Overview

Video games consoles are special purpose computer systems designed to play games and display the game through an external display, such as a television.

Video games consoles are not currently covered under energy efficiency regulations in Australia or New Zealand. A report on the energy efficiency options for video games consoles was completed in 2012.

Is your product regulated?

Find out which GEMS determination or regulatory standard applies to your product

All products covered by energy efficiency regulations must meet certain requirements before they can be supplied or sold in Australia or New Zealand.

Depending on the product, this may include Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), energy rating label requirements or both. There are specific requirements relevant to Australia and New Zealand.

At a glance...

 

MEPS

Energy Rating Label

Australia

New Zealand

Video Game Consoles

No

No

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Guide: Energy Rating Label

A simple, easy-to-read guide that explains how to interpret the Energy Rating Label and how purchasing a more efficient appliance can save money on energy bills.

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Useful Resources

Visit the Australian Government's energy.gov.au website for useful information like:

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Energy Rating Calculator

Compare the energy efficiency of fridges, televisions and computer monitors, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioners.

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Download the Calculator app

Use the Energy Rating Calcualtor app to compare the energy efficiency and running costs of similar products.

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