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  1. #1
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    refrigerant scale

    ive been using the wireless field piece scale for the past couple of years never really satisfied with it. now when i turn it on it will synchronize and work ok for about ten minutes but then it will loose signal no matter how many times i resync it wont connect im tired of hassling with it. ive only used it no more than 10 times. yes ive tried new batteries but the same thing. ill have weighed in 20 lbs then it crapped out i gotta gage in the other 30 lbs.



    What scale do yall recommend from personal experience? i seen there is one affiliated with the bluevac gage i like the idea of stopping the refrigerant flow once charge is complete. i wont buy another wireless scale again

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    I've gotten at least 50 views but still no replies??? No body uses refrigerant scales? I know that's not possible

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    I use a Inficon scale.....it's about 7 years old now and works great.
    http://www.inficonrefrigerantchargin...gingscale.html

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    I personally use a cheap one from ebay. never had any problems with it.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Elec...265e27&vxp=mtr
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    I have used a Tiff scale , probably had that the longest, started to give trouble so I bought another brand, believe it was a Uniweld or something similar, liked that one as I could set it to read in ounces only as that was how we recorded it in our system.Sold that one when I got rid of some old equipment. bought the Fieldpiece and have been using that now for under a year. The only complaint is it will only read in pounds and ounces, so on every job I have to convert to ounces to record in our system keep a calculator in the bag with it.
    Pros and cons for all three, I like the fact that the fieldpiece is wireless, but the fact that it will only read in one set of measurements is a disadvantage to me.
    I have had problems with the scale display being tethered to the unit, moved the head around and the weight changes, also where they have stopped reading correctly.
    So it's the flip of the coin on which one to get and how reliable they will be.
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    CPS CC220 scale.

    It failed on my one time, in -10 weather on a roof. I don't know that the failure was weather related, but it crapped at the worst time.

    Shop sent it out, had it repaired and it's still kicking.

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    TIF 9010a, its accurate down to the tenth of an ounce. Ive had it for a few years and its seen plenty of abuse and keeps on ticking.
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    Tif 9010a very durable, havent had any problems with it.

    Sent from my MB886 using Tapatalk 2

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    Just received my BluVac, in registering it online I noticed they also have other products, including Scales. I was very interested to read about one of the scales they offer which does exactly what my second scale did, that is you can set it to read in ounces only, pounds and ounces etc, and if the quality is anything like the BluVac it should last a long time. www.accutools.com to see if these scales might be what you are looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    CPS CC220 scale.

    It failed on my one time, in -10 weather on a roof. I don't know that the failure was weather related, but it crapped at the worst time.

    Shop sent it out, had it repaired and it's still kicking.
    Ditto. The CPS 220 is our company standard. Works almost every time. Like JP, mine decided to act up once on a really cold day. Put it in the truck with the heat on for a little while and then it started working again.

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    I have had my tiff for about 15yrs and it has never let me down. It works like the day I bought it. I have had no experience with anything else however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky05 View Post
    Just received my BluVac, in registering it online I noticed they also have other products, including Scales. I was very interested to read about one of the scales they offer which does exactly what my second scale did, that is you can set it to read in ounces only, pounds and ounces etc, and if the quality is anything like the BluVac it should last a long time. www.accutools.com to see if these scales might be what you are looking for.
    They also have a nice automatic charging attachment. I was hopeing someone would buy one a do a review on here. It is the same as the UEI scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    I use a Inficon scale.....it's about 7 years old now and works great.
    http://www.inficonrefrigerantchargin...gingscale.html
    Maybe you should give that to me. We both know you don't need it anymore. By the way, I never had a chance to congratulate you on the move. How is it so far. Brad is a good dude to work for. How do you like working on the PA side. Lot more chiefs then you are used to.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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