Scale trouble

Gater

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I have been having trouble with my Lyman accu touch 2000 drifts bad so I bought a Frankford Arsenal platinum series. Set it up but couldn’t get it to read 23 grains it would go 22.9 or 23.1 called the dealer they asked for the manufacture date it was
5/5/2020 they asked if I could send a short video of the problem. I did they said and did send me another one was told to just scrap the first one. Well the new one did the exact same thing they asked if I would send back the one the other I sent back for a refund $100 bucks. Is it worth trying for strike three ? I ordered a A&D EJ-120 has anyone used the A&E and will a fluorescent light screw up the accu Touch ? If so would a led light cause problems am at wits end thanks for any help
 

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What I have heard, and am looking into is a separate power source..a portable charging pack and cord to scale....I use led's and wonder if they cause drift or inaccuracies ? rsbhunter
 

Gater

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What I have heard, and am looking into is a separate power source..a portable charging pack and cord to scale....I use led's and wonder if they cause drift or inaccuracies ? rsbhunter
I can and do use batteries don’t know if it’s better or worse
 

aushunter1

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and will a fluorescent light screw up the accu Touch ?

Absolutely.

Anything that has a magnetic field or creates a static charge will play up any electronic scale!

Moblile phones, stereo equipment, lighting being to close, any other electronic device!

The 1st thing I would have asked if I was the dealer is- what is around or near it??

A lot of people put anti static mats under their scales to help a bit but never done it myself
 

Roninco

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LED lights should not affect a digital scale. The ballast (transformer) in a fluorescent light certainly can. Other appliances with a transformer such as a cordless phone, battery charger, or radio that is in close proximity can also cause issues. Clamp on A/C line filters of the appropriate size can help reduce interference to the scale. Try one with the correct diameter of the scale power supply cord.
However, since you have tried two of these scales with the same problem I don't know if this advice will solve the problem. I agree that trying a different scale is in order.
 

cajun

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News flash. All the cheap digitals suck. The chargemaster is the only strain gauge type scale I would consider and it has to be tuned and set up right.
 

Roninco

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News flash. All the cheap digitals suck. The chargemaster is the only strain gauge type scale I would consider and it has to be tuned and set up right.
Agreed, I have had no power supply issues with my Chargemaster.
 

cajun

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This is the real deal. About a grand but there is nothing any quicker or more accurate
 

muledeer01

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My Lyman accu touch 2000 would drift also, now I have it settled down a bit. I found if I turn it on a day or so in advance, then calibrate it with the weights they
provide, after that I have check weights I verify it with, lastly I put on my pan record the weight of the pan then add the weight of the powder charge to that it works better, I have stopped taring it out to zero with the pan found that were the problem with drift started.
 

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I have a micro touch 1500. Wether your looking at the weight of the pan or the negative tare weight with the pan removed it still drifts. Temperature will affect these scales more than Electrical interference I believe.
 

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