Thursday, March 19, 2015
Hmmmm, I wonder why they aren't for sale in those two states?
UPS just delivered my Deltran Battery Tender from Amazon.
When I opened the box I saw this on the bottom:
Oh come on now I said to myself. I bet they don't want someone to use it because you plug it in and leave it on to keep your battery up to snuff. Sure enough with a google search I found this:
Deltran Battery Tender® has achieved the very first listing in the California Energy Commission Appliance database for certified electronics, small battery chargers for Automotive and Power Sport Applications!
Starting in 2013 all non-commercial battery chargers manufactured after February and sold in California must conform to the new “Appliance Efficiency Program” in coordination with the California Energy Commission.
Mike Prelec Sr. CEO stated, “Battery Tender® has been supplying high-efficiency battery chargers for over 10 years to the European market with the CE certification. We have spent the better part of a year redesigning our units to meet the new stringent standards of both California and Europe. The units have also been re-qualified by Underwriters Labs and/or ETL.”
The California regulation is designed to reduce the strain on the power grid caused by inefficient consumer electronics. Eventually the rest of the country will follow suit!