PS30 Owner s Manual

PS30 Owner s Manual
MODEL PS30
DIGITAL PORTION SCALE
OWNER’S MANUAL
8528-0408-0M Rev A
05/14
CARDINAL SCALE MFG. CO.
PO BOX 151  WEBB CITY, MO 64870
PH (417) 673-4631  FAX (417) 673-5001
Web Site - http://www.detectoscale.com
Technical Support: Ph: 866-254-8261  [email protected]
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing our Detecto Model
PS30 Digital Portion Scale. This manual will
guide you through installation, and operation
of your scale. Please read it thoroughly before
attempting to operate this scale and keep it
handy for future reference.
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This equipment generates uses and can
radiate radio frequency and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause interference to radio
communications. It has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class A
computing device pursuant to Subpart J of
Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to
provide reasonable protection against such
interference when operated in a commercial
environment. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause interference in
which case the user will be responsible to take
whatever measures necessary to correct the
interference.
You may find the booklet "How to Identify and
Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems"
prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission helpful. It is available from the
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402. Stock No. 001-000-00315-4.
All rights reserved. Reproduction or use, without
expressed written permission, of editorial or pictorial
content, in any manner, is prohibited. No patent liability
is assumed with respect to the use of the information
contained herein. While every precaution has been
taken in the preparation of this manual, the Seller
assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.
Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting
from use of the information contained herein. All
instructions and diagrams have been checked for
accuracy and ease of application; however, success
and safety in working with tools depend to a great extent
upon the individual accuracy, skill and caution. For this
reason the Seller is not able to guarantee the result of
any procedure contained herein. Nor can they assume
responsibility for any damage to property or injury to
persons occasioned from the procedures. Persons
engaging the procedures do so entirely at their own risk.
Serial Number_______________________
Date of Purchase ____________________
Purchased Form_____________________
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Installation …………………..……………….
Display Annunciators ………..…..………….
Key Functions ………………..…..………….
Operation …..………….…………………..…
Configuration ………….…………………..…
Display Messages ………………..………….
Care and Maintenance …………………..…
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SPECIFICATIONS
Weight Display: 1.0 inch backlit LCD, 5 Digit with
fraction
Dimensions:
11.22" W x 10.03" D x 3.54" H
(285mm x 255mm x 90mm)
Platform Size:
9.44" W x 7.28" D
(240mm x 185mm)
Zero:
Established on power up
routine and maintained by
auto-zero circuitry.
Power:
4 AA Alkaline cells OR
9-15VDC,100mA wall plug-in
UL/CSA listed power supply
Tare:
100% of full scale capacity
Temperature:
40° to 95°F (5°to 35°C)
Humidity:
15% ~85% RH
Capacity:
0-15 lb x 0.1 oz
5-30 lb x 0.2oz
0-6 kg x 2 g
6-15 kg x 5 g
Keys:
ON/OFF, HOLD, UNIT,
TARE/BACKLIGHT
Features:
Low battery indicator, Power
saving selectable timing auto
shut-off
PRECAUTIONS
Before using this instrument, read this
manual and pay special attention to all
"NOTIFICATION" symbols:
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IMPORTANT
RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR FUTURE USE
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ELECTRICAL
WARNING
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INSTALLATION
UNPACKING
Before beginning installation of your scale, make certain the instrument has been received in
good condition. When removing the scale from its packing, inspect it for signs of damage, such
as exterior dents and scratches. Keep the carton and packing material for return shipment if it
should become necessary. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to file all claims for any
damages or loss incurred during transit.
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Remove the scale from the shipping carton and inspect it for any signs of damage.
Plug-in the 9-15VDC adapter or insert four (4) AA Alkaline batteries to use the scale.
Place the scale on a flat level surface, such as a table or bench.
The scale is now ready for use.
POWER SUPPLY
To apply power to the scale using the
supplied 9-15VDC, 100 mA power
supply, insert the plug from the power
supply cable into the power jack on the
back of the scale and then plug power
supply into the proper electrical outlet.
The scale is now ready for operation.
BATTERY
The scale can use four (4) AA size batteries (not included). If you wish to operate the scale from
batteries, you must first obtain and install the batteries. Access is via a removable cover on the
bottom of the scale.
Battery Installation/Replacement
1. Turn scale over so that display is facing down and place it upside down on a flat level surface,
such as a table or bench.
2. Locate battery cover on bottom of scale and loosen two plastic captive screws.
Cover
slots
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3. Remove battery cover (lift straight up and slide it out) exposing battery holder.
