How to safely transport lithium-ion Flashlights Manufacturing batteries and other batteries internationally, including understanding restrictions, prohibitions and appropriate packaging in 2022-Dowell
When you ship Flashlights Manufacturing Battery, you might get confused about some problems.
This may cause a lot of problems because the hazardous nature of Flashlights Manufacturing Battery may restrict the transportation of batteries overseas, especially by air. On forums around batteries or devices containing batteries, lithium ions, or other substances, there is a lot of wrong information and wrong guidance. Many people will tell you that you can’t ship them.
However, you can transport the Flashlights Manufacturing Battery by air or sea, but you must follow the corresponding guidelines.
This guide aims to solve this problem and provide clear and correct suggestions on how to ship lithium and lithium-ion Flashlights Manufacturing Battery batteries abroad, whether by air or sea. It also discusses how you need to prepare and pack batteries – or devices that contain batteries.
It is important to note that there are different regulations for air or sea transportation, so pay attention to these differences according to your situation.
Note: Although you can transport the battery in unaccompanied luggage, we recommend that you carry it as your hand luggage whenever possible. Although this is usually not a problem for items such as laptops and mobile phones, it may not be practical for people in the industry who transport power tools and other items.
Recently, a Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Boston due to a fire in the power supply in the cabin, and the danger of transporting batteries was highlighted again. Fortunately, because it was carried as hand luggage, it was quickly noticed and the disaster was avoided.
Brief background of battery
All batteries are considered as dangerous goods, and are classified as dangerous goods when transported by air or sea, so there are certain restrictions.
There are two main types of batteries. On the one hand, lithium metal batteries belong to the daily non rechargeable battery type, such as AA or AAA size. Most expatriates can avoid all problems as long as they do not bring these batteries and buy new batteries upon arrival. However, for those who want to transport lithium-ion batteries of the second major battery type, this simple solution does not apply.
Lithium ion batteries are commonly used in small electronic devices, such as smart phones, cameras, some gardening tools and notebook computers. They are made of slightly different materials, but the important difference is that they are rechargeable.
These batteries are usually specially manufactured for the equipment where they are located, and the cost of replacing the batteries may be high. Therefore, these batteries and their equipment are what most immigrants want to bring to their new country.
Lithium ion batteries are very flammable. If exposed to high temperature, it is easy to overheat, which may lead to explosion. When the batteries are transported abroad, they may be affected by high temperature and humidity conditions, so they need to comply with the regulations because they may have a fire risk.
Although the risk is very small, since a large number of items and small tools are transported with batteries, from Xbox to notebook computers, drones to Segway, fires occur from time to time, so we cannot take it lightly.
How to transport batteries internationally
If you need to know how to ship batteries overseas, you need to know that different rules and legal requirements apply according to the mode of transportation you choose. Below we list the matters you need to pay attention to when choosing international Flashlights Manufacturing Battery by sea or air. Our guidance is about standard lithium metal batteries, lithium-ion batteries and equipment for accommodating lithium-ion batteries.
Similar guidelines apply whether you are transporting batteries in Europe or around the world.
How to Ship Batteries Overseas by Sea Freight
The following regulations apply when you are relocating possessions, including Flashlights Manufacturing Battery, in a shipping container. This also includes a shared shipping container – often referred to as groupage.
Shipping Standard lithium metal batteries by sea
When you need to send regular lithium metal batteries such as AA or AAA batteries, you need to send them in a hard plastic casing. Alternatively, you could leave them in a product that also has a hard plastic casing.
On the whole, it is not recommended to transport these batteries overseas because the risks outweigh the costs. They are more likely to corrode or leak in damp and humid conditions – especially if they are part used.
These commonly used rechargeable batteries can be sent by sea freight if they are left in their respective devices or if they are placed in a hard and sealed case.
Shipping Power Tools By Sea
You can send your power tools such as drills and electric screwdrivers with their batteries if they are kept in a hard container.
There are no restrictions on the number of Flashlights Manufacturing Battery you can keep in each box.
How to ship batteries overseas by air
The stricter regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are applicable to air batteries, because the occurrence of fire will increase the risk.
Therefore, we generally recommend not to pack the battery in unaccompanied baggage for air transportation.
Please note that when traveling by air, you are usually required to put the battery in your hand luggage. Batteries are not allowed in checked baggage. You should consult your airline and airport about the regulations on carrying batteries on board.
The following are the guidelines to be followed when the Flashlights Manufacturing Battery is sent overseas as part of the personal belongings in the cargo cabin of the aircraft.
Air transport standard lithium metal battery
When sending lithium metal (non rechargeable) Flashlights Manufacturing Battery by air every day, you need to put them into the products they work. For example, if you send the TV remote control and choose to send half of the AAA batteries currently used at the same time, the batteries must be sent inside the TV remote control.
This is different from marine lithium Flashlights Manufacturing Battery because you can’t pack them separately.
However, as mentioned above, this equipment has a greater risk of leakage, so it is better to purchase new equipment upon arrival.
You cannot send the lost spare lithium metal battery by air.
Air lithium-ion battery
The rules that must be followed when shipping lithium-ion batteries by air are similar to those when shipping lithium-ion batteries by sea. You can choose to send them to their respective devices or send them separately to containers with Hard boxes.
However, there is an important difference you must be aware of. You need to know the watt-hour rating of lithium-ion Flashlights Manufacturing Battery. You can find it on the battery or contact its manufacturer. Watt-hour rating refers to how much power a battery can produce in one hour. To transport lithium-ion batteries in Hard boxes, their rated power must be less than 100 watts per hour. You can only send 4 copies by air and 2 copies per package.
The battery pack and power supply/battery pack used for charging mobile phones/tablets, etc. are classified as batteