IEVref:904-03-09ID: 904-03-09
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: mode
Definition: distinct status or distinct operating condition of a system

Note 1 to entry: Any transition of equipment from or towards a neighbouring mode, either through user intervention or automatically initiated, should not be considered to form part of either mode.

Note 2 to entry: Delay between a stimulus and a response might be traded against power consumption in the current mode.

Note 3 to entry: Table 1 provides a structured overview as an aid to understanding this and other concepts relating to energy efficiency and power consumption applicable in electrotechnical products. Additional terms to fulfil the particular needs of particular product sectors should be defined within the structure of the concepts shown in Table 1.

Table 1 – Operating conditions of equipment in respect to power demand

As the number of functions increases from left to right in Table 1, the relevant modes will generally have higher energy consumption. The existence of a mode in Table 1 does not imply that a particular piece of equipment will offer that mode.

Publication date:2014-11
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Domain1:Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems
Domain2:Terms relating to energy efficiency and power consumption