MEPS - Microwave (Standby)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
DOE established the first efficiency standards for microwave ovens in 2013, and they took effect in 2016. The new standards specify a maximum standby power of 1 watt for microwave-only ovens and countertop combination microwave ovens and 2.2 watts for built-in and over-the-range combination microwave ovens.

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