Electronic scales are now more popular than the mechanical ones as they are more accurate and user friendly. The scale software is the reason behind their more usability because they are just easy to use and interact with. Most electronic scales and balance scales have a USB port to connect with personal computer to share the details of the weight and to run the software diagnosis and sometimes go through an update. The steps below will show you to connect your scale to the computer and identify what scale is linked to. You only need an appropriate cable that connects you with both balance and computer. Here are the ways to connect and identify scale and balance with your computer:
· Identify cable connectors
Identifying USB cables can be hard for some but it’s easy if you interact with them very often. You have to identify USB cable connectors from Type A, Type B or Mini-B. USB ports on the computer are always USB Type A ports. The scale might have USB Type B port, so all you need is a connector that can have both at the end so that the machines can easily be connected with each other to function properly.
· Identify RS232 cable connectors
In order to connect to the computers, you should be able to identify the connectors to easily connect it with the machine, just make sure you are using the right connectors to connect with the scale and it’s the only way it will work.
· RS232 to USB converter cables
If your scale has port that has RS232 connectors then you have to use a converter that can let you connect both PC and the scale. In order to do that, make sure you get a high-quality RS232 to USB converter cable. It allows to easily connect the scale and computer without any issues. Also, they are cheap and you can get one for around $10 from amazon or any other store nearby.
· Download and run software
After you are done with connecting both computer and the scale, it’s time to run the software on the balance scales and start weighing for usage.
· Configure settings
To use the software, first you have to configure it to the settings according to your work and then you can start using it and weighing things you want. Configure all the settings and options and start using the machine as you need.