American Weigh Scales, Inc.
AM S- 1 5 0
Digital Pocket Scale
AMS-150 User Manual
AMS-150 Manual
Thank you for purchasing the American Weigh AMS150 slim scale. Please read all operating instructions
carefully before use. This electronic scale is a
precision instrument. With normal care and proper
treatment, it will provide years of reliable service.
Never load the scale with more than the maximum
capacity. Overloading will permanently damage it!
Avoid any exposure to extreme heat or cold. Your
scale works better when operated at normal room
temperature. Always allow the scale to acclimate to
normal room temperature for at least one hour before
Give your scale sufficient warm up time. Usually
30-60 seconds before calibration to give the internal
components a chance to stabilize.
Keep your scale in a clean environment. Dust, dirt,
moisture, vibration, air currents and a close distance to
other electronic equipment can all cause an adverse
effect on the reliability and accuracy of your scale.
Handle with care. Gently apply all items to be weighed
onto tray top. Although this scale is designed to be
quite durable, try to avoid rough treatment as this may
permanently damage the internal sensor.
Avoid shaking, dropping or otherwise shocking the
scale. This is a precision instrument and must be
handled with extreme care.
Only operate the scale on a stable, vibration free
Place scale on a stable flat surface to begin weighing.
1. Press [I/O] key.
2. Wait until “0.0” is displayed.
3. Put the object(s) on the weighing platform.
4. Using the [M] key, you can switch between the
weighing units.
1. Turn on scale as described above.
2. Place the “tare item” on the platform.
3. Press [T] and wait until “0.0” is displayed.
4. Add the “net-weight-item”.
Calibration is NOT necessary before first use. Only
calibrate if scale is not weighing properly.
**Make sure you use the correct calibration weight for
your scale or the calibration will not be accurate**
1. Turn OFF the scale.
2. Press [I/O] shortly. Then immediately press and hold
[M] until “CAL” is displayed. Release the [M] key.
3. Press [M] again. Now the display reads “CAL” and
“100.0” will flash 3 times.
4. Place a 100g weight on the center of platform. Wait
3-4 seconds. The LCD display reads “PASS”, then
5. Remove the weight and press [I/O] to turn off the
scale. Finished!
Repeat this process if your scale is still not weighing
properly. Please check the availability of weights at the
store you bought your scale from.
The primary reasons for inaccuracy or malfunction
are low batteries, incorrect calibration, overload or
operating on an unstable surface. Please keep this in
mind and maintain and operate your scale properly.
This scale is a precise instrument and must be
handled with the utmost care and caution.
[Display] Elimination of errors
Nothing, Battery-Symbol, [lo] or [88888]
Change the batteries.
Recalibrate the scale as shown above.
[EEEEE] You are overloading the scale. Remove the
excessive load immediately!
[LLLLL] The delicate weighing load cells have
been damaged by misusing the scale
(i.e. it was shocked, dropped or
overloaded). You can try recalibrating the
scale. If the load cell has not been
damaged too much it will work
again after recalibration.
Use the scale in a more stable position
150g / 5.3oz / 4.8ozt / 96.5dwt
0.1g / 0.01oz / 0.01ozt / 0.1dwt
4.5 - Digit Backlit LCD
2.25 x 2.625
5 x 3 x 0.75
Calibration Weight
(not Included)
Platform Dimensions
0.29 lb
2 x CR2032 Batteries (included)
Scale Dimensions
Gross Weight