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which type of battery should I choose for my scales?


Portable scales are a must for use at the farmers market. That is why battery operated produce scales are basically the standard choice these days. But what type of battery should you choose? A rechargeable battery is simple. You just plug the scale into the outlet and let the scale charge overnight. Then the scale should work all day long on battery power with no problems. But eventually rechargeable batteries will lose their capacity over time and eventually the battery will barely hold any charge at all and you will have to buy a new battery. You also have to keep up with the battery charger. If one of those rechargeable batteries goes out and you're not prepared it could lead to some down time since most stores do not stock batteries like that. On the flip side, you could choose a retail scale that just simply takes regular D cell batteries. If you need a fresh set of batteries it is quite easy to locate a new set of batteries since you can get those batteries just about anywhere. The decision is up to you.

Years ago there was basically one choice, D cell batteries. However, over the last decade the choice has almost completely flip flopped to all rechargeable batteries. Do some thinking about which type of battery that you would prefer and make sure you make a purchase that will work for you. We offer many of the top brands of scales in the country -- names like Ohaus, Brecknell, CAS, Rice Lake, and Detecto. Remember, be sure to buy certified produce scales that are NTEP approved legal for trade for class three. Remember, we don't recommend looking at the ultra cheap scales listed on ebay since in most cases they aren't even legal for trade which could get you in some trouble with the state inspector.


Every now and then we do see used hanging produce scales on sale but it is pretty rare to see that. Plus, the majority of customers seem to prefer digital legal for trade produce scales that are brand new and include a limited warranty. Antique produce scales used to be quite expensive too. Small free standing produce scales for retail establishments are now available too. It used to be that you really only had a couple of choices when it came to the size of a legal for trade price calculating scale. However, today there are lots of sizes to choose from that will hopefully work with your counter top and your budget. Portable produce scales are a must for use at the farmers market. That is why battery operated produce scales or hanging produce scales are pretty much the standard choice at most places. Old produce scales for sale can save you some money but usually come with no warranty.

Mechanical produce scales can save you some money and you don't have to worry about batteries or finding an outlet to plug your scale into. Plus you don't have to worry about charging your scale battery the night before you go out to the farmers market. Hanging produce scales for sale can really be a great thing for many customers. While others really like to be able to key in the price per pound and set the vegetables on the scale and it calculates the total charges. Every now and then you might see used hanging produce scales for sale but the odds are you will have to buy a brand new set, which isn't that bad. At least you will get a warranty that is still active.



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