Sangean WFR-29C Digital Radio
MarketWatch’s check testing uncovered that the Sangean WFC-29R digital radio showed a possible problem with the product’s power consumption in off-mode. It was observed that when switching the power button off, the radio still drew just over 1W, against the off-mode limit of 0.5W specified in 1275/2008. A full test against EN 50564:2011 confirmed this finding; a test on a further three samples gave similar results:
Sangean have responded to the project’s communication and as a remedy action proposed updating their software to disable certain features and reduce power consumption to reach the limit of 0.5W.
Extra energy usage
From the higher off-mode power measured for this product, extra energy and cost that would be incurred are estimated as follows:
Test date: December 2015 - January 2016
test lab: SLG