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Supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers
ANNEX I

ANNEX I — Definitions applicable for the annexes

The following definitions shall apply:

  1. Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) means the ratio of the eco programme energy consumption to the standard programme energy consumption;
  2. eco programme energy consumption (EPEC) means the energy consumption of a household dishwasher for the eco programme, expressed in kilowatt hour per cycle;
  3. standard programme energy consumption (SPEC) means the energy consumption taken as a reference as a function of the rated capacity of the household dishwasher, expressed in kilowatt hour per cycle;
  4. programme means a series of operations that are pre-defined and are declared by the supplier as suitable for specified levels of soil or types of load, or both;
  5. cycle means a complete cleaning, rinsing, and drying process, as defined by the programme selected, consisting of a series of operations until all activity ceases;
  6. quick response (QR) code means a matrix barcode included on the energy label of a product model that links to that model’s information in the public part of the product database;
  7. place setting (ps) means a set of tableware for use by one person, not including serving pieces;
  8. serving pieces means items for the preparation and serving of food which can include pots, serving bowls, serving cutlery and a platter;
  9. rated capacity means the maximum number of place settings together with the serving pieces, which can be cleaned, rinsed and dried in a household dishwasher in one cycle when loaded in accordance with the supplier’s instructions;
  10. eco programme water consumption (EPWC) means the water consumption of a household dishwasher for the eco programme, expressed in litres per cycle;
  11. cleaning performance index (IC) means the ratio of the cleaning performance of a household dishwasher to the cleaning performance of a reference household dishwasher;
  12. drying performance index (ID) means the ratio of the drying performance of a household dishwasher to the drying performance of a reference household dishwasher;
  13. programme duration (Tt) means the length of time beginning with the initiation of the programme selected, excluding any user programmed delay, until the end of the programme is indicated and the user has access to the load;
  14. eco means the name of the programme of a household dishwasher declared by the manufacturer as suitable to clean normally soiled tableware, and to which the information on the energy label and the product information sheet relates;
  15. off mode means a condition in which the household dishwasher is connected to the mains and is not providing any function; the following shall also be considered as off mode:
    1. conditions providing only an indication of off mode;
    2. conditions providing only functionalities intended to ensure electromagnetic compatibility pursuant to Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council(1);
  16. standby mode means a condition where the household dishwasher is connected to the mains and provides only the following functions, which may persist for an indefinite time:
    1. reactivation function, or reactivation function and a mere indication of enabled reactivation function, and/or
    2. reactivation function through a connection to a network; and/or
    3. information or status display, and/or
    4. detection function for emergency measures;
  17. network means a communication infrastructure with a topology of links, an architecture, including the physical components, organisational principles, communication procedures and formats (protocols);
  18. delay start means a condition where the user has selected a specified delay to the beginning of the cycle of the selected programme;
  19. guarantee means any undertaking by the retailer or supplier to the consumer to:
    1. reimburse the price paid; or
    2. replace, repair or handle the household dishwashers in any way if they do not meet the specifications set out in the guarantee statement or in the relevant advertising;
  20. display mechanism means any screen, including tactile screen, or other visual technology used for displaying internet content to users;
  21. nested display means any visual interface where an image or data set is accessed by a mouse click, mouse roll-over or tactile screen expansion of another image or data set;
  22. tactile screen means a screen responding to touch, such as that of a tablet computer, slate computer or a smartphone;
  23. alternative text means text provided as an alternative to a graphic allowing information to be presented in non-graphical form where display devices cannot render the graphic or as an aid to accessibility such as input to voice synthesis applications.