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    Thread: Gram Scale for Measuring PP Doses - Recommendations?

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      Gram Scale for Measuring PP Doses - Recommendations?

      There are so many models, and I've never used Potassium Permanganate before so I don't know what features to look for nor what increments I'd be using.

      For example, the first one the came up has these features: (right off I'd eliminate it because it's batteries only). I DO like the idea of having one that converts grams/ ounces, etc.

      Features:
      Note: Weight less than 3g may decrease the accuracy of the scale.
      Specifications:
      Weight Range: 0.05g~500g
      Division: 0.01g (0.001 oz)
      Accuracy: Ī0.03g
      Measurement Units: g/ct/dwt/ozt/oz/gn
      Function Buttons: Power / Mode / PCS / Tare
      Platform: 3.94*3.94 inches
      Power: 2*AAA batteries(included)

      Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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      I'm not sure why you don't like battery only, but that's what most are I think. They last a long time
      and make it convenient to use anywhere. Readability should be .01 grams... I've never needed
      to weigh enough chemicals to come close to 500 grams so if you go down to 100 grams max you
      should be able to find the readability down to that level instead of .05 grams and still inexpensive.
      Tare function will make your life a lot simpler and almost all have that but check to be sure.
      Calibration weights are nice to have to check accuracy... but in a pinch a nickle weighs 5 grams.

      One example:

      https://www.amazon.com/Weigh-Gram-Di...0g+scale&psc=1

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      Years ago I bought a pocket Jewelry Scale on eBay. It measures in both grams and ounces.

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      I have one but I forgot the brand. I'll check when I get home.

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      The local head shop always has a good selection.

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      Thanks Everyone!

      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I'm not sure why you don't like battery only, but that's what most are I think. They last a long time
      and make it convenient to use anywhere. Readability should be .01 grams... I've never needed
      to weigh enough chemicals to come close to 500 grams so if you go down to 100 grams max you
      should be able to find the readability down to that level instead of .05 grams and still inexpensive.
      Tare function will make your life a lot simpler and almost all have that but check to be sure.
      Calibration weights are nice to have to check accuracy... but in a pinch a nickle weighs 5 grams.

      One example:

      https://www.amazon.com/Weigh-Gram-Di...0g+scale&psc=1

      re: Battery-operated. When my Shusui was sick and I was salting my pond I decided to "double-check" my pond volume by the salt method. DH has a battery-op digital scale in the bathroom that he swears by (drives me crazy) with all these functions and he brought that down to "precisely" measure the amount of salt we were adding to each pail of water / to mix into the pond.
      I don't know if it was the scale, the batteries running down or my ineptitude, but I used the same glass 4-cup measuring cup and got different readings even though carefully adding to the line, taking some in / out multiple times. He couldn't explain why the readings were askew. Although there wasn't any "low battery" signal showing, I couldn't help wondering if an AC current would make a difference and give a steady/more accurate reading. I'm just one of those people who don't put 100% trust in machines, and a few percent less in those that rely on batteries for something important.

      Thanks for the rest of the info though!


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      The local head shop always has a good selection.
      LOL. We're still in the Stone Age. No local head shop. Not long ago got the bill passed allowing MJ by prescription and it's still causing controversy. Just talking about a bill allowing it for recreational use is enough to start family feuds and Community protests! Oh the Horror!
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I'm not sure why you don't like battery only, but that's what most are I think. They last a long time
      and make it convenient to use anywhere. Readability should be .01 grams... I've never needed
      to weigh enough chemicals to come close to 500 grams so if you go down to 100 grams max you
      should be able to find the readability down to that level instead of .05 grams and still inexpensive.
      Tare function will make your life a lot simpler and almost all have that but check to be sure.
      Calibration weights are nice to have to check accuracy... but in a pinch a nickle weighs 5 grams.

      One example:

      https://www.amazon.com/Weigh-Gram-Di...0g+scale&psc=1

      That's the one I have. Working well so far.

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      Ive had this one for many years. I use it all the time and still 100% accurate. Has battery and ac supply. I use batteries and they last forever.http://www.okpocketscale.com/index.p...roducts_id=539

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      Ive had this one for many years. I use it all the time and still 100% accurate. Has battery and ac supply. I use batteries and they last forever.http://www.okpocketscale.com/index.p...roducts_id=539
      Thanks kevin! I canít believe they donít include the nails for that that price though. (kidding)
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