Are there any scales available that operate on "D" cell batteries? What about "C" cell batteries? Yes, there are a few choices that still operate on those (contact us for the current choices). However, the majority of scales these days are powered by rechargeable batteries. In fact, we even have several digital weight indicators that offer lithium battery power. So, if you do most of you're weighing on the go, or you use your scale out in the field where there's no wall outlet, be sure to check out our scales above. You'll find that most of our scales that offer battery power are usually designed to be portable. If you need assistance, please call us (919) 776-7737 or fill out the Request a Quote form.