameter of 30/8ths of an inch.

 

ER40” means an ER incandescent reflector lamp with a diameter of 40/8ths of an inch.

 

Federally‐regulated general service fluorescent lamp” means any fluorescent lamp which can be used to satisfy the majority of fluorescent lighting applications but does not include any lamp designed and marketed for the following non‐general applications:

(1)  fluorescent lamps designed to promote plant growth;

(2)  fluorescent lamps specifically designed for cold temperature applications;

(3)  colored fluorescent lamps;

(4)  impactresistant fluorescent lamps;

(5)  reflectorized or aperture fluorescent lamps;

(6)  fluorescent lamps designed for use in reprographic equipment;

(7)  lamps primarily designed to produce radiation in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum; or

(8)  lamps with a CRI of 87 or greater.

 

Federally‐regulated general service incandescent lamp” means a standard incandescent or halogen‐type lamp that:

(1)  is intended for general service applications;

(2)  has a medium screw base

(3)  has a lumen range of not less than 310 lumens and not more than 2,600 lumens; and

(4)  is capable of being operated at a voltage range at least partially within 110 and 130 volts; but does not include the following incandescent lamps:

(A)  An appliance lamp.

(B)  A black light lamp.

(C)  A bug lamp.

(D)  A colored lamp.

(E)  An infrared lamp.

(F)  A lefthand thread lamp.

(G)  A marine lamp.

(H) A marine signal service lamp.

(I)   A mine service lamp.

(J)   A plant light lamp.

(K)  A reflector lamp.

(L)  A rough service lamp.

(M) A shatterresistant lamp (including a shatterproof lamp and a shatterprotected lamp).

(N) A sign service lamp.

(O)  A silver bowl lamp.

(P)  A showcase lamp.

(Q)  A 3way incandescent lamp.

(R)  A traffic signal lamp.

(S)  A vibration service lamp.

(T)  A G shape lamp (as defined in ANSI C78.202003 and C79.12002) with a diameter of five inches or more.

(U)  A T shape lamp (as defined in ANSI C78.202003 and C79.12002) and that uses not more than 40 watts or has a length of more than 10 inches.

(V)  A B, BA, CA, F, G16 1/2, G25, G30, S, or M14 lamp (as defined in ANSI C79.12002 and ANSI C78.202003) of 40 watts or less.

 

Federally‐regulated general service lamp” includes:

(1)  general service incandescent lamps;

(2)  compact fluorescent lamps;

(3)  general service lightemitting diode (LED or OLED) lamps; and

(4)  any other lamps that the Secretary determines are used to satisfy lighting applications traditionally served by general service incandescent lamps; but does not include any:

(A)  lighting application or bulb shape excluded from the definition of “federally regulated general service incandescent lamp;” or;

(B)  general service fluorescent lamp or incandescent reflector lamp.

 

Federally‐regulated incandescent reflector lamp” (commonly referred to as a reflector lamp) means any lamp in which light is produced by a filament heated to incandescence by an electric current, that:

(1)  is not colored or designed for rough or vibration service applications;

(2)  contains an inner reflective coating on the outer bulb to direct the light;

(3)  has an R, PAR, ER, BR, BPAR, or similar bulb shape with an E26 medium screw base;

(4)  has a rated voltage or voltage range that lies at least partially in the range of 115 and 130 volts;

(5)  has a diameter that exceeds 2.25 inches; and

(6)  has a rated wattage that is 40 watts or higher.

 

Fluorescent lamp” means a low pressure mercury electric‐discharge source in which a fluorescing coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated by the mercury discharge into light.

 

Frost type lamp” means an inside‐frosted lamp producing modest diffusion of the light with little reduction of light output. Any lamp labeled as “standard” or “frosted” is a “frost type lamp.”

 

Incandescent lamp” means a glass enclosure in which light is produced by a filament of conducting material heated by an electric current.

 

Infrared lamp” means a lamp that radiates predominately in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and where visible radiation is not of principal interest. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being an infrared lamp.

 

Initial performance values” means the photometric and electrical characteristics of the lamp at the end of 100 hours of operation.

 

Integrated compact fluorescent lamp” means an integrally ballasted compact fluorescent lamp that contains all components necessary for the starting and stable operation of the lamp, contains an ANSI standard base, does not include any replaceable or interchangeable parts, and is capable of being connected directly to a branch circuit through a corresponding ANSI standard lamp-holder (socket).

 

Intermediate base incandescent lamp” means a lamp that uses an intermediate screw base as described in ANSI C81.61‐2006, Specifications for Electric Bases, common designation E17.

 

Lamp” means an electrical appliance that includes a glass envelope and produces optical radiation for the purpose of visual illumination, designated to be installed into a luminaire by means of an integral lamp‐holder. Types of lamps include incandescent, fluorescent, and high intensity discharge (high pressure sodium and metal halide).

 

Lamp Efficacy ” means the measured lumen output of a lamp in lumens divided by the measured lamp electrical power in watts expressed in units of lumens per watt (LPW).

 

Lamp electrical power input” means the total electrical input to the lamp, including both arc and cathode power where appropriate, at the reference condition, in units of watts.

 

Left‐handed thread lamp” means a lamp on which the base screws into a lamp socket in a counter‐clockwise direction, and screws out of a lamp socket in a clockwise direction.

 

Lifetime of a compact fluorescent lamp” means the length of operating time between first use and failure of 50 percent of the sample units, determined in accordance with the test procedures described in section 3.3 of Appendix W to subpart B of 10 C.F.R. part 430

 

Lumen maintenance” means the luminous flux or lumen output at a given time in the life of the lamp and expressed as a percentage of the rated luminous flux or rated lumen output, respectively.

 

Lumen output” means the brightness of the lamp at full output, measured in Lumens.

 

Marine Lamp” means a lamp specifically designed to operate in a marine application. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a marine lamp or similar designation.

 

means a lamp that is designed and marketed for use on boats and can operate at or between 12 volts and 13.5 volts.

 

Marine Signal Lamp” means a lamp specifically designed to provide signals to marine vessels for seaway safety. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a marine signal lamp or similar designation.

 

Medium base compact fluorescent lamp” means an integrally ballasted fluorescent lamp with a medium screw base, a rated input voltage range of 115 to 130 volts, and which is designed as a direct replacement for a general service incandescent lamp; however the term does not include:

(1)  any lamp that is:

(A)  specifically designed to be used for special purpose applications; and

(B)  unlikely to be used in general purpose applications, such as the applications described in the definition of “Federallyregulated general service incandescent lamp” in this section; or

(2)  any lamp not described in the definition of “Federallyregulated general service incandescent lamp” in this section that is excluded by the Secretary, by rule, because the lamp is:

(A)  designed for special applications; and

(B)  unlikely to be used in general purpose applications.

 

Medium screw base” means an Edison screw base identified with the prefix E‐26 in the American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases, ANSI IEC C81.61‐ 2003.

 

Mine Service Lamp” means a lamp specifically designed for use in Mine applications. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a mine service lamp or similar designation.

 

Modified spectrum” means, with respect to an incandescent lamp, an incandescent lamp that:

(1) is not a colored incandescent lamp; and

(2) when operated at the rated voltage and wattage of the incandescent lamp -

(A) has a color point with (x,y) chromaticity coordinates on the C.I.E. 1931 chromaticity diagram, figure 2, page 3 of IESNA LM-16 that lies below the black-body locus; and

(B) has a color point with (x,y) chromaticity coordinates on the C.I.E. 1931 chromaticity diagram, figure 2, page 3 of IESNA LM-16 that lies at least 4 MacAdam steps, as referenced in IESNA LM-16, distant from the color point of a clear lamp with the same filament and bulb shape, operated at the same rated voltage and wattage.

 

Nominal lamp wattage” means the lamp wattage stated by the manufacturer on the lamp and on any accompanying documents or packaging.

 

Organic light‐emitting diode (OLED)” means a thin‐film light‐emitting device that typically consists of a series of organic layers between two electrical contacts (electrodes).

 

Plant Light Lamp” means a lamp that contains a filter to suppress yellow and green portions of the spectrum and is designated and marketed as a “plant light”. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a plant light.

means a lamp that is designed to promote plant growth by emitting its highest radiant power peaks in the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum that promote photosynthesis: Blue (440 nm to 490 nm) and/or red (620 to 740 nm), and is designed and marketed for plant growing applications.

Power” means the total amount of electric power required, measured in Watts, to operate the lamp, as measured at the base of the lamp.

 

R20 incandescent reflector lamp” means a reflector lamp that has a face diameter of approximately 2.5 inches, as shown in figure 1(R) on page 7 of ANSI C79.1‐1994.

 

R20 short lamp” means a lamp that is an R20 incandescent reflector lamp that has a rated wattage of 100 watts; has a maximum overall length of 3 and 5/8, or 3.625, inches; and is designed, labeled, and marketed specifically for pool and spa applications.

 

Rated lumens” means a lampʹs lumen value as stated by the manufacturer on the lamp, the lampʹs packaging, or the lampʹs marketing materials.

 

Rated luminous flux” or “rated lumen output” means the initial lumen rating (100 hour) declared by the manufacturer, which consists of the lumen rating of a lamp at the end of 100 hours of operation.

 

Rated supply frequency” means the frequency marked on the lamp.

 

Rated voltage” means the voltage marked on the lamp. With respect to incandescent lamps, rated voltage means:

(1)  the design voltage if the design voltage is 115V, 130V, or between 115V and 130V;

(2)  115V if the design voltage is less than 115V and greater than or equal to 100V and the lamp can operate at 115V; and

(3)  130V if the design voltage is greater than 130V and less than or equal to 150V and the lamp can operate at 130V.

 

Rated wattage” means:

(1) with respect to fluorescent lamps and general service fluorescent lamps, if the lamp is:

(A) listed in ANSI C78.81 or ANSI C78.901-2014, the rated wattage of a lamp determined by the lamp designation of Clause 11.1 of ANSI C78.81 or ANSI C78.901-2014;

(B) a residential straight-shaped lamp, and not listed in ANSI C78.81, the wattage of a lamp when operated on a reference ballast for which the lamp is designed; or

(C) neither listed in one of the ANSI standards referenced in (1)(A) of this definition, nor a residential straight-shaped lamp, the electrical power of a lamp when measured according to the test procedures outlined in 10 C.F.R. Appendix R to subpart B of part 430.

(2) with respect to general service incandescent lamps and incandescent reflector lamps, the electrical power measured according to the test procedures outlined in 10 C.F.R. Appendix R to subpart B of part 430.

(3) 130V if the design voltage is greater than 130V and less than or equal to 150V and the lamp can operate at 130V.

 

Reflector lamp” means a lamp that has a reflective coating applied directly to part of the bulb surface and that reflects light in a forward direction away from the lamp base. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a reflector lamp or similar designation.

 

Residential straight‐shaped lamp” means a low pressure mercury electric‐discharge source in which a fluorescing coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated by the mercury discharge into light, including a straight‐shaped fluorescent lamp with medium bi‐ pin bases of nominal overall length of 48 inches and is either designed exclusively for residential applications; or designed primarily and marketed exclusively for residential applications.

(1)  A lamp is designed exclusively for residential applications if it will not function for more than 100 hours with a commercial highpowerfactor ballast.

(2)  A lamp is designed primarily and marketed exclusively for residential applications if it:

(A)  is permanently and clearly marked as being for residential use only;

(B)  has a life of 6,000 hours or less when used with a commercial highpowerfactor ballast;

(C)  is not labeled or represented as a replacement for a fluorescent lamp that is a covered product; and

(D)  is marketed and distributed in a manner designed to minimize use of the lamp with commercial highpowerfactor ballasts.

(3)  A manufacturer may market and distribute a lamp in a manner designed to minimize use of the lamp with commercial highpowerfactor ballasts by:

(A)  packaging and labeling the lamp in a manner that clearly indicates the lamp is for residential use only and includes appropriate instructions concerning proper and improper use; if the lamp is included in a catalog or price list that also includes commercial/industrial lamps, listing the lamp in a separate residential section accompanied by notes about proper use on the same page; and providing as part of any express warranty accompanying the lamp that improper use voids such warranty; or

(B)  using other comparably effective measures to minimize use with commercial high powerfactor ballasts.

 

Rough service lamp” means a lamp that:

(1)  has a minimum of 5 supports with filament configurations that are C7A, C11, C17, and C22 as listed in Figure 612 of the 9th edition of the IES Lighting Handbook, or similar configurations where lead wires are not counted as supports; and

(2)  is designated and marketed specifically for ʹrough serviceʹ applications, with:

(A)  the designation appearing on the lamp packaging; and

(B)  marketing materials that identify the lamp as being for rough service.

 

Shatter‐resistant lamp, shatter‐proof lamp, or shatter‐protected lamp” means a lamp that:

(1)  has a coating or equivalent technology that is compliant with the NSF/ANSI 51 and is designed to contain the glass if the glass envelope of the lamp is broken; and

(2)  is designated and marketed for the intended application, with:

(A)  the designation on the lamp packaging; and

(B)  marketing material that identify the lamp as being shatterresistant, shatterproof, or shatterprotected.

 

Showcase lamp” means a lamp that has a tubular bulb with a conventional screw base. The longer lamps have filaments with supports similar to linear incandescent lamps. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a showcase lamp.

 

Sign service lamp” means a lamp of the vacuum type or gas‐filled with sufficiently low bulb temperature to permit exposed outdoor use on high‐speed flashing circuits. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a sign service lamp.

 

Silver Bowl lamp” means a lamp that has a reflective coating applied directly to part of the bulb surface and that reflects light in a backward direction toward the lamp base. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a silver bowl lamp or similar designation.

 

Slimline lamp” means a straight tubular‐shaped instant start lamp with single pin bases of nominal overall length of 96 inches and a rated wattage of 52 or more, as defined in ANSI C78.81‐2003.

 

Soft white type lamp” means a lamp that emits diffuse illumination that produces soft‐ edged, poorly defined shadows on the background when an object is positioned in its emissive path. The designation shall be on the lamp packaging, and marketing materials shall identify the lamp as being a soft white lamp.

 

Specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballast” means a mercury vapor lamp ballast that:

(1)  is designed and marketed for operation of mercury vapor lamps used in quality inspection, industrial processing, or scientific use, including fluorescent microscopy and ultraviolet curing; and

(2)  in the case of a specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballast, the label of which:

(A)  provides that the specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballast is “For specialty applications only, not for general illumination”; and

(B)  specifies the specific applications for which the ballast is designed.

