Compact Audio Products

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory Definition

A product that consists of an amplifier and a terrestrial tuner that are encased in a single housing — including a product that can produce sound from another media — and that uses mains power as at least one source of power and has attached or separable speakers.

Compliance Date

Manufactured on or after January 1, 2013


List of Compliant Models


Test Standard

CSA C62301-11

Energy Efficiency Standard
Product manufactured on or after January 1, 2013 Power consumption in off mode Power consumption in standby mode
    With information display active Information display inactive or no information display
Compact audio products other than clock radios ≤ 0.5 W ≤ 1 W ≤ 0.5 W
Clock radios ≤ 1 W ≤ 2 W N/A

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • product name (compact audio product);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • type (compact audio or clock radio);
  • if it has standby mode, its power consumption in that mode, expressed in watts, as applicable,
    • with the information display active,
    • with the information display inactive, and
    • without the information display;
  • period, expressed in minutes, that begins when standby mode is enabled and ends when the measurement of power consumption in that mode is completed;
  • if it has off mode, its power consumption, expressed in watts, in off mode.

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations.  This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations.  This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.