A great deal of the electrical equipment that we use on a day to day basis, including many handheld barcode scanners, are battery powered. Naturally batteries will eventually run out and need replacing. Although batteries are fairly inexpensive the cost of constantly replacing batteries will soon mount up, especially for businesses that utilise a great deal of battery powered equipment. This is why many companies will invest in rechargeable batteries. Although they're slightly more expensive than standard batteries they can be recharged after use, eliminating the need to constantly replace dead batteries.
There are a number of specialist battery retailers who will be able to provide a variety of different batteries to various companies and industries for a reasonable price. Some of these firms will also be able to provide their customers with more specialised batteries, such as UPS batteries. These are used to provide an uninterrupted flow of power to the device they're used in conjunction with. UPS batteries are perfect for ensuring sensitive electrical equipment isn't turned off suddenly in the event of a power cut.
If your company goes through a lot of batteries thanks to the need to use handheld battery powered devices then maybe it's time to think about investing in some rechargeable batteries. You'd be surprised at how much you'll save over time. What may at first seem like a small saving will eventually become quite significant in time.