Digital Scales - FAQ

Explore our Digital Scales FAQ page for quick answers.

Learn about the benefits, accuracy, usage, and calibration of digital scales.

Whether for cooking or personal health, commercial or industrial weighing, get the most from your digital scale with our FAQs.

Digital scales offer precise weighing measurements for cooking, fitness, medical and commercial purposes.

Their accurate readings, with features like tare and hold functionality, enhance convenience and reduce mis-readings. Digital displays, unit conversion, memory functions, and connectivity to other devices provide maximum versatility.

Overall, digital scales provide efficiency, accuracy, and additional functionality, making them valuable tools for all weighing needs in domestic, commercial and industrial environments.

Digital weighing scales are generally highly accurate, providing precise measurements for cooking, fitness, and commercial or scientific purposes.

The accuracy depends on factors like sensor quality and design. The high-quality digital scales we stock, can offer precision down to grams or even milligrams.

Regular calibration ensures consistent accuracy, making digital scales reliable tools for obtaining precise and reliable measurements in many varied applications.

The capacity and accuracy of the digital scale you need depend on your specific use.

For basic kitchen needs, a scale with a capacity of up to 5 kilograms and an accuracy of 1g may suffice. If you're engaging in more precise cooking or portion control, consider a scale with higher accuracy, perhaps down to 0.1 grams.

For tasks like postal weighing or larger items, scales with capacities exceeding 10kg may be necessary.

In scientific or laboratory settings, scales with very high accuracy, often down to milligrams or micrograms, may be required.

Assess your intended applications to determine the appropriate balance between capacity and accuracy for your digital scale needs. As a rule, the lower you can keep the capacity, the higher the accuracy/readability will be.

If you are weighing and packing goods for sale to customers, it is very likely that you will need to use trade-approved scales.

Legal requirements mandate the use of approved weighing equipment to ensure accuracy and fairness in commercial transactions.

Each manufacturer offers Trade-approved scales that have undergone testing and certification. Enforcement of their use is the responsibility of the National Measurement Office (NMO). It is their responsibility to ensure that specific standards of measurement are maintained and adhered to across all industries.

Compliance with these regulations is crucial to uphold consumer protection, maintain trust and fairness in business transactions, and avoid potential legal issues.

It is advisable to check with relevant authorities and regulations to ensure you are using the appropriate weighing equipment for your business.