4 Stars By RG on 2015-08-03
Perfect scale at a great price.
I ordered this scale for the purpose of making my own DIY ejuice and so far it is the perfect scale for the job. As soon as I received the scale I opened it up, checked the instructions, plugged it in, and calibrated it. The scale contains two 200g weights for calibrating. In order to calibrate it you simply hold down the calibration button for 3 seconds then follow the instructions that flash on the screeen. I have been mixing up my own vape juice and the .001g measurements are an absolute must for accurate ejuice.
It has 500g capacity which is more than enough for my use. For a few more dollars you can get the 1000g cap scale.
It measures in: g, ounce, dwt down to .001g
The listing states it comes with 4 AA batteries, but my order did not have any batteries. Not a big deal for me considering I only intened to use A/C power.
The scale seems to be very well made and it matches up with my kitchen scale when weighing different objects, so it seems to be perfectly calibrated.
I would have given 5 stars if I would have received the batteries, but even without them this is an excellent scale at a great price.
10 Year Limited Warranty
5 Stars By Jamez C on 2016-06-28
Excellent scale for DIY ejuice mixing.
Like many others, I use this scale for mixing DIY eliquid and so far it's been a pleasure to work with. Mixing by weight is pretty hassle free vs mixing by volume. When you first receive this scale, it will already be calibrated. AWS also includes two weights which you can use to check the calibration when you receive it (mine was accurate right out of the box). The controls are simple to use. If your mixing ejuice, the only real buttons which you'll be using frequently are the tare (for resetting the scale to 0 when switching to a different ingredient, pg/vg/flavoring), and of course the on/off button.
Some things to note:
-The scale can be used on battery power, or you can plug it into an outlet. When it's not plugged in, and running on the battery, it has an auto shut off feature. I haven't measured the exact time it stays on, but it keeps itself powered on for a fairly long time. If your worried about it shutting off mid-way through mixing, then you can always just keep it plugged in, ensuring it won't turn off.
-The scale itself it pretty sensitive to things like bumping the table, and even air from an air conditioner or fan. I'm not saying to turn off everything when your mixing, but if you have fans or a window unit, you might want to direct them elsewhere (away from the scale) when your mixing to avoid it changing your measurements.
-When dealing with very small amounts of weight (say 0.02-0.04g, for example), the scale can take a little longer for the weight to register. Say your mixing a small bottle of ejuice (a 10ml bottle) using flavoring percentages less than 1%, just add a little at a time so the scale can register what you just added.
Overall, this is a great scale for the amount of money your paying for it. Whether your mixing your own DIY ejuice or using it in the kitchen, workshop, etc, this will serve you well.
5 Stars By Robert J. on 2016-01-07
Purchased for making DIY eliquid via weight (instead of the less accurate volume method).
Scale is compact, comes with two calibration weights, plastic 'dish' (for the more clumsy among us that spill all over sensitive electronics), and folds closed when not in use to spare the delicate mechanism if you accidentally dropped something on it.
Auto off feature has been a nice battery saver, I haven't had to change them since purchase and haven't even used the included power cable.
You're getting this for accuracy, this scale has it in spades. Provided you calibrated it first (of course you did, what animal would skip a chance to calibrate a scale?) you can measure up to the hundredths decimal (X.XX) place.
5 Stars By Stephanie on 2016-08-26
Works great. Precise, no auto shut off,bright backlight.
Good scale. Came with 2, 200 gram weights, for calibration. Also included was a bowl for weighing larger items. A wall adapter, which is used to keep it from auto shut off. Great scale that is very precise. Would recommend this scale for DIY e-mixing.
3 Stars By Cstober on 2018-04-12
Updated: Multiple Quirks (remove lid ASAP)
Update: The lid does not allow the scale to lay flat, I suggest removing it. This scale is not perfect, it tends to be inconsistent. Though it has improved after I have gotten used to its quirks:
- Raises by 0.02g minimum, doesn't seem to acknowledge 0.01g.
- The buttons do not always register.
- The scale may delay several seconds before finally jumping up. Be patient and allow the scale to adjust when you know it should raise.
- Do not use the scale near AC, avoid breathing heavily. It's touchy, the slightest bit of air flow will cause the numbers to scramble lol. Allow the scale to adjust.
- The screen light (via blue button) can cause the scale to behave erratically. If you see the light dimming or flickering, you may notice the numbers jumping up and down unpredictably. This is not necessarily due to low battery.
- If the scale is not plugged in, the scale will randomly shut off (even with fresh batteries). This is a big flaw, as the scale is powered by batteries...in other words - when plugged in, the scale will not turn on without batteries...AND the scale does not operate properly without being plugged in. Kind of an oxymoron.
SEE: 1st photo shows the lid resting flat
2nd photo shows the lid being held
This scale is able to get the job done but not without issues. The YouTube reviewers used this scale with much better accuracy so I'm not sure if there are knockoffs floating around. I'd rate my experience with my particular scale at 3 stars.
