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[RFI] California: The Switchers are Coming

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Subject: [RFI] California: The Switchers are Coming
From: "Cortland Richmond" <ka5s@earthlink.net>
Reply-to: ka5s@earthlink.net
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:32:11 -0800
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The California Energy Commission has just published an efficiency standard
dated April 2005. It requires that by 1 July 2006 most appliances made or
sold in California meet state mandates for efficiency. For example, single
voltage external power supplies* of between 51 and 250 watts must be 84
percent efficient, and consume not more than 0.75 watts when not under load.

I don't see an exemption for what we build ourselves. 

Source: California Energy Commission 

We may expect an increased use of RF lighting and RF ballasts.  Oh joy!

Power supplies, which are single voltage external AC to DC and AC to AC
power supplies included with other retail products, and [b]single voltage
external AC to DC or AC to AC power supplies sold separately[/b]; and
consumer audio and video equipment, which are televisions, compact audio
products, digital versatile disc players, digital versatile disc recorders,
and digital television adapters.

It's possible we may find some relief with _dual_ voltage AC to DC external
power supplies, whicch are not included. 

Don't think to wash off the smell with a hot shower, either:
The flow rate of showerheads, lavatory faucets, kitchen faucets, lavatory
replacement aerators, kitchen replacement aerators, wash fountains, and
metering faucets shall be not greater than ?


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