NEW REGULATION FOR REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES WITH A DIRECT SALES FUNCTION : From 01 March 2021, the new EU energy label and ecodesign regulation for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function (incl. refrigerated vending machines) comes into effect.
The most important details and requirements as well as the differences in minimum efficiency requirements between the EU and Switzerland can be found in this Topten summary.
You want to know what energy class your appliance will have in the new regulation? The Topten Check Excel for Display Refrigerators calculates EEI, energy class, conformity with Swiss efficiency requirements and indicates qualification for listing on Topten.
Topten.eu presents the most energy efficient refrigerated vending machines on the European market. All listed products use natural climate-friendly refrigerants.
The refrigerated vending machines listed:
are plug-in cabinets (remote cabinets are not considered)
are available on the European market
All models on Topten.eu meet the following criteria:
Natural refrigerant with global warming potential (GWP) ≤ 3 (e.g. R290/propane, R600a/isobutane, R744/CO2)
Maximum energy efficiency index of 75
Measurement according to European standard for vending machines (EN 50597:2015) while measured at 25°C, 60% relative humidity (climate class 3)
Data according to the above standards is provided by manufacturers.
TEC = energy consumption over 24h Vn = net volume in litres Tv according to the table below
Order of presentation
Products are ranked according to energy efficiency index (EEI). The order of presentation can be changed by selecting the sorting order on the right top of the list.
Brand, Model, Other models
Brand with link to website. All other models (different sizes etc.) that are named meet the Topten technical criteria as well.
Costs for electricity during product's life time. Assumptions:
Typical life time: 8 years
Annual energy consumption: Value from product list in kWh/year
Tariff of electricity: 0.2 €/kWh (there however can be large differences depending on country or electrical utility)
Net volume, Gross volume
Net / gross volume in liters.
Storage temperature range in °C.
Annual energy consumption in kWh/year. Accepted measuring protocols see above.
R600a (isobutane, climate-friendly refrigerant)
R290 (propane, climate-friendly refrigerant)
R744 (CO2, climate-friendly refrigerant)
Inefficient models: R134a, R404A or R507 (fluorinated refrigerants with high global warming potential)
Width x depth x height in cm.
This item displays the availability of models in European countries according to producers’ information. "EU" means that the model is available in all or most European countries. If the model is available in a number of countries only they are indicated by country codes according to ISO. "On demand" means that producers could not indicate the availability and that consumers have to ask in their countries on their own.
Topten Summary on Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Regulation for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function, Nov. 2020
Commercial and Professional Refrigeration Products: Promoting Energy Efficiency with Legislation, Empowered Stakeholders and Rebates. Eva Geilinger, Eric Bush. EEDAL 2015, presentation and paper.
Best available technology of plug-in refrigerated cabinets, beverage coolers and ice cream freezers and the challenges of measuring and comparing energy efficiency. Eva Geilinger, Martien Janssen, Per Henrik Pedersen, Paul Huggins, Eric Bush. EEDAL 2013, presentation and paper.
Standards and labels
EN 50597 Energy consumption of Vending Machines - Classification, requirements and test conditions
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), CEN-CENELEC