Looking for a solar digital scale for dosing

Recommendations for espresso equipment buyers and upgraders.

Postby okram » Oct 22, 2016, 11:00 am

I'm looking for a digital scale to improve the consistency of my dosing, but I don't like the idea of using batteries. Is anyone aware of a digital scale that is solar powered or maybe rechargeable through USB? Anything not using throw-away batteries would be fine.

Thanks for your suggestions.


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Postby BaristaBoy E61 » Oct 22, 2016, 11:08 am

Why not just use rechargeable "AAA' or 'AA' batteries in a conventional scale?
You would likely have a larger selection of scales/features to choose from.
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"


Postby gr2020 » Oct 22, 2016, 11:18 am

I believe the Acaia Pearl and Lunar are both rechargeable via USB.


Postby AZRich » Oct 22, 2016, 11:48 am

I can appreciate wanting to be as green as possible. But my little AWS-1kg scale bought more than 3 years ago for under $10 on Amazon and used several times daily is still running just fine on the original 2 small AAA batteries. No telling how many years it will go before needing to replace them, and anything you buy will have some battery in it.
“A man's got to know his limitations.”