Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) Testing

Spectrum Laboratories provides IANZ accredited testing of external AC and DC power supplies to the relevant Australian and New Zealand Minimum Energy Performance Standards.

The implementation date of MEPS for external power was December 2008 in Australia and April 2009 in New Zealand.

After the above dates all external power supplies within the scope of the relevant standards were required to comply with the following AS/NZS standards;

  • AS/NZS4665.1: Test method and energy performance mark
  • AS/NZS4665.2: Minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements


The importer (or manufacturer) of external power supplies or products with external power supplies will also need to fulfil other obligations under the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations.

Further information can be obtained from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) website at;

Or alternatively from the Australian Energy Rating website at;

Spectrum Laboratories can provide assistance with implementation and registration of all applicable equipment.


European Standby Performance Testing

We can test the required standby power consumption to comply with the COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1275/2008.

The Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to establishing a framework for the setting of eco-design requirements for energy-related products.

  • Standard is IEC 62301: Household electrical appliances – Measurement of standby power


The following are a collection of important often difficult to find resources found on the internet.

These are offered freely to assist in your understanding of the various aspects of testing and ongoing product compliance.

MEPS Explained

Relevant MEPS Standards


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