 

State-regulated Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp” means a lamp capable of producing light with Duv between -0.012 and 0.012, and that has an E12, E17, E26, or GU-24 base, including LED lamps that are designed for retrofit within existing recessed can housings that contain one of the preceding bases. State-regulated LED lamp does not include a lamp with a brightness of more than 2,600 lumens or a lamp that cannot produce light with a correlated color temperature between 2200 K and 7000 K.

 

State-regulated small diameter directional lamp” means a directional lamp that meets all of the following criteria:

1. Capable of operating at 12 volts, 24 volts, or 120 volts;

2. Has an ANSI ANSLG C81.61-2009 (R2014) compliant pin base or E26 base;

3. Is a non-tubular directional lamp with a diameter of less than or equal to 2.25 inches;

4. Has a lumen output of less than or equal to 850 lumens, or has a wattage of 75 watts or less; and

5. Has a rated life greater than 300 hours.

 

“’State-regulated small diameter directional lamp includes incandescent filament, LED, and any other lighting technology that falls within this definition. State-regulated small diameter directional lamp does not include directional lamps with an E26 base that utilize light emitting diodes (LEDs) and are covered under the definition of state-regulated Light Emitting Diode Lamps.

 

3-way incandescent lamp” means an incandescent lamp that

(1) employs two filaments, operated separately and in combination, to provide three light levels, and

(2) is designated on the lamp packaging and marketing materials as being a 3-way incandescent lamp.

 

U‐shaped lamp” means a tubular U‐shaped fluorescent lamp with a medium bi‐pin base with a nominal overall length between 22 and 25 inches and a rated wattage of 28 or more.

 

Vibration service lamp” means a lamp that:

(1)  has filament configurations that are C5, C7A, or C9, as listed in Figure 612 of the 9th Edition of the IES Lighting Handbook or similar configurations;

(2)  has a maximum wattage of 60 watts;

(3)  is sold at retail in packages of two lamps or less; and

(4)  is designated and marketed specifically for vibration service or vibrationresistant applications with:

(A)  the designation appearing on the lamp packaging; and

(B)  marketing materials that identify the lamp as being vibration service only.

 

Voltage range” means a band of operating voltages as marked on an incandescent lamp, indicating that the lamp is designed to operate at any voltage within the band.

 

(2) General Service Lamps Sold On or After January 1, 2020.

 

“Black light lamp” means a lamp that is designed and marketed as a black light lamp and is an ultraviolet lamp with the highest radiant power peaks in the UV-A band (315 to 400 nm) of the electromagnetic spectrum.

 

“Bug lamp” means a lamp that is designed and marketed as a bug lamp, has radiantp ower peaks above 550 nm on the electromagnetic spectrum, and has a visible yellow coating.

 

“Colored lamp” means a colored fluorescent lamp, a colored incandescent lamp, or a lamp designed and marketed as a colored lamp with either of the following characteristics (if multiple modes of operation are possible [such as variable CCT], either of the below characteristics must be maintained throughout all modes of operation):

(1) A CRI less than 40, as determined according to the method set forth in CIE Publication13.3; or

(2) A CCT less than 2,500K or greater than 7,000K.

 

“Designed and marketed” means exclusively designed to fulfill the indicated application and, when distributed in commerce, designated and marketed solely for that application, with the designation prominently displayed on the packaging and all publicly available documents (e.g., product literature, catalogs, and packaging labels).

 

“General service incandescent lamp” means a standard incandescent or halogen type lamp that is intended for general service applications; has a medium screw base; has a lumen range of not less than 310 lumens and not more than 2,600 lumens or, in the case of a modified spectrum lamp, not less than 232 lumens and not more than 1,950 lumens; and is capable of being operated at a voltage range at least partially within 110 and 130 volts; however this definition does not apply to the following incandescent lamps—

(1) An appliance lamp;

(2) A black light lamp;

(3) A bug lamp;

(4) A colored lamp;

(5) A G shape lamp with a diameter of 5 inches or more as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002;

(6) An infrared lamp;

(7) A left-hand thread lamp;

(8) A marine lamp;

(9) A marine signal service lamp;

(10) A mine service lamp;

(11) A plant light lamp;

(12) An R20 short lamp;

(13) A sign service lamp;

(14) A silver bowl lamp;

(15) A showcase lamp; and

(16) A traffic signal lamp.

 

“General service lamp” means a lamp that has an ANSI base; is able to operate at a voltage of 12 volts or 24 volts, at or between 100 to 130 volts, at or between 220 to 240 volts, or of 277 volts for integrated lamps, or is able to operate at any voltage for nonintegrated lamps; has an initial lumen output of greater than or equal to 310 lumens (or 232 lumens for modified spectrum general service incandescent lamps) and less than or equal to 3,300 lumens; is not a light fixture; is not an LED downlight retrofit kit; and is used in general lighting applications. General service lamps include, but are not limited to, general service incandescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, general service light emitting diode lamps, and general service organic light-emitting diode lamps.

 General service lamps do not include:

(1) Appliance lamps;

(2) Black light lamps;

(3) Bug lamps;

(4) Colored lamps;

(5) G shape lamps with a diameter of 5 inches or more as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002;

(6) General service fluorescent lamps;

(7) High intensity discharge lamps;

(8) Infrared lamps;

(9) J, JC, JCD, JCS, JCV, JCX, JD, JS, and JT shape lamps that do not have Edison screw bases;

(10) Lamps that have a wedge base or prefocus base;

(11) Left-hand thread lamps;

(12) Marine lamps;

(13) Marine signal service lamps;

(14) Mine service lamps;

(15) MR shape lamps that have a first number symbol equal to 16 (diameter equal to 2 inches) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002, operate at 12 volts, and have a lumen output greater than or equal to 800;

(16) Other fluorescent lamps;

(17) Plant light lamps;

(18) R20 short lamps;

(19) Reflector lamps that have a first number symbol less than 16 (diameter less than 2 inches) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002 and that do not have E26/E24, E26d, E26/50x39, E26/53x39, E29/28, E29/53x39, E39, E39d, EP39, or EX39bases;

(20) S shape or G shape lamps that have a first number symbol less than or equal to 12.5 (diameter less than or equal to 1.5625 inches) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002;

(21) Sign service lamps;

(22) Silver bowl lamps;

(23) Showcase lamps;

(24) Specialty MR lamps;

(25) T shape lamps that have a first number symbol less than or equal to 8 (diameter less than or equal to 1 inch) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002, nominal overall length less than 12 inches, and that are not compact fluorescent lamps;

(26) Traffic signal lamps.

 

General service light-emitting diode (LED) lamp” means an integrated or non-integrated LED lamp designed for use in general lighting applications and that uses light-emitting diodes as the primary source of light.

 

General service organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lamp” means an integrated or nonintegrated OLED lamp designed for use in general lighting applications and that uses organic light-emitting diodes as the primary source of light.

 

“Infrared lamp” means a lamp that is designed and marketed as an infrared lamp; has its highest radiant power peaks in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (770 nm to 1 mm); has a rated wattage of 125 watts or greater; and which has a primary purpose of providing heat.

 

Integrated lamp” means a lamp that contains all components necessary for the starting and stable operation of the lamp, does not include any replaceable or interchangeable parts, and is connected directly to a branch circuit through an ANSI base and corresponding ANSI standard lamp-holder (socket).

 

“LED downlight retrofit kit” means a product designed and marketed to install into an existing downlight, replacing the existing light source and related electrical components, typically employing an ANSI standard lamp base, either integrated or connected to the downlight retrofit by wire leads, and is a retrofit kit. LED downlight retrofit kit does not include integrated lamps or non-integrated lamps.

 

“Left-hand thread lamp” means a lamp with direction of threads on the lamp base oriented in the left-hand direction.

 

“Light fixture” means a complete lighting unit consisting of light source(s) and ballast(s) or driver(s) (when applicable) together with the parts designed to distribute the light, to position and protect the light source, and to connect the light source(s) to the power supply.

 

“Marine signal service lamp” means a lamp that is designed and marketed for marine signal service applications.

 

“Mine service lamp” means a lamp that is designed and marketed for mine service applications.

 

Non-integrated lamp” means a lamp that is not an integrated lamp.

 

Other fluorescent lamp” means low pressure mercury electric-discharge sources in which a fluorescing coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated by the mercury discharge into light and include circline lamps and include double-ended lamps with the following characteristics: Lengths from one to eight feet; designed for cold temperature applications violet region of the spectrum; impact-resistant; reflectorized or aperture; or a CRI of 87 or greater.

 

Pin base lamp” means a lamp that uses a base type designated as a single pin base or multiple pin base system.

 

“Plant light lamp” means a lamp that is designed to promote plant growth by emitting its highest radiant power peaks in the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum that promote photosynthesis: Blue (440 nm to 490 nm) and/or red (620 to 740 nm), and is designed and marketed for plant growing applications.

 

“Reflector lamp” means a lamp that has an R, PAR, BPAR, BR, ER, MR, or similar bulb shape as defined in ANSI C78.20-2003 and ANSI C79.1-2002 and is used to provide directional light.

 

“Showcase lamp” means a lamp that has a T shape as specified in ANSI C78.20-2003 andANSI C79.1-2002, is designed and marketed as a showcase lamp, and has a maximum rated wattage of 75 watts.

 

“Silver bowl lamp” means a lamp that has an opaque reflective coating applied directly to part of the bulb surface that reflects light toward the lamp base and that is designed and marketed as a silver bowl lamp.

 

Specialty multifaceted reflector (MR) lamp” means a lamp that has an MR shape as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002, a diameter of less than or equal to 2.25 inches, a lifetime of less than or equal to 300 hours, and that is designed and marketed for a specialty application.

 

“Traffic signal lamp” means a lamp that is designed and marketed for traffic signal applications and has a lifetime of 8,000 hours or greater.

 

(l)  Emergency Lighting.

 

Edge‐lit exit sign” means an illuminated exit sign in which lettering etched into a glass, plastic, or similar panel is illuminated through the edge of the panel and in which the lettering and the background are luminous.

 

Electroluminescent light source” means a solid‐state device which produces light when an electric current is passed through a phosphor‐impregnated material.

 

Face” means an illuminated side of an illuminated exit sign.

 

Illuminated exit sign” means a sign that:

(1)  is designed to be permanently fixed in place to identify an exit; and

(2)  consists of:

(A)  an electrically powered integral light source that illuminates the legend “EXIT” and any directional indicators; and

(B)  provides contrast between the legend, any directional indicators, and the background.

 

Input power demand” means the amount of power required to continuously illuminate an exit sign model, measured in watts. For exit sign models with rechargeable batteries, input power demand shall be measured with batteries at full charge.

 

Matrix illuminated exit sign” means an illuminated exit sign that uses an array of small light sources, such as LEDs, to form the lettering of a sign.

 

Panel‐type exit sign” means an illuminated exit sign in which a translucent panel diffuses a light source and in which both the lettering and background are luminous.

 

Stencil illuminated exit sign” means an illuminated exit sign in which an opaque panel conceals the light source and in which only translucent lettering is luminous.

 

(m)          Traffic Signal Modules.

 

Power consumption” means the power consumption, in watts, of a traffic signal module or a traffic signal lamp.

 

Traffic signal lamp” means a lamp that is designed with lifetime, wattage, focal length, filament configuration, mounting, ’lamp glass, and ’lamp base characteristics appropriate for use in traffic signals.

 

Traffic signal module for vehicle control” means a standard 8‐inch (200 mm) or 12‐inch (300 mm) round traffic signal indication that:

(1)  consists of a light source, a lens, and all other parts necessary for operation; and

(2)  communicates movement messages to drivers through red, amber, green colors.

 

Traffic signal module for pedestrian control” means a traffic signal module that conveys movement information to pedestrians.

 

(n) Luminaires and Torchieres.

 

Art work luminaire” means a luminaire designed only to be mounted directly to art work only for the purpose of illuminating that art work.

 

Automatic daylight control” is a control that automatically reduces lighting in response to available daylight. This control typically uses photosensors to detect changes in daylight illumination and then change the electric lighting level in response to the daylight changes.

 

Dedicated fluorescent lamp socket” means one of the ANSI designated type of fluorescent lamp sockets that will accept only a compact or linear fluorescent lamp, and that is used in luminaires where the ballast is permanently installed in the luminaire between the power cord and the lamp socket. “Dedicated fluorescent lamp socket” does not include sockets where the ballast is located between the socket and the lamp, or where the ballast is integrated into the lamp.

 

E12 screw‐based socket” means an ANSI designation for a screw‐base socket commonly referred to as a candelabra screw‐base.

 

E17 screw‐based socket” means an ANSI designation for a screw‐base socket commonly referred to as an intermediate screw‐base.

 

E26 screw‐based socket” means an ANSI designation for a screw‐base socket commonly referred to as a medium screw‐base.

 

General lighting application” means lighting that provides an interior or exterior area with overall illumination.

 

GU‐24” means the designation of a lamp holder and socket configuration, based on a coding system by the International Energy Consortium: “G” indicates the broad type of two or more projecting contacts, such as pins or posts; “U” distinguishes between lamp and holder designs of similar type that are not interchangeable due to electrical or mechanical requirements; and “24” indicates 24 millimeter center to center spacing of electrical contact posts.”

 

GU‐24 adaptor” means a one‐piece device, pig‐tail, wiring harness, or other such socket/base attachment that connects to a GU‐24 socket on one end and provides a different type of socket or connection on the other end; a GU‐24 adaptor does not alter the voltage. A fluorescent ballast with a GU‐24 base is not a GU‐24 adaptor.

 

High frequency electronic ballast” means a fluorescent lamp ballast having an output frequency of no less than 20kHz. “Fluorescent lamp ballast” is defined in Section 1602(j) of  this Article.

 

Indoor metal halide luminaire” is a metal halide luminaire that is not an outdoor metal halide luminaire.

 

Integral control” means a fully functional occupancy sensor or automatic daylight control system for which all required components for an integral control, including control devices, sensors, and wiring, are factory installed, packaged and sold with each individual luminaire, and are integrated into each individual luminaire at the factory in one of the following three methods:

(1)  Is integrated directly into the luminaire housing and hardwired to the lighting system; or

(2)  Is prewired to allow proper functionality between the control and luminaire, and to allow remote mounting of the control. One end of the wiring shall be prewired to the luminaire, and the other end shall be prewired to the control. The wiring may be either a metal or fiber conductor. The wiring may allow temporary disconnection in the field to allow remote mounting of the control; or

(3)  Is prewired with a wireless radio controlled sensor to allow proper functionality between the control and luminaire, and to allow interaction with the wireless control signal in the lighting system.

