American Weigh Scales American Weigh AC Pro 200 Digital Pocket Scale, 200 by 0.01gm
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- Weighs up to 200 grams in 001 gram increments
- Large stainless steel weighing surface and easy to use 4 button operation
- Protective cover doubles as an expansion tray
- Powered by 2 AAA batteries (included)
- Backed by a powerful 10 year warranty
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AC PRO-200 is a durable and compact pocket scale with easy to use four key operation. The backlit LCD display helps make the numbers viewable and easy to read. The ingenious protective cover doubles as a sturdy expansion tray. With the smooth stainless steel weighing surface clean up is easy.
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For the sub $40 price, the performance out of the box was quite good. I purchased calibration weights (class M2) which showed as 0.15% error on the scale as calibrated at the factory. Not bad. The calibration process is easy and uses a 100 and 200 grams to calibrate this scale. After cal, the readings were typically +/- 0.02g, which is what is specified by the manufacturer. Weighing performance was quite good for such an inexpensive scale.
Size-wise, this unit is slightly bigger than my iPhone. The buttons have a nice "click" to them, so you know they're being pushed. They're also plenty big for fat fingered people. The scale reads in grams, dwt, gn, and ct. In English, thats, grams, pennyweight, grains, and carats. The only missing item is ounces. I guess they only care about those who buy drugs, load their own ammunition, and perhaps mix glue :) For me, that's a minor issue. The other item of interest is that this scale's main display always displays in grams. The sub-display can be changed to the other formats, or to use the counting feature of the scale. For me, i'm happy using grams all the time. If you need the other formats, know that you're stuck with the large digits always in grams. Yes, i said it twice :)
Couple other minor gripes... the plastic quality. The outside of the scale and the display are made of soft plastic and scratch easily. In fact, there were plenty of scratches on my new scale when it arrived. The clear plastic cover is actually foggy. The display is backlit, but could be brighter.
I bought the scale to have something compact and affordable to mix epoxy. It does that job extremely well. Not the prettiest thing out there, but for the money, i'm happy with my purchase. Not five stars happy, but four will do....
We frequently send out letters with multiple pages and literature.
All the postal scales I looked at were accurate to just a fifth of on ounce.
NO guessing with this scale.
We also have a need to measure very small quantities of a number of things on occasion.
This scale is sooo compact, and very accurate. Works great.
Also got here quick.
Got 2 small complaints:
1. It does not have an ounce scale.
And it didn't say so in the product description.
The next model up does, which is considerably more expensive.
But, I didn't find all this out until I got the scale a read the owners manual!!
A minor inconvenience, but hey, I'm just saying.
2. I agree with another reviewer that the lid is a little harder to get off than it needs to be.
No big deal, but if someone wasn't holding it carefully it could slip out of their hand.
I like that the lid is attached with a decent snap-together hinge; this keeps it from getting lost as easily as a free standing lid, yet still makes it possible to use lid as a weighing tray. It also comes with a soft fabric-lined vinyl slipcover case to protect the scale in your pocket; I found it worked very nicely left inside the box to allow me to keep paperwork and warranty material with scale yet still convenient to remove scale for use. It came with generic Zinc-carbon batteries installed; I had to open the battery compartment and remove a small plastic anti-drain insulator tab from one contact to allow unit to work.
The display has a blue LED backlight with 10mm numbers on the main display and 6mm numbers on the secondary display area. The main display always shows grams with 0.01 resolution, the secondary display can show pennyweight with 0.01 resolution and grain or carat with 0.1 resolution (Selectable by Mode button).
The contrast on the display varies quite a bit; my attempt to document this accurately below makes it sound much worse than it is. It is very apparent that this LCD display is optimized for the expected viewing angle for the most likely usage: on a table or counter directly in front of the user at approx. 45° from vertical. In this placement the numbers appear large, crisp and clear, but varying much from that angle makes the numbers very pale. At a 90° angle (looking straight down at display) they are present but quite ghostly; at a 135° angle (looking at display from above weighing platform) they are unreadable, as is any angle from 25° (approx halfway between the optimal 45°) down to horizontal. Viewing from side angles compounds this issue.
The stainless steel platform measures approx 2 1/2" x 3" (64mm x 75mm) and has a vertical linear brushed finish. The 4 buttons have hard finish keycaps with a firm and positive "click" detent.
I've seen others here remark that this scale is off by a decigram or so; I can't comment on that as my needs don't require absolute accuracy, but rather resolution to be able to match parts as pairs by weight for my model helicopters.
In this use I feel it is very accurate right out of the box; removing and reweighing the same item repeatedly resulted in at most 1 centigram variation no matter where it was placed on platform. I tried this with several different items ranging from approx 1 gram to 10 grams to 40 grams to 120 grams; all with similar results. I am very pleased.
All in all, a very good scale and an even better deal thanks to Amazon Warehouse Deals!