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5 Benefits of a Weighing Scale with a Rechargeable Battery

Not everyone can stay in one place with their scale or scale, some need their scale to be as on the move as they are. That’s where weighing scales with rechargeable batteries come in, also known as portable scales. This blog will discuss the top five benefits of a rechargeable scale as well as our top five scales that fit the bill.

5 Benefits of a Weighing Scale with a Rechargeable Battery

1.     Portability

Weighing scales with rechargeable batteries are commonly called Portable Scales. Like any other device with a rechargeable battery, such as your smartphone, portable scales can be taken wherever you need them, without even having to worry about power! You can work where it’s convenient, rather than where there’s an outlet. This allows for sharing the scales between multiple workers throughout the day because when one person is done weighing, another can take the scale back to their station. Ultimately, the portability of rechargeable scales is their biggest benefit.

2.     Save Money on Scales and Batteries

Having a rechargeable scale saves money in multiple ways. First, multiple workers being able to share one scale saves you from needing to purchase as many, depending on how often a scale is necessary for work throughout the day. You’ll also save money on batteries, as it isn’t necessary to replace them every time they run out. This has the bonus of being more sustainable and better for the environment.

3.     Useful Without Electricity

When we say you can work from anywhere, we mean ­anywhere, even places with little to no electricity. Want to take your scale outside to do fieldwork? No problem. Do you have a lot of appliances and not enough outlets? You’re all good. When the battery on your portable scale is low, simply plug it in overnight and return to work with full power.

4.     No Wires

Wires can get overwhelming, especially when you can no longer tell which goes to what and unplug the wrong device by accident. Wires are often the last thing you want on a worktop when you’re already short on space. Portable scales lack wires when you’re not recharging, allowing for a sleek, clutter-free feel and freedom of movement.

5.     Easy to Store

The lack of wires and portability of rechargeable scales means that they are incredibly easy to store when they’re not in use. Many can even be stacked on top of one another, as long as the combined weight doesn’t exceed the scale’s capacity. Store your portable scale on your desk, a shelf, a carry case, or even just your bag. Your scale will be ready to work again when you are.

5 Weighing Scales with Rechargeable Batteries

Here is our top-five list of portable scales that will provide you with each benefit listed above.

1.     Adam ABW-S Aqua Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale

Capacities: 4kg – 32kg

Readabilities: 0.1g – 2g

The ABW-S Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale is not only equipped with a rechargeable battery, it also boasts an IP68 rating against dust and water ingress. This makes it perfect for wet, dusty or dirty environments where frequent cleaning is a must. The ABW-S is designed for convenience, with a display on both the front and rear of the scale so it can be shared amongst workers throughout the day and at different stations. The ABW-S is popular in the food production industry as well as in manufacturing environments.

2.     Adam CBX Compact Bench Scale

Capacities: 1.2kg – 6kg

Readabilities: 0.1g – 1g

Adam’s CBX Compact Bench Scale lends itself to true portability, as it’s small enough to be transported in a bag, briefcase or backpack as necessary. The rechargeable battery provides over 200 hours of use, which is twenty-five full workdays! When it needs a charge, you can do it on the go via the USB interface. This versatility makes the CBX ideal for schools, fieldwork and even fruit picking.  

3.     Adam GBK Checkweighing Bench Scale

Capacities: 8kg – 120kg

Readabilities: 0.1g – 5g

Just because a scale has a rechargeable battery doesn’t mean it needs to be small. Adam Equipment’s GBK Checkweighing Bench Scale is robust and durable, able to withstand heavier amounts of weight. Specialising in checkweighing, you can set high and low parameters on the GBK so that the display will light up when the object you’re weighing is heavier or lighter than your requirements. You can also take advantage of the GBK’s parts counting function. The GBK is perfect for harsh environments such as warehouses, factories and shipyards.

4.     Kern CM Pocket Scale

Capacities: 60g – 1kg

Readabilities: 0.1g – 1g

If you’re looking for super tiny, Kern’s CM Pocket Scale fits the bill. Offering a hard protective cover with a calculator built in, the CM scale can be tucked away in your jacket pocket without worrying about damage – or having to suddenly solve a maths problem.  While the batteries may not be rechargeable, they are included in every purchase! The CM is perfect for weighing gold, medicine and ingredients.

5.     A&D EK-I Compact Scale

Capacities: 200g – 12kg

Readabilities: 0.01g – 1g

A&D’s EK-I Compact Scale is the bestselling A&D scale that we supply. The EK-I has all the benefits of portability while still providing precise readings necessary for the laboratory. With applications such as parts counting and percentage weighing, you can perform lab tasks with efficiency. The EK-I range has two models that are EC Type approved for selling items by weight.


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