Siltec PS5AP 500lb Scale
Siltec PS5AP 500lb scale, originally designed as a light industrial shipping and parcel scale, the Siltec line is now becoming a popular economical alternative for those people who just can't find a scale for home use that weighs over 350 pounds.
Availability: 0 left in stock. Discontinued
YOU PAY: $192.95
Alternative 500 pound column scales to consider would be Healthometer 500KL fitness scale, Healthometer 597KL physician scale, Healthometer 599KL Medical Scale, Seca 763 doctor scale, Seca 703 medical scale, Healthometer 499KL fitness scale, AND FG200KALN NTEP certified scale, Weigh South VS2501 Vet Scale or WS600XL10 Bench Scale.
Information on this web page is for reference only for our past customer's that purchased this digital scale and want to review the specification. If you need assistance selecting an alternative model give us a call at 978-521-7095 and a balance expert can assist in alternative models.
The Siltec line of scales is revolutionizing the scale industry as a low cost weighing solution for personal weight loss management programs. Originally designed as a light industrial shipping and parcel scale, the Siltec line is now becoming a popular item for those people who just can't find a scale for home use that weighs over 350 pounds.
The PS5AP with its 35" waist height column is a hot seller for home use.
Now there is an economical alternative allowing people who weigh over 400 pounds to weigh themselves without spending $500, $600 or $700 for a physician's scale. The PS5AP weighs up to 500 pounds and priced under $200.00. Many people select the Siltec PS500L shipping scale over the PS5AP since the 30 inch tower with the permanently fixed indicator hits their stomach. Always in stock for immediate delivery.
Most bathroom scales only weigh up to 330 lbs, which made it extremely difficult for someone over 330 pounds to weigh themselves without visiting the doctor's office. If you are overweight please tell your Bariatric Physician about the PS5AP so other people can learn there is a low cost 500 pound scale available for under $200.00.
Assembling the PS5AP couldn't be easier since the manufacturer has included the required allen wrench so there is no need to look for any tools. Simply secure the 7 Allen head screws and you're done. Install 3 screws in the base for the pole, tighten the 2 preinstalled screws for the collars which join the two pieces of the pole and finally install the 2 screws to affix the top of the pole mount head to secure the indicator. Installing the unit takes less than 5 minutes.
The 35" display pole is not adjustable, but instead a predetermined fitted height. The display is positioned on an angle for easy viewing whether sitting or standing.
The bright red LED offers little problem viewing the numbers in any lighting verses the monochrome LCD which are extremely hard to read in bright light or a dark room. Weights are displayed with the large bright red LED 4 digits (0.6" high) and unmistakably readable.
One item to note is the PS5AP is designed only to work with the pole. Some people have purchased the PS5AP and later decide they now want to use the scale without the pole. Some prefer to store the scale in a cabinet or under the bed. Others are self-conscious about having a "heavyweight" scale exposed in their home. The indicator cord CAN NOT be just pulled through the tower's pole. Instead, the DIN connector that plugs into the scale base needs to be unsoldered. This is not recommended and should only be performed by an experienced electronics technician.
Another slightly uncommon problem with the pole has been an obese person's stomach covers the indicator so they can't see the display. For this reason the PS500L seems to be a more suitable scale for extremely obese people. In addition, the PS500L can be easily concealed and easier to transport.
The PS5AP scale is also ideal for shipping and receiving. Low profile design allows cartons to slide easily onto the weighing platform.
|Compare the difference in platform size between the PS500L (12" x 12.4" x 2.4") and the WS-Series 15" x 15" x 2.7" (h) x (w) x (d). For many people the WS Series is a better choice, since the platform is larger and allows them to stand on the scale more comfortably or place oversized carton on the platform. The WS500L construction is more heavy duty with the entire scale weighing 22 pounds verse the PS500L only weighs 11 pounds. For the difference in price between the PS500L verses the WS500L we always recommend the WS500L over the PS500L. Sure both units can weigh up to 500 lbs in 0.5 increments but the WS500L just does it better. Since the WS500L has a bigger platform it distributes the load better over the scale. Our analogy we be no different than a person pulling a camper with a 6 cylinder mini van verses another person pulling the same camper with a pickup truck with a large V-8 engine. We all know the mini-van won't last long if you plan on towing a camper back and forth across the country for the next several years. Read more here to help you decide what is best for you.
Above is a photo submitted by a recent customer and below is the e-mail that was sent along with the image.
Hello Precision Weighing Balances,
Enjoyed talking with you the other day. So here is living proof that everything is bigger in Texas. Both pair of shoes are size 16EEEE and they carry a big man. I'm 6ft. 4.5 inches tall and now I know my exact weight. The scale works great and I am happy I went with your advice selecting the WS1000L with the 15" x 15" base to accommodate my large shoes. My neighbor, and good friend, came over last night and weighed in at 425 lbs.
Your advice also to go with the WS1000L over the WS500L is a smart choice since I never know if I encounter another Texan who is bigger than me and they might be over 500 pounds. Purchasing a scale that weighs more towards the middle of the scale's weighing capacity makes good sense. I won't disclose my weight but lets just say I've got him beat by a little bit. Looking forward to seeing my "Boats" on the web.
|CAPACITY: (pounds)||500.0 lbs|
|READABILITY: (pounds)||0.5 lbs|
|CAPACITY: (kilograms)||226.8 kg|
|READABILITY: (kilograms)||0.2 kg|
|SELECTABLE WEIGHING UNITS:||pound, kilograms|
|TARE RANGE:||To capacity by subtraction|
|STABILIZATION TIME:||3 SECONDS|
|OVERLOAD INDICATION:||Display indicates "EEEE" when weight exceeds full capacity|
|DISPLAY TYPE:||Large Red LED 4 digits with " - " sign, digit height 0.6 "|
|POWER REQUIREMENTS:||A.C. adapter included or 6 AA batteries|
|PLATFORM SIZE:||12" x 12.4" x 2.4"|
(h) x (w) x (d)
|12" x 12.4" x 2.4" - Post 35" high|
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|Capacity x Readability||500 lb x 0.5 lb|
|Weight Modes||Pounds, KiloGrams|
|Legal for Trade||No Legal for Trade|
|Construction||Steel Housing Base, LED Display, Strain Gauge Weigh Sensor|
|Calibration||External - requires purchase of OPTIONAL calibration mass|
|Communication||no communication port|
|Platform size (inches)||12 x 12|
|Power Requirements||battery NOT included, 120V AC Adapter included|
|Manufacturer Warranty (years)||1|