Video Cassette Recorders
Video cassette recorders that run on alternating current, except the following:
1) ones for industrial use,
2) ones that process electronic audio and video signals in digital form,
3) ones that process electronic signals with 1,125 or more scanning lines,
4) ones structurally equipped only with playback functions, or
5) ones having built-in digital broadcasting receivers.
Energy Consumption Efficiency
Energy consumption efficiency shall be power consumption (W) measured in a state where, while AC power is supplied, VCR’s power switch remains in the off position but is ready to be activated with a remote controller (hereinafter referred to as “standby mode”).
For those having display functions such as clock as well as capable of turning them ON/OFF, energy consumption efficiency shall be a numeric value obtained as follows. First, the difference in standby power (W) between with (clock, etc.) display ON and OFF is multiplied by 0.2, and then the result is subtracted from standby power with (clock, etc.) display ON.
Categories & Target Standard Values
In the target fiscal year and each subsequent fiscal year, for each category, the weighted average value obtained by weighting energy consumption efficiency with shipment volume shall not be above the target standard value.
|Category||[Target standard value]|
Standard energy consumption efficiency
|1||VCRs with signal processing power for 400 or more lines of horizontal resolution that have satellite broadcasting receiving functions||2.5|
|2||VCRs with signal processing power for 400 or more lines of horizontal resolution that do not have satellite broadcasting receiving functions||2.0|
|3||VCRs without signal processing power for 400 or more lines of horizontal resolution that have satellite broadcasting receiving functions||2.2|
|4||VCRs without signal processing power for 400 or more lines of horizontal resolution that do not have satellite broadcasting receiving functions||1.7|
|＊ As for double cassette VCRs, the target standard values are obtained from the above values multiplied by 1.6 for each category.|
Target Fiscal Year
FY2003 and each subsequent fiscal year
Energy Efficiency Improvement
Video cassette recorders whose target fiscal year was FY2003, standby power consumption was improved by about 73.6% compared with the FY1997 level in the target fiscal year (FY2003).
●Product name and type
●Standby power consumption with clock, etc. display ON (limited to ones capable of turning clock, etc. display functions ON/OFF)
●Standby power consumption with clock, etc. display OFF (limited to ones capable of turning clock, etc. display functions ON/OFF)
●Energy consumption efficiency
●Name of manufacturer, etc.
Display items shall be presented in catalogs and instruction manuals.
Requirement for Recommendations and Orders
Manufacturers or importers whose annual manufacturing volume or importing volume (limited to shipment to the domestic market) is 5,000 units or more may be subject to recommendations and orders.