 

Lamp‐ballast system efficiency” means the efficiency of a lamp and ballast combination expressed as a percentage and calculated by dividing the output circuit lamp power by the input circuit power as measured in accordance with ANSI C82.6‐2005 (American National Standard for Ballasts for High‐Intensity Discharge Lamps ‐ Methods of Measurement).

 

LED array or module” means an assembly of LED packages (components), or dies on a printed circuit board or substrate, possibly with optical elements and additional thermal, mechanical, and electrical interfaces that are intended to connect the load side of a LED driver. Power source and ANSI standard base are not incorporated into the device. The device cannot be connected directly to the branch circuit.

 

LED lamp, non‐integrated” means an assembly comprised of an LED array (module) or LED packages (components) and an ANSI standards base. The device is intended to connect to the LED driver of an LED luminaire through an ANSI standard lamp‐holder (socket). The device cannot be connected directly to the branch circuit.

 

LED lamp, integrated” means an integrated assembly comprised of LED packages (components) or LED arrays (modules), LED driver, ANSI standard base and other optical, thermal, mechanical and electrical components. The device is intended to connect directly to the branch circuit through a corresponding ANSI standard lamp holder (socket)

 

LED luminaire” means a complete lighting unit consisting of LED‐based light emitting elements and a matched driver together with parts to distribute light, to position and protect the light emitting elements, and to connect the unit to a branch circuit. The LED‐ based lighting emitting elements may take the form of LED packages (components), LED arrays (modules), or LED lamps. The LED luminaire is intended to connect directly to a branch circuit.

 

LED package” means an assembly of one or more LED dies that includes wire bond or other type of electrical connections, possibly with an optical element and thermal, mechanical, and electrical interfaces. Power source and ANSI standardized base are not incorporated into the device. The device cannot be connected directly to the branch circuit.

 

Luminaire efficacy” for LEDs means the luminous efficacy of the LED luminaire, or of the LED light engine with integral heat sink, when tested in accordance with IES LM‐79‐08.

 

Metal halide ballast” means a ballast used to start and operate metal halide lamps.

 

Metal halide lamp” means a high‐intensity discharge lamp in which the major portion of the light is produced by radiation of metal halides and their products of dissociation, possibly in combination with metallic vapors.

 

Metal halide lamp fixture” or “Metal halide luminaire” means a light fixture for general lighting application designed to be operated with a ’metal halide lamp and a ballast for a metal halide lamp.

 

Nonpulse-start electronic ballast” means an electronic ballast with a starting method other than pulse-start.

 

Occupant sensor, lighting” is a device that automatically reduces lighting or turns lights off soon after an area is vacated.

 

Outdoor metal halide luminaire” means a metal halide luminaire that is UL 1598 Wet Location Listed and labeled “Suitable for Wet Locations” as specified by the National Electrical Code 2005, Section 410.4(A).

 

Portable floor luminaire” means a portable luminaire designed to be located on the floor and not located on a table, desk, or other structure above the floor.

 

Portable luminaire” means a luminaire that has a flexible cord and an attachment plug for connection to a nominal 120‐volt, 15‐ or 20‐ampere branch circuit; that allows the user to relocate the luminaire without any rewiring; that are typically controlled with a switch located on the luminaire itself or on the power cord; and that are intended for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70‐2002. Portable luminaire does not include any of the following:

1.    direct plugin nightlights

2.    sun and heat lamps

3.    aquarium lamps

4.    medical and dental lights

5.    portable electric hand lamps

6.    signs and commercial advertising displays

7.    photographic lamps

8.    germicidal lamps

9.    illuminated vanity mirrors

10.  lava lamps not providing general or task illumination

11.  industrial work lights rated for use with lamps providing greater than 7,000 lumens

12.  portable luminaires for marine use or for use in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

13.  Christmas tree and decorative lighting outfits or electric candles and candelabras without lamp shades that are covered by the Standard for Christmas Tree and Decorative Outfits, UL 588

 

Portable table luminaire” means a portable luminaire designed to be located on a table, desk, or other structure above the floor.

 

Probe‐start metal halide ballast” means a ballast that:

(1)  starts a probestart metal halide lamp that contains a third starting electrode (probe) in the arc tube; and

(2)  does not generally contain an igniter but instead starts lamps with high ballast open circuit voltage.

 

Pulse‐start metal halide ballast” means an electronic or electromagnetic ballast that starts a pulse‐start metal halide lamp with high voltage pulses. Lamps shall be started by first providing a high voltage pulse for ionization of the gas to produce a glow discharge. To complete the starting process, power shall be provided by the ballast to sustain an arc through a glow‐to‐arc transition.

 

System input power rating” means the operating input wattage of the rated lamp/ballast combination published in manufacturerʹs catalogs based on independent testing lab reports as specified by “Standards for Luminaire” UL 1598.

 

Torchiere” means a portable electric lamp with a reflector bowl that directs light upward to give indirect illumination.

 

Under‐cabinet luminaire” means a luminaire designed for mounting in, on, under, or within modular office furniture.

 

Wall mount adjustable luminaire” means a portable luminaire that is designed only to be mounted on a wall, having no base which will allow the luminaire to stand on a horizontal surface.

 

(o) Dishwashers.

 

Compact dishwasher” means a dishwasher that has a capacity of less than eight place settings plus six serving pieces as specified in 10 C.F.R., part 430, Appendix C1 of Subpart B.

 

Cycle” means a sequence of operations of a dishwasher that performs a complete dishwashing operation, and that may include variations or combinations of the functions of washing, rinsing, and drying.

 

Dishwasher” means a cabinet‐like appliance that with the aid of water and detergent, washes, rinses, and dries (when a drying process is included) dishware, glassware, eating utensils, and cooking utensils by chemical, mechanical, or electrical means, and discharges to a plumbing drainage system.

 

Energy factor” of a dishwasher means cycles per kWh, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(o).

 

Non-soil-sensing dishwasher” means a dishwasher that does not have the ability to adjust automatically any energy consuming aspect of the normal cycle based on the soil load of the dishes.

 

Soil-sensing dishwasher” means a dishwasher that has the ability to adjust any energy-consuming aspect of the normal cycle based on the soil load of the dishes.

 

Standard dishwasher” means a dishwasher that has a capacity equal to or greater than eight place settings plus six serving pieces as defined in 10 C.F.R., part 430, Appendix C1 of Subpart B.

 

Truncated normal cycle” means the normal cycle interrupted to eliminate the power‐dry feature after the termination of the last rinse option.

 

’’Water heating dishwasher” means a dishwasher that, as recommended by the manufacturer, is designed for heating cold inlet water (nominal 50°F) or designed for heating water with a nominal inlet water temperature of 120°F. Any dishwasher designated as water‐heating (50°F or 120°F inlet water) must provide internal water heating to above 120°F in at least one phase of the normal cycle.

 

Water-softening dishwasher” means a dishwasher which incorporates a water softening system that periodically consumes additional water and energy during the cycle to regenerate.

 

(p) Clothes Washers.

 

Automatic clothes washer” means a clothes washer that has a control system that is capable of scheduling a pre‐selected combination of operations, such as regulation of water temperature, regulation of the water fill level, and performance of wash, rinse, drain, and spin functions without the need for user intervention subsequent to the initiation of machine operation. Some models may require user intervention to initiate these different segments of the cycle after the machine has begun operation, but they do not require the user to intervene to regulate the water temperature by adjusting the external water faucet valves.

 

Clothes washer” means an appliance designed to clean clothes, utilizing a water solution of soap or detergent and mechanical agitation or other movement.

 

Commercial clothes washer” means a soft mount front‐loading or soft mount top‐loading clothes washer with clothes container compartment no greater than 3.5 ft3 for horizontal‐axis clothes washers, or no greater than 4.0 ft3 for vertical‐axis clothes washers, that is designed for use in (1) applications where the occupants of more than one household will be using it, such as multi‐family housing common areas and coin laundries; or (2) other commercial applications.

 

Compact clothes washer” means a clothes washer of less than 1.6 ft3 in clothes container compartment capacity.

 

Cycle” means a sequence of operations of a clothes washer that performs a complete washing operation.

 

Energy factor” of a clothes washer means ft3 per kWh per cycle, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(p).

 

Front‐loading clothes washer” means a clothes washer with the clothes container compartment access located on the front of the machine.

 

Integrated modified energy factor” of a clothes washer means the quotient of the cubic foot (or liter) capacity of the clothes container divided by the total clothes washer energy consumption per cycle, with such energy consumption expressed as the sum of:

(1)  the machine electrical energy consumption;

(2)  the hot water energy consumption;

(3)  the energy required for removal of the remaining moisture in the wash load; and

(4)  the combined lowpower mode energy consumption.

 

Integrated water factor” of a clothes washer means the quotient of the total weighted per‐cycle water consumption for all wash cycles in gallons divided by the cubic foot (or liter) capacity of the clothes washer.

 

Modified energy factor (MEF)” of a clothes washer means the quotient of the ft3 capacity of the clothes container divided by the total clothes washer energy consumption per cycle, with such energy consumption expressed as the sum of the machine electrical energy consumption, the hot water energy consumption, and the energy required for removal of the remaining moisture in the wash load, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(p).

 

Other clothes washer” means a class of clothes washer which is not an automatic or semi‐automatic clothes washer.

 

Semi‐automatic clothes washer” means a clothes washer that is the same as an automatic clothes washer except that user intervention is required to regulate the water temperature by adjusting the external water faucet valves.

 

Soft mount clothes washer” means a clothes washer that does not require mechanical fastening to a floor for proper operating performance under typical commercial clothes washer applications.

 

Standard clothes washer” means a clothes washer of 1.6 ft3 or more in clothes container compartment capacity.

 

Suds‐saving” means a feature or option on a clothes washer which allows the user to store used wash water in an external laundry tub for use with subsequent wash loads.

 

Top‐loading clothes washer” means a clothes washer with the clothes container compartment access located on the top of the machine.

 

Water factor” means the quotient of the total weighted per‐cycle water consumption divided by the capacity of the clothes washer, determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(p).

 

(q) Clothes Dryers.

 

Automatic termination control” means a dryer control system with a sensor which monitors either the dryer load temperature or its moisture content and with a controller which automatically terminates the drying process. A mark or detent which indicates a preferred automatic termination control setting must be present if the dryer is to be classified as having an “automatic termination control”. A mark is a visible single control setting on one or more dryer controls.

 

Clothes dryer” means a cabinet‐like appliance that is designed to dry fabrics in a tumble‐ type drum with forced air circulation and that has a drum and a blower driven by an electric motor.

 

Compact clothes dryer” means a clothes dryer with a drum capacity less than 4.4 ft3.

 

Cycle” means a sequence of operation of a clothes dryer which performs a clothes drying operation, and may include variations or combinations of the functions of heating, tumbling, and drying.

 

Drum capacity” means the volume of the drying drum in cubic feet. “Electric clothes dryer” means a clothes dryer whose heat source is electricity.

 

Energy factor” of a clothes dryer means pounds of clothes dried per kWh, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(q).

 

Gas clothes dryer” means a clothes dryer whose heat source is gas and the drum and blower(s) are driven by an electric motor(s).

 

Standard clothes dryer” means a clothes dryer with a drum capacity of 4.4 ft3 or greater.

 

Ventless clothes dryer” means a clothes dryer that uses a closed-loop system with an internal condenser to remove the evaporated moisture from the heated air. The moist air is not discharged from the cabinet.

 

(r) Cooking Products and Food Service Equipment.

 

Built‐in microwave oven” means a microwave oven that is supported by surrounding cabinetry, walls, or other similar structures.

 

Commercial convection oven” means an appliance that is not a consumer product and that is designed for cooking food by forcing hot air over it using a fan in a closed cavity.

 

Commercial hot food holding cabinet” means a heated, fully enclosed compartment, with one or more solid or partial glass doors, that is designed to maintain the temperature of hot food that has been cooked in a separate appliance. “Commercial hot food holding cabinet” does not include heated glass merchandising cabinets, drawer warmers or cook‐and‐hold appliances.

 

Commercial range top” means an appliance that is not a consumer product and that is designed for cooking food by direct or indirect heat transfer from one or more cooking units to one or more cooking containers.

 

Combined cooking product” means a household cooking appliance that combines a cooking product with other appliance functionality, which may or may not include another cooking product. Combined cooking products include the following products: Conventional range, microwave/conventional cooking top, microwave/conventional oven, and microwave/conventional range.

 

Convection microwave oven” means a microwave oven that incorporates convection features and any other means of cooking in a single compartment.

 

Conventional cooking top” means a class of kitchen ranges and ovens which is a household cooking appliance consisting of a horizontal surface containing one or more surface units which include either a gas flame or electric resistance heating.

 

Conventional oven” means a class of kitchen ranges and ovens which is a household cooking appliance consisting of one or more compartments intended for the cooking or heating of food by means of either a gas flame or electric resistance heating. It does not include portable or countertop ovens which use electric resistance heating for the cooking or heating of food and are designed for an electrical supply of approximately 120 volts.

 

Convertible cooking appliance” means any kitchen range and oven which is a household cooking appliance designed by the manufacturer to be changed in service from use with natural gas to use with LP‐gas, and vice versa, by incorporating in the appliance convertible orifices for the main gas burners and a convertible gas pressure regulator.

 

Cook‐and‐hold” appliance means a multiple‐mode appliance intended for cooking food that may be used to hold the temperature of the food that has been cooked in the same appliance.

 

Cooking products” means consumer products that are used as the major household cooking appliances. They are designed to cook or heat different types of food by one or more of the following sources of heat: gas, electricity, or microwave energy. Each product may consist of a horizontal cooking top containing one or more surface units or one or more heating compartments. They must be one of the following classes: conventional ranges, conventional cooking tops, conventional ovens, microwave ovens, microwave/conventional ranges, and other cooking products.

 

Drawer warmer” means an appliance that consists of one or more heated drawers and that is designed to hold hot food that has been cooked in a separate appliance at a specified temperature.

 

Food service equipment” means a commercial hot food holding cabinet, a commercial convection oven, or a commercial range top.

 

Forced convection” means a mode of conventional oven operation in which a fan is used to circulate the heated air within the oven compartment during cooking.

 

Heated glass merchandising cabinet” means an appliance with a heated cabinet constructed of glass or clear plastic doors which, with 70% or more clear area, is designed to display and maintain the temperature of hot food that has been cooked in a separate appliance.

 

Major cooking component” means either a conventional cooking top, a conventional oven or a microwave oven.

 

Microwave oven” means a category of cooking products which is a household cooking appliance consisting of a compartment designed to cook or heat food by means of microwave energy, including microwave ovens with or without thermal elements designed for surface browning of food and convection microwave ovens. This includes any microwave oven(s) component of a combined cooking product.

