Why you need a stable environment

To properly weigh something, you need a stable environment. A stable environment means you’ll have accurate weight readings. It is especially important for performing calibrations.

But what does that mean exactly? 

A stable environment is made up of several elements:

  • Even surface: The surface you’re weighing on should be even without too many bumps. If the scale’s bottom plate is balancing on bumps, then it’s not stable.
  • Steady surface: This means that the table is on does not have shaky legs. If the table moves every time you put something down, then it’s not going to be stable for the scale. It also means no vibrations. If a table or counter continuously vibrates, then the scale won’t be able to give an accurate reading.
  • No major magnets or large electrical objects: These may interfere with the scale’s operations. Depending on how steady the counter is, espresso machines and grinders might affect the scale’s readout. To adjust sensitivity, follow our setting recommendations in the tip below.



Check out our setting recommendations for different usage scenarios.


Signs that you might have an unstable environment:

  • Scale is taking a few seconds to load (showing the “ACAIA” loading screen)
  • Scale is stuck on the loading screen
  • Numbers go up and down when the table moves or someone walks by
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