Large stainless steel weighing surface and easy to use 4 button operation
Protective cover doubles as an expansion tray
Powered by 2 AAA batteries (included)
Backed by a powerful 10 year warranty
Description: AC PRO-200 is a durable and compact pocket scale with easy to use four key operation. The backlit LCD display helps make the numbers viewable and easy to read. The ingenious protective cover doubles as a sturdy expansion tray. With the smooth stainless steel weighing surface clean up is easy.
★★★★413 real customer reviews average rating: 4.2 stars (scroll to see all)
4 Stars By Todd on 2016-01-30 Great scale for the price! I've been using this for weighing arrow components and finished arrows and so far I've been really impressed with it. It seems to be very consistent when I come back and re-weigh arrows, and also it doesn't seem to be overly affected by where something is placed on the scale as far as being put in the middle -vs- a corner etc. The buttons could be a little better in that they don't have a great tactile feel, but they work fine. The only other thing I wish it did is while you can change the units it measures in, if you switch units they only show up in the small area to the lower right, not the large display. However for $14 it's pretty hard to complain, even with the 100 and 200g scale calibration weights it was under $25. Though if I had it to do over again I'd just get one calibration weight, there's really no need for two for checking the scale.
4 Stars By Marcin on 2010-10-27 Good value for the money I'm an avid model airplane flyer and builder and use my fair share of two-part epoxy adhesives. I purchased a digital scale some time ago, but needed greater accuracy than my 0.1g resolution scale provided. I often mix very small batches of epoxy, from 1 to 6 grams. With mix ratios of 5 to 1, the second part, the hardener, can be as little as 0.2g in one batch. The 0.01g resolution this scale delivers really did the trick.
For the sub $40 price, the performance out of the box was quite good. I purchased calibration weights (class M2) which showed as 0.15% error on the scale as calibrated at the factory. Not bad. The calibration process is easy and uses a 100 and 200 grams to calibrate this scale. After cal, the readings were typically +/- 0.02g, which is what is specified by the manufacturer. Weighing performance was quite good for such an inexpensive scale.
Size-wise, this unit is slightly bigger than my iPhone. The buttons have a nice "click" to them, so you know they're being pushed. They're also plenty big for fat fingered people. The scale reads in grams, dwt, gn, and ct. In English, thats, grams, pennyweight, grains, and carats. The only missing item is ounces. I guess they only care about those who buy drugs, load their own ammunition, and perhaps mix glue :) For me, that's a minor issue. The other item of interest is that this scale's main display always displays in grams. The sub-display can be changed to the other formats, or to use the counting feature of the scale. For me, i'm happy using grams all the time. If you need the other formats, know that you're stuck with the large digits always in grams. Yes, i said it twice :)
Couple other minor gripes... the plastic quality. The outside of the scale and the display are made of soft plastic and scratch easily. In fact, there were plenty of scratches on my new scale when it arrived. The clear plastic cover is actually foggy. The display is backlit, but could be brighter.
I bought the scale to have something compact and affordable to mix epoxy. It does that job extremely well. Not the prettiest thing out there, but for the money, i'm happy with my purchase. Not five stars happy, but four will do....
2 Stars By Luke B on 2016-03-11 Calibration continually changes with time I'm not sure if i received a defective scale or not but this scale is terrible for anything that requires accurate measurements. The 1/100th digit is a joke. After I turn on the scale and tare it, the calibration slowly creeps up in small increments and after several minutes it is miscalibrated by 0.4 grams and it continues to creep up. Why would there even be a 1/100th digit if the thing is this inaccurate? Am i supposed to re-tare the thing every few seconds and rush to try to get a supposed accurate reading? No thanks.
5 Stars By Southern Review on 2013-09-23 Great Scale! ~ I Spend More on Paper Towels! ~USES: - Estate Tea, Hyaluronic Acid Powder, Yeast & Salt
I have enlisted various pocket scales in my kitchen for 20 years to measure tea. I call them a Tea Scale (although they are not). The ACP-200 digital scale wins hands down as the best of several 200 by 0.01 Digital Pocket Gram Scales. Best of all; it is also the least expensive ($14.99). The scale sold by Upton Tea for instance, costs over $40.00 (with their postage), and is worthless.
The display is nicely back-lite with nearly half-inch numerals that are easily read for some without their reading glasses. It is so nice not having to fumble around for a pair of eyes before one makes their first (s)pot of tea. Love that.
Some use the plastic case, I, instead find it easier to weigh the curly tea leaves on a square of waxed paper, and then curl the paper into a cone shape to slide the loose tea into an infuser after weighing. Just an idea.
Recently, through disgust with cosmetic company's rip-off prices and chemical cocktails; I decided to make my own hyaluronic acid serum. It is not rocket science. Products sold in department stores for upwards of $100 per ounce, I learned can be made at home, literally for 30-CENTS per ounce without all the extra added allergens! However, to do so safely, I needed to accurately measure the acid powder to .30 grams. I ponder how much rare tea a huge savings like that in cosmetic waste will buy me.
