Ohaus Scout SPX1202 is one of newest additions to the expanding line of the Ohaus Scout Series for 2016. A huge 1200 grams weighing capacity and this digital scale increments in 0.01 gram graduations. This is a economy entry level precision digital scale built with strain gauge technology. The Scout SPX1202 small footprint measures 8.8 x 8.0 inches saving you valuable bench space while the unique 6.7 x 5.5 inch trapezoid weighing platform offers a large weighing surface.
The Scout SPX1202 is equipped with superior overload protection rated at 10 times the capacity of the scale, high strength stainless steel pan, impact-resistant pan support and integrated transportation/storage lock, delivers the same durable quality that you expect from OHAUS products. To complement the durability Ohaus designed the Scout SPX1202 to be stackable when utilizing the optional stacking and storage cover which also protects the digital scale when not in use.
Some people might say how can the SPX1202 be priced so low? Again the SPX1202 is built with a loadcell using strain gauge technology. Many people just don't have the money to spend for the higher quality and better performance found in a electromagnetic force restoration balance like the AND Weighing FX1200i, Sartorius ENTRIS2202-1S or Sartorius Quintix 2102-1S. Ohaus isn't the only company now selling precision weighing digital scales using strain gauge technology. MyWeigh has the ibalance i3100 and Adam offers the PGL3002 which are both strain gauge loadcell scales.
So if you are in a situation were you don't have the money to spend for a electromagnetic force restoration balance the Ohaus SPX1202 could be the answer, but understand what you are buying. If you don't understand the difference between strain gauge and electromagnetic force restoration balance you should watch our video on youtube "Magnetic force restoration balance verses strain gauge digital scale" or "Strain gauge loadcell vs electromagnetic force restoration". A strain gauge can work fine for weighing static loads, but if your weighing application is a weight loss or gain over time an electromagnetic force restoration balance is really recommended.
Designed for use in laboratory, industrial or education applications, the Ohaus Scout SPX continues the tradition set by the Ohaus Scout, Scout II and Scout Pro products. Featuring easy-to-use four-button operation, a high-contrast LCD display, operates on AC adapter (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included) for complete portability.
Features include ABS housing, stainless steel pan, weigh below hook, transportation lock, manual calibration lock switch, security slot, adjustable leveling feet, illuminated up-front level indicator. Stability indicator, stackable design with optional stacking & storage cover, mechanical and software overload/underload protection, low battery indicator, auto shut-off and auto tare. Span calibration mass is NOT included but can be purchased separately. We offer a large selection of calibration weights available at an additional cost.
We offer the full line of Ohaus Scout SPX digital scales with various capacities and readabilities HERE.
Another comparable digital scale to the Ohaus SPX1202 is the AND Weighing FX1200i comes standard with an RS-232 interface if you want to send weighing results to a computer. A&D offers WinCT data communication software to download free while Ohaus offers no free software. In addition, the A&D FXi precision balances are backed with a 5 year warranty while the Ohaus Scout SPX1202 only has a 2 year warranty. Schools are always calling us asking which scale offers the longer warranty and the 5 year warranty is something they really like.
If price is absolutely the #1 issue and you are in search of the lowest cost 0.01g digital scales then we have a couple of other strain gauge digital scales that are made in China - the Ohaus SPX1202 is also made in China. These precision scales do not have all the bells and whistles included in an Ohaus SPX1202, but the price is much less. For our customers seeking a simplified digital precision scale, with less features we recommend My Weigh brand digital scales. My-Weigh's iM01 electronic scale offers 1000g x 0.01g, ibalance i3100 features 3100g x 0.01g or our EPB-1002D and EPB-1002L both offer 1000 gram x 0.01 grams at a much more affordable price.
Bright backlit LCD & 4 button keypad enables efficient operation and ease of use. The sprint leveling bubble located to the right of the display allows you to know whether your scale is level to deliver the most accurate weighing results. The Scout's large backlit display increases readability in low light working conditions, and is easier to view from a distance. The Ohaus Scout SPX1202 features large 6.7 x 5.5 inch trapezoid shaped weighing platform provides ample room for just about any samples you will be weighing.
