This is the Inside / Outside button and it adds the width of the eTape case to the measurement in the display when you are measuring inside a window frame for example. It eliminates the need to bend the blade and gives a more accurate measurement. Try it, notice it adds 3 inches to the display and an arrow points to the side of the case you measure to.
The eTape16 can display 5 different formats of measurement:
* Feet / Inches / Fractions, to 1/16th of an inch (ex. 2′ 7 3/16″)
* Inches / Fractions, to 1/16th of an inch (ex. 31 3/16″)
* Decimal Inches, to 1/10th of an inch (ex. 31.1″)
* Decimal Feet, to 1/100th of a foot (ex. 2.59′)
* Centimeters, to 1/10 of a Centimeter (ex. 79.1 cm)
The eTape continuously recalibrates itself as you use it but when new or when replacing the battery it must be conditioned. Pull the blade in and out of the case several times 24 – 30 inches at normal speed – your eTape is now ready to use.
Absolutely, the eTape uses patented technology to maintain proper calibration for reliable measurements and we are constantly making improvements to both hardware and firmware.
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No it activates by turning on after you engage the battery by removing the plastic battery stop. Auto shut off when not in at 5 minutes.
64 hours of continuous usage
Make sure that your hold button is not on, as if the screen is blinking with the arrow pointing to the left or right you have the hold button on. Push the hold button it should take your screen back to neutral then pull your blade out to take a measurement.
Once you have removed the eTape16 from the packaging, take out the plastic white battery tab to engage the battery. Then pull the blade out a few times to activate the sensors, then proceed to take your measurements.
Auto shut off will take place when not in use for 5 minutes.
Yes the eTape16 is made of poly carbonate plastic which is bullet proof, it is very rugged and durable with an “modern tool” design.