Electronic Precision Balance (EPB-10K) offers 10,000 gram weighing capacity with readability to 0.1 grams at an astonishing affordable price. Yes it is a generic brand direct from Asia, but this is where 99% of the portable electronic scales are made nowadays. Asia has advanced dramatically over the years in technology and quality. We decided to market this generic brand since we believe in the motto "if you can't tell the difference why pay the difference". If you take a closer look at other brands like the Ohaus Scout they are made in China. Sure, Ohaus does a great marketing job of their product and package it fancier, but all that extra costs are passed on to the consumer - a.k.a. YOU.
In today's world, building a strain gauge scale is not rocket science that only a few companies have the skills to engineering and build. Smaller independent Asian companies are building fabulous quality strain gauge scales and even including extra features at no additional cost , while major brands have made some features an option. Case in point, the Ohaus Navigator requires you to purchase the optional RS-232 module if you want to connect your scale to a computer, while it is standard on the EPB-10K.
The EBP-10K is the only model in the entire EBP Series that offers below balance weighing and the underhook is included. You can learn more about weighing beneath the balance HERE, but I'll explain briefly. Some objects that must be weighed below the balance since they are just too big to fit on the weighing platform and would cover the display so you can not read the weighing results or they are extremely hot or cold that would affect the weighing results. In these cases the load can be hung with a hook beneath the digital scale. The underhook is particularly useful in applications such as determining the density of a sample/object. The sample is weighed underneath the balance in air and the weight is recorded. Then the sample is weighed in a tank of distilled water and the weight is recorded. The specific gravity of a material is the ratio of its density to that of water at the same temperature and pressure. The difference between the weight of a solid in air and under water is equal to the weight of water displaced by the volume of the sample. Interested in learning more about density and specific gravity visit this link.
Another feature the EPB-10K offers that few electronic scales on the market offers today in user selectable calibration. Most other brands require you to use a specific calibration mass like 5 kilograms for a scale that weighs up to 6kg. Now, if you have a 3 kilogram calibration weight you can't do nothing with it using the major brand scales. Well, with the EPB-10K you can set the calibration to whatever weight you want. If you have a calibration mass that is 7000g, 7500g, 8010g even 926g grams you can configure any specific calibration weight to perform the calibration. Please note, we always recommend you calibrate any scale with 75% or greater of the weighing capacity of the scale for the best calibration.
Okay now getting back EPB-10K the scale offers
10,000g x 0.1g, die cast aluminum sub-platter, large 6.7" x 7.0" stainless steel weigh platform, Linearity +/- 0.2g, 100,000 divisions with 1,300,000 internal resolution,
24 bit high speed A/D converter and an HBM C3 load cell. Yes it is a lot of technical jargon but if you are a scale expert it all means this is one hell of a scale for an extremely affordable price.
It is also very important to have very good Analog to Digital processors for scales, the 24 bit AD is the fastest and it has over 1.3 million internal resolutions. Many low cost high resolution balances have low internal resolutions of below 500,000 counts. Other than the zero or drift tracking software, the balance will also need to see a very high internal resolution to be able to track the internal weight drift after weight is placed on the balance for 1 minute.
The EPB-10K is truly a value oriented product designed for the school science classroom, hobbyist, or light industrial weighing applications. Choose from over 10 different models in the EPB Series HERE.
We decided to weigh our Shrek DVD to help give you a prospective of the size of this amazing affordable digital scale. Bright backlit display makes viewing fast & easy in any lighting. You can program the backlit to always be ON, always OFF, or when a weight is applied to the weighing platform the backlit automatically turns ON.
In the YouTube video above we give a general overview of the Electronic Precision Balance EPB10K weighing functions & features.
EPB-10K Electronic Precision Balance 10,000g x 0.1g
Download the user manual. Learn more about the keypad functions and other additional information.
In the YouTube video above shows you how parts counting works for the Electronic Precision Balance EPB10K. We count paperclips and blister packs using an oversized counter.
Four (4) adjustable feet for easy leveling.
Powered by AC
Adapter Included or 6 AA batteries (not included)
In the YouTube video below shows you how easy calibration is performed. Calibration weights are NOT included with the scale and must be purchased SEPARATELY.
The EPB is one of the few scales on the market that allows you to use any size calibration weight within the weighing range of the digital scale. We always recommend you calibrate the scale with a weight at least 50% of the weighing capacity for accurate weighing results over the full weighing range. So for the EPB10K you should use at least a 5kg weight, for the EPB6K at least 3kg and EPB3K at least 1500g, but if all you have was a 1kg mass you could calibration the EBP scale.
In the YouTube video above shows you how configuring the Electronic Precision Balance EPB10K. We show you how to disable the Auto Shut-Off, the options for the backlight and to turn ON and OFF the annunciator.
Rear View of scale shows AC Adapter connector and RS-232 Interface
Side view of digital electronic scale. The scale housing is made from high performance plastic to ensure durability and long life.
Large removable stainless steel weigh pan for easy clean up. The scale design incorporates a 4 post platform for better weighing results especially with corner weighing. Many other brands are designed with only a single post in the center resulting in greater eccentric weighing errors. You can determine how much the eccentricity of the load will affect the weighing results on the scale by weighing the same weight at the corners of the weighing platform. The 4 post design has a greater manufacturing cost and this is why many of the major brands of scale manufacturers cut corners to maximize their profits while diminishing your accurate weighing results.
Select from these different models to meet your specific weighing needs