RL-DBS-2
Digital Baby Scale
Operation Manual
PN 161724 - Rev A
Contents
1.0
2.0
Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 1
Safety ........................................................................................................................................... 2
2.1 Safety Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.2 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
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4.0
5.0
6.0
7.0
Assembly Instructions ................................................................................................................. 3
Scale Setup.................................................................................................................................. 4
Scale Operation with Tare ........................................................................................................... 5
Troubleshooting & Testing........................................................................................................... 6
Maintenance ................................................................................................................................ 7
7.1 Basic Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
7.2 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
8.0
Specifications .............................................................................................................................. 7
RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby Scale Limited Warranty ...................................................................................... 8
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RL-DBS-2 Operation Manual
1.0
Introduction
The RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale provides precise weighing of babies. Highly sophisticated microprocessor
technology allows accurate, reliable, and repeatable weighments every time. Movement compensation
technology eliminates errors caused by spontaneous movement of the baby and the weight display can be
displayed in pounds/ounces or in kilograms.
This manual can be viewed and downloaded from the Rice Lake Weighing Systems website at
www.ricelake.com/health.
Figure 1-1. RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby Scale
Standard Features
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Convenient Lb/Kg toggle key
Large, easy-to-read one inch LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Built in measuring tape
Recall key to view the last weight measurement
Power: four AA batteries (included), 120V or 230V AC adapter (included)
Automatic shut off ensures long battery life.
Safety
With the RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale, there are certain precautions that should be taken to prevent injury to the
baby and damage to your scale.
1.1.1
Safety Signals
Safety Signal Definitions:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death or
Warning serious injury.
Caution
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
Indicates information about procedures that, if not observed, could result in damage to
Important equipment.
1.1.2
Safety Precautions
Do not operate or work on this equipment unless you have read and understand
instructions in the manual. Failure to follow the instructions or heed the warnings could
result in injury or death. Contact any Rice Lake Weighing Systems dealer for replacement
manuals. Proper care is your responsibility.
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Before attempting to operate this unit, make sure every individual who operates or works
Warning with this unit has read and understands the following safety information. Please follow
these instructions carefully.
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Do not transport the scale while the infant is on the weighing tray.
Do not drop the scale or subject it to violent shocks.
For accurate weighing, the scale must be placed on a flat, stable surface.
For accurate weighing, verify proper operation according to the procedure described in this manual
before each use.
Operation at other voltages and frequencies than specified could damage your equipment.
Utilizing adapters not supplied by Rice Lake Weighing Systems voids all warranties.
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Assembly Instructions
The RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale comes fully assembled and includes the scale and a 120V or 230V AC
adapter. To set up the scale:
1. Select a sturdy, flat surface on which to place the scale on.
2. Plug in the 120V or 230V AC adapter. The AC power adapter plugs into the back of the indicator as
shown below in Figure 2-1.
AC Power Plug in
Location
230V adapter shown
120V adapter shown
Figure 2-1. AC Power Connection Site
The RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale is also capable of running on four (4) AA batteries if no additional power
source is available. If the Lo prompt is showing on the display, replace the battery or connect the scale to an AC
power source as soon as possible for accurate weighing.
Figure 2-2. Low Battery Indicator
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3.0
Scale Setup
ON/TARE
LB/KG
zero mem
RECALL
Figure 3-1. RL-DBS-2 Display
Use the following table to identify what each part of the display does.
Item
Description
Function
ON/TARE key
On Function:
One short push for On
One push for Off (approx. five seconds)
Tare Function:
One short push to Tare out the scale
This key turns the scale on and off
LB/KG key
One short push
This key selects either pounds/ounces or kilograms.
RECALL key
When the scale is turned on, use one short push.
This allows the user to recall the last weighment, ie:
you can remove the baby, press the recall key and
see the baby’s weight again.
Negative or Minus indicator
When the scale is on, this display shows a negative
weight reading.
zero
ZERO indicator
When the scale is on, this display indicates that the
scale is stable and ready for use.
mem
Memory indicator
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Motion indicator
This is displayed when a weight reading is complete.
It is not displayed while the weight reading is being
calculated.
6-Digit LCD digital display
The LCD displays the infant weight in pounds/
ounces or kilograms and shown by the LB or KG
indicator on the right side of the display.
LB/OZ indicator
When the scale is on, this display indicates that the
scale is weighing in pounds/ounces
KG
When the scale is on, this display indicates that the
scale is weighing in kilograms
ON/TARE
LB/KG
RECALL
With weight on the scale, press this key to tare out
the scale and return it to zero.
Table 3-1. Front Panel, Showing Annunciators
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Note
The RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale is pre-calibrated from the factory.
Use the following steps to set up the RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale when it is initially powered up.
1. To operate the unit using the AC adapter, plug the AC adapter cable into the back of the scale as shown
in Figure 2-1, and the AC adapter plug into a power source.
2. Press the ON/TARE key to turn on the scale.
3. When the self test function is complete, the digital display should read: 0:00.00 if set up in Lb/Oz or 0.00
if set up to read in Kg.
4. Place a weight (not exceeding 40 Lb) on the scale. The weight calculation is complete once the motion
indicator turns on.
5. Press the LB/KG key to select the weight mode, either in pounds/ounces or kilograms.
6. Remove the weight from the scale. To view the weight that was just on the scale, press the RECALL key.
Note
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If the setup procedure failed, refer to the troubleshooting section of this manual. If the
problem is not resolved, refer to a qualified service provider.
Scale Operation with Tare
The RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale can accurately weigh babies up to 44 Lb (20 Kg). Use the following steps to
weigh a baby.
