Do I need to charge the scale completely before its first use? Acaia Support January 30, 2018 23:47 Updated Follow No. The scales ship with about half charge. Related articles Why should I use a heat pad on the scale? Can I buy a replacement battery? How do I find out the battery level of my scale? How do I unpack the Acaia Pearl? Atr: Auto-tare mode on the Pearl Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.