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Rulemaking for Battery Charger Test Procedures

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The battery charger test procedure, found in appendix Y to 10 CFR Part 430, provides a uniform method to test the energy efficiency of a battery charger. DOE last amended this test procedure on June 1, 2011 (Federal Register, 76 FR 31750) by adding a new active mode energy consumption test.


Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE published a notice of data availability regarding test procedures for battery chargers. 79 FR 27774 (May 15, 2014).


Public Meeting Information

A public meeting was held on June 3, 2014.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The battery chargers test procedure rulemaking docket EERE–2014–BT–NOA–0012 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents. For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 76 FR 31750 (June 1, 2011)
Notice of Data Availability

Related Rulemakings

This rulemaking is related to the rulemaking to establish conservation standards for battery chargers and external power supplies.



Statutory Authority

Part A of the ‘‘Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles’’ of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended provides DOE authority to establish energy conservation standards for battery chargers. (42 U.S.C. § 6291–6309) Battery Chargers are treated as covered products’ under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6295(u)).

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

battery_chargers_and_external_power_supplies@ee.doe.gov