1. Press the ON/TARE key to turn the scale on.
2. Wait until the 0:0.0 (if set up in Lb/Oz) appears on the digital display or 0.00 if set up in Kg.
3. Place a pad on the weighing tray. Make sure that the edges of the pad are on the tray and are not touching
the surface on which the scale is positioned. The weight calculation is complete once the motion
indicator turns on ( o ).
4. Press the ON/TARE key to tare the weight of the pad or other accessory that is on the weighing tray.
5. Place the baby on the scale. The weight calculation is complete once the motion indicator turns on ( o ).
Note
If the scale is being used with batteries and is not used for two minutes, it switches off to
save battery life and power. To restart the scale, press the ON/TARE key.
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Troubleshooting & Testing
Refer to the following instructions to check and correct any failure before consulting service personnel.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Scale does not turn on when using just
batteries
Dead batteries
Connect the scale to a power source or
change batteries
Scale does not turn on
Dead battery
Connect the scale to a power source
Faulty electrical outlet
Use a different electrical outlet
Bad power supply
Replace adapter
Questionable weight or the scale does
not zero
External object is interfering with the scale Remove the infant/interfering object from
the weighing tray from the scale
Display did not show 0.0 before weighing
Remove the baby, zero the scale and
begin the weighing process again
Scale is not placed on a level surface
Place the scale on a stable surface and
begin the weighing process again
The weighing tray is not placed properly
Place the weighing tray in its proper place
Scale is out of calibration
Check the scale with a known weight
value
The display shows o_Ld message
The load on the scale exceeds the
capacity
Remove the excess weight and use the
scale according to its stated limit
The display show Err
The RECALL key was pressed with
insufficient weight on the scale.
Place more than 2 Lb, 30 Oz on the scale
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Table
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Maintenance
The following section provides instructions for maintaining and cleaning the RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby scale.
Maintenance operations other than those described in this section should be performed by qualified service
personnel.
6.1
Basic Maintenance
Before the first use of the scale and after periods of non-use, check the scale for proper operation and function. If
the scale does not operate correctly, contact qualified service personnel.
Go through the following steps for basic maintenance.
1. Check the overall appearance of the entire scale for any obvious signs of damage, abuse, etc.
2. Inspect the condition of the AC adapter for cord cracking or fraying, or for broken or bent prongs.
6.2
Cleaning
Proper care and cleaning is essential to ensure a long life of accurate and effective operation. Before beginning
the cleaning process, disconnect the scale from the AC power source.
1. Clean all external surfaces with a clean, damp cloth or tissue. Mild soap and water solution may be used.
Dry with a clean soft cloth.
2. Do not immerse the scale into cleaning or other liquid solutions.
3. Do not use Isopropyl alcohol or other solutions to clean the display surface.
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Specifications
Capacity:
0-22 Lb x 0.2 oz (10 Kg x 5 g))
22-44 Lb x 0.5 oz (10-20 Kg x 10 g)
Power Requirements:
Four (4) double AA batteries (included) or AC adapter (included)
Adapter is UL and C-UL approved
Environmental:
Operating temperature: 50 to +104ºF (10 to +40ºC)
Storage temperature: -4 to +140ºF (-20 to +60ºC)
Humidity: <80% relative humidity
Dimensions:
23.5" (L) x 11" (W) (60 x 28 cm)
Weight:
5.26 Lb (2.5 Kg)
Warranty:
Two-year Limited Warranty
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RL-DBS-2 Digital Baby Scale Limited Warranty
Rice Lake Weighing Systems (RLWS) warrants that all RLWS equipment and systems properly installed by a
Distributor or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) will operate per written specifications as confirmed by
the Distributor/OEM and accepted by RLWS. All systems and components are warranted against defects in
materials and workmanship for two years.
RLWS warrants that the equipment sold hereunder will conform to the current written specifications authorized
by RLWS. RLWS warrants the equipment against faulty workmanship and defective materials. If any equipment
fails to conform to these warranties, RLWS will, at its option, repair or replace such goods returned within the
warranty period subject to the following conditions:
• Upon discovery by Buyer of such nonconformity, RLWS will be given prompt written notice with a
detailed explanation of the alleged deficiencies.
• Individual electronic components returned to RLWS for warranty purposes must be packaged to
prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage in shipment. Packaging requirements are listed in a
publication, Protecting Your Components From Static Damage in Shipment, available from RLWS
Equipment Return Department.
• Examination of such equipment by RLWS confirms that the nonconformity actually exists, and was
not caused by accident, misuse, neglect, alteration, improper installation, improper repair or
improper testing; RLWS shall be the sole judge of all alleged non-conformities.
• Such equipment has not been modified, altered, or changed by any person other than RLWS or its
duly authorized repair agents.
• RLWS will have a reasonable time to repair or replace the defective equipment. Buyer is responsible
for shipping charges both ways.
• In no event will RLWS be responsible for travel time or on-location repairs, including assembly or
disassembly of equipment, nor will RLWS be liable for the cost of any repairs made by others.
THESE WARRANTIES EXCLUDE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE . N EITHER
RLWS NOR DISTRIBUTOR WILL, IN ANY EVENT, BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
RLWS AND BUYER AGREE THAT RLWS’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY HEREUNDER IS LIMITED TO
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF SUCH GOODS. IN ACCEPTING THIS WARRANTY, THE BUYER WAIVES ANY AND
ALL OTHER CLAIMS TO WARRANTY.
SHOULD THE SELLER BE OTHER THAN RLWS, THE BUYER AGREES TO LOOK ONLY TO THE SELLER FOR
WARRANTY CLAIMS.
NO TERMS, CONDITIONS, UNDERSTANDING, OR AGREEMENTS PURPORTING TO MODIFY THE TERMS OF THIS
WARRANTY SHALL HAVE ANY LEGAL EFFECT UNLESS MADE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY A CORPORATE
OFFICER OF RLWS AND THE BUYER.
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