Cheap Pocket Scales
When to recalibrate Cheap Pocket Scales
People often ask us when to recalibrate pocket scales. Often the problem is actually that a customer has bought some cheap pocket sales from a Chinese manufacturer and the recalibration function doesn’t work.
If the cheap pocket scales screen ever reads ‘LLL’ or ‘EEE’ it normally suggests that the weighing mechanism has been damaged, likely from being dropped. However, with cheap pocket scales, dropping them is not always the cause and it could be that you will need to re-invest in a new product as you might find that the guarantee is not genuine and that when you send the cheap pocket scales back for repair, they are never returned. Nonetheless, it is worth trying to recalibrate it by following the instructions.
If the screen reads ‘888’ it suggests that the batteries are close to running out. Alternatively, that the cheap pocket scales are having trouble defining ‘0’ is. This is also a common problem with cheap pocket scales. If you replace the batteries and the problem persists, you will need to send your cheap pocket scales in for repair if they are still under guarantee.
‘UNST’ means that the machine is on an uneven surface. If you are sure that this is not the problem, then it indicates that the cheap pocket scales has load cell damage. If this is the case, please try recalibrating the pocket scales. If this produces no positive outcome then you will need to consult your warranty guidelines.