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How does a bathroom scale work physics?

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How does a bathroom scale work physics?

All bathroom scales can measure force: under the foot is a spring with known compressibility (or "spring constant"), and the compression distance of the spring is linearly proportional to the force applied to it, so how about the bathroom scales Does it work with the principles of physics?

 

Here is the content list:

What is a load cell?

What does the bathroom scale actually measure?

How does the bathroom scale physically work?

 

What is a load cell?

First, let me introduce the several types of bathroom scales load cells. We will focus on strain gauge load cells because they are usually used in weighing equipment. The load cell is essentially a sensor. It is a sturdy metal element, but it is elastic enough to deform the load, and has a strain gauge.

 

Some weighing instruments use a single load cell, while others use multiple load cells. When the load is placed on the scale, the strain gauge will convert the force applied by the load to the load cell into an electronic signal. Once the load is removed from the scale, the load cell will return to its original shape. The load cell determines the capacity of the instrument; basically, the maximum mass that can be measured before the deformation becomes permanent will damage the bathroom scale.

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What does the bathroom scale actually measure?

The bathroom scales can measure the weight of an object, and can be achieved by measuring the force existing between the object and the earth. Although bathroom scales can measure force, they can provide you with a measure of quality in kilograms, grams, pounds, or other forms. Similarly, what is the bathroom scale reading physics? When a person stands on a scale, the scale in reading (number of pounds or Newtons) is actually the size of an ordinary force played against the person's weight.

 

How does the bathroom scale physically work?

The bathroom scale displays the weight by measuring the deflection; the spring deforms under load, then the force required to deform the spring is measured and converted into weight. Strain gauges are essentially electrical conductors attached to a thin film (thin conductive coating).

When the film changes, the electrical conductors also change. When a load is placed on the load cell, the load cell will bend (or deform, hence the name), thereby changing the resistance. The resistance is recorded by a strain gauge. After removing the load, the load cell returns to its normal shape, the strain gauge also returns to its normal shape, and the change in resistance is converted into a digital signal, which is then processed to make it look readable on the display.

 

Since the bathroom scale actually measures quality by converting the deformation caused by the load into an electronic signal, it is sensitive to unexpected deformation (such as impact or temperature changes). This is why the bathroom scale must be treated with caution and often calibrated. The digital bathroom scale is usually considered the standard scale used in the kitchen or bathroom. These bathroom scales are usually used by individuals at home to weigh a portion of the food and monitor the weight by standing on the scale. The digital bathroom scale can be battery-powered or power-powered.


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