Scale Etiquette

Proper scale etiquette – how to make your scale last

We can’t forget that scales are precision instruments and need to be handled with care!  Here are some tips to help your scale withstand the test of time:

•   Keep your scale clean of debris.  Wiping your scale with a soft cloth after use can help minimize dust and other particles from accumulating.  Scales are sensitive to changes in the environment and exposure to foreign substances such as dust, dirt and moisture.

•  Avoid lengthy exposure to extreme heat or cold.  Both heat and cold have adverse affects on scales.  You may experience erratic readings or complete failure if your scale is not in an appropriate weighing environment.  Because of this we urge you not to store your scale in a car or other locations where extreme temperatures are likely.

•  Please allow your scale to adjust to room temperature before you begin weighing.  If your scale is too hot or too cold, this will cause your scale to “climb” or “creep”.  When this happens, you will see the displayed weight continually increase or decrease as the load cell becomes adjusted to the temperature.

•  You should always use high quality batteries in your scale.  Change them as needed and do not leave batteries in your scale for extended periods of time.  Like most electronic devices, if you leave batteries in your scale for a long time without use they may leak and corrode the battery compartment.  This is not typically covered under warranties so prevention is the key.

•  Routinely calibrate your scale.  Calibrating the scale will prevent faulty readings and help maintain the integrity of your scale.