Title 9: Commerce and Trade
Chapter 74: ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR APPLIANCES AND EQUIPMENT
9 V.S.A. § 2793. Definitions
§ 2793. Definitions
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Ballast" means a device used with an electric discharge lamp to obtain necessary circuit conditions (voltage, current, and waveform) for starting and operating the lamp.
(2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of public service.
(3) ""Compensation'' means money or any other valuable thing, regardless of form, received or to be received by a person for services rendered.
(4) "Electricity ratio (ER)" is the ratio of furnace electricity use to total furnace energy use. ER = (3.412*EAE)/(1000*EF + 3.412 EAE) where EAE (average annual auxiliary electrical consumption) and EF (average annual fuel energy consumption) are defined in 10 C.F.R. Part 430, Subpart B, Appendix N.
(5) "High-intensity discharge lamp" means a lamp in which light is produced by the passage of an electric current through a vapor or gas and in which the light-producing arc is stabilized by bulb wall temperature, and the arc tube has a bulb wall loading in excess of three watts per square centimeter.
(6) "Medium voltage dry-type distribution transformer" means a transformer that:
(A) has an input voltage of more than 600 volts but less than or equal to 34,500 volts;
(B) is air-cooled;
(C) does not use oil as a coolant; and
(D) is rated for operation at a frequency of 60 hertz.
(7) "Metal halide lamp" means a high intensity discharge lamp in which the major portion of the light is produced by radiation of metal halides and their products of dissociation, possibly in combination with metallic vapors.
(8) "Metal halide lamp fixture" means a light fixture designed to be operated with a metal halide lamp and a ballast for a metal halide lamp.
(9) "Probe-start metal halide ballast" means a ballast used to operate metal halide lamps which does not contain an ignitor and which instead starts lamps by using a third starting electrode probe in the arc tube.
(10) "Residential boiler" means a self-contained appliance that is primarily designed for space heating by means of steam or hot water and that uses only single-phase electric current in conjunction with natural gas, propane, or home heating oil, and which has a heat input rate of less than 300,000 Btus per hour.
(11) "Residential furnace" means a self-contained space heater designed to supply heated air through ducts of more than 10 inches in length and which utilizes only single-phase electric current or single-phase electric current or DC current in conjunction with natural gas, propane, or home heating oil, and which:
(A) is designed to be the principal heating source for the living space of one or more residences;
(B) is not contained within the same cabinet with a central air conditioner whose rated cooling capacity is above 65,000 Btus per hour; and
(C) has a heat input rate of less than 225,000 Btus per hour.
(12) "Single-voltage external AC to DC power supply" means a device that:
(A) is designed to convert line voltage AC input into lower voltage DC output;
(B) is able to convert to only one DC output voltage at a time;
(C) is sold with, or intended to be used with, a separate end-use product that constitutes the primary power load;
(D) is contained within a separate physical enclosure from the end-use product;
(E) is connected to the end-use product via a removable or hard-wired male or female electrical connection, cable, cord, or other wiring;
(F) does not have batteries or battery packs, including those that are removable, that physically attach directly to the power supply unit;
(G) does not have a battery chemistry or type selector switch and indicator light; or does not have a battery chemistry or type selector switch and a state of charge meter; and
(H) has a nameplate output power less than or equal to 250 watts.
(13) "State-regulated incandescent reflector lamp" means a lamp that is not colored or designed for rough or vibration service applications, that has an inner reflective coating on the outer bulb to direct the light, an E26 medium screw base, and a rated voltage or voltage range that lies at least partially within 115 and 130 volts, and that falls into either of the following categories:
(A) a blown PAR (BPAR), bulged reflector (BR), or elliptical reflector (ER) bulb shape, with a diameter which equals or exceeds 2.25 inches; or
(B) a reflector (R), parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR), or similar bulb shape with a diameter of 2.25 to 2.75 inches.
(14)(A) "Transformer" means a device that consists of two or more coils of insulated wire and that is designed to transfer alternating current by electromagnetic induction from one coil to another, in order to change the original voltage or current value.
(B) The term "transformer" does not include:
(i) devices with multiple voltage taps, with the highest voltage tap equaling at least 20 percent more than the lowest voltage tap; or
(ii) devices, such as those commonly known as drive transformers, rectifier transformers, auto transformers, uninterruptible power system transformers, impedance transformers, regulating transformers, sealed and nonventilating transformers, machine tool transformers, welding transformers, grounding transformers, or testing transformers, that are designed to be used in a special purpose application and are unlikely to be used in general purpose applications. (Added 2005, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)