Do I need to charge the scale completely before its first use? Acaia Sales 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? How do I find out the battery level of my scale? Can I buy a replacement battery? What is the Acaia brewing print? Why are level surfaces important? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.