NEMA White Paper Explores Energy Efficiency Requirements for Connected Devices

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA IOTP 1-2018 Standby Power of Connected Devices and the Internet of Things. This white paper explores the conflict between limitations on what is referred to as standby power, and the potential services and benefits of connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

“This standard encourages a system-level approach be used when approaching energy efficiency requirements for connected devices,” says Alex Boesenberg, senior manager of regulatory affairs at NEMA. “Rather than treat standby power as a drain on the device or system, it should be afforded appropriate energy consumption allowances depending on the type of service provided by the connectivity.”

NEMA IOTP 1-2018 is available as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

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