A weight measuring device should accurately indicate how, say, your body weight is changing. In order to take into account every gram, you must correctly configure the device. Unfortunately, without power, it will not work. Therefore, the first thing to do is to install batteries. After that, you can proceed to the direct configuration of the measuring device. We will tell you in detail how to set up an electronic bathroom scale in this article.

Setting up electronic scales before starting work

Before using the balance for the first time, it must be installed, calibrated and adjusted. First of all, you need to remove the protective coating of the battery compartment and insert the batteries into it, not forgetting the polarity (it must match the battery and the terminals in the compartment). On the scale display LO marking appears, when batteries fail and need to be replaced. If the balance is rarely used, the batteries can be removed.

Some models of scales are equipped with alternative energy sources and work from the sun or from the conversion of mechanical energy during weighing.

To get started, after the batteries have been inserted, the device must be installed on flat hard surface preferably by level. This affects the accuracy of the measurements. For example, a soft carpet is not suitable, the values ​​will float and not correspond to the actual ones. Ideally, the scales should always stand in one place. So their position will not affect the result.

Activate the scale by touch

To adjust the sensor, you need to press the scale platform, in most scales the desired point is located in the upper right corner. The display will show 88:88, after which 0.0 or just 0 will appear. This indicates that it is ready for operation.

Factors affecting measurement accuracy

In order for the device to show an accurate result, it must be properly operated and know some of the nuances.

  1. You need to weigh yourself in light, for example, home clothes, and not in a coat, with a handbag and a lot of massive jewelry.
  2. During weighing, stand on two legs evenlystraight, with a flat back.
  3. For a while, you need to fix the pose. Movement on the weighing platform may distort the result.

How to properly stand on the scale

You can stand on the scale only after the zeros appear on the display.. If you do this earlier, the result will be incorrect. If this happens, you must wait until the balance is completely turned off and start the process from the beginning.

To weigh yourself, you need to stand on the platform (on its center) with both feet, evenly distributing your body weight. The device takes a few seconds to measure, after which the result will be displayed on the display. The display will be active for about 10 seconds, after which the device will automatically turn off.

If the display ERR mark appears, the balance is overloaded. The platform must be released, because. Constant excessive pressure on it can lead to malfunction.

The best option is to carry out the adjustment before each weighing. So the result will be as accurate as possible.

Accuracy test

Body weight is a variable. There are moments when you start to wonder if the tuned device works correctly? Here are some tricks on how to check the scales.

The main mistake that users make when checking the scales for accuracy of measurements is the installation of various objects on the platform. Floor electronic scales configured for a personso such a check is likely to contribute to damage to the device.

When buying, specify where the readers are located. Sensors built into each leg ensure accurate measurements.

In order to find out the exact readings, you do not need to configure anything. You should only weigh yourself 5 times. The data obtained will help to calculate the error of your device: we subtract the smaller one from the largest result. The allowable error should be no more than 400 grams.

If you are faced with the fact that the difference in the results is of greater importance, then the problem may be hiding in a malfunction of the sensors. One incorrect weighing can damage the device.

Helps fix this issue reset button, which is usually located on the back of the device. If this did not return the device to normal operation, then you should contact the master or think about a new purchase.

Scale reset button

Reset button on the back of the scale

Storage conditions

When using precision devices, it is important to remember about their safety:

  1. Avoid temperature extremes, high humidity, shock, dust and sunlight.
  2. Keep scales away from heating appliances.
  3. Use a damp cloth to clean the platform, dry and soft for the base. Chemical or abrasive agents are not recommended for use.
  4. Use and storage of scales in rooms with high humidity, liquid ingress into the case can lead to the destruction of metal parts and affect the measurement accuracy.
  5. Do not apply physical force to the scales, jump on them.

Provide decent storage conditions for your device, and then it will serve you for many years.


To set up electronic scales at home, you need a flat and solid surface that will provide them with a stable position. The rest of the process depends on the quality of the device itself.