 

Other cooking products” means any class of cooking products other than the conventional range, conventional cooking top, conventional oven, microwave oven, and microwave/conventional range classes.

 

Standby mode” (of a non‐commercial cooking appliance) means any mode in which a conventional cooking top, conventional oven, conventional range, or microwave oven is connected to a main power source and offers one or more of the following user‐oriented or protective functions which may persist for an indefinite time:

(1)  facilitation of the activation of other modes (including activation or deactivation of active mode) by remote switch (including remote control), internal sensor, or timer;

(2)  provision of continuous functions, including information or status displays (including clocks) or sensorbased functions. A timer is a continuous clock function (which may or may not be associated with a display) that allows for regularly scheduled tasks and that operates on a continuous basis.

 

Surface unit” means either a heating unit mounted in a cooking top, or a heating source and its associated heated area of the cooking top, on which vessels are placed for the cooking or heating of food.

 

(s) Electric Motors.

 

Accreditation” means recognition by an accreditation body that a laboratory is competent to test the efficiency of electric motors according to the scope and procedures given in 10 C.F.R. sections 431.1 and 431.15, Test Method B of IEEE Std 112-2004 and CSA C390-10.

 

Accreditation body” means an organization or entity that conducts and administers an accreditation system and grants accreditation.

 

Accreditation system” means a set of requirements to be fulfilled by a testing laboratory, as well as rules of procedure and management, that are used to accredit laboratories.

 

Actual volume flow rate” of an air compressor means the volume flow rate of air, compressed and delivered at the standard discharge point, referred to conditions of total temperature, total pressure and composition prevailing at the standard inlet point, and as determined in accordance with the test procedures prescribed in section 1604(s)(3) of this Article.

 

Air compressor” means a compressor designed to compress air that has an inlet open to the atmosphere or other source of air, and is made up of a compression element (bare compressor), driver(s), mechanical equipment to drive the compressor element, and any ancillary equipment.

 

Air-cooled compressormeans a compressor that utilizes air to cool both the compressed air

and, if present; any auxiliary substance used to facilitate compression. and that is not a liquid-cooled compressor

 

Air-over electric motor” means an electric motor rated to operate in and be cooled by the airstream of a fan or blower that is not supplied with the mtor and whose primary purpose is providing airflow to an application other than the motor driving it.

 

’Alternative efficiency determination method,” means, with respect to a state-regulated compressor, a method of calculating the package isentropic efficiency, package specific power, pressure ratio at full-load operating pressure, full-load actual volume flow rate, or full-load operating pressure.

 

Alternative efficiency determination method” or (AEDM), means, with respect to an electric motor or a small electric motor, a method of calculating the total power loss and average full load efficiency.

 

Ancillary equipment” means any equipment sold or offered for sale in California with an air compressor but that is not a bare compressor, driver, or mechanical equipment. Ancillary equipment is considered to be part of a given air compressor, regardless of whether the ancillary equipment is physically attached to the bare compressor, driver, or mechanical equipment at the time when the air compressor is sold or offered for sale in California.

 

Auxiliary substance” means any substance deliberately introduced into a compression process to aid in compression of a gas by any of the following: Lubricating, sealing mechanical clearances, or absorbing heat.

 

Average full load efficiency” means the arithmetic mean of the full load efficiencies of a population of electric motors of duplicate design, where the full load efficiency of each motor in the population is the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of the motorʹs useful power output to its total power input when the motor is operated at its full rated load, rated voltage, and rated frequency.

 

Bare compressor” means the compression element and auxiliary devices (e.g., inlet and outlet valves, seals, lubrication system, and gas flow paths) required for performing the gas compression process, but does not include any of the following:

(1) the driver;

(2) speed-adjusting gear(s);

(3) gas processing apparatuses and piping; and

(4) compressor equipment packaging and mounting facilities and enclosures.

 

’Basic model” of a state-regulated compressor means all units of a class of compressors manufactured by one manufacturer, having the same primary energy source, the same compressor motor nominal horsepower, and essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional (or pneumatic) characteristics that affect energy consumption and energy efficiency.

 

Basic model” of a federally regulated electric motor, as defined in 10 C.F.R. section 431.12, means all units of a given type of electric motor (or class thereof) manufactured by a single manufacturer, and which have the same rating, have electrical characteristics that are essentially identical, and do not have any differing physical or functional characteristics which affect energy consumption or efficiency. For the purpose of this definition, “rating” means one of the 113 combinations of an electric motor's horsepower (or standard kilowatt equivalent), number of poles, and open or enclosed construction, with respect to which 10 C.F.R. section 431.25 prescribes nominal full load efficiency standards.

 

Basic model” of a federally regulated small electric motor, as defined in 10 C.F.R. section 431.442, means all units of a given type of small electric motor (or class thereof) manufactured by a single manufacturer, and which have the same rating, have electrical characteristics that are essentially identical, and do not have any differing physical or functional characteristics that affect energy consumption or efficiency. For the purpose of this definition, “rating” means a combination of the small electric motor's group (i.e., capacitor-start, capacitor-run; capacitor-start, induction-run; or polyphase), horsepower rating (or standard kilowatt equivalent), and number of poles with respect to which 10 C.F.R. section 431.446 prescribes average full load efficiency standards.

 

’Brushless electric motor” means a machine that converts electrical power into rotational mechanical power without use of sliding electrical contacts.

 

Certification program” means a certification system that determines conformity by electric motors with the energy efficiency standards prescribed by and pursuant to the Act.

 

Certification system” means a system, that has its own rules of procedure and management, for giving written assurance that a product, process, or service conforms to a specific standard or other specified requirements, and that is operated by an entity independent of both the party seeking the written assurance and the party providing the product, process or service.

 

Compressor” means a machine or apparatus that converts different types of energy into the potential energy of gas pressure for displacement and compression of gaseous media to any higher pressure values above atmospheric pressure and has a pressure ratio at full-load operating pressure greater than 1.3.

 

Compressor motor nominal horsepower” means the motor horsepower of the electric motor, as determined in accordance with the applicable procedures in 10 C.F.R. part 431 subparts B and X, with which the rated air compressor is sold or offered for sale in California.

 

Definite purpose motor” means any motor which cannot be used in most general purpose applications and is designed either:

(1)  To standard ratings with standard operating characteristics or standard mechanical construction for use under service conditions other than usual, such as those specified in NEMA MG12009, paragraph 14.3, “Unusual Service Conditions,”; or

(2)  For use on a particular type of application.

 

Driver” means the machine providing mechanical input to drive a bare compressor directly or through the use of mechanical equipment.

 

Electric motor” means a machine which converts electrical power into rotational mechanical power.

 

Enclosed motor” means an electric motor constructed so as to prevent the free exchange of air between the inside and outside of the case but not sufficiently closed to be termed airtight.

 

Fixed-speed compressor” means an air compressor that is not capable of adjusting the speed of the driver continuously over the driver operating speed range in response to incremental changes in the required compressor flow rate.

 

Fire pump electric motor” means an electric motor, including any IEC equivalent, that meets the requirements of section 9.5 of NFPA 20 (2010).

 

Full-load actual volume flow rate” means the actual volume flow rate of the compressor at the full-load operating pressure.

 

General purpose electric motor” means any electric motor that is designed in standard ratings with either:

(1)  Standard operating characteristics and mechanical construction for use under usual service conditions, such as those specified in NEMA MG12009, paragraph 14.2, “Usual Service Conditions,” and without restriction to a particular application or type of application; or

(2)  Standard operating characteristics or standard mechanical construction for use under unusual service conditions, such as those specified in NEMA MG12009, paragraph 14.3, “Unusual Service Conditions,” or for a particular type of application, and which can be used in most general purpose applications.

 

General purpose electric motor (subtype I)” means a general purpose electric motor that:

(1)  is a singlespeed, induction motor;

(2)  is rated for continuous duty (NEMA MG1 – 2009) operation or for duty type S1 (IEC);

(3)  contains a squirrelcage (NEMA MG1 – 2009) or cage (IEC) rotor;

(4)  has footmounting that may include footmounting with flanges or detachable feet;

(5)  is built in accordance with NEMA Tframe dimensions or their IEC metric equivalents, including a frame size that is between two consecutive NEMA frame sizes or their IEC metric equivalents;

(6)  has performance in accordance with NEMA Design A (NEMA MG1 – 2009) or NEMA Design B (NEMA MG1 – 2009) characteristics or equivalent designs such as IEC Design N (IEC);

(7)  operates on polyphase alternating current 60hertz sinusoidal power, and:

(A)  is rated at 230 or 460 volts (or both) including motors rated at multiple voltages that include 230 or 460 volts (or both), or

(B)  can be operated on 230 or 460 volts (or both); and

(8)  includes, but is not limited to, explosionproof construction.

Note: Definition of General purpose electric motor (subtype I): References to “MG1” above refer to NEMA Standards Publication MG1-2009. References to “IEC” above refer to IEC 60034-1, 60034-12, 60050-411, and 60072-1.

 

General purpose electric motor (subtype II)” means any general purpose electric motors which incorporates design elements of a general purpose electric motor (subtype I) but, unlike a general purpose electric motor (subtype I), is configured in one or more of the following ways:

Note: Definition of General purpose electric motor (subtype II): With the exception of the NEMA Motor Standards MG1-1967 references to “MG1” above refer to the 2009 NEMA MG1-2009. References to “IEC” above refer to IEC 60034-1, 60034-12, 60050-411, and 60072-1.

 

IEC Design H motor” means an electric motor that:

(1) is an induction motor designed for use with three-phase power;

(2) contains a cage rotor;

(3) is capable of direct-on-line starting

(4) has 4, 6, or 8 poles;

(5) is rated from 0.4 kW to 1600 kW at a frequency of 60 Hz; and

(6) conforms to sections 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 of the IEC 60034-12 edition 2 requirements for starting torque, locked rotor apparent power, and starting.

 

IEC Design N motor” means an electric motor that:

(1) is an induction motor designed for use with three-phase power;

(2) contains a cage rotor;

(3) is capable of direct-on-line starting;

(4) has 2, 4, 6, or 8 poles;

(5) is rated from 0.4 kW to 1600 kW at a frequency of 60 Hz; and

(6) conforms to sections 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 of the IEC 60034-12 edition 2.1 requirements for torque characteristics, locked rotor apparent power, and starting.

 

Liquid-cooled compressor” means a compressor that utilizes liquid coolant provided by an external system to cool both the compressed air and, if present, any auxiliary substance used to facilitate compression.

 

Liquid-ring compressor” means a compressor that has an impeller with blades that are located in a cylindrical housing and arranged eccentrically relative to the housing, where the liquid acts as a liquid ring arranged concentrically to the housing and eccentrically to the impeller, forming the compression chamber.

 

Lubricated compressor” means a compressor that introduces an auxiliary substance into the compression chamber during compression.

 

Maximum full-flow operating pressure” means the maximum discharge pressure at which the compressor is capable of operating, as determined in accordance with the test procedure prescribed in section 1604(s) of this Article.

 

Mechanical equipment” of a compressor means any component of an air compressor that transfers energy from the driver to the bare compressor.

 

NEMA Design A motor” means a squirrel-cage motor that:

(1) is designed to withstand full-voltage starting and developing locked-rotor torque as shown in NEMA MG 1-2009, paragraph 12.38.1;

(2) has pull-up torque not less than the values shown in NEMA MG 1-2009, paragraph 12.40.1;

(3) has breakdown torque not less than the values shown in NEMA MG 1-2009, paragraph 12.39.1;

(4) has a locked-rotor current higher than the values shown in NEMA MG 1-2009, paragraph 12.35.1 for 60 hertz and NEMA MG 1-2009, paragraph 12.35.2 for 50 hertz; and

(5) has a slip at rated load of less than 5 percent for motors with fewer than 10 poles

 

NEMbnA Design B motor” means a squirrel‐cage motor that:

(1)  is designed to withstand fullvoltage starting;

(2)  develops lockedrotor, breakdown, and pullup torques adequate for general application as specified in sections 12.38, 12.39 and 12.40 of NEMA MG1 – 2009;

(3)  draws lockedrotor current not to exceed the values shown in section 12.35.1 for 60 hertz and 12.35.2 for 50 hertz of NEMA MG12009; and

(4)  has a slip at rated load of less than 5 percent for motors with fewer than 10 poles.

 

NEMA Design C motor” means a squirrel-cage motor that:

(1)  is Designed to withstand full-voltage starting and developing locked-rotor torque for high-torque applications up to the values shown in NEMA MG1-2009, paragraph 12.38.2);

(2)  has pull-up torque not less than the values shown in NEMA MG1-2009, paragraph 12.40.2;

(3)  has breakdown torque not less than the values shown in NEMA MG1-2009, paragraph 12.39.2;

(4)  has a locked-rotor current not to exceed the values shown in NEMA MG1-2009, paragraphs 12.35.1 for 60 hertz and 12.35.2 for 50 hertz; and

(5)  has a slip at rated load of less than 5 percent.

 

Nominal full load efficiency” means, with respect to an electric motor, a representative value of efficiency selected from the “nominal efficiency” column of Table 12–10, NEMA MG1‐2009, that is not greater than the average full load efficiency of a population of motors of the same design.

 

Open motor” means a motor having ventilating openings which permit passage of external cooling air over and around the windings of the machine.

 

Package isentropic efficiency” means the ratio of power required for an ideal isentropic compression process to the actual packaged compressor power input used at a given load point, as determined in accordance with the test procedures prescribed in section 1604(s)(3) of this Article.

 

’Package specific power” means the compressor power input at a given load point, divided by the actual volume flow rate at the same load point, as determined in accordance with the test procedure prescribed in section 1604(s) of this Article.

 

Positive displacement compressor” means a compressor in which the admission and diminution of successive volumes of the gaseous medium are performed periodically by forced expansion and diminution of a closed space(s) in a working chamber(s) by means of displacement of a moving member(s) or by displacement and forced discharge of the gaseous medium into the high-pressure area.

 

Pressure ratio at full-load operating pressure” means the ratio of discharge pressure to inlet pressure, determined at full-load operating pressure in accordance with the test procedure prescribed in section 1604(s) of this Article.

 

“’Reciprocating compressor” means a positive displacement compressor in which gas admission and diminution of its successive volumes or its forced discharge are performed cyclically by straight-line alternating movements of a moving member(s) in a compression chamber(s).

 

Rotor” means a compression element that rotates continually in a single direction about a single shaft or axis.