~ It is so very empowering to thumb my nose at someone named Estee whose daughter I sent through college.
Lastly, I use this scale frequently for artisan baking. Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes and, Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes - Many bakers' scales are only accurate to within 2 grams and that is not precise enough. Routinely, a formula will require only 3 grams of yeast, or 18 grams of salt. The baker's scale I use would round up, or, round down 2 grams on such measurements. I can taste the difference in one gram of salt divided between 2 two-pound loaves of bread (believe it or not), after many years of dedicated baking experience.
Again, to those struggling with removing the plastic cover, try using a tiny square of waxed paper on the platform if it suits your application.
This is a great scale. I spend $15.00 on paper towels! I am more than pleased.
1 Stars By Phxdog on 2016-03-04 Mine was defective Arrived in one piece, no visable damage to packaging. I was pleased at the size of the item, not too big, it looked like it would be portable and useful for my purposes.
UNFORTUNATELY the unit woul not weigh anything in any mode. I followed the calibration proceedure. Still no luck. After an hour or so fiddling with it and looking on YouTube to see if there might be something I missed, I gave up and responded to the 'gushing' request that I write an "epic review" of their product and my purchasing experience. The person I spoke with - "Victor" was very had to understand. I suppose the call center was somewhere in Asia. The CSR said they could not help me, I would have to call BTA-MALL at the number they provided.
The BTA-MALL rep was also very hard to understand, though pleasent. A return mailing package is now on the way. Too bad, I had high hopes for what looked like a very good product.
Perhaps I will eventually find a digital scale that will work for me.
2 Stars By Angel Sierra on 2017-04-18 Smelly parts, inaccurate The literature and storage sack outgas really bad! Had to trash them it is so bad! At first try the scale did not provide accurate readings even after recalibrating. If accuracy is important to you, then go elsewhere. This same scale is rebranded for different retailers so beware!
1 Stars By Isonium on 2017-01-19 Completely Inaccurate. I was excited to receive this scale and alway bought the proper 100g and 200g calibration weights.
Out of the box It read over 15% low on both the 100g and 200g calibration weights. The calibration procedure only asks for the 200g calibration weight and never proceeds to the 100g weight (as described in the manual) even though it says "pass" when presented. After the calibration it still reads several percent off and fluctuated over time. Zeroing, placing on object on, then taking off doesn't return to zero.
My old 100g Anerican Weight Scale, which I dropped recently, and got this new scale as a replacement for, is exact on 100.00g for the 100g calibration weight even after dropping it without EVER having been calibrated by me.
So this scale is either defective or not as advertised. My kitchen scale is more accurate. I would give zero stars as it stands. Will look into returning it tomorrow.
5 Stars By T on 2014-06-12 Good quality, accurate For the money, this is a very good scale. The 10 year warranty makes me feel the company believes in its products, and hopefully it will last that long. I use this for measuring yeast for bread baking, which involves small amounts. For this purpose, it is more than accurate enough. I like how it has a protective cover for when it is not in use, and the big display is easy to read. It uses AAA batteries (included) which is wonderful, my old pocket scale used CR2032 batteries which are not as easy to find, not rechargeable, and easy to misplace. The stainless weighing surface looks very nice, and the buttons are easy to press and seem quite durable. It comes with a protective pouch in addition to the protective cover.
I read that some people had to calibrate their scales. I did not do this and I don't know how it affects my scale, but it is accurate enough as is for me.
I will update this review if the scale stops working at any time.
1 Stars By RedManE36 on 2016-02-27 Would not recommend this scale. Scale has some pretty good features that work well. The dual measurement display would be an awesome feature if it wasn't for this one thing. The scale is not accurate. I have a 10g, a 100g, a 200g, and a 500g calibration weights that i have used with previous scales. My last scale in particular was especially good. When calibrated it would confirm each calibration weight to the exact amount, not .01 over/under. This scale however always is atleast .03 or .04 off. I follow the calibration steps with the 200g weight and i get a pass. I then turn the scale off and back on, replacing the same weight used to calibrate it back on the scale. Usually it will just say 200.03g but sometimes it will be as much as 200.05g. Whats worse is if i leave the weight on for more then 5 seconds without any changes, the scale will increase in weight every few seconds. Sometimes it will go as high as 200.12g before finally coming to a stop. I would not recommend this scale for anything except chicken portions, at least then the .05 difference wont matter.
5 Stars By Kevin on 2012-12-26 Very nice, economical accurate scale Mine was accurate right out of the box. I also bought the calibration weight set. With the 50g and 25g weights it was within tolerance right out of the box.
It would be nice if the secondary display options included troy ounces. It has dwt, grains, and carats.
It seems to help if, when turning it on, if the weight displayed is not zero, to let it sit for about a minute until the weight displayed stabilizes before zeroing. It seems to return to zero by itself if you leave it on to stabilize for about a minute.