Tourists around the world use air and rail for comfortable long-distance travel. They have a rest, go sightseeing and, of course, get memorable gifts to their relatives and friends. And what is a luggage scale for travelers?
What are electronic baggage scales for?
The content of the article
- What are electronic baggage scales for?
- How do they work
- What can be weighed with such a balance
- What are the types
- How to choose a scale
Walking around the local markets and shops, I want to collect more exotic souvenirs. But stopping excessive wastefulness is not stinginess. And the rules of cargo transportation in trains and airplanes. Where it is clearly indicated how much weight a passenger can carry with him for free. You can avoid a situation where you urgently have to transfer things from baggage to hand luggage or pay extra for extra kilos.
Created to help travelers, mechanical scales have been replaced by electronic scales: compact, accurate and beautiful. They will tell you about a probable problem at the stage of packing things. And they will save time and nerves at the airport and train station.
How do they work
Battery scales work. There are one to three buttons on the case that are easy to understand. On the display, numbers can be set to show in kilograms, grams, pounds and ounces. For weighing, the device is hooked to the luggage or we pass the belt into the handle and snap the carabiner. We click on the button to turn it on, wait for the zeros to appear and raise it. After one or two seconds, the mass is fixed.
REMEMBER! Luggage scales have an error. Ten to one hundred grams. Specify in the description.
What can be weighed with such a balance
Where else are pocket measures used? Buyers in the markets, summer residents during harvesting and conservation, fishermen for hanging the catch. Any cargo in the allowable range. The maximum gravity limit is indicated on the body.
ATTENTION! Electronic scales work reliably at positive temperature. In the cold season, take measurements indoors.
What are the types
A variety of models allows you to choose a modern steelyard for every taste. In addition to the main purpose of measuring weight, many devices have optional, but useful functions.
The main parameters differ:
- Payload up to 25, 35, 40, 44, 50 kg.
- Measurement accuracy (error) 10, 50, 100 grams.
- Compactness: length 6-16 cm, weight up to 150 grams.
- Device for securing cargo: hook or fabric belt-loop with a snap fastener.
- Battery power source AA, AAA, CR2032, built-in battery.
- Shutdown automatic, manual.
- Country of manufacture: China, Germany, Poland, Australia, Russia.
- Warranty 1-3 years.
In addition, companies produce luggage scales of various colors, body materials (metal, plastic), style - business or with a perky smiley and with additional features.
For the convenience of users created:
- Setting units.
- Overload indication.
- Weight fixation.
- Battery life indicator.
- Display backlight that adjusts to lighting.
- Clock, alarm clock.
- Tare Compensation.
- USB port, external battery.
Of course, all these parameters are not present in one device. Otherwise, there would be fewer options.
How to choose a scale
Even if you have very little time, do not take the fact that the first came to hand. Well-chosen thing will last several years. Perhaps more than homework.
Consider your load capacity. Check whether it will be convenient to hold the steelyard in your hand, to lift weight. Take a look at the display screen. How well the numbers are visible. Annoying or like the backlight, the beep sound. Try how easy it is to replace the battery. Sometimes, such trifles as a seizing lid or a stuck battery are infuriated.
IMPORTANT! Keep a replacement battery or two in the bag for replacement.
Perhaps you plan to use electronic scales not only on trips, but also at home, in the kitchen. Then, you should take the device with a small error, for more accurate measurements.
If you travel a lot and will use luggage scales for their main purpose. Read the description of additional functions carefully. Often fancy fancy * utilities * are never used by the device owner. Choose the ones that really help you on the road.
Pay attention to the external data of the electronic balance. Agree, it’s nice when all the things correspond to the general style.