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									                                     Talking kitchen scale
                                                        DK131
Please retain these instructions for future reference. These instructions are also
available in other formats.

Contents
General description .......................................................................................................1
  Orientation.................................................................................................................1
Using your scale ...........................................................................................................2
  Battery insertion and scale initialisation .....................................................................2
  Power on - weighing ..................................................................................................3
    Volume switch........................................................................................................3
    Tare function ..........................................................................................................3
    Unit weighing conversion (kg/g - lb/oz) ..................................................................4
    Turning the scale off ..............................................................................................4
  Please note: care instructions before use. .................................................................4
  Special displays: warning indicators ..........................................................................4
  Features ....................................................................................................................5
  General information about RNIB................................................................................5
Terms and Conditions of sale .......................................................................................6

General description
This talking kitchen scale has been developed by Hanson with support from the Royal
National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Battery operated kitchen scale that weighs in either metric: grams/kilograms or
imperial: ounces/pounds. Weight is announced in a pleasant natural male English
voice and is also shown on the LCD display.

The scale has a TARE option, volume control, and is supplied with a bowl. The tare
option allows you to measure ingredients individually and is explained in more detail
later in these instructions.

Orientation
With the scale in front of you, you will feel a large, raised circular area - this is the scale
platform where the scale measures weight and is also where the bowl is positioned. To
the right of this platform you will feel a recessed area: this is where the LCD display is
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located. Beneath the LCD display are two buttons. The left button has two tactile dots
on it and this is the measuring unit button, which alternates between kg/g and lb/oz.
The right button has one tactile dot on it and this is the on/off button (which is also
used when you require the TARE facility when weighing).

On the back of the scale in each corner are four, round non-slip feet. You can
differentiate the top from the bottom when the back of the unit is facing towards you
because the top will have a semi-circular area that protrudes (this is the part of the
weighing platform), whereas the bottom part is flat.

With the scale positioned with the semi-circle at the top you will notice that there are
two battery compartments under both the top left and top right non-slip feet. The left
battery compartment houses two AAA batteries and the right compartment contains
one 9v PP3 alkaline battery. Both battery compartments have a recessed area
containing a small plastic catch. When this catch is pushed towards the battery
compartment it releases the lid which can then be removed.

To the bottom right of the left battery compartment is the volume control. This is a
three-way slide switch, and directly below the switch is the word "volume" in braille.
The top setting of the slide-switch is "Hi", the middle setting is "Lo" and the bottom
setting is "Off".

Below both braille words are details about the volume and language in large print.

To the right of the large print details is the scale's speaker.

Using your scale

Battery insertion and scale initialisation
Locate the battery compartment (AAA batteries - top left corner) and (9v PP3 battery -
top right corner).

Remove the compartment lid by pushing the plastic catch in towards the compartment
and then pull the lid away. Remove the battery and replace observing the correct
polarity. For the AAA batteries (left compartment) the positive end of the left battery
should be positioned into the compartment towards the top edge of the scale. The
negative end of the right battery should face upwards (opposite direction of left
battery).

The 9v PP3 battery should be installed with the battery terminals facing towards the
top edge of the scale. The flat part of the battery rests against the spring. The larger of
the round terminals should be on the right when the battery is put into the battery
compartment.

Replace the battery compartment lids and then you can use your scale.
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Power on - weighing
Please note: a weight can be taken with or without the bowl.

To activate the scale press and release the on/off button (this is the button with one
raised dot at the front of the unit). The screen will show three dash marks and say
"hello". The display will then show 0g or 0.0oz and say "scale is ready".

Select either grams or ounces by pressing the button on the front with the two raised
dots next to the on/off button

Place an item on the scale and the weight will be displayed on the screen and also
announced.

The weight is then displayed and announced. As you add weight, the weight displayed
increases and the scale announces the new weight if the weight remains stable within
+/- 2 grams for one second.

Volume switch
To select the volume/sound level slide the volume slide-switch on the base of the
scale, and select from either "High" (top), "Low" (middle) or "Off" (bottom).

Tare function
Your kitchen scale allows you to weigh different ingredients successively without
removing them from the platform. This is known as the tare function.
It allows you to cancel out the weight of a plate or bowl and then allows you to begin to
place ingredients into the bowl or container while weighing each ingredient individually.

To use this function, turn the scales on and wait until you hear 'scale is ready'. Place
the ingredient(s) directly on the platform or pour it into the container.

The weight is then displayed and announced. Press the "tare" (on/off) button to reset
to zero. The scale will announce "tare" and the display will show either 0g or 0.0oz.
The scale will then say "scale is ready".