 

Rotary compressor” means a positive displacement compressor in which gas admission and diminution of its successive volumes or its forced discharge are performed cyclically by rotation of one or several rotors in a compressor casing.

 

Small electric motor” means a NEMA general purpose alternating current single‐speed induction motor, built in a two‐digit frame number series in accordance with NEMA Standards Publication MG1‐1987, including IEC metric equivalent motors.

 

Special purpose motor” means any motor, other than a general purpose motor or definite purpose motor, which has special operating characteristics or special mechanical construction, or both, designed for a particular application.

 

“State-regulated compressor” State-regulated compressor” means commercial and industrial equipment that meets all of the following criteria:

(1) is an air compressor,

(2) is a rotary compressor,

(3) is not a liquid-ring compressor,

(4) is driven by a brushless electric motor,

(5) is a lubricated compressor,

(6) has a full-load operating pressure greater than or equal to 75 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) and less than or equal to 200 psig,

(7) is not designed and tested to the requirements of The American Petroleum Institute standard 619, “Rotary-Type Positive-Displacement Compressors for Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Natural Gas Industries,”

(8) has full-load actual volume flow rate greater than or equal to 35 cubic feet per minute (cfm), or is sold or offered for sale with a compressor motor nominal horsepower greater than or equal to 10 horsepower (hp),

(9) has a full-load actual volume flow rate less than or equal to 1,250 cfm, or is sold or offered for sale with a compressor motor nominal horsepower less than or equal to 200 hp,

(10) is driven by a three-phase electric motor,

(11) is manufactured alone or as a component of another piece of equipment; and

(12) is one of the equipment classes listed in Table S-5.

 

Total power loss” means that portion of the energy used by an electric motor not converted to rotational mechanical power, expressed in percent.

 

Variable-speed compressor” means an air compressor that is capable of adjusting the speed of the driver continuously over the driver operating speed range in response to incremental changes in the required compressor actual volume flow rate

 

(t)  Distribution Transformers.

 

Autotransformer” means a transformer that:

(1)  has one physical winding that consists of a series winding part and a common winding part;

(2)  has no isolation between its primary and secondary circuits; and

(3)  during stepdown operation, has a primary voltage that is equal to the total of the series and common winding voltages, and a secondary voltage that is equal to the common winding voltage.

 

Basic model” of a federally regulated distribution transformer, as defined in 10 C.F.R. section 431.192, means a group of models of distribution transformers manufactured by a single manufacturer, that have the same insulation type (i.e., liquid-immersed or dry-type), have the same number of phases (i.e., single or three), have the same standard kVA rating, and do not have any differentiating electrical, physical, or functional features that affect energy consumption. Differences in voltage and differences in basic impulse insulation level (BIL) rating are examples of differentiating electrical features that affect energy consumption.

 

BIL” means basic impulse isolation level.

 

Distribution transformer” means a transformer that:

(1)  has an input voltage of 34.5 kV or less;

(2)  has an output voltage of 600 V or less;

(3)  is rated for operation at a frequency of 60 Hz; and

(4)  has a capacity of 10 kVA to 2500 kVA for liquidimmersed units and 15 kVA to 2500 kVA for drytype units; but

(5)  the term “distribution transformer” does not include a transformer that is an:

(A)  autotransformer;

(B)  drive (isolation) transformer;

(C)  grounding transformer;

(D)  machinetool (control) transformer;

(E)  nonventilated transformer;

(F)  rectifier transformer;

(G)  regulating transformer;

(H) sealed transformer;

(I)   specialimpedance transformer;

(J)   testing transformer;

(K)  transformer with tap range of 20 percent or more;

(L)  uninterruptible power supply transformer; or

(M) welding transformer.

 

Drive (isolation) transformer” means a transformer that:

(1)  isolates an electric motor from the line;

(2)  accommodates the added loads of drivecreated harmonics; and

(3)  is designed to withstand the additional mechanical stresses resulting from an alternating current adjustable frequency motor drive or a direct current motor drive.

 

Efficiency of distribution transformer” means the ratio of power output to power input, expressed as a percent, as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(t).

 

Grounding transformer” means a three‐phase transformer intended primarily to provide a neutral point for system‐grounding purposes, either by means of:

(1)  a grounded wye primary winding and a delta secondary winding; or

(2)  a transformer with its primary winding in a zigzag winding arrangement, and with no secondary winding.

 

kVa” means kilovolt‐ampere, which is the designation for the apparent power of a circuit.

 

Liquid‐immersed distribution transformer” means a distribution transformer in which the core and coil assembly is immersed in an insulating liquid.

 

Low voltage dry‐type distribution transformer” means a distribution transformer that has an input voltage of 600 volts or less, that is air cooled, and that does not use oil as a coolant.

 

Machine‐tool (control) transformer” means a transformer that is equipped with a fuse or other over‐current protection device, and is generally used for the operation of a solenoid, contactor, relay, portable tool, or localized lighting.

 

Medium‐voltage dry‐type distribution transformer” means a distribution transformer in which the core and coil assembly is immersed in a gaseous or dry‐compound insulating medium, and which has a rated primary voltage between 601 V and 34.5 kV.

 

Mining distribution transformer” means a medium-voltage dry-type distribution transformer that is built only for installation in an underground mine or surface mine, inside equipment for use in an underground mine or surface mine, on-board equipment for use in an underground mine or surface mine, or for equipment used for digging, drilling, or tunneling underground or above ground, and that has a nameplate which identifies the transformer as being for this use only.

 

No-load loss” means those losses that are incident to the excitation of the transformer.

 

Nonventilated transformer” means a transformer constructed so as to prevent external air circulation through the coils of the transformer while operating at zero gauge pressure.

 

Phase angle” means the angle between two phasors, where the two phasors represent progressions of periodic waves of either:

(1) two voltages;

(2) two currents; or

(3) a voltage and a current of an alternating current circuit.

 

Phase angle correction” means the adjustment (correction) of measurement data to negate the effects of phase angle error.

 

Phase angle error” means incorrect displacement of the phase angle, introduced by the components of the test equipment.

 

Rectifier transformer” means a transformer that operates at the fundamental frequency of an alternating‐current system and that is designed to have one or more output windings connected to a rectifier.

 

Reference temperature” means 20oC for no-load loss, 55oC for load loss of liquid-immersed distribution transformers at 50 percent load, and 75oC for load loss of both low-voltage and medium-voltage dry-type distribution transformers, at 35 percent load and 50 percent load, respectively. It is the temperature at which the transformer losses must be determined, and to which such losses must be corrected if testing is done at a different point. (These temperatures are specified in the test method in 10 C.F.R. Appendix A to subpart K of part 431.)

 

Regulating transformer” means a transformer with automatic tap changers.

 

Sealed transformer” means a transformer designed to remain hermetically sealed under specified conditions of temperature and pressure.

 

Special‐impedance transformer” means any transformer built to operate at an impedance outside of the normal impedance range for that transformerʹs kVA rating. The normal impedance range for each kVA rating for liquid‐immersed and dry‐type transformers is shown in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.

 

Table T-1
Normal Impedance Ranges for Liquid-Immersed Transformers

Singlephase

Threephase

kVA

 

Impedance (%)

kVA

Impedance (%)

10

1.0–4.5

15

1.0–4.5

15

1.0–4.5

30

1.0–4.5

25

1.0–4.5

45

1.0–4.5

37.5

1.0–4.5

75

1.0–5.0

50

1.5–4.5

112.5

1.2–6.0

75

1.5–4.5

150

1.2–6.0

100

1.5–4.5

225

1.2–6.0

167

1.5–4.5

300

1.2–6.0

250

1.5–6.0

500

1.5–7.0

333

1.5–6.0

750

5.0–7.5

500

1.5–7.0

1000

5.0–7.5

667

5.0–7.5

1500

5.0–7.5

833

5.0–7.5

2000

5.0–7.5

 

 

2500

5.0–7.5

 

Table T-2
Normal Impedance Ranges for Dry-Type Transformers

Singlephase

Threephase

kVA

 

Impedance (%)

kVA

Impedance (%)

15

1.5–6.0

15

1.5–6.0

25

1.5–6.0

30

1.5–6.0

37.5

1.5–6.0

45

1.5–6.0

50

1.5–6.0

75

1.5–6.0

75

2.0–7.0

112.5

1.5–6.0

100

2.0–7.0

150

1.5–6.0

167

2.5–8.0

225

3.0–7.0

250

3.5–8.0

300

3.0–7.0

333

3.5–8.0

500

4.5–8.0

500

3.5–8.0

750

5.0–8.0

667

5.0–8.0

1000

5.0–8.0

833

5.0–8.0

1500

5.0–8.0

 

 

2000

5.0–8.0

 

 

2500

5.0–8.0

 

Testing transformer” means a transformer used in a circuit to produce a specific voltage or current for the purpose of testing electrical equipment.

 

Total loss” means the sum of the no-load loss and the load loss for a transformer.

 

Transformer” means a device consisting of two or more coils of insulated wire and that transfers alternating current by electromagnetic induction from one coil to another to change the original voltage or current value.

 

Transformer with tap range of 20 percent or more” means a transformer with multiple voltage taps, the highest of which equals at least 20 percent more than the lowest, computed based on the sum of the deviations of the voltages of these taps from the transformer's nominal voltage.

 

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) transformer” means a transformer that is used within an uninterruptible power system, which in turn supplies power to loads that are sensitive to power failure, power sags, over voltage, switching transients, line noise, and other power quality factors.

 

Welding transformer” means a transformer designed for use in arc welding equipment or resistance welding equipment.

 

(u) External Power Supplies.

 

Active mode” for federally regulated external power supplies and state‐regulated external power supplies means the mode of operation when an external power supply is connected to the main electricity supply and the output is connected to a load.

 

Adaptive external power supply” means an external power supply that can alter its output voltage during active-mode based on an established digital communication protocol with the end-use application without any user-generated action

 

Basic-voltage external power supply” means an external power supply that is not a low-voltage external power supply.

 

Class A external power supply” that is a federally regulated external power supply means an external power supply circuit that is used to convert household electric current into DC current or lower‐voltage AC current to operate a consumer product and that:

(1)  is designed to convert line voltage AC input into lower voltage AC or DC output;

(2)  is able to convert to only one AC or DC output voltage at a time;

(3)  is sold with, or intended to be used with, a separate enduse product that constitutes the primary load;

(4)  is contained in a separate physical enclosure from the enduse product;

(5)  is connected to the enduse product via a removable or hardwired male/female electrical connection, cable, cord, or wiring; and

(6)  has nameplate output power that is less than or equal to 250 watts.

The term “Class A external power supply” does not include a device that:

(A)  requires Federal Food and Drug Administration listing and approval as a medical device in accordance with section 513 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360c); or

(B)  powers the charger of a detachable battery pack or charges the battery of a product that is fully or primarily motor operated.

 

Detachable battery” means a battery that is:

(1) Contained in a separate enclosure from the product; and

(2) Intended to be removed or disconnected from the product for recharging.

 

Direct operation external power supply” means an external power supply that can operate a consumer product that is not a battery charger without the assistance of a battery.

 

External power supply design family” means a set of external power supply basic models, produced by the same manufacturer, which share the same circuit layout, output power, and output cord resistance, but differ in output voltage.

 

Federally regulated external power supply” means an external power supply circuit that is used to convert household electric current into DC current or lower‐voltage AC current to operate a consumer product.

 

Indirect operation external power supply” means an external power supply that cannot operate a consumer product that is not a battery charger without the assistance of a battery as determined by the steps in paragraphs (1)(A) through (E) of this definition:

(1) If the external power supply (EPS) can be connected to an end-use consumer product and that consumer product can be operated using battery power, the method for determining whether that EPS is incapable of operating that consumer product directly is as follows:

(A) If the end-use product has a removable battery, remove it for the remainder of the test and proceed to the step in paragraph (1)(E) of this definition. If not, proceed to the step in paragraph (1)(B).

(B) Charge the battery in the application via the EPS such that the application can operate as intended before taking any additional steps.

(C) Disconnect the EPS from the application. From an off mode state, turn on the application and record the time necessary for it to become operational to the nearest five second increment (5 seconds, 10 seconds, etc.).

(D) Operate the application using power only from the battery until the application stops functioning due to the battery discharging.

(E) Connect the EPS first to mains and then to the application. Immediately battery was removed for testing and the end-use product operates as intended, the EPS is not an indirect operation EPS and paragraph 2 of this definition does not apply. If the battery could not be removed for testing, record the time for the application to become operational to the nearest five second increment (5 seconds, 10 seconds, etc.).

(2) If the time recorded in paragraph (1)(E) of this definition is greater than the summation of the time recorded in paragraph (1)(C) of this definition and five seconds, the EPS cannot operate the application directly and is an indirect operation EPS.

 

Low-voltage external power supply” means an external power supply with a nameplate output voltage less than 6 volts and nameplate output current greater than or equal to 550 milliamps.

 

Multiple-voltage external power supply” means an external power supply that is designed to convert line voltage AC input into more than one simultaneous lower-voltage output.

 

No‐load mode” means the mode of operation when a Class A external power supply is connected to the main electricity supply and the output is not connected to a load.

 

Security or life safety alarm or surveillance system” means:

(1)  Equipment designed and marketed to perform any of the following functions (on a continuous basis):

(A)  Monitor, detect, record, or provide notification of intrusion or access to real property or physical assets or notification of threats to life safety.

(B)  Deter or control access to real property or physical assets, or prevent the unauthorized removal of physical assets.

(C)  Monitor, detect, record, or provide notification of fire, gas, smoke, flooding, or other physical threats to real property, physical assets, or life safety.

(2)  This term does not include any product with a principal function other than life safety, security, or surveillance that:

(A)  Is designed and marketed with a builtin alarm or theftdeterrent feature; or

(B)  Does not operate necessarily and continuously in active mode.

 

Single-voltage external AC-DC power supply” means an external power supply that is designed to convert line voltage AC input into lower-voltage DC output and is able to convert to only one DC output voltage at a time.

 

State‐regulated external power supply” means a single‐voltage external AC to DC or AC to AC power supply that:

(1)  is designed to convert line voltage AC input into lower voltage DC or AC output;

(2)  is able to convert to only one DC or AC output voltage at a time;

(3)  is sold with, or intended to be used with, a separate enduse product that constitutes the primary load;

(4)  is contained within a separate physical enclosure from the enduse product;

(5)  is connected to the enduse product via a removable or hardwired male/female electrical connection, cable, cord, or other wiring;

(6)  does not have batteries or battery packs that physically attach directly (including those that are removable) to the power supply unit;

(7)  does not have a battery chemistry or type selector switch and an indicator light; or, does not have a battery chemistry or type selector switch and a state of charge meter;

(8)  has a nameplate output power less than or equal to 250 watts.

