Digital scales use the strain gauge load cell to convert the force of a given weight to an electric signal. Unlike analog scales, digital ones give weights as an instant digital readout.
A gram weighs 1 gram on a scale. A gram is a unit of mass equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram. If the scale is using other units, a gram weighs 0.0357 ounces.
Two popular gram scale apps – "Diamond Scale" for iPhone and "Digital Scale" for Android – require users to place a phone on an inflated plastic bag, calibrate, place a nickel at the top or bottom of the touchscreen, re-calibrate, and place the object to be weighed on the coin.
To fix a digital scale, troubleshoot the scale, replace the batteries, find the adjustment mechanism, and recalibrate it to show zero when there is nothing on top of it. Digital scales are accurate, but when their batteries become depleted, errors can occur.
Manuals Online offers a wide variety of digital scale manuals online. Some brands include Balance, Brokstone, Conair and Digi Scale. Health-o-Meter body weight scale manuals and EatSmart food scale manuals are available online from each company's website.
10 grams is equivalent to 0.35 ounces in weight or approximately 2 teaspoons in measure. 28.4 grams is the equivalent of 1 ounce, and 453.6 grams equals 1 pound; 15 grams equates to 1 tablespoon, and 1 cup holds approximately 237 grams.
A gram, a commonly used unit of mass in the metric system, is one-thousandth of a kilogram. The abbreviation for gram is "g," and "kg" represents a kilogram.
Some free digital scale apps are Balance Scale for iOS and Mobile Digital Scale Lite for Android. Balance Scale offers passcode protection and displays weight in both the U.S. system and the metric system. It also features a converter that allows the user to convert between the systems easily.
Recalibrate a small weight scale by cleaning it, placing it on a flat surface and pressing the zero/tare button. Find the calibration weight for the scale in its manual or on the machine itself, press the calibrate button, apply the appropriate weight, and wait for the scale to blink, indicating it
Cambridge Scale Works offers several types of portable digital scales for industrial use, and Mettler-Toledo International offers portable digital weighing products for a variety of applications. Global Equipment company carries common and specialized portable digital scales, and H & C Weighing Syst