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Portable Balances for Educational Use

Portable scales can be used to describe digital weighing scales that can be moved around.

The term portable scales is used to describe a weighing scale that can be run on batteries and do not depend on a mains connection. In theory all weighing scales are portable, if you can pick it up and carry it then it is portable, but you may not have a mains socket where you need to use the scale, so a truly portable scale is battery powered. There are two forms of battery powered portable scales, ones that use standard dry-cell batteries and those that have internal rechargeable batteries.

Within education, portable scales can be particularly useful due to their ease of use. Portable scales can be used for a series of classroom weighing applications including the measuring of compounds in classroom experiments.

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  1. From: £165.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £220.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 6000g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    Adam Equipment’s Highland balances are well-suited for Education, lab work, field use, and many industrial applications. The HCB features Adam’s unique patented HandiCal® internal calibration with a built-in mass, and ShockProtect® as a safeguard against shock loading and accidential overload. Calibrate whenever you want without external masses, or use your own certified masses for traceability.

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    From: £75.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    300g to 12kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 1g

    The Kern EMS School Balance features a compact, portable design and damage-resistant housing perfect for busy classroom environments. EMS balances are suitable for use in schools, colleges and universities for use in biology, chemistry and physics laboratories.

    Kern's best weighing scale for schools! Durable, low-cost scale suitable for teaching mass measurement experiments to students in KS1, KS2 and above.

  3. From: £444.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £555.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    122g to 5200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The FX-i precision top pan range provides a host of features in a compact, lightweight package. All of the traditional A&D functions are present plus a host of innovative features.

  4. £310.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £387.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    150g to 12kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    A&D's EW-i precision balance is a compact, table top scale with parts counting and percentage weighing applications. The EW-i utilises a percentage weighing feature makes it ideal for weighing serums, liquids and gels for perfume, hair and beauty products. Trade approved models available for selling products by weight.

    Compact, easy-to-use top pan precision balance perfect for weighing cosmetics, jewellery and food products.

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    From: £204.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £240.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 12kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    A wider selection of capacities & resolutions, and remote-zeroing has been included in a low-profile rugged housing. For years the EK/EW series balances have been top selling products. Now the new EK-i Compact Balances have been designed to continue this tradition with enhanced capacities and resolutions, and EW-i series comes with attractive triple ranges of weighing. Models ending with "-EC" are EC Type Approved balances to Class II.

    Affordable, dependable compact balance suitable for entry-level weighing applications.

  6. From: £49.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £56.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 2g

    Adam Equipment DCT Dune compact balance is ideal for teaching mass measurement concepts in schools, science laboratories or for use in field experiments. The DCT series offers all of the necessary features for quick and easy weighing at an affordable price. Featuring alternative battery operation, splash-proof keypad, and sturdy plastic construction throughout.

    Low-cost, portable compact scale constructed from durable plastic housing. Ideal for KS1 and KS2 school weighing experiments.

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    From: £176.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £220.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 6100g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    The EJ compact balance series has provided years of reliable weighing performance and are backed by A&D's industry-leading 5 year warranty. Ideal for laboratories, production facilities, classrooms and science field experiments.

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    From: £46.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    500g to 3000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    The CB is a compact portable scale for conducting simple weighing applications. Compact, affordable and easy to use scales ideally suited for use in school classroom experiments and commercial kitchens.

    Durable, compact scale suitable for KS1 and KS2 school science experiments.

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    From: £66.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £90.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    Adam Equipment's CQT Core Portable Compact Balance is perfect for conducting simple weighing procedures in school classroom environments, science labs, veterinary practices and field experiments. This scale is exceptional value for money, featuring tough ABS housing and Adam Equipment's patented ShockProtect™ feature.

    High-quality, affordable compact scale for weighing chemicals, food and other specimens. Perfect for schools, colleges and university environments.

  10. From: £113.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £130.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    100g to 10kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 1g

    The Kern PCB Precision Balance series is a range of economical compact balances with high precision. The PCB series has a wide range of pan sizes and weighing capacities to suit many requirements.

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Q: What types of portable balance are available?

A: There are many types of portable balances available on the market. Pocket balances such as the Kern CM Pocket Balance, provide an array of useful features for classroom environments including precise weighing and a built in calculator. Alternatively, compact balances such as the Dune Portable Compact Balances, provide a hardy digital weighing balance that is easy to use and clean through its protective keypad.

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