Weight Scale Setup

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Check the box for: USB cable, serial cable, and USB power adapter

USB cable goes into the port labeled “USB/PWR” and serial cable goes into the port labeled “RS232”

Your computer will come with a black serial adapter cable

 

Location of power supply for weight scale

Location of weight scale power supply

The location of your weight scale’s USB power adapter is easy to overlook.  Be sure to check for this small white box tucked in the foam padding of your scale’s package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuring your scale

Your scale might say “Initial Setup GEO Code” the first time you turn it on.  Use the chart found on your scale’s printed instruction sheet in the box to find your appropriate GeoCal Location code for your location and enter it here using the up and down arrows, then select “Exit”:

On the right-hand side of your scale’s display is a keypad with arrows.  In the center is the Enter button:

Weight scale keypad

Press the “Up” arrow on the keypad for 5 seconds to enter the programming mode. Navigate to the option “Setup” and press Enter:

Weight scale programming screen 1

Go to “COMM” and press Enter:

Weight scale programming screen 2

Go to “Serial” and press Enter:

Weight scale programming screen 3

You’ll see the following options in the Serial menu: “Baud”, “DatBit”, “Parity”, “Stop”, and “Protoc”

Weight scale programming screen 4

Enter these settings:

Baud = 9600

Data Bit = 7

Parity = Even

Stop = 1

Protocol = Prot W

Once you’ve confirmed you’ve entered these settings, hold down the Enter button for 5 seconds.

Weight scale programming screen 5

Select “Save” and then press Enter once again to reboot the weight scale:

Weight scale programming screen 6

 

How to Tare (Zero) Your Scale

Many laundromats will leave a basket or a tub sitting on top of their weight scale so that customers with loose clothing items can simply dump their laundry order into the container.

Being able to zero out the weight of the container, also known as taring, is super simple with the integrated laundry weight scales sold with Wash-Dry-Fold POS:

Initial automatic zero settings is +/-10% of maximum capacity — active at power up.  Manual zero setting range is +/-2% of maximum capacity — active using the ZERO key.

So, since the maximum capacity of our scales is 150 lbs., then you can zero out up to 15 lbs. by cycling the power on the scale and up to 3 lbs. by pressing the ZERO button on the scale’s display.  This only needs to be done when changing containers or if the display shows anything other than 0.00 lbs. before weighing items.