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Before you make your final decision see the Ohaus Scout SJX1502N/E. The Ohaus Scout SJX Series is targeted to the jewelry industry which is a very price sensitive market so Ohaus has a much lower list price on the SJX verses the Ohaus Scout SPX Series is sold to the lab market and is priced much higher. You can buy the SJX1502N/E for OVER $250 LE$$ than the SPX1202 but instead of 1200 gram capacity you can get 1500 gram weighing capacity.
Learn how to calibration the Ohaus Scout digital scale. In the YouTube video above we perform a span calibration that uses two weight values: zero and a weight value at or near the digital scale's capacity. We don't stop here, we also walk you step by step how through the procedure for linearity calibration, which minimizes deviation between actual and displayed weights within the scale's weighing range. Three weight values are used: zero, a weight value within the scale's weighing range which is set to 1000g, and a weight value at or near the balance's specified capacity which is preset at 1500g for the SJX1502. The steps to perform calibration for the SJX1502N/E are similar for the SPX1202 and various Ohaus Scout SPX, SKX or SJX models except the value of calibration weight used for calibration is different. The 1 kilogram span calibration weight is NOT included with Ohaus SPX1202. For linearity calibration NOT INCLUDED are the required 500g and 1 kg weights, but can be purchased at www.calibrationweight.com
The new Ohaus Scouts Portable Balances are their latest generation of weighing perfection. Since the inception of the Ohaus Scout over 2 decades ago Ohaus' scale engineers have refined the electronics, performance and features to deliver a spectacular weighing instrument. Stabilization time as fast as 1.5 second and high resolution load cell with
120,000d resolution and readability to 0.01g, deliver extremely
quick, precise and repeatable weighing results.
See as we unbox and review all the features of the Ohaus Scout SJX1502. What comes with the scale, how do you setup the scale, where do the batteries go, found the underhook?? All your questions can be answered by watching this informative YouTube video above. We use the Ohaus SJX1502N/E but most of the topics reviewed are similar to the Ohaus Scout SPX1202.
The optional Ohaus 30268984 USB Interface module plugs into PS/2 connector on back of the Ohaus Scout Scale. The OHAUS USB Interface Kit is a unique solution to the problem of connecting a Scout Balance to a computer using a Universal Serial Bus (USB). The USB Interface kit includes a CD with the software drivers to create the required virtual port on the computer. Works with PC running Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 7. The USB Interface module and DOES NOT include any data acquisition software.
The Ohaus Scout Scale is equipped with a weigh below hook for weighing below the balance. Before turning the balance over remove the weighing pan and platform support, place the transportation lock in the locked position to prevent damage. To use this feature remove the protective cover for the weigh below opening. The digital scale can be supported using lab jacks or any other convenient method. Ensure the scale is level and secure. Power on the Scout Scale, then use a string or wire to attach items to be weighed. Below weighing is used for weighing magnetic materials, large samples that won't fix on the weighing platform or extremely hot or cold sample that would effect the scale's electronics if placed directly on the weighing platform due to thermal heat/cold transfer. Additional applications would be specific gravity determination.
The Ohaus Scout operates on AC adapter (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included). There are four(4) adjustable feet to assist in leveling your Ohaus Scout digital scale.
The Ohaus Scout Scales have a red transportation lock on sub platform of the balance that needs to be disengaged before you start your weighing. Simply turn the red pointer 90° counter-clockwise.
The impact-resistant pan support safeguard against shock and overloading the balance in rugged and demanding environments. The Scout engineered with superior overload protection rated at 10 times the capacity of the digital scale.
The Ohaus Scout series are all strain gauge weigh sensor. If you want better weighing performance with a Magnetic Force Restoration weigh sensor consider the A&D FX-1200i, FX-2000i or FX-3000i. These A&D Weighing precision balances are backed with a 5 year limited manufacturer warranty which is a lot longer than Ohaus 2 year limited warranty.