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My Weigh iBalance 5500 (i5500)

PN: MYWEIGH-i5500-P78MFR PN: SCM5500BLACK 4 stars (6) product reviews product questions
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MSRP: $251.99 Old Will's Price: $143.80 Quantity

My Weigh iBalance 5500 Table Top Precision Scale

NEW and improved model!
5500 gram capacity x 0.1 gram resolution

"In A Nutshell"
PowerAC adapter (included)
6 AA Batteries (not included)
Display1" Reverse Lit LCD : 0.75" Digits
Tare FeatureYes
Hold FeatureNo
Calibration FeatureYes
Count FeatureYes
Platform Size5.33" x 6.5"
Scale Size9" x 6.6" x 3"
Weighing Modes8

Included Accessories

  • 7.7" x 7.0" VibraKill® Pad
  • AC Power Adapter

Weighing Modes

Mode: Grams Capacity: 5500.0 gResolution: 0.1 g
Mode: Ounces Capacity: 194.000 ozResolution: 0.005 oz
Mode: Pounds Capacity: 12.1000 lbResolution: 0.0005 lb
Mode: Troy Ounces Capacity: 176.860 oztResolution: 0.005 ozt
Mode: Pennyweights Capacity: 3537.0 dwtResolution: 0.05 dwt
Mode: Carats Capacity: 27500.0 ctResolution: 0.5 ct
Mode: Grains Capacity: 84878 gnResolution: 1 gn
Mode: Counting Capacity: -Resolution: Pieces

Product Details

Does This Thing Count? You bet it does! All ya need to do is weigh a sample amount of pieces, so the scale can know how much each piece weighs, then start counting. You'll be finished in no time.

Programmable Auto-Off Feature If you've ever had your scale turn off on ya in the middle of important measurements, you'll realize what a blessing this feature is. You can program this jewelry scale to turn off automatically, or to stay on until you turn it off yourself.

Bright Backlit Display This digital scale has a fancy backlit display to help ya see your weight readings, even in dim lighting.

Stainless Steel Platform The i5500 has a durable stainless steel weighing platform to make cleanup a breeze. Unlike gold or silver, stainless steel doesn't scratch easily and keeps its shine without rusting or tarnishing.

Easy Calibration This scale comes factory calibrated and ready to use right out of the box. You shouldn't ever have to calibrate this scale, however, easy to follow calibration instructions are included with this scale. You'll just need to pick up a 5000 gram calibration weight to get the job done.

Tare Feature The tare button on the front of this digital scale can be pressed to "zero out" the weight on the scale. You can then add more weight, and the display will only show the weight of the items you're adding. This sure is useful when ya want to use an expansion scoop to weigh your things, and if ya want to use the iBalance as a diamond or carat scale for weighing your tiny jewelry pieces.

Liquid Level Indicator This very handy feature helps you quickly and easily get your scale nice and level. It's important to keep your scale nice and level to get the most precise weight readings.

30 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY! If ya have a problem with this scale, just send it to MyWeigh's warranty center in Phoenix, Arizona. They'll fix or replace your scale and send it on its way back to ya within a week of receiving it. You should expect your replacement to arrive in about two to three weeks from the day you send the original off. Keep in mind that sometimes MyWeigh runs out of stock, which can cause a delay in the warranty replacement process.

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Customer Reviews

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This is the second I5500 I have owned. The first died after two years of fine service. That's just 28 years less than the warranty the mfr (myweigh) offers, except that they are totally unresponsive to any inquires on the warranty. This second I5500 lasted just five minutes, and then the LCD screen ceased to work, and then just fades out. A real gem this scale is--possible decent boat anchor. On the bright side, Old Will did deliver this piece of junk to me in a very short time--but that's actually the fine work of FEDEX.

Reviewed by: alan glenn from Miami on (2/13/2015)
Great Scale for Animal Care! 5 stars

We have 6 of these scales and they take a beating! I recommend these highly.

Reviewed by: DrDan from Raleigh NC on (11/28/2013)
accurate enough 5 stars

I've been searching for an accurate and inexpensive scale that can weigh over 2 kilos. Everything I found in my searches were very expensive, cheapest was $2,000. I needed something that can measure in troy ounces for weighing precious metals. Then I found this site and this scale, it was perfect for what I was looking for. The two most important things was it goes up to 5500 grams and it reads in troy ounces plus the price was right. I've had this scale for a couple of weeks and so far I have no complaints and everything has worked flawlessly.

Reviewed by: aza from ca on (11/26/2013)
Perfect fit for our needs 5 stars

We needed scale that was more accurate the the ±2 grams we had on our old scale but could still provide a weight capability that reached at least 5000 grams. The iBalance 5500 gm x .01 gm resolution fit our needs perfectly. The display is clear and easy to read. The price is unbeatable.

Reviewed by: Jim from Michigan on (5/20/2013)
Nice scale, but not perfect 4 stars

I found my A&D Newton EJ-4100 to be such an excellent scale that I decided to buy another. While looking for it I came across this one, for $155 less, so I did some research on it. The downloaded user manual wasn't very helpful, so I used the OWK help to find out if the default weight unit was programmable. I was told: "It is not possible to set the default units on the i5500. The scale starts in Grams. The order is as follows: grams, ounces, pounds, troy ounces, pennyweight, carat then grains." Since my weighing use has the protocol of starting weighing in grams, then changing to and finishing in ounces, this seemed perfect for me. Unfortunately it turns out that the default unit is actually reset to whatever it was when the scale was turned off. Hence, I have to cycle through 7 options to get back to grams every time I turn it on. Annoying, but perhaps worth saving $185. But I've also found that there is a huge (several seconds) lag in registering the scale's reading. Hence it is not practical to monitor the weight readout as one pours more onto the scale, stopping when the target weight is approached. Instead I have to stop well before my target, wait several seconds to allow the readout to catch up, resume adding more slowly, stop again, wait, resume, hope I don't overshoot... Very annoying. I'm no longer convinced it was worth the money saved to get this scale instead of my favorite, the EJ-4100 (which has neither of the problems I've mentioned). But if the characteristics of its function don't bother you, the scale is very accurate, has a larger capacity than the EJ-4100, and costs just a little over half as much--a definite bargain.

Reviewed by: Robin Lake from Washington on (4/11/2012)
Home User 5 stars

An excellent scale. Quickly delivered and priced right. Like all scales make sure its perfectly level (very easy to do with the built in bubble) and let it warm up for a good time in a place without winter drafts. Of course calibrate it after its fully stable. I would recommend this product and Old Will Knott Scales to my friends. - Bill L. - Salem, NH

Reviewed by: William Longworth from Salem NH on (1/7/2012)

Questions and Answers

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Q: Where does one send the i5500 if it fails during the 30 year warranty period? Is it an address in the USA? Also many blogs states that when they sent their scale into MyWeigh for warranty that they received nothing back. If I buy the scale from you will you warranty any warranty claims? Thanks for your help Asked by: George (1/18/2016) answer this question

A: Hi there George,

This scale would be sent straight to My Weigh for replacement. The address is in the United States, but before you send in your scale you should check the My Weigh website ( for their current warranty address. In most cases of missing replacements the original scale was sent to an old address. We're always happy to help track down warranty information from My Weigh, so if you're having trouble feel free to contact us. We aren't able to issue warranty replacements from here, though.

Take care,

Answered by: Shala (1/18/2016)
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