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Specifications Relating to Non-automatic Weighing Devices (1998)

Version of section 3 from 2006-03-22 to 2008-08-05:

 The classes of non-automatic weighing devices are as set out in column I of the table to this section on the basis of the device’s accuracy, verification scale interval and number of scale intervals as set out in columns II, III and IV, respectively, of that table.


Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
Verification  scale interval (e)Number of verification scale intervals
ClassAccuracyInternational UnitsCanadian UnitsMinimumMaximum
Oval outline with the text I inside
Specialee50 000– – –
Oval outline with the text II inside
Highe≤ 0.05 ge≤ 0.002 oz.     100100 000
0.1 g ≤e0.005 oz. ≤e  5 000100 000
Oval outline with the text III inside
Medium0.1 g ≤e≤ 2 g0.0002 lb. (0.005 oz.) ≤
e≤ 0.005 lb. (0.1 oz.)     100  10 000
5 g ≤e0.01 lb. (0.2 oz.) ≤e     500  10 000
Oval outline with the text IIIHD inside
Medium (high capacity devices)2 kg ≤e5 lb. ≤e  2 000– – –
Oval outline with the text IIII inside
Ordinary5 g ≤e0.01 lb. (0.2 oz.) ≤e     100    1 200
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