How do you ship batteries?

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How do you ship batteries?

How do people have batteries shipped when they buy larger amounts of them, like in group buys?

How about a single EV replacement pack?

Which chemistries are allowed on airplanes, which on boats?

Do they need to br shipped in a particular packaging or state of charge?

Of particular interest to me is how to ship several kg of NiMH cells into and out of Australia, but any info on other batteries would also be interesting.

If this has been covered before, please point me in the right direction!

Thanks!

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Re: How do you ship batteries?

Here in the USA, I have purchased batteries that were shipped to me via UPS. The lithium batteries were shipped with about 25% charge, and tne nickel-cadmium and ni-mh batteries were shipped almost dead, but lead-acid is shipped near full charge, or dry.(My lithium cells, 44 pieces of 40 AH Thundersky, were shipped charged to about 25% with no cells connected together, connectors were separate, to be installed after arrival.--Bob Curry

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Re: How do you ship batteries?

Thanks, Robert.

Was that domestic air freight or international?

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Re: How do you ship batteries?

My information in my earlier post was in regard to domestic shippimg, within the USA, this year.-Bob

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Re: How do you ship batteries?

AFAIK, LiFePO4 is not allowed to go air freight with maybe a few exceptions (if I recall one manufacturer was marketing that their battery was approved for air shipment). However, they can be shipped ground/sea without any problem if they're shipped as single cells (like Bob's were). The vendor of the cell's should be able to provide you with the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) which the shipper may want a copy of.

I don't know about NiMH or PbA.

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