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Reference EN 50470-1:2006
Title Electricity metering equipment (a.c.) - Part 1: General requirements, tests and test conditions - Metering equipment (class indexes A, B and C)
Project Number 16704
Abstract/Scope This European Standard applies to newly manufactured watt-hour meters, measuring active electrical energy, intended for residential, commercial and light industrial use, for use on 50 Hz electrical networks. It specifies general requirements and type tests methods. It applies to electromechanical or static watt-hour meters for indoor and outdoor application, consisting of a measuring element and register(s) enclosed in a meter case. It also applies to operation indicator(s) and test output(s). If the meter has (a) measuring element(s) for more than one type of energy (multi-energy meters), or when other functional elements, like maximum demand indicators, electronic tariff registers, time switches, ripple control receivers, data communication interfaces, etc. are enclosed in the meter case (multi-function meters) then this standard applies only for the active energy metering part. This standard distinguishes between: – electromechanical and static meters; – meters of class indexes A, B and C; – direct connected and transformer operated meters; – protective class I and protective class II meters; – meters intended to be used indoors and outdoors. It does not apply to: – watt-hour meters where the voltage across the connection terminals exceeds 600 V (line-to-line voltage for meters for polyphase systems); – portable meters; – reference meters. For rack-mounted meters, the mechanical properties are not covered in this standard. The test levels are regarded as minimum values to guarantee the proper functioning of the meter under normal working conditions. For special applications, other test levels might be necessary and should be agreed on between the user and the manufacturer.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-10-27
Current Stage code deadline 2007-05-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) EMC (2004/108/EC), MID (2004/22/EC)
Mandate(s) M/347; M/404; M/441
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 13
Reference Document  
ICS 91.140.50 - Electricity supply systems
Keywords Metering equipment; Test
Note Adaptation of EN 62052-11:2003 to requirements of MID
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2006-10-27 2007-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2006-05-01 2006-11-01  
5061 2006-03-30 2006-05-01  
5060 2006-02-07 2006-03-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-09-02 2006-02-03  
1090 2005-05-23 2005-11-23  
1000 2004-12-07 2004-12-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-10-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-05-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.