Do I need to charge the scale completely before its first use? Ruby Huang January 25, 2016 19:56 Updated Follow No. The scales ship with about half charge. Related articles Why should I use a heat pad on the scale? How do I find out the battery level of my scale? What is Brewbar? What is the Acaia brewing print? Why are level surfaces important? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.