To verify compliance with the criteria 6.4 Product durability and 6.5 Battery longevity, products must be tested by test facilities accredited according to ISO 17025. Until December 3, 2019, some exemptions are allowed.
We have received questions regarding the ETEC_MAX value for displays in TCO Certified, generation 8. Here is a clarification of which value we want you to report.
Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.
During April we’re also offering a number of in-person workshops for industry where we’ll be discussing the draft criteria in detail and answering your questions. Sign up information is below. We’re also available on each workshop date, to meet individually and discuss your feedback.
We have seen some inconsistencies in acoustic noise measurements for TCO Certified Notebooks 5.0, TCO Certified All-in-one PCs 4.0 and TCO Certified Desktops 5.0.
In our September issue of Technical Update we wrote about a touch panel exception for Displays, AIO’s and Notebooks. In this exception we had calculated our luminance requirement with a 99% confidence interval. We have now recalculated it based on a 95% confidence, which is the interval used throughout TCO Certified. We have also added a minimum color triangle area requirement for Displays and AIO PCs, based on these new results.
We’ve received some questions about which energy consumption values should be reported as the “worst case” measurement for TCO Certified products. Some applicants are only reporting the worst case numbers based on the row of the highest Total Energy Consumption, TEC.
Thin-clients, ultra thin-clients, workstations and small scale servers can all be certified, even though there is no category-specific criteria document.
We have received some questions about how a wall mount function and stand are handled in TCO Certified Displays.
As many of your know, we have been focusing on multiple verification rounds this year, including a series of factory spot checks.