4. If installing new batteries, proceed to step 5. If replacing batteries, remove all 4 batteries
from battery holder and then proceed to step 5.
5. Install 4 new "AA" size batteries in battery holder, noting polarity markings as shown above.
6. After placing all 4 batteries in holder, replace battery cover on scale. Slide tabs on battery
cover into cover slots, press down on cover and tighten two plastic captive screws loosen in
step 2.
7. Turn scale over (display facing up) and press ON/OFF key.
8. If display turns on, batteries have been installed correctly. If not, remove battery cover and
check for one or more improperly positioned batteries.
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DISPLAY ANNUNCIATORS
The annunciators are turned on to indicate that the scale display is in the mode corresponding to
the annunciator label or that the status indicated by the label is active.

The  annunciator is turned on when the weight display is stable.
Indicates scale is at center of zero.
lb
The lb annunciator is turned on to indicate that the displayed weight is in pounds.
oz
The oz annunciator is turned on to indicate that the displayed weight is in ounces.
lb/oz
Both the lb and oz annunciators are turned on to indicate that the displayed weight is in pounds
and ounces.
lb/oz 1/8
The lb/oz 1/8 annunciator is turned on to indicate that the displayed weight is in 1/8 ounce.
kg
The kg annunciator is turned on to indicate that the displayed weight is in kilograms.
HOLD
The HOLD annunciator indicates the weight display hold function is activated.
NET
Activated with the TARE function, the NET annunciator indicates that the displayed weight is the
net weight on the scale.
Lobat (LOW BATTERY)
When the batteries are near the point they need to be replaced, a low battery indicator on the
display will turn on. If the battery voltage drops too low for accurate weighing, the scale will
automatically shut off and you will be unable to turn it back on. When the low battery indicator is
displayed, the operator should replace the batteries or remove the batteries and plug-in the
9-15VDC adapter.
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KEY FUNCTIONS
HOLD
1. Press once to hold the displayed weight.
2. Press again to return display to normal weighing mode.
ON/OFF
1. Press and release to turn on scale.
2. Press and release to turn the scale off.
TARE
1. Press to reset the display to zero up to 100% of the scale capacity.
2. Press to confirm the setting for each menu.
3. Setting backlight function ON or OFF.
UNIT
1. Press to change the weighing units to the alternate units of measurement (if selected
during configuration of the scale).
2. Press 6 times while holding ON/OFF key to enter Configuration mode.
3. Press to select menu in the Configuration mode.
OPERATION
TURN THE SCALE ON
Press the ON/OFF key to turn the scale on.
The scale will display
88888
then change to the selected weighing units.
SELECT THE WEIGHING UNIT
Press the UNIT key to alternate between weighing units.
WEIGH
Place the item to be weighed on the scale tray. Wait a moment for the scale display to
stabilize and then read the weight.
TO RE-ZERO THE WEIGHT DISPLAY
To re-ZERO (tare) the weight display, press the TARE key and continue. The scale will
re-ZERO (tare) until the full capacity is reached.
The membrane keyboard is not to be operated with pointed objects (pencils,
pens, fingernails, etc). Damage to keyboard resulting from this practice will
NOT be covered under warranty.
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CONFIGURATION
The Scale has been pre-configured at the factory and should not require configuration for use in
most applications. In the event that the factory settings do not meet the requirements of your
application, the following describes the steps to configure the scale.
TO BEGIN CONFIGURATION:
1. While holding the ON/OFF key, press the TARE key 3 times and then release the
ON/OFF key.
2. The display will change to show Set , the software revision level and then change
to Unit .
UNiT (WEIGHING UNITS)
To select “kg” (kilogram only) weighing units
1. With the display showing Unit , press the TARE key. The display will change to show
“kg”.
2. Press the TARE key to display kg status.
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle between:
Enable (display will change to On ) or
Disable (display will change to OFF ).
4. Press the TARE key and then the UNIT key 5 times. The display will change to Unit .
5. Proceed to AOFF (AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF).
To select “lb” (pounds only) weighing units:
1. With the display showing Unit , press the TARE key and then UNIT key. The display
will change to show “lb”.
2. Press TARE key to display lb status.
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle between:
Enable (display will change to On ) or
Disable (display will change to OFF ).
4. Press the TARE key and then the UNIT key 4 times. The display will change to Unit .
5. Proceed to AOFF (AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF).
To select “OZ” (ounce only) weighing units
1. With the display showing Unit , press the TARE key and then the UNIT key 2 times.
The display will change to show “OZ”.