I hope future customers have better luck. Thanks for reading.
5 Stars By Brians on 2014-05-17
Excellent scale and fast
I thought that they implied that this was made in USA, but it's not, it's from China. Also, there is no problem with the lid moving it due to being too light; it is heavy, so I suspect that they just put some weights inside to avoid the old complaints of the hinged lid moving it around. I did get 2 weights w/ the 500 g model.
Aside from those qualifications, this is an awesome scale. I have found many uses for it for ascorbic acid, food etc. The readings update very quickly and it seems very steady and repeatable. I don't know the limit of how much one can tare and was concerned about that, but I put heavy 16 oz. glasses on it, even filled with water and have not hit the tare limit so far. With the lid closed, I cannot tell whether it auto powers off by the next day when plugged in (I think it does not), so I just hit the off button after each use. It's pretty amazing and I'm quite happy with this. Enough to bother with a review.
Also, I did test by comparing the readings while moving one of the weights around 4 points on the edges and the center and did not see a significant change in readings.
1 Stars By Kimber on 2017-12-23
Six months after purchase and it no longer works.
I bought this at full price and six months after purchase and this scale no longer works. Approximately 10 seconds after zeroing the scale the digital display begins to countdown, as it were. The scale starts showing a negative weight and continues to go down into the negatives. After a minute it display a considerable amount of weight into the negative.
It sits on my shelf and I rarely even use it. I have change the batteries and used the provided power adapter. I have moved it to different rooms of my home and attempted a calibration in each room and with each power source. Is it too late for a refund?
5 Stars By Mark on 2017-08-17
I bought this Scale to mix e liquid by weight. I couldn't be happier with AWS, I've owned scales by them in the past and was never disappointed. I will list the pros and cons of this Scale.
- Comes with batteries INCLUDED!
- Comes with calibration weights, which was needed for me as my Scale was off by almost a 20th of a gram, which was expected.
- Has a lid protecting from dust and impact.
- Toggle-able LED screen lighting.
- Includes a nice bowl for weighing, which rests on the scale in a way that almost locks it there, so it cannot be nudged.
- Includes power adaptor so that the scale will not turn off during weighs.
- Includes a 10 year warranty.
- Low priced and high quality.
- The only con I can think of is the locks on the lid, you need to press 2 buttons on each side of the scale and lift the lid simultaneously. Due to the size of the scale this can be a little bit of a hassle for people with smaller hands, even my large hands have a hard time. I think just 1 button in the center on the front would of worked better, or only being required to press 1 button and it will disengage both locks, or a spring that pops the lid open.
So, this Scale is perfect, I have many uses for it.
5 Stars By Johnnyxray210 on 2017-10-09
so good. Weight is very accurate
Use it for DIY vaping juice. So far, so good. Weight is very accurate, AC power adapter is perfect for a beginner like me when it takes me a bit longer. It seems to measure pretty consistent. I actually had to turn off my ceiling fan off because the scale was sensing the pressure of the ceiling fan air pressing down on it. Sounds bizarre but tested it over a few times to find out why the numbers on the scale kept moving until I finally made the connection. I am not affiliated with this company or BTA-MALL at all. Just like to share information for anyone shopping and trying to make a good choice when buying things online. I know theres a lot of not-so-great products to there. I will usually update if I have any problems with products and I don't take free stuff to change a rating. IMHO the ratings are either a 5 or 1. It either works as expected or does not. I think for the money, so far this has been a good purchase.
5 Stars By RevBill60 on 2017-08-02
Very good scale, especially for the price.
I use this scale frequently. It functions consistently well. The accuracy is within the stated limits and the readings are reliable. The display has very large output window and numerals which is especially important to me. I also appreciate the connection to a/c current -- many small scales allow use only with batteries. The primary controls are intuitive, but there are special functions the use of which is not immediately clear without careful reading the instruction guide, and, like so many products these days, the print in the guide is EXTREMELY small. [Seniors and those with vision issues should keep this fact in mind.] The scale comes in two main pieces -- the scale and the bowl. The bowl is especially good for weighing items that tend to spill. However, this presents a storage issue since the two parts are very different in size and shape. If the scale remains on the counter, then there is no problem; however, if storage is required, it may be difficult to find an entirely appropriate location for both items together. The lid is hinged and flips up to open which can present some counter space problems, but at least you can be sure the lid will not be misplaced! If you are going to store this scale, then keep the original box to put it in! One final issue, the scale comes with two calibration weights. One weight was defective -- the small plug sealing the weight after final calibration had come loose and the lead insert had fallen out of the larger weight. I was able to reinsert the lead piece, but the plug will not remain in place. Going through the process of returns is more than I want, so I will keep it as it is; however, the indication is that manufacturing quality control is not doing a top notch job. I still give this scale a five star rating not only because of the reasons [pro] stated above but also because this is my third AWS scale, and all have proved most suitable for purpose intended and quite durable. AWS produces a fine scale at a reasonable price.