Gram Pocket Digital Scales
Pocket digital scales are a handy way to measure small weights wherever you find yourself. They are often designed with enough sensitivity to accurately measure down to the tenth or hundredth of a gram, and their slim profile makes them easy to carry. Many of these devices are fitted with advanced features to optimize their performance, and they can measure in multiple units including grams, ounces, and carats.
How do you use digital pocket scales?
- Locate a hard, flat surface on which the digital pocket scale can sit. If the surface isn't flat or supportive, it could throw off the reading.
- Turn on the pocket scale by pressing the power button.
- If the digital pocket scale is properly calibrated, you can place your material for weighing directly onto the weighing surface. You could also use an additional container on the weighing platform to keep the scales safe from your material.
- If you need to add a secondary container, be sure to use the Tare function on the pocket scale if there is one. This will ensure you only weigh the material and not the container itself.
- The scale's digital screen will convey the weight of the material in question.
- Turn off the pocket scale once you've removed your material to avoid wasting battery power.
How do you calibrate a digital pocket scale?
- Find the most level surface in your home with the aid of a carpenter's level or a smartphone with leveling functionality. Avoid surfaces that aren't entirely flat, like tile or anything with a non-smooth surface. Use mousepads to prevent vibrations from reaching the location.
- Put your digital pocket scale on the center of the mousepad and activate it.
- Digital scales typically have a button that returns the scale to zero reading. This button could be labeled "Tare" or "Zero," but it should be pressed to clear any data the pocket scale might have detected.
- Find the user manual for your particular digital pocket scale and look up how to put the digital scale in calibration mode. Some new digital scales have the ability to calibrate themselves, but you still must tell them to do so. Other pocket scales might require a specific series of buttons to be pressed, or they may have a dedicated calibration mode button.
- When the display tells you that the scale is ready for calibration, place a calibration weight onto the weighing surface. Each scale will have a different way of letting you know that the scale is ready. Once the weight has been added, enter the mass of the weight into the scale.
- Once the mass has been given, you'll have to press a finalizing button to finish the process, which you can find in the user manual. Remove the weight and turn off the digital pocket scale once the process is complete.