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Core® Portable Compact Balances-CQT 5000

Availability: In stock
Pan Size
5.7" / 145mm ø
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No balance can beat the Core for basic weighing value. Core's housing is simple to clean and designed to stack for easy storage. A basic keypad with dual tare keys makes Core balances easy to use.




Backlit DisplayBacklit Display
Battery PowerBattery Power
Weigh BelowWeigh Below
External CalibrationExternal Calibration
Security LockSecurity Lock
Multiple Weighing unitsMultiple Weighing units
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The Core weighing scale series offers outstanding value, providing easy operation and a portable solution for any basic precision weighing tasks. An innovative stackable design saves space and can easily be stored in school supply cupboards and prep rooms until needed, ideal for busy science classrooms or laboratory environments.

Offering precision results, Core is suitable for weighing compounds in science classrooms, samples at a field lab, ingredients in food labs and specimens at veterinary offices. The Core includes a convenient weigh-below hook, facilitating below-balance weighing for tasks requiring density and specific gravity measurements.

For more information on the Core series of portable compact balances, please contact us.

Features and Benefits

  • Vivid, backlit LCD easily visible in any lighting conditions
  • Programmable backlight can be set to "always on," "always off" or "light only when weighing"
  • Balances stack efficiently and safely to save space (120mm pan size only)
  • Colour-coded keys facilitate quick recognition of the most frequently used buttons
  • Dual tare keys operate with either the left or right hand
  • Security slot for optional Kensington-type lock and cable to help prevent theft
  • Large, grade 304 stainless steel pan allows easy cleaning
  • Rugged construction stands up to industrial use
  • Three-point ShockProtect® feature helps prevent overload damage to internal components
  • Hook included for weighing below the balance
  • Removable draft shield (120mm and 160mm pan size only)
  • Operates with AC adapter (included) or batteries (not included)
  • Auto power-off to save energy
  • Audible overload alarm warns when capacity is exceeded
  • Zero-tracking feature ensures display returns to zero reading
  • A 3-year warranty means quality assured for years of use.

Technical specification


CQT 5000

UPC: 819309012283


  • Capacity
    • 5000g
  • Readability
    • 1g
  • Repeatability
    • 1g
  • Linearity
    • 1g

General Specifications

  • Pan size
    • 5.7" / 145mm ø
  • Weighing Units
    • ct, dr, g, GN, kg, lb, N, oz, tl.T
  • Calibration
    • External calibration
  • Display
    • Backlit LCD with 0.7" / 18mm high digits


  • Battery type
    • Alkaline
  • Number of batteries
    • 6
  • Power Supply
    • 12VAC 150mA adapter / 6 x AA batteries

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature
    • 0° to 40°C / 32° to 104°F

Product Information

  • Construction
    • ABS plastic
  • Net Weight
    • 0.9kg


  • Overall dims
    • 6.7"x9.8"x3.1" / 171x250x80mm
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