Now there is an economical alternative allowing people who weigh over 400 pounds to weigh themselves without spending $500, $600 or $700 for a physician's scale. The PS5AP weighs up to 500 pounds. Many people select the Siltec PS500L shipping scale over the PS5AP since the 30 inch tower with the permanently fixed indicator hits their stomach.
The Siltec PS5AP has been discontinued by Siltec and no longer in production. We have no remaining stock and will not be getting anymore since the scale is no longer being manufactured. Information on this web page is for reference only for our past customer's that purchased this digital scale and want to review the specification. If you need assistance selecting an alternative model give us a call at 978-521-7095 and a balance expert can assist in alternative models.
the difference in platform size between the PS5AP (12" x 12.4"
x 2.4") and the WS-Series 15" x 15" x 2.7" (h) x
(w) x (d). The PS5AP does have the post while the WS Series does
not have a post, but for most people having the post isn't a necessity.
people the WS Series is a better choice, since the platform is larger
and allows them to stand on the scale more comfortably or place oversized
carton on the platform.
construction is more heavy duty with the entire scale weighing 22 pounds
verse the PS5AP only weighs 14 pounds. The difference
in price between the PS5AP verses the WS500L is small and we
always recommend the WS500L over the PS5AP. Sure both units can
weigh up to 500 lbs in 0.5 increments but the WS500L just does it better.
Since the WS500L has a bigger platform it distributes the load better
over the scale. Our analogy we be no different than a person pulling
a camper with a 6 cylinder mini van verses another person pulling the
same camper with a pickup truck with a large V-8 engine. We all
know the mini-van won't last long if you plan on towing a camper back
and forth across the country for the next several years. Read
more here to help you decide what is best for you.
Above is a
photo submitted by a recent customer and below is the e-mail that was
sent along with the image.
Hello Precision Weighing Balances,
Enjoyed talking with you the other day. So here is living proof
that everything is bigger in Texas. Both pair of shoes are size
16EEEE and they carry a big man. I'm 6ft. 4.5 inches tall and now
I know my exact weight. The scale works great and I am happy I went
with your advice selecting the WS1000L with the 15" x 15" base
to accomodate my large shoes. My neighbor, and good friend, came
over last night and weighed in at 425 lbs.
Your advice also to go with the WS1000L over the WS500L is a smart choice
since I never know if I encounter another Texan who is bigger than me
and they might be over 500 pounds. Purchasing a scale that weighs
more towards the middle of the scale's weighing capacity makes good sense.
I won't disclose my weight but lets just say I've got him beat by a little
bit. Looking forward to seeing my "Boats" on the web.