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Calibrating a digital scale

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  1. dbhackett

    dbhackett Member

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    I have lost my instructions for calibrating my Cabala's XT-1500 scale.Does anyone know how?
    Doug
     
  2. FalconSprint

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    Do you think it's wrong? If you put a 150 gr. rifle bullet on the scale, what does it read? Try a .230 gr. 45 cal bullet also. Todays modern premium jacketed bullets are damn near exact weight. Cast bullets vary too much.
     
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    With nothing in the pan it should read "0".


    Eric
     
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    Pact makes most of them but you need to figure out who and go to their web site for a manual. Ohaus is a possibilty also. I have two balance beams set up to double check
     
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    Some of the scales are self calibrating. Turn it on with the pan empty and if it reads 0 you are go to go. As said above weigh a couple bullets of known weight to make sure it's operating properly. HMB
     
  6. setter

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    Calibration section for the Cabela's XT-1500

    I found the instructions below on another forum (for the XT-1500).

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    1. Calibration
    a) With the scale turned on and without any weight on the pan, press and hold the "TARE" button until 'CAL-0' is showing.
    b) Press the "TARE" button again. The '0' in 'CAL-0' will begin flashing.
    c) When 'CAL-F' is shown, stack the two 50g weights on the center of the pan and press the "TARE" button. The 'F' in the 'CAL-F' will flash.
    d) When 'CAL-0' is shown again, remove the test weights and press the "TARE" button. The '0' in 'CAL-0' will flash.
    e) When the calibration is finished, the scale will reset.

    NOTE: If an error occurs in calibration, the scale will try to re-do the calibration starting from step (b).
     
  7. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Easier to read format for setter...


    Calibration section for the Cabela's XT-1500

    I found the instructions below on another forum (for the XT-1500).

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    1. Calibration

    a) With the scale turned on and without any weight on the pan, press and hold the "TARE" button until 'CAL-0' is showing.

    b) Press the "TARE" button again. The '0' in 'CAL-0' will begin flashing.

    c) When 'CAL-F' is shown, stack the two 50g weights on the center of the pan and press the "TARE" button. The 'F' in the 'CAL-F' will flash.

    d) When 'CAL-0' is shown again, remove the test weights and press the "TARE" button. The '0' in 'CAL-0' will flash.

    e) When the calibration is finished, the scale will reset.

    NOTE: If an error occurs in calibration, the scale will try to re-do the calibration starting from step (b).
     
  8. dbhackett

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    Thanks everyone, I knew someone here could help me. My scale kept weighing lighter and lighter. I finally figured out the tray was hanging up over the load cell. A little cleaning and Rem Oil cured it, but by that time I had the calibration screwed up.
    Doug
     
  9. setter

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    Thanks Recoil Sissy!
     
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