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Old 04-05-2009, 10:24 AM
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Re: Electronic vs Balance Beam scales

I purchased a 1500 specifically because it I was not convinced by my Lee scales - too long to settle and I wasn't confident in the thrown loads - and besides it was taking an absolute age to load 50 rounds. I had contemplated getting a 10-10 to double check occasionally but, as mentioned, just don't have a reason to doubt my 1500.

Thanks for the feedback chaps - very helpful.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:45 PM
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Re: Electronic vs Balance Beam scales

"...transferring it to the balance beam to check every one - kinda begs the question why bother with a 350 electronic dispenser."

You got that right.

Different strokes for different folks but I'm a retired electonics instrument tech, space and defense industries, and there are NO digital scales on my bench. Won't be either.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:41 AM
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Re: Electronic vs Balance Beam scales

Can static from a digital tray (that keeps the granules adherent to the tray) affect the accuracy of the round. It would seem that the powder would "pick up" some of this electricity and clump together. Perhaps another problem with digital scales?
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:12 AM
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Re: Electronic vs Balance Beam scales

Since these dig. scales take "X" amount of time to warm up what would be the harm in leaving it turned on and never shut it off?
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:14 AM
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Re: Electronic vs Balance Beam scales

Static is a high voltage thing. it builds in non-conductive materials, such as plastic but not all plastics are the same. As much as I dislike digiatal scales, it's because of the finiky electronics, don't think they are any more prone to static than beam scales, as such.

Both heat and high voltage pulses are deadly enemies of eletronic devices. The low power, low heat of digital scales isn't likely to cause problems from leaving them turned on. What IS a potential problem is a close lightening hit passing a high voltage pulse down the power lines and blowing internal holes in the low voltage components. Put a good surge suppressor on the scale, like your computer has, and that will provide a lot of pulse protection. But NOTHING can stop lightenng from killing anything electical if it hits very near by.

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Old 04-07-2009, 12:04 PM
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Re: Electronic vs Balance Beam scales

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"...Different strokes for different folks ... and there are NO digital scales on my bench. Won't be either.

+1, amen.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:09 PM
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Re: Electronic vs Balance Beam scales

Not that it matters a great deal but I am curious. For those of you that DON'T like digital scales, why don't you like them?

I understand personal preference and all that but obviously it's more than that and by knowing why you don't like them I just may learn something new which for me is always a good thing.
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