A cheap and effective way to check the weight of your suitcases before going on a flight, also take it with you to check you have no excess on the return flight. It also incorporates a 1 Metre tape to check hand luggage for overhead lockers. Was £4.99p. This item is not digital, so needs no battery. It will weigh up to 32Kg. Unsure of expiry date, so I gave it a week. This scale WILL weigh up to 32Kg. as indicated on the dial. The website has the wrong max weight info.