Cardinal 205



The USA-made Cardinal model 205 is a reliable general-purpose weight indicator which may be connected to bench, floor, overhead track, tank/hopper, livestock or even truck scales. The stainless steel desk or wall-mountable enclosure ensures accurate, reliable operation in harsh environments and washdown applications. An easy-to-read 0.6-inch/15 mm high bright-red LED displays weight to six digits while push-button Gross, Tare, Net conversion, StableSENSE adjustable filtering, selectable key lockout, flexible print formats, selectable weight units, auto shutoff and sleep mode make the 205 easy to use. Four bi-directional RS232 serial ports, four input control lines, optional SnapStream wireless, USB-B standard, and USB-A optional features provide multiple connectivity options. NTEP, OIML, Measurement Canada, 

  • Power Requirements:   100 to 240 VAC (50/60 Hz) at 0.4A Max.
  • Enclosure Type:   Stainless steel wall or desk-mount
  • Enclosure Size:   9.2-in W x 7.5-in H x 3.1-in D (233-mm W x 191-mm H x 79-mm D)
  • Weight:   8.2 lb (3.7 kg)
  • Compensated Temperature Range:    14 to 104 ºF (-10 to 40 ºC)
  • Operating Temperature Range:   -10 to 122 ºF (-23 to 50 ºC)
  • Humidity:    0 to 90% non-condensing
  • Transducer Excitation:    9.4 VDC
  • Signal Input Range:     1.0 mV min. to 40 mV max. (with dead load boost)
  • Number of Load Cells:   8 each 350-ohm load cells
  • Load Cell Cable Length:  1,500 feet (457 m) maximum (requires the use of sense lines). Consult factory for other requirements. 30 feet (9 m) maximum without sense lines.
  • Division Value Commercial:   1, 2, or 5 x 10, 1, 0.1, 0.01, 0.001
  • Division Value Non-commercial:  1 to 99 x 10, 1, 0.1, 0.01, 0.001
  • Sensitivity Non-commercial:     0.15 uV/e
  • Sensitivity NTEP:   0.3uV/e (Class III/IIIL)
  • Sensitivity Canada:    0.3uV/e (Class III/IIIHD)
  • Sensitivity OIML:  0.5 uV/e (Class III)
  • Scale Divisions Non-commercial: 100 to 240,000
  • Scale Divisions NTEP:   500 to 10,000 (Class III/IIIL)
  • Scale Divisions Canada:   500 to 10,000 (Class III/IIIHD)
  • Scale Divisions OIML:    500 to 10,000 (Class III)
  • Internal Resolution:   1 part in 16,777,216
  • Tare Capacity:    Scale capacity
  • Sample Rate:  1 to 100 samples per second, selectable
  • Auto Zero Range:   0.5 or 1 through 9 divisions
  • Weighing Units:   Tons, Pounds, Pounds-Ounces, Ounces, Metric Tons, Kilograms, Grams
  • Keypad:  Color-coded membrane type, 7 keys
  • Standard I/O:  4 ea serial I/O ports configured as 1 ea 20mA output-only ports (uses one of the four RS-232 ports), 1 ea bi-directional 20mA port (uses one of the four RS-232 ports), and 1 ea USB port (uses one of the four RS-232 ports)
  • Certifications:   NTEP, Measurement Canada, Australian NSC, ETL, and CE
  • Display:   Six-digit, seven-segment, 0.6-in (15-mm) high LED


Product Options

Model Size Capacity Type
205 - - Stainless Steel