2. Press the TARE key to display OZ status.
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle between:
Enable (display will change to On ) or
Disable (display will change to OFF ).
4. Press the TARE key and then the UNIT key 3 times. The display will change to Unit .
5. Proceed to AOFF (AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF).
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CONFIGURATION, CONT.
To select “lb/OZ” (pounds/ounce) weighing units:
1. With the display showing Unit , press the TARE key and then the UNIT key 3 times.
The display will change to show both “lb” and “OZ”.
2. Press TARE key to display lb/OZ status.
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle between:
Enable (display will change to On ) or
Disable (display will change to OFF ).
4. Press the TARE key and then the UNIT key 2 times. The display will change to Unit .
5. Proceed to AOFF (AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF).
To select “lb/OZ 1/8” (pounds/ounce 1/8) weighing units:
1. With the display showing Unit , press the TARE key and then the UNIT key 4 times.
The display will change to show both “lb” , “OZ” and “1/8”.
2. Press TARE key to display lb/OZ 1/8 status.
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle between:
Enable (display will change to On ) or
Disable (display will change to OFF ).
4. Press the TARE key and then the UNIT key. The display will change to Unit .
5. Proceed to AOFF (AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF).
AOFF (AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF)
1. With the display showing Unit , press the UNIT key. The display will change to
show AOFF .
2. Press the TARE key to begin selection of the automatic shut-off time (in seconds). The
display will change to show 120 s .
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle through the selections;
120 s, 180 s, 240 s, 300 s, or OFF.
4. When the desired time is displayed, press the TARE key. The display will change to
show AOFF .
5. Proceed to CAP (CAPACITY).
CAP (CAPACITY)
1. With the display showing AOFF , press the UNIT key. The display will change to
show CAP .
2. Press the TARE key to begin selection of the scale capacity. The display will change to
show 15.005g .
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle through the selections;
1002g, 3001 g, 5005 g, 5001 g,
1)005 kg,1%005 kg, 3)01 kg,
6)1 kg, 12)1 kg,15)1 kg, 18)1 kg.
4. When the desired capacity is displayed, press the TARE key. The display will change to
show CAP .
5. Proceed to bUrr (BUZZER).
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CONFIGURATION, CONT.
bUrr (BUER)
1. With the display showing Cap, press the UNIT key. The display will change to show
bUrr.
2. Press TARE key to display the ON
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle between:
Enable (display will change to On ) or
Disable (display will change to OFF ).
4. When the desired setting is displayed, press TARE key. The display will change to show
bUrr.
5. Proceed to ArAnG (MUILT-RANGE)
ARANG (MUILT-RANGE)
1. With the display showing Cap , press the UNIT key. The display will change to
show ARANG .
2. Press TARE key to display the ON status.
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle between:
Enable (display will change to On ) or
Disable (display will change to OFF ).
4. Press the TARE key. The display will change to ARANG .
5. Proceed to HrAnG (HOLD RANGE).
HRANG (HOLD RANGE)
1. With the display showing ARANG , press the UNIT key. The display will change to
show HRANG .
2. Press TARE key to display the 1d status.
3. Press the UNIT key to toggle through the selections;
1d, 5d, 10d, 15d.
4. When the desired setting is displayed, press the TARE key. The display will change to
show HrAnG .
5. Proceed to end (END).
END (CONFIGURATION COMPLETE)
1. With the display showing HRANG, press the UNIT key. The display will change to
show end .
2. Press TARE key to save the settings.
3. The scale will reset and return to the normal operating mode.
4. Configuration is complete.
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DISPLAY MESSAGES
DISPLAY
MEANING
Lobat
Low battery indication. Replace
batteries or use AC adapter
err
errl
Total load exceeds maximum
scale capacity.
Load cell signal too low.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
The heart of the PS30 Digital Portion Scale is a precision load cell located in the center of the
scale base. It will provide accurate operation indefinitely if protected against overload of scale
capacity, dropping items on scale, or other extreme shock.
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DO NOT submerge the scale in water, pour or spray water directly on it.
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DO NOT use acetone, thinner or other volatile solvents for cleaning.
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DO NOT expose scale to direct sunlight or temperature extremes.
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DO NOT place scale in front of heating/cooling vents.
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DO clean the scale with a damp soft cloth and mild non-abrasive detergent.
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DO remove power before cleaning with a damp cloth.
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DO provide clean AC power and adequate protection against lightning damage.
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DO keep the surroundings clear to provide clean and adequate air circulation.
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