Configuring A&D EK-Series Scales

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This is a step by step guide to configuring your EK-series for either the Green Bits Weigh Station or Integrated Scale

Configure transmission rate

  1. Press and hold the ON button on the scale to turn the scale on.
  2. Hold down the SAMPLE button on the scale to enter the configuration menu. Let go of the button once the display changes to P-3.00
  3. The display should then automatically change to Func. If not, press the SAMPLE button repeatedly until you see Func appear on the display. Press the ENTER button to enter the serial configuration menu. You should see the display change to Poff 0.
  4. Press the SAMPLE button repeatedly until you see bPS. Press TARE repeatedly to select either: 
    • bPS 2 for the Integrated Scale. This sets the scale's transmission rate to 9600 bps.
    • bPS 0 for the Weigh Station. This sets the scale's transmission rate to 2400 bps.
  5. Press ENTER to save this setting. The display will change to End, and then CP hi.
  6. Press MODE to return to the normal weight reading display.

Configure data parity

  1. Hold down the SAMPLE button on the scale to enter the configuration menu. Let go of the button once the display changes to P-3.00.
  2. The display should then automatically change to Func. If not, press the SAMPLE button repeatedly until you see Func appear on the display. Press the ENTER button to enter the serial configuration menu. You should see the display change to Poff 0.
  3. Press the SAMPLE button repeatedly until you see btPr. Press TARE repeatedly to select either:
    • btPr 2 for the Integrated Scale. This configures the scale to 8 bits, non parity.
    • btPr 0 for the Weigh Station. This configures the scale to 7 bits, even parity.
  4. Press ENTER to save this setting. The display will change to End, and then CP hi.
  5. Press MODE to return to the normal weight reading display.

Configure the scale to automatically transmit weight readings

  1. Hold down the SAMPLE button on the scale to enter the configuration menu. Let go of the button once the display changes to P-3.00.
  2. The display should then automatically change to Func. If not, press the SAMPLE button repeatedly until you see Func appear on the display. Press the ENTER button to enter the serial configuration menu. You should see the display change to Poff 0.
  3. Press the SAMPLE button repeatedly until you see Prt. Press TARE repeatedly until you you see Prt 0. This is the recommended setting for both Integrated Scale and Weigh Station.
  4. Press ENTER to save this setting. The display will change to End, and then CP hi.
  5. Press MODE to return to the normal weight reading display.

Troubleshooting

If the scale isn't transmitting the weight reading to the Register or Weigh Station, make sure all of the settings are at the defaults (with the little diamond symbol) on this doc EXCEPT the ones changed above.

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