This part of IEC 62053 applies only to newly manufactured electromechanical watt-hour meters of accuracy classes 0,5, 1 and 2, for the measurement of alternating current electrical avtive energy in 50 Hz or 60 Hz networks and it applies to their type test only.
It applies only to electromechanical watt-hour meter for indoor and outdoor application consisting of a measuring element and register(s) enclosed together in a meter case. It also applies to operation indicator(s) and test output(s). If the meter has a measuring element for more than one type of energy (multi-energy meters), or when pther functional elements, like maximum demand indicators, electronic tariff registers, time switches, ripple control receivers, data communication interfaces, etc. are enclosed in the meter case, then the relevent standards for these elements also apply.
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;
-- data interfaces to the register of the emter.
Regarding acceptance tests, a basic guideline is given in IEC 60514.
The dependability aspect is covered by the documents of the IEC 62059 seies.