20 Most Recent Mitutoyo 500 171 20 Digital Caliper Questions & Answers

Find the little battery compartment on the back. Slide it open, tap lightly against your hand to drop the battery out. Insert a correctly-rated new replacement battery in the same orientation as the original battery. Slide the cover back on. They make it about as simple as possible.

Mitutoyo 500 171... | Answered on Jul 26, 2014

Outside measuring is ok? If it measures outside ok and the inside is off then the calipers must have been dropped at one time and bent the inside measurement tips. please rate my answer so I get points for it. By the way you can buy a new set through Harbor Freight tools for about $15 on sale.

Mitutoyo 500 171... | Answered on Jan 16, 2012

contack the little store they have then up to 24"

Mitutoyo 500 171... | Answered on Dec 09, 2011

There should be a screw in the top of the slide which controls the tension on the thumb wheel. If this screw is missing, that would be the problem. If the screw is present, tighten it.


Mitutoyo 500 171... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011

The manual for this should be at the bottom of this page.
The battery is just under a slide cover. You can zero it but to recalibrate you would have to send to a standards lab. The lab calibration would cost more than a new caliper so you really need to justify it. Basically if it is out of calibration just replace it, they are not really worth the money to recalibrate.

Mitutoyo 500 171... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011

It uses an SR44. As far as button batteries go these are nice and cheap. The link goes to Google shopping.

Mitutoyo 500 171... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

I also have a Mitutoyo 500-422 Caliper. But mine is strictly solar powered. There is no battery for it. So long as you have 60 lux of illumination on it, it will work fine. Its not suited for darker environments, as it will lose its measurement when the light falls below 60 lux.

Mitutoyo... | Answered on Oct 16, 2019

This may be a little late but the answer is "there is no battery". The whole face except for the display is a solar cell. Use it in plenty of light and it will stay on. If you block the light while using it and the internal storage cap has a small charge on it the display will turn off.

Mitutoyo... | Answered on Sep 26, 2019

These 2 signals are drive prohibition (overtravel) inputs in forward and reverse directions. If Drive Prohibition Input Setting (Pn504) is 1, you can use the setting of Stop Selection (Pn505) to select the operation to be taken upon input of each prohibit signal. If Drive Prohibition Input Setting (Pn504) is 2, drive prohibition input protection (E380) actuates upon input of a drive prohibition.

Mitutoyo... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019

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