The term “state-regulated external power supply” does not include a device that is a “Class A external power supply” that is federally regulated. The term “state-regulated external power supply” does not include a power supply circuit, driver, or device that is designed exclusively to be connected to, and power:

(1) light-emitting diodes providing illumination;

(2) organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination; or

(3) ceiling fans using direct current motors.

 

“Switch-selectable single voltage external power supply” means a single-voltage AC-AC or AC-DC power supply that allows users to choose from more than one output voltage.

 

(v) Computers, computer monitors, televisions, signage displays, and consumer audio and video equipment.

 

Add-in card” means a removable device that can be installed in a computer peripheral component interconnect (PCI) or other slot.  Add-in card does not include hard-disks, system memory, removable devices that are intended to operate outside of a computer chassis, or other components that are listed in Table V-8. It also does not include cards, such as riser cards, that split or physically extend a motherboard slot.

 

Aspect ratio” means the ratio of width to height of the viewable screen area. Common examples include 4:3 and 16:9.

 

Audio standby‐passive mode” means the appliance is connected to a power source, produces neither sound nor performs any mechanical function (e.g. playing, recording) but can be switched into another mode with the remote control unit or an internal signal.

 

Automatic brightness control” means an integrated control system that automatically adjusts the brightness of a television based upon ambient lighting conditions.

 

“’Basic model” of a computer means a group of computer models that are made by a single manufacturer and that have the same chassis, power supply, motherboard, and expandability score. The chassis shall be considered the same if the energy use characteristics are not modified by variations in the chassis, such as a change in color.

 

Combination TV” means a system in which a television or television monitor and an additional device or devices (including but not limited to a DVD player or VCR) are combined into a single unit in which the additional devices are included in the television casing;

 

Compact audio product”, also known as a mini, mid, micro, or shelf audio system, means an integrated audio system encased in a single housing that includes an amplifier and radio tuner, attached or separable speakers, and can reproduce audio from one or more of the following media: magnetic tape, CD, DVD, or flash memory.

 

Component TV” means a television composed of two or more separate components (e.g., separate display device and tuner) marketed and sold as a television under one model or system designation. The system may have more than one power cord.

 

Composite video” means a video display interface that uses Radio Corporation of America (RCA) connections carrying a signal defined by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' (SMPTE) standard, SMPTE 170M-2004 for regions that support a power frequency of 59.94 Hz or International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) standard, ITU-R BT 470-6 for regions that support a power frequency of 50 Hz.

 

Computer” means a device that performs logical operations and processes data. A computer includes both stationary and portable units and includes a desktop computer, a portable all-in-one, a notebook computer, a mobile gaming system, a high expandability computer, a small-scale server, a thin client, and a workstation. Although a computer is capable of using input devices and displays, such devices are not required to be included with the computer when the computer is shipped. A computer is composed of, at a minimum:

(1) A central processing unit (CPU) to perform operations or, if no CPU is present, then the device must function as a client gateway to a server and the server acts as a computational CPU;

(2) Ability to support user input devices such as a keyboard, mouse, or touchpad; and

(3) An integrated display screen or the ability to support an external display screen to output information.

The term “computer” does not include a tablet, a game console, a television, a small computer device, a server other than a small-scale server, or an industrial computer.

 

Computer monitor” means an analog or digital device of diagonal screen size greater than or equal to 17 inches and less than or equal to 61 inches, that has a pixel density of greater than 5000 pixels per square inch, and that is designed primarily for the display of computer generated signals for viewing by one person in a desk-based environment. A computer monitor is composed of a display screen and associated electronics.

A computer monitor does not include:

(1) Displays with integrated or replaceable batteries designed to support primary operation without AC mains or external DC power, (e.g., electronic readers, mobile phones, tablets, battery-powered digital picture frames); or

(2) A television or a signage display.

 

Computer monitor off mode” means the computer monitor is connected to a power source, produces no visual information, and cannot be switched into any other mode with a remote control unit, an internal signal, or an external signal.

 

Computer monitor sleep mode” means a low-power mode in which the computer monitor provides one or more non-primary protective functions or continuous functions.

 

Computer off mode” means an ACPI System Level S5 state.

 

Computer sleep mode” means a low-power mode that the computer enters automatically after a period of inactivity or by manual selection. A computer with sleep capability can quickly “wake” in response to network connections or user interface devices with a latency of less than or equal to five seconds from initiation of the wake event to the system becoming fully usable, including rendering of display. For systems where ACPI standards are applicable, computer sleep mode is ACPI System Level S3 (suspend to RAM) state. Some computers utilize an alternative sleep mode to ACPI S3.

 

“Computer with cyclical behavior” means a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer that periodically charges and discharges its battery while connected to a mains power source, creating power mode loads that are cyclical or pulsing in that they are stable for a period, often many minutes, and then the power varies over a cycle, making it necessary to measure at least one full charge and discharge cycle when determining the average power

 

Desktop computer” means a computer whose main unit is designed to be located in a fixed location, often on a desk or on the floor. A desktop computer includes an integrated desktop computer. A workstation, a high expandability computer, or a small-scale server is not a desktop computer.

 

Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI)-P3” means a red-green-blue (RGB) color space that covers 41.7% of the CIELUV color space.

 

Digital versatile disc (DVD)” means a laser‐encoded plastic medium capable of storing a large amount of digital audio, video, and computer data.

 

Digital versatile disc (DVD) player” means a commercially‐available electronic product encased in a single housing that includes an integral power supply and for which the sole purpose is the decoding of digitized video signals on a DVD.

 

Digital versatile disc (DVD) recorder” means a commercially‐available electronic product encased in a single housing that includes an integral power supply and for which the sole purpose is the production or recording of digitized video signals on a DVD. “DVD recorder” does not include models that have an EPG function.

 

Digital video recorder (DVR)” means a device which can record video signals onto a hard disk drive or other device that can store the images digitally. “DVR” does not include models that have an EPG function.”

 

Discrete GPU” means a graphics processing unit (GPU) with a local memory controller interface and local graphics-specific memory.

 

Download acquisition mode (DAM)” or “Standby‐active mode” means the product is connected to a power source, produces neither sound nor a picture, and is downloading channel listing information according to a defined schedule for use by the electronic programming guide, monitoring for emergency messaging/communications or otherwise communicating through a network protocol. The power use in this mode is typically greater than the power requirement in TV standby‐passive mode and less than the power requirement in on mode.

 

Electronic programming guide (EPG)” means an application that provides an interactive, onscreen menu of TV listings, and that downloads program information from the vertical blanking interval of a regular TV signal.

 

Energy-Efficient Ethernet capability” means Ethernet interfaces that are capable of reducing power consumption during times of low data throughput, as specified in IEEE 802.3az-2010.

 

Enhanced-performance display (EPD)” means a computer monitor that has all of the following features and functionalities:

(1) A contrast ratio of at least 60:1 measured at a horizontal viewing angle of at least 85o, with or without a screen cover glass;

(2) A native resolution equal to or greater than 2.3 megapixels (MP); and

(3) A color gamut size of at least sRGB as defined by IEC 61966-2 - 1:1999. Shifts in color space are allowable as long as 99 percent or more of defined sRGB colors are supported.

 

Expandability score (ES)” means the results of a calculation designed to estimate a computer's power supply capacity based on the power draw if each interface present in the system were operated at their designed maximum voltage and current.

 

“Fast refresh rate gaming monitor” means a gaming monitor with a supported refresh rate of 300Hz or more that includes incremental hardware-based assistance.

 

First discrete GPU” means the computer's discrete GPU that has the highest frame buffer bandwidth measured in gigabytes per second (GB/s).

 

Forced menu” means a menu which requires the selection of a display mode by a user upon their first use after the manufacture of the television.

 

Frame buffer bandwidth” means the amount of data that is processed per second by a discrete GPU, expressed in gigabytes per second (GB/s). It is calculated based on Ecma International Standard ECMA-383 (December 2010).

 

Game console” means a device that is designed and marketed primarily for video game usage and that the consumer does not have the ability to add or remove system memory or a central processing unit.

 

Gaming monitor” means a computer monitor that is capable of adjusting the monitor refresh rate with the frame rate of the video content, and supports a continuously variable refresh rate ranging across a factor of at least 1.75 times the minimum supported (for example, a variable refresh rate of at least 40Hz to 70Hz if the minimum supported refresh rate is 40Hz). The monitor may include incremental hardware-based assistance.

 

Graphical user interface (GUI)” means a user interface, beyond a text-based interface, that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators.

 

Graphics processing unit (GPU)” means an integrated circuit designed to accelerate the rendering of two-dimensional or three-dimensional content to displays. A GPU may be either integrated with the CPU or discrete.

 

High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI)” means an audio and video interface as defined by HDMI Specification Informational Version 1.0 or greater

 

High expandability computer” means a computer with any of the following:

(1) An expandability score of more than 690;

(2) If the computer is manufactured before January 1, 2020, a power supply of 600 watts or greater and either:

(A) a first discrete GPU with a frame buffer bandwidth of 400 gigabytes per second (GB/s) or greater; or

(B) a total of 8 gigabytes or more of system memory with a bandwidth of 432 GB/s or more and an integrated GPU.

(3) If the computer is manufactured on or after January 1, 2020, a power supply of 600 watts or greater and either:

(A) a first discrete GPU with a frame buffer bandwidth of 600 gigabytes per second (GB/s) or greater; or

(B) a total of 8 gigabytes or more of system memory with a bandwidth of 632 GB/s or more and an integrated GPU.

 

Hybrid graphics” means a functionality that automatically places the system's first discrete GPU in a low-power state when not required in favor of an integrated GPU. This functionality allows graphics rendering by lower power and lower capability integrated GPUs while on battery or when the output graphics are not overly complex while then allowing the more power consumptive but more capable discrete GPU to provide rendering capability when the system requires it.

 

Idle condition” means an active state of a computer where no user interaction is occurring and where no user-prescribed task is underway.

 

Industrial computer” means any of the following:

(1) A process controller that is designed specifically to automate an industrial, medical, or laboratory process.

(2) A computer that is integrated into the chassis of industrial, medical, or laboratory equipment that contains more than a computer, and that is designed specifically to perform logical operations and process data for an industrial, medical, or laboratory product using product-specific software.

 

Integrated desktop computer” means a desktop computer in which the computing hardware and display are integrated into a single housing, and which is connected to AC power through a single cable. Integrated desktop computers come in one of two forms: (1) a system where the display and computer are physically combined into a single unit; or (2) a system packaged as a single system where the display is separate but is connected to the main chassis by a DC power cord, and both the computer and display are powered from a single power supply.

Integrated desktop computers come in one of two forms:

(1) a system where the display and computer are physically combined into a single unit; or

(2) a system packaged as a single system where the display is separate but is connected to the main chassis by a DC power cord, and both the computer and display are powered from a single power supply.

 

Integrated GPU” means a graphics solution that does not contain a discrete GPU.

 

Integrated occupancy sensor” means a feature built into a television capable of sensing presence and entering TV standby‐passive mode or standby‐active mode to save energy in an empty room.

 

“Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM)” or “keyboard, mouse, and monitor (KMM)” means a computer monitor that can operate with a KVM switch and is designed to be used in a server rack for use solely in a data center.

 

Limited capability operating system” means an operating system that performs basic operations and that meets all of the following criteria:

(1) Does not have automatic power management features;

(2) Does not support USB devices;

(3) Does not have GUI; and

(4) Does not support multiple user profiles or distinguish between users.

 

Long-idle mode” means a state where the computer has reached an idle condition 15 minutes after operating system boot, after completing an active workload, or after resuming from computer sleep mode, and the primary computer display has entered a low-power state where screen contents cannot be observed (for example, backlight has been turned off) but remains in the working mode ACPI G0.

 

Main storage” means the largest capacity non-volatile storage device present in the system.

 

Medical computer monitor” means a computer monitor that meets the definition of a device contained in Section 210(h) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. § 321(h)) and is listed and approved as such by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Mobile gaming system” means a computer that is primarily used for gaming and that is designed specifically for portability and to be operated for extended periods both with and without a direct connection to an AC mains power source. A mobile gaming system is sold with an integrated display and a physical keyboard, and has all of the following criteria:

(1) First discrete GPU with frame buffer bandwidth of 128 gigabytes per second or greater;

(2) System memory of 16 gigabytes or more;

(3) An external power supply with a nameplate output power of 150 watts or greater; and

(4) Total battery capacity of 75 watt-hours or greater.

 

Mobile thin client” means a notebook computer that relies on a connection to remote computing resources, such as a computer server or a remote workstation, to obtain primary functionality, and does not have integral rotational storage media.

 

Mobile workstation” means a high-performance, single-user computer primarily used for graphics, computer-aided design (CAD), software development, financial, or scientific applications, among other computation intensive tasks, excluding game play, and that is designed specifically for portability and to be operated for extended periods of time either with or without a direct connection to an external power source. Mobile workstations utilize an integrated display and are capable of operation on an integrated battery. A mobile workstation may use an external power supply and have an integrated keyboard and pointing device. In addition, a mobile workstation must meet all of the following criteria:

(1) Has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of at least 13,000 hours;

(2) Has qualified or is currently being reviewed for qualification by two or more independent software vendor (ISV) product certifications;

(3) Supports either:

(A) At least one discrete GPU with frame buffer bandwidth of 96 gigabytes per second or greater; or

(B) A total of 4 gigabytes or more of system memory with a bandwidth of 134 gigabytes per second or greater and an integrated GPU;

(4) Supports the inclusion of three or more internal storage devices; and

(5) Supports at least 32 gigabytes of system memory.

 

Monitor screen area” means the viewable screen area of the computer monitor, calculated by multiplying the viewable image width by the viewable image height. For curved screens, the measurements shall be made along the curvature on the face of the screen rather than along a straight line or chord.

 

“Multi-screen notebook” means a computer that resembles a notebook computer, with a clam shell form factor and which has a secondary integrated display with touch and/or pen capability and that can be used as a touch screen keyboard in place of a mechanical keyboard.

 

“Native resolution” means the physically present number and size of pixels in a display panel.

 

Native vertical resolution” means the physical pixel count for the vertical axis of the television. For example a television with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 would have a native vertical resolution of 1080.

 

Notebook computer” means a computer designed specifically for portability and to be operated for extended periods both with and without a direct connection to an AC mains power source. A notebook computer is sold with an integrated display and a physical keyboard. The term “notebook computer” includes two-in-one notebooks, mobile thin clients, multi-screen notebooks, and notebook computer models with touch-sensitive screens. Notebook computer does not include mobile workstations or mobile gaming systems.

