Frequently Asked Questions on Chair Scales

Why are Chair Scales used?

Weighing handicapped individuals, patients on dialysis, and the elderly can be a difficult and time-consuming task for healthcare providers, and a stressful experience for the patients. Seated weighing scales or chair scales simplify the process and are designed with patient comfort and safety in mind.

Does the scale come calibrated?

Yes, the scales come calibrated at point of manufacture.

How often is calibration required?

There is no set standard about frequency of calibration, but generally for patient scales calibration should be scheduled once every two years and not frequently than once annually.

What can be used to clean/sanitize the scale?

Any medical disinfecting wipe with a non-abrasive surface can be used to clean or sanitize the scale.

Do Scales that have batteries come with batteries included?

Yes, batteries are included. Most of the scales use standard size AA batteries. Home/bathroom category of digital scales use size AAA batteries. Some of the larger medical multifunction scales use special rechargeable battery packs that do not need to be replaced, on those units the included AC adapter acts as a charger to both power the device and also recharges the internal rechargeable battery pack. Once charged, the internal battery pack can power the scale for several weeks or much longer depending on use.