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.
Last edited by boomtube; 04-06-2009 at 11:22 AM.