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calibrate my scale? what weighs 500g

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:42 PM

[quote name='qualitypotlover'][quote name='Just619']Since when do youneed 500g's to calibrate a scale?[/QUOT

some scales have a higher capacity than others[/quote]

can't you get any weight that weighs a certain amount and calibrate it? Why does it have to be 500g? The readout just needs to match the weight

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:43 PM

i have no idea all i no is thats what it told me to do in the booklet aha

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:25 AM

can't you get any weight that weighs a certain amount and calibrate it? Why does it have to be 500g? The readout just needs to match the weight


Some scales can only be calibrated with the maximum capacity. His maximum capacity happens to be 500g. I was in the same situation a couple months ago with my old scale.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:16 AM

Lol do the guys who it says pass. It says pass for any weight above 400 gs I believe just means its not.accurate lol

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

Just had this problem....the G2 smaller gatorade bottles, take the fluid down to the first bend....dead on 500

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:06 PM

But doesn't throw off the weight? A lil bit?

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:21 PM

Please realize that every nickel or penny doesn't weigh the same. I just tested it and nickels came in anywhere from 5.05-5.09 and pennies were closer to 2.52. Idk. I guess if you had a scale that weighed only to the tenth gram it wouldn't matter.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:42 PM

Please realize that every nickel or penny doesn't weigh the same. I just tested it and nickels came in anywhere from 5.05-5.09 and pennies were closer to 2.52. Idk. I guess if you had a scale that weighed only to the tenth gram it wouldn't matter.


Should weight them again. Penny from 1969+ is 2.2 grams before i1969 its 2.6...... Nickels same bit don't now the year thery changed

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

A box of arm and hammer baking soda (full) is 500 grams

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:50 AM

...or a calibration weight works well!

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:01 AM

Should weight them again. Penny from 1969+ is 2.2 grams before i1969 its 2.6...... Nickels same bit don't now the year thery changed


Yes, but the coins can become dirty or worn down over time, therefore changing the weight. It may be a very small amount, but when calibrating, you need an exact weight to make the scale do its best.

Just get a 500g calibration weight or use someone else's. They really ain't that expensive.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:24 AM

I don't get h ow the scales that dont have a calibration setting stay accurate and if they do why do we need to calibrate these scales? I used a small bottle of pepsi and i put in water to be close cause the bottle said like 596 or something and i calibrated with less or more water until 1 nickle was 5 grams. I don't need it perfect just close and it worked well.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:31 AM

placing heavy things on small scales messes them up... jostling also messes with scales, both of these I have personally done...

the scale has the calibration for a reason, to ensure you scale is working properly

I also learned the hard way that you must have the correct calibration weight or the scale will be way off.... always make sure you have the correct calibration weight

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:34 AM

I think its time to calibrate my scale but i dont have a weight. Can anyone think of something that is 500g exactly. I heard 100 nickels but im not sure.


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:52 AM

Yes, but the coins can become dirty or worn down over time, therefore changing the weight. It may be a very small amount, but when calibrating, you need an exact weight to make the scale do its best.

Just get a 500g calibration weight or use someone else's. They really ain't that expensive.

You also have to consider that the last number on a scale isn't a weight, it is a mathematical guess.

Get a 500g calibrating weight.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:00 AM

You also have to consider that the last number on a scale isn't a weight, it is a mathematical guess.

Get a 500g calibrating weight.


True, forgot to mention that. On scales that measure to .1, it is for the most part +/- .1g, and on .01 scales its usually +/- .01 or .02

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

100 nickles?


wat if u but more then 500g will it still pass it?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

I used a bottle of bbq sauce weighs perfect now im amazed ?!?!?! it said 496g in the weight at the bottom of the bottle label in the front kraft brand from wal-mart , i weighed a twenty dollar bill at 1.0g perfect and a nickel at 5.0g perfect!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

I used a bottle of bbq sauce weighs perfect now im amazed ?!?!?! it said 496g in the weight at the bottom of the bottle label in the front kraft brand from wal-mart , i weighed a twenty dollar bill at 1.0g perfect and a nickel at 5.0g perfect!


Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but if it was 496 isntead of 500g the scale will have accepted that. Now your scale will probably be a bit off, but since its 4g@500g so ruff 1/100 it will only change your weed in the dime bag area with 0.99 instead of 1.00 which will probably end up as being displayed as 1.00. I hope I didn't fuck up on the math, but when you weigh bigger weight on the scale the displayed error will become bigger and bigger. :smoking:

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

yeah a nickel weighs 5g and a penney weighs2.5g or you can jsut use a weight from some fishing gear

fishing gear weight is the best idea. just use some math for it

they sell actual metal things at head shops for calibrating scales. i got a few of them they're like a few bucks each or something.




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