How do you calibrate a digital scale?


Quick Answer

Since different brands and models of digital scales require different calibration methods, the only way to perform a completely accurate calibration is to follow the manufacturer's guidelines. Exact calibration procedures are located in the scale's instruction manual or on the manufacturer's website.

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How do you calibrate a digital scale?
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Full Answer

Calibrate digital scales on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on usage, and after replacing batteries or moving the unit. A digital scale���s accuracy can be confirmed without performing a calibration, by weighing items with confirmed weights, such as canned goods, bags of sugar, or new coins. Only test accuracy with items that do not exceed the scale���s weight capacity. Digital scales must be used on a non-moving, flat surface and kept at room temperature to perform properly.

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