Ohaus Scout SPX1202 is one of newest additions to the expanding line of the Ohaus Scout Series for 2016. A huge 1200 grams weighing capacity and this digital scale increments in 0.01 gram graduations. This is a economy entry level precision digital scale built with strain gauge technology
Some people might say how can the SPX1202 be priced so low? Again the SPX1202 is built with a loadcell using strain gauge technology. Many people just don't have the money to spend for the higher quality and better performance found in a electromagnetic force restoration balance like the AND Weighing FX1200i
, Sartorius ENTRIS2202-1S
or Sartorius Quintix 2102-1S
. Ohaus isn't the only company now selling precision weighing balances using strain gauge technology. MyWeigh has the ibalance i3100
and Adam offers the PGL3002
which are both strain gauge loadcell scales.
So if you are in a situation were you don't have the money to spend for a electromagnetic force restoration balance the Ohaus SPX1202 could be the answer, but understand what you are buying. If you don't understand the difference between strain gauge and electromagnetic force restoration balance you should watch our video on youtube "Magnetic force restoration balance verses strain gauge digital scale
" or "Strain gauge loadcell vs electromagnetic force restoration
". A strain gauge can work fine for weighing static loads, but if your weighing application is a weight loss or gain over time an electromagnetic force restoration balance is really recommended.
The Ohaus SPX1202 offers a large choice of optional communication options. You can select from the OPTIONAL RS232 Interface Kit
, USB Device Interface Kit
, Bluetooth Interface Kit
or Ethernet Interface Kit
. The Scout SPX1202 scale dimensions are 8.8 x 8.0 x 3.5 inches and has a 6.7 x 5.5 inch trapezoid weighing platform.
The Ohaus SPX offers 10 weighing modes - Grams, Kilograms, Pounds, Pound:Ounces, Ounces, Newtons, Carats, Grains, Pennyweight and Troy Ounces. For weighing applications the Ohaus Scout SPX models include Counting, Percent Weighing, Display Hold, Totalization and Check Weigh.
The Ohaus SPX Scales also feature adjustable feet and level bubble to help level your digital scale to provide the most accurate weighing results.
Additional OPTIONAL accessories include Stackable Cover
to facilitate storage and Kensington Lock
to prevent theft.
Designed for use in laboratory, industrial or education applications, the Ohaus Scout SPX continues the tradition set by the Ohaus Scout, Scout II and Scout Pro products. Featuring easy-to-use four-button operation, a high-contrast LCD display, operates on AC adapter (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included) for complete portability.
Features include ABS housing, stainless steel pan, weigh below hook, transportation lock, manual calibration lock switch, security slot, adjustable leveling feet, illuminated up-front level indicator. Stability indicator, stackable design with optional stacking & storage cover
, mechanical and software overload/underload protection, low battery indicator, auto shut-off and auto tare. Span calibration mass is NOT included but can be purchased separately. We offer a large selection of calibration weights
available at an additional cost.
See the entire Ohaus Scout SPX line and the available optional accessories HERE
Another comparable digital scale to the Ohaus SPX1202 is the AND Weighing FX1200i
comes standard with an RS-232 interface if you want to send weighing results to a computer. A&D offers WinCT data communication software
to download free while Ohaus offers no free software. In addition, the A&D FXi precision balances are backed with a 5 year warranty while the Ohaus Scout SPX1202 only has a 2 year warranty. Schools are always calling us asking which scale offers the longer warranty and the 5 year warranty is something they really like.If price is absolutely the #1 issue
and you are in search of the lowest cost 0.01g digital scales then we have a couple of other strain gauge digital scales that are made in China - the Ohaus SPX1202 is also made in China. These precision scales do not have all the bells and whistles included in an Ohaus SPX1202, but the price is much less. For our customers seeking a simplified digital precision scale, with less features we recommend My Weigh brand digital scales. My-Weigh's iM01 electronic scale
offers 1000g x 0.01g, ibalance i3100
features 3100g x 0.01g or our EPB-1002D
both offer 1000 gram x 0.01 grams at a much more affordable price.
If you are a jeweler or pawn shop and were told by a Weights & Measures Inspector that you need a Legal for Trade
Class II Scale the Ohaus SPX1202 is NOT Legal for Trade
and we recommend you purchase the AND FX1200iN NTEP approved toploader balance
or the Mettler Toledo JS3002G/A gold jewelry balance
Watch as we unbox the Ohaus Scout SJX1502N/E which has a maximum weighing capacity of 1500 grams and increments in 0.01 gram graduations. The SJX is targeted to the jewelry industry which is a very price sensitive market so Ohaus has a much lower list price on the SJX verses the Ohaus Scout SPX Series is sold to the lab market and is priced much higher. You can buy the SJX1502N/E less money than the SPX1202 and instead of 1200 gram capacity you can get 1500 gram weighing capacity. It is a no–brainer to but the SJX1502N/E over the Ohaus SPX1202.