 

On mode” means the product is connected to a power source and produces sound and a picture. The power requirement in this mode is typically greater than the power requirement in standby‐passive and download acquisition modes.

 

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) monitor” means a monitor in which the emissive electroluminescent layer of the light-emitting diode is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current.

 

Point of Deployment (POD)” means a card which enables a TV to have secure conditional access to a cable or satellite system.

 

Portable all-in-one” means a computer designed for limited portability that meets all of the following criteria:

(1) Includes an integrated display with a diagonal size greater than or equal to 17.4 inches;

(2) Does not have a keyboard integrated into the physical housing of the product in its as-shipped configuration;

(3) Includes and primarily relies on touch-screen input, with optional keyboard;

(4) Includes the capacity to connect to a wireless network; and

(5) Includes an internal battery that can power the computer's primary functions.

 

Professional signage display” means an electronic display that is:

(1) Composed of an area greater than 1,400 square inches;

(2) Composed of two or more display panels, each with a diagonal size greater than 12 inches;

(3) Designed to be operated by an external data controller; and

(4) Designed and marketed for viewing by multiple people in a non-desk-based environment. Examples of such environments include stadiums, airports, and convention centers.

 

Rack-mounted workstation” means a workstation that is designed to be natively rack mounted as described in IEC 60297-3-101:2004. The rack-mounted workstation may be accessed locally by direct connection to the workstation and display or accessed remotely across a network by one or more users.

 

Retail on mode power” is the measurement of on mode power in the most consumptive mode available in a forced menu.

 

Screen size” means the diagonal length from one corner to the corner furthest away of the viewable screen area of a television, measured in inches.

 

Selected input mode” means the input port(s) selected which the television is using as a source to produce a visible or audible output. These modes are required for televisions with multiple possible inputs including but not limited to coaxial, composite, S‐Video, HDMI, and component connectors.

 

Short-idle mode” means a state where the computer has reached an idle condition five minutes after operating system boot, after completing an active workload, or after resuming from computer sleep mode, and the primary computer display is on and the computer remains in the working mode ACPI G0 (S0).

 

Signage display” means an analog or digital device designed primarily for the display of computer-generated signals that is not marketed for use as a computer monitor or a television.

 

Small computer device” means a computer system with an integrated and primary display that has a screen area of 20 square inches or less.

 

Small-scale server” means a computer that uses desktop components in a desktop form factor but that is designed to be a storage host for other computers. A small-scale server is designed to perform functions such as providing network infrastructure services (for example, archiving) and hosting data and media. This product is not designed to process information for other systems or run Web servers as a primary function. A small-scale server has all the following characteristics:

(1) Designed in a pedestal, tower, or other form factor similar to those of desktop computers such that all data processing, storage, and network interfacing is contained within one box or product;

(2) Designed to operate continuously, except for maintenance;

(3) Capable of operating in a simultaneous multi-user environment serving several users through networked client units; and

(4) Designed for an industry-accepted operating system for home or low-end server applications (e.g., Windows Home Server, Mac OS X Server, Linux, UNIX, Solaris).

 

Small volume manufacturer” means a manufacturer that meets all of the following criteria:

(1) The manufacturer's gross revenues from the 12-month period preceding the certification under section 1606(j) from all of the entity's operations, including operations of any other person or business entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control of the entity, is $2,000,000 or less;

(2) The manufacturer assembles and sells the computers at the same location; and

(3) The manufacturer has certified as a small volume manufacturer to the Energy Commission under section 1606(j).

 

System memory bandwidth” means the rate at which data can be read from or stored into the computer system's memory, expressed in gigabytes per second (GB/s).

 

Tablet” means a device that is designed for portability and that meets all of the following criteria:

(1) Has an integrated display with a diagonal size less than 17.4 inches;

(2) Does not have an integrated, physically attached keyboard in its as-shipped configuration;

(3) Has and primarily relies on touch-screen input;

(4) Has and primarily relies on a wireless network connection; and

(5) Has and is primarily powered by an internal battery with connection to an AC mains power source for battery charging and not for primary powering of the device.

A tablet may be referred to as a slate.

 

Television (TV)” means an analog or digital device designed primarily for the display and reception of a terrestrial, satellite, cable, Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), or other broadcast or recorded transmission of analog or digital video and audio signals. TVs include combination TVs, television monitors, component TVs, and any unit that is marketed to the consumer as a TV. “Television (TV)” does not include computer monitors.

 

Television monitor” means a TV that does not have an internal tuner/receiver or playback device.

 

Thin client” means an independently powered computer that relies on a connection to remote computing resources (for example, a computer server or a remote workstation) to obtain primary functionality. Main computing functions (for example, program execution, data storage, interaction with other internet resources) are provided by remote computing resources. A thin client does not have integral rotational storage media and is designed for use in a fixed location during operation.

 

TV standby‐passive mode” means the television is connected to a power source, produces neither sound nor picture but can be switched into another mode with the remote control unit or via an internal signal.

 

Very high performance monitor” means a computer monitor that meets all of the following criteria:

(1) Has a diagonal screen size of 27 inches or greater;

(2) Has a native resolution equal to or greater than either 3840x2160 pixels or 8.29 megapixels;

(3) Has a color space greater than 99 percent of defined Adobe RGB color or greater than 99 percent of Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI)-P3 colors; and

(4) Has a contrast ratio of at least 60:1 measured at a horizontal viewing angle of at least 85o, with or without a screen cover glass.

 

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)” means a commercially‐available analog recording device that includes an integral power supply and which records television signals onto a tape medium for subsequent viewing.

 

Video standby‐passive mode” means the appliance is connected to a power source, does not perform any mechanical function (e.g. playing, recording), does not produce video or audio output signals but can be switched into another mode with the remote control unit or an internal signal.

 

Viewable screen area” means the continuous total area of a television in square inches which displays a digital or analog video signal and is viewable to a consumer.

 

Workstation” means a computer used for graphics, computer-aided design (CAD), software development, financial, or scientific applications, among other computation intensive tasks. A workstation covered by this specification must meet the following criteria:

(1) Product as shipped does not support altering frequency or voltage beyond the computer processing unit and GPU manufacturers' operating specifications;

(2) Has system hardware that supports error-correcting code (ECC) that detects and corrects errors with dedicated circuitry on and across the CPU, interconnect, and system memory; and

(3) Meets two or more of the following criteria:

(A) Supports one or more discrete GPU or discrete compute accelerators.

(B) Supports four or more lanes of PCI-express, other than discrete GPU, connected to accessory expansion slots or ports where each lane has a bandwidth of 8 gigabits per second (Gb/s) or more.

(C) Provides multi-processor support for two or more physically separate processor packages or sockets. This requirement cannot be met with support for a single multi-core processor.

(D) Has qualified or is currently being reviewed for qualification by two or more independent software vendor (ISV) product certifications.

 

(w)          Battery Charger Systems.

 

24 hour charge and maintenance energy” means the sum of the energy, in watt‐hours, consumed by the battery charger system in charge and battery‐maintenance mode when charging the battery over time periods as defined in the applicable test method in Section 1604(w). This time period may exceed 24 hours.

 

À la carte charger” means a battery charger that is individually packaged without batteries. À la carte chargers include those with multi‐voltage or multi‐port capability.

 

Battery” or “battery pack” means an assembly of one or more rechargeable cells intended to provide electrical energy to a product, and may be in one of the following forms: (a) detachable battery: a battery that is contained in a separate enclosure from the product and is intended to be removed or disconnected from the product for recharging; or (b) integral battery: a battery that is contained within the product and is not removed from the product for charging purposes.

 

Battery analyzer” means a device:

(1)  used to analyze and report a battery’s performance and overall condition;

(2)  capable of being programmed and performing service functions to restore capability in deficient batteries; and

(3)  not intended or marketed to be used on a daily basis for the purpose of charging batteries.

 

Battery backup” or “uninterruptible power supply charger (UPS)” means a small battery charger system that is voltage and frequency dependent (VFD) and designed to provide power to an end use product in the event of a power outage, and includes a UPS as defined in IEC 62040‐3 ed.2.0 (March 2011). The output of the VFD UPS is dependent on changes in AC input voltage and frequency and is not intended to provide additional corrective functions, such as those relating to the use of tapped transformers.

 

Battery energy” means the energy, in watthours, delivered by the battery under the specified discharge conditions as determined using the applicable test method in Section 1604(w).

 

Battery maintenance mode (maintenance mode)” means the mode of operation when the battery charger system is connected to the main electricity supply and the battery is fully charged, but is still connected to the charger.

 

Charge return factor” means the number of ampere hours (Ah) returned to the battery during the charge cycle divided by the number of Ah delivered by the battery during discharge.

 

Energy ratio” or “nonactive energy ratio” means the ratio of the accumulated nonactive energy divided by the battery energy.

 

Federally regulated battery charger” means a device that charges batteries for consumer products, including battery chargers embedded in other consumer products. Backup battery chargers are not included as federally regulated battery chargers. “Federally regulated battery charger” also includes products regulated under 10 C.F.R. section 430.32(z).

 

Federally regulated uninterruptible power supply (UPS)” means a battery charger consisting of a combination of convertors, switches and energy storage devices (such as batteries), constituting a power system for maintaining continuity of load power in case of input power failure.

 

Inductive charger system” means a small battery charger system that transfers power to the charger through magnetic or electric induction.

 

Large battery charger system” means a battery charger system (other than a battery charger system for golf carts) with a rated input power of more than 2 kW.

 

Multi‐port charger” means a battery charger that is capable of simultaneously charging two or more batteries. These chargers also may have multi‐voltage capability, allowing two or more batteries of different voltages to charge simultaneously.

 

No battery mode” means the mode of operation when the battery charger is connected to the main electricity supply and the battery is not connected to the charger.

 

Power conversion efficiency” means the instantaneous DC output power of the charger system divided by the simultaneous utility AC input power.

 

Small battery charger system” means a battery charger system with a rated input power of 2 kW or less, and includes golf cart battery charger systems regardless of the output power.

 

State-regulated battery charger system (BCS)” means a battery charger coupled with its batteries or battery chargers coupled with their batteries, which together are referred to as state-regulated battery charger systems. This term covers all rechargeable batteries or devices incorporating a rechargeable battery and the chargers used with them. Battery charger systems include, but are not limited to:

(1) electronic devices with a battery that are normally charged from AC line voltage or DC input voltage through an internal or external power supply and a dedicated battery charger;

(2) the battery and battery charger components of devices that are designed to run on battery power during part or all of their operations;

(3) dedicated battery systems primarily designed for electrical or emergency backup; and

(4) devices whose primary function is to charge batteries, along with the batteries they are designed to charge. These units include chargers for power tool batteries and chargers for automotive, AA, AAA, C, D, or 9 V rechargeable batteries, as well as chargers for batteries used in larger industrial motive equipment and à la carte chargers.

The charging circuitry of battery charger systems may or may not be located within the housing of the end-use device itself. In many cases, the battery may be charged with a dedicated external charger and power supply combination that is separate from the device that runs on power from the battery. State-regulated battery charger systems do not include federally regulated battery chargers that are covered under standards in 10 C.F.R. section 430.32(z).

 

(x) Landscape irrigation equipment

(1) Spray Sprinkler Bodies.

“’Integral pressure regulator” means a device located within a spray sprinkler body that maintains constant operating pressure immediately downstream from the device, given a higher upstream pressure.

“’Landscape” means any areas that are planted or installed and designed to receive irrigation, including turf grass, ground covers, shrubs, trees, flowers, and similar plant materials. Landscape does not include agricultural crops grown and harvested for monetary return.

“’Maximum operating pressure” of a spray sprinkler body means the highest manufacturer-recommended inlet pressure to ensure proper operation.

“’Nozzle” of a spray sprinkler means the discharge opening or orifice of a spray sprinkler used to control the volume of discharge, distribution pattern, and droplet size.

“’Orifice” of a spray sprinkler means the emission point from a nozzle into the atmosphere.

“’Regulation pressure” of a spray sprinkler body means its rated outlet pressure, regardless of higher inlet pressure, as stated by the manufacturer.

“’Spray sprinkler” means a device used to irrigate landscape that:

(1) consists of a spray sprinkler body and a nozzle or orifice, and

(2) discharges water through the air at a minimum flow rate of 0.5 gallons per minute when operated at an inlet pressure of 30 pounds per square inch or more, with the largest area of coverage available for the nozzle series using a full circle pattern.

“’Spray sprinkler body” means a sprinkler body that does not contain components to drive the rotation the nozzle or orifice during operation and lacks an integral control valve. This term includes a spray sprinkler body that is a component of a spray sprinkler.

“’Sprinkler body” means the exterior case or shell of a sprinkler incorporating a means of connection to the piping system, designed to convey water to a nozzle or orifice.

 

The following documents are incorporated by reference in Section 1602.

 

Number

Title

FEDERAL STATUTES AND REGULATIONS

C.F.R., Title 10, sections 429.14(d), 429.16(a), and 429.61(d)

C.F.R., Title 10, section 430.2

C.F.R., Title 10, sections 431.25, 431.192, 431.344, 431.442, and 431.446

C.F.R., Title 10, part 430, subpart B

C.F.R., Title 10, part 431, subparts A through Y

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

Adobe RGB (1998)

Adobe RGB (1998) Color Image

Encoding Version 2005-05 (May 2005)

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AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI)

ANSI C78.1-1991 (R1996)

Dimensional and Electrical

Characteristics of Fluorescent

Lamps, Rapid Start Types

ANSI C78.3-1991 (R1996)

Dimensional and Electrical

Characteristics of Fluorescent

Lamps, Instant Start and cold

Cathode Types

ANSI C78.21-1989

Incandescent Lamps - PAR and

R Shapes

ANSI C78.81-2003

American National Standard for Electric Lamp

Bases

ANSI C78.901-2014

American National Standard for Electric

Lamps - Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps -

Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics

ANSI C79.1-1994

Nomenclature for Glass Bulbs - Intended for

Use with Electric Lamps

ANSI C79.1-2002

American National Standard for Electric

Lamps - Nomenclature for Glass Bulbs

Intended for Use with Electric Lamps

ANSI-IEC C81.61-2003

American National Standard for Electric Lamp

Bases

ANSI C81.61-2006

Specifications for Electric Bases

ANSI ANSLG C81.61-2009

American National Standard for Electrical

(R2014)

Lamp Bases - Specifications for

Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps

ANSI C82.2-1984

Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts, Methods of

Measurement

ANSI C82.6-2005

Standard for Ballasts for

High-Intensity Discharge Lamps -

Methods of Measurement

ANSI Z21.50

Vented Gas Fireplaces

ANSI Z21.88

Vented Gas Fireplace Heaters

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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS (ASTM)

ASTM C177-13

Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat

Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission

Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate

Apparatus

ASTM C518-15

Standard Test Method for Steady-State

Thermal Transmission Properties by Means ofB

ASTM Standard E 1084-86

Standard Test Method for Solar

(Reapproved 2009)

Transmittance (Terrestrial) of Sheet Materials

Using Sunlight

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ASSOCIATION OF HOME APPLIANCES MANUFACTURERS (AHAM)

ANSI/AHAM DW-1-1992

Household Electric Dishwashers

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FAX: (202) 872-9354

CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (CSA)

CSA C390-10

Test methods, marking requirements, and

energy efficiency levels for three-phase

induction motors

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EUROPEAN COMPUTER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (ECMA)

Ecma International Standard

Measuring the Energy Consumption

ECMA-383 (2010)

of Personal Computing Products,

3rd edition (December 2010)

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FM GLOBAL (FM)

FM Class Number 1319

Approval Standard for Centrifugal Fire Pumps

January 2015 edition

(Horizontal, End Suction Type)

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HDMI LICENSING ADMINISTRATOR, INC.

