I keep my 250 on 24/7 , that definitely helps keep it from walking. The backlite is easily turned on and off when you need it. I have found that it works best to remove the pan while making changes to amount of powder in the pan then replace it for the reading. Mine has never worked well with a trickler trying to make very small additions, seems to fluctuate more and need tared more often. I think they are discontinued now anyway but i would definitely buy another gempro. Also don't sit it on the soft pad it comes with either unless maybe you beat on your loading bench with a hammer.