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Is it compulsory that the new emergency or spare transformer complies with Ecodesign requirements?

In case of a need to replace an existing non-eco design transformer with an identical new unit, ...

Article 1.2 of Regulation (EU)548/2014 foresees exemptions for transformers designed for specific purposes. This includes transformers specifically designed for emergency installations, which are exempted. It follows logically that a transformer that is replacing an identical unit designed specifically for an emergency installation is also exempted.

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