HDMI Specification Informational

High-Definition Multimedia Interface

Version 1.0

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ANSI/HI 1.1-1.2-2014

Rotodynamic Centrifugal Pumps for

Nomenclature and Definitions

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Rotodynamic Vertical Pumps of Radial,

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Nomenclature and Definitions

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FAX: (973) 267-9055

ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY (IES)

IES LM-9-09

Electrical and Photometric Measurements of

Fluorescent Lamps

IES LM-16-1993

IES Practical Guide to Colorimetry

of Light Sources

IES LM-79-08

Approved Method: Electrical and Photometric

Measurements of Solid-State Lighting

Products

ANSI/IES RP-16-10

Nomenclature and Definitions for Illuminating

Engineering

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INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS (IEEE)

IEEE 802.3az-2010

IEEE Standard for Information technology -

Local and metropolitan area networks -

Specific requirements - Part 3: CSMA/CD

Access Method and Physical Layer

Specifications Amendment 5: Media Access

Control Parameters, Physical Layers, and

Management Parameters for Energy-Efficient

Ethernet

Test Method B of IEEE

IEEE Standard Test Procedure for

Std 112-2004

Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators

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CIE Publication 13.3 1995

Method of Measuring and Specifying Colour

Rendering Properties of Light Sources

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION (IEC)

IEC 60034-1 (1996)

Rotating Electrical Machines

IEC 60034-12

Rotating Electrical Machines, Part 12:

Edition 2.1 2007-09

Starting Performance of Single-Speed

Three-Phase Cage Induction Motors for

Voltages Up to and Including 660 V

IEC 60050-411 (1996)

International Electrotechnical

Vocabulary Chapter 411: Rotating

Machines

IEC 60072-1 (1991)

Dimensions and Output Series for

Rotating Electrical Machines-Part 1:

Frame Numbers 56 to 400 and Flange

Numbers 55 to 1080

IEC 60297-3-101:2004

Mechanical structures for electronic

equipment - Dimensions of mechanical

structures of the 482,6 mm (19 in) series -

Part 3-101: Subracks and associated

plug-in units

IEC 61966-2-1:1999

Multimedia systems and equipment -

Colour measurement and management.

Part 2-1: Colour management -

Default RGB colour space - sRGB

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INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION (ITU)

ITU-R BT 470-6

Conventional Television Systems

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NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE (NEC)

NFPA 20 (2016)

Standard for the Installation of

Pumps fpr Fire Protection

ANSI/NFPA 70 2002

National Electrical Code

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NATIONAL ELECTRIC MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (NEMA)

NEMA MG1-1967

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NEMA MG1-1987

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NSF/ANSI 50-2015

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SMPTE 170M-2004

Television - Composite Analog Video Signal

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ANSI/UL 448-2013

Standard for Safety Centrifugal Stationary

Pumps for Fire Protection Service

UL 588

Standard for Seasonal and Holiday Decorative

Products

UL 1081-2016

Standard for Swimming Pool Pumps,

(October 21, 2016)

Filters, and Chlorinators.

UL 1598

Standards for Luminaires

UL 1995

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UNIFIED EXTENSIBLE FIRMWARE INTERFACE FORUM

Advanced Configuration and

Advanced Configuration and

Power Interface Specification

Power Interface Specification

Revision 5.0 (December 6, 2011)

and Advanced Configuration and

Power Interface Specification

Revision 5.0 Errata A

(November 13, 2013)

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 25213, 25218(e), 25401.9(b), 25402(a)-25402(c), and 25960, Public

Resources Code; and sections 16, 26, and 30, Governor's Exec. Order No. B-29-15 (April 1, 2015).

Reference: Sections 25216.5(d), 25401.9(b), 25402(a)-25402(c), 25402.5.4, and 25960, Public

Resources Code; and section 16, Governor's Exec. Order No. B-29-15 (April 1, 2015).

HISTORY

1. Amendment of subsection (c)(6) filed 2-7-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 6).

2. Amendment of subsection (e)(6) filed 6-6-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 23).

3. Amendment of subsections (a), (e), (g) and (h) filed 7-21-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 30).

4. Amendment filed 10-1-82; designated effective 6-2-83 (Register 82, No. 40).

5. Editorial correction of subsection (c)(6) (Register 83, No. 18).

6. Amendment of subsections (a), (c)(7), (d), (e), (g) and (i) filed 5-22-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 21).

7. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 3-3-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 10).

8. Amendment of subsection (F) filed 10-23-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 43).

9. Amendment filed 7-20-87; operative 8-19-87 (Register 87, No. 30).

10. Amendment filed 8-29-88; operative 9-28-88 (Register 88, No. 37).

11. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b)(7), new subsection (d), and renumbering and amendment of former subsections (d)-(j) to subsections (e)-(k) filed 6-5-90; operative 7-5-90 (Register 90, No. 31).

12. Amendment of subsections (c), (f), (g), (h) and Tables filed 11-6-91; operative 12-6-91 (Register 92, No. 9).

13. New subsection (a)(5) and renumbering filed 7-23-92; operative 8-24-92 (Register 92, No. 35).

14. Repealer and new section filed 10-28-2002; operative 11-27-2002 (Register 2002, No. 44).

15. Amendment of subsection (c), including repealer of definition “Space constrained product” and new definitions “Small duct, high velocity system” and “Through the wall air conditioner and heat pump,” filed 4-1-2003 as an emergency; operative 4-1-2003 (Register 2003, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-30-2003 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

16. Certificate of Compliance as to 4-1-2003 order transmitted to OAL 7-8-2003 and filed 8-19-2003 (Register 2003, No. 34).

17. Amendment filed 3-16-2005; operative 4-15-2005 (Register 2005, No. 11).

18. Amendment of definitions of “Basic model,” “Manufacturer,” “Compact freezer,” “Compact refrigerator,” “Compact refrigerator-freezer,” “F40T12 lamp,” “F96T12 lamp,” subsection (k), “Compact dishwasher,” “Standard dishwasher,” and the federal test methods filed 12-30-2005; operative 1-1-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2005, No. 52).

19. Amendment of subsection (u), including new definitions of “Computer,” “Digital camera,” “Mobile phone,” “Personal digital assistant” and “Wireline telephone,” and amendment of Note filed 6-22-2006; operative 6-22-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 25).

20. Amendment of subsections (b), (k), (n) and (r) and amendment of list of incorporated standards filed 12-14-2006; operative 12-14-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 50).

21. Amendment of subsection (a) - definitions of “Basic model” and “Model number,” subsection (j) - new definitions of “Maximum input watts” and “Minimum input watts” and subsection (s) - new definition of “Input power” filed 8-22-2007; operative 9-17-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 34).

22. Amendment of subsection (u) repealing definitions of “Digital television adapter,” “STB on mode” and “STB standby-passive mode” filed 11-29-2007; operative 12-29-2007 (Register 2007, No. 48).

23. Amendment filed 7-10-2009; operative 8-9-2009 (Register 2009, No. 28).

24. Amendment of subsections (a), (k) and (n) and subdivisions thereof and amendment of list of incorporated standards and Note filed 7-10-2009; operative 8-9-2009 (Register 2009, No. 28).

25. Amendment adopting and amending definitions within subsection (v) filed 9-1-2010; operative 1-1-2011 (Register 2010, No. 36).

26. Amendment of subsections (l) and (w) filed 10-26-2012; operative 1-1-2013 (Register 2012, No. 43).

27. Amendment filed 4-22-2014; operative 7-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 17).

28. Amendment of subsections (h) and (i) and amendment of Note filed with the Secretary of State by the Office of Administrative Law on 5-15-2015. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Governor's Executive Order No. B-29-15 (4-1-2015); operative 5-15-2015 (Register 2015, No. 20).

29. Amendment of subsection (h) filed 8-20-2015; operative 8-20-2015 pursuant to Governor's Executive Order No. B-29-15, directive 30 (4-1-2015) (Register 2015, No. 34).

30. Amendment of subsections (a)-(c), (f), (j)-(k), (n)-(o), (s)-(u) and (w) filed 6-30-2016; operative 7-1-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2016, No. 27).

31. Amendment of definitions within subsection (k) and list of documents incorporated by reference filed 11-1-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 45).

32. Amendment of subsection (g) and amendment of Note filed 3-27-2017 as an emergency; operative 3-27-2017 (Register 2017, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-25-2017 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

33. Editorial correction of subsection (g) (Register 2017, No. 19)

34. Amendment of subsections (a) and (v), and amendment of list of incorporated documents filed 8-22-2017; operative 10-1-2017 (Register 2017, No. 34).

35. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-27-2017 order, including further amendment of subsection (g), transmitted to OAL 8-25-2017 and filed 10-5-2017; amendments effective 10-5-2017 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2017, No. 40).

36. Amendment of subsection (v) filed 1-25-2018; operative 1-25-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 4).

37. Adoption and amendment of definitions within subsection (g) filed 7-19-2018; operative 10-1-2018 (Register 2018, No. 29).

38. Amendment filed 9-26-2018; operative 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 39).

39. Editorial correction adding definition of “Compact refrigerator” and amending definition of “High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI)” (Register 2018, No. 45).

40. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a) (repealing definition of “Basic model”) and subsection (v) (adopting definition of “Basic model” and amending definition of “Small volume manufacturer”) filed 3-18-2019 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2019, No. 12).

41. Amendment of subsection (d) (adding definitions of “Adjusted cooling capacity at 83oF conditions,” “Adjusted cooling capacity at 95oF conditions,” “Annual energy consumption in cooling mode,” “Annual energy consumption in cooling mode at 83oF conditions,” “Annual energy consumption in cooling mode at 95oF conditions,” “Annual energy consumption in inactive or off mode” and “Annual energy consumption in off-cycle mode” and amending definitions of “Combined energy efficiency ratio (CEER),” “Portable air conditioner,” “Portable or Spot Evaporative Cooler,” “Seasonally adjusted cooling capacity (SACC)” and “Spot air conditioner”) filed 3-18-2019; operative 3-18-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 12).

42. Amendment of subsection (a) (adding definition of “Commercial and industrial equipment”) and subsection (s) (adding definitions of “Air-cooled compressor,” “Alternative efficiency determination method,” Basic model” of a state-regulated compressor, “Brushless electric motor,” “Fixed-speed compressor,” “Liquid-cooled compressor, “Liquid-ring compressor,” “Lubricated compressor, “Maximum full-flow operating pressure,” “Package specific power,” “Positive displacement compressor,” “Reciprocating compressor,” “Rotary compressor” and “State-regulated compressor,” amending definitions of “Ancillary equipment,” “Compressor motor nominal horsepower” and “Pressure ratio at full-load operating pressure”) and repealing definition of “Basic model” of a federally regulated compressor filed 6-10-2019; operative 6-10-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 24).

43. New subsection (x) and amendment of Note filed 10-7-2019; operative 10-1-2020 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(2) and Public Resources Code section 25402(c)(1) (Register 2019, No. 41).

44. Change without regulatory effect repealing subsection (g) and adding subsections (g)(1)-(4) filed 12-12-2019 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2019, No. 50).

45. Amendment of subsection (a) (adding definitions of “Correlated color temperature (CCT)” and “General lighting application”), redesignation of existing definitions within subsection (k) as subsection (k)(1), new subsection (k)(2), including definitions “Black light lamp” through “Traffic signal lamp,” repealer of definition of “Correlated color temperature (CCT)” within subsection (n) and amendment of list of documents incorporated by reference filed 12-24-2019; operative 1-1-2020 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 52).

46. Amendment of subsections (g), (g)(3) and (g)(4) (adding multiple definitions) and amendment of list of documents incorporated by reference filed 9-21-2020; operative 1-1-2021 (Register 2020, No. 39). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-66-20.

47. Amendment of subsection (v) (adding definitions of “Computer with cyclical behavior,” “Fast refresh rate gaming monitor” and ”Multi-screen notebook” and amending definition of “Notebook computer”) filed 2-3-2021; operative 12-9-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(1) and Public Resources Code section 25402(c)(1) (Register 2021, No. 6).

48. Amendment of subsection (a)(3), subsection (d) (repealing definition of “Evaporative cooler efficiency ratio (ECER)”), subsection (e) (amending definition of “Combustion efficiency of a space heater” and repealing definition of “Combination space heating and water-heating appliance”) and subsection (l) (repealing definitions of “Astronomical time-switch control,” “Automatic daylight control,” “Automatic time-switch control,” “Average Luminance,” “Dimmer,” “DIP switch,” “Input power,” “Lighting control -sensing device,” “Photo control,” “Photometric measurements,” “Self-contained lighting control” and “Wall box dimmer” and amendment of list of documents incorporated by reference filed 3-16-2021; operative 3-16-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2021, No. 12). (Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20.

49. Change without regulatory effect amending definitions of “Cooling efficiency ratio (CER),” “Non-self-priming pool filter pump,” “PEICL,” “PEIVL,” “Self-priming pool filter pump,” “Water use” and “Computer with cyclical behavior” filed 7-12-2021 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2021, No. 29).

50. Amendment of subsection (g)(2) (definition of “Fill volume”) filed 9-8-2021; operative 1-1-2022 (Register 2021, No. 37).

 

This database is current through 10/1/21 Register 2021, No. 40

20 CCR § 1602, 20 CA ADC § 1602