Add the next ingredient(s). The new ingredient(s) only will be shown on the display and
announced.

And so on… Continue in the same way for all successive ingredients. If ingredients are
removed after setting a tare, the negative value which appears on the display
corresponds to the weight of the ingredient removed. For example: if the scale
weighed ingredients at 220g and 30g were removed, the scale would show and
announce 190g.



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Remember: It is important when using a container, that the container is placed on the
platform before setting the scale to zero (or switching the scale on). If this is not done,
the weight of the container will be included in the weight of your first ingredient.

Unit weighing conversion (kg/g - lb/oz)
Press the on/off (right) button and wait for the scale to show 0g or 0.0oz on the display
and to announce "scale is ready".

To change the measuring units from metric (kg/g) to imperial (lb/oz) press the left
button. Depending on the unit conversion preset, the scale will either display "g" for
metric or "oz" for imperial - the scale will also announce either "grams" or "ounce" to
denote which unit the scale is set to. When selected, the scale is ready for use.

To revert back to the other unit conversion, simply press the same button again.

Turning the scale off
To turn off the scale, press the on/off (right) button and the scale will turn off. The
display will become blank and the scale will announce "goodbye".

Please note: The scale will turn off automatically after two minutes of no activity.

Please note: care instructions before use.
Clean your scale with a sponge and soapy water, avoiding solvents and abrasive
cleaners. Do not immerse it in water or a dishwasher.

Do not place your scale in the microwave oven.

Remove the battery(s) when the scale is not used for extensive periods.

Place your scale on a hard, flat surface.

Special displays: warning indicators
Overload: When the scale is overloaded, the screen displays four letter E's and the
scale will announce "overload". Remove the weight immediately or you will damage
your scale.

Low battery indicator: Replace the battery when the scale displays a battery icon. An
alarm will also sound. One single alarm denotes that the 9v PP3 battery is low. A
double alarm indicates that the 1.5v AAA batteries are low, and a triple alarm means
that both types of batteries are low.

Scale re-calibration: Err 5 will be shown on the display. This means that the scale will
need re-calibrating. Turn on the scale again by pressing and releasing the on/off
button.

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Please note: The scale announces "the scale is ready" in the following cases:

You switch on the scale and the weight is zero.
After using the automatic tare function.

In all other cases, when the display indicates "0", the scale will announce "zero".

When the scale speaks, it does not weigh.

Features
Maximum capacity: 3kg

Graduation: 1g

Weighing with automatic tare (allows you to weigh different ingredients successively
without removing them from the platform)

Can be used with or without a bowl

Low battery indicator

Auto off

Large LCD display

Volume switch indicated in Braille under the switch.

One tactile dot on on/off/tare button

Two tactile dots on unit weighing conversion button

Batteries: 1 x 9v battery + 2 x 1.5v AAA batteries included

General information about RNIB
RNIB have been providing practical support and advise to blind and partially sighted
customers for over 80 years and can offer over 1,000 products to help make everyday
tasks that little bit easier.

If you find these talking kitchen scales useful, you may also find other products
available from RNIB helpful. You can order a copy of our Everyday living catalogue
which contains a wide variety of products including; talking timers, talking bathroom
scales, easy-to-see big button telephones, radio controlled talking clock and much
more. RNIB also have a wide range of clearly designed diaries and calendars as well
as a weekly Big Print newspaper with a 48 page TV and radio supplement.


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For a more in-depth opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest changes to RNIB's
product range and services you can subscribe to New Product Guide. This is a free
bimonthly publication packed with information on accessible products from RNIB
relevant to everyday life, special offers and other news and events that may be of
interest.

Terms and Conditions of sale
If you have not purchased the Talking kitchen scale directly from RNIB, please contact
your retailer in the first instance.

This product is guaranteed from manufacturing faults for 10 years from the date of
purchase.

The Talking kitchen scale is not returnable for hygiene reasons unless faulty.

You can request our full terms and conditions from RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999.
Textphone: 0845 758 5691
They are also available at rnib.org.uk/shop
Helpline, RNIB, PO Box 173, Peterborough PE2 6WS, U.K.
Email UK: shop@rnib.org.uk

Email for international customers: exports@rnib.org.uk
Registered charity No. 226227




This product is CE marked and fully complies with all relevant CE legislation.




Customers are advised to return this product, free of charge, to their supplier or the
manufacturer at the end of its life. This is to comply with 'The Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment Directive' (WEEE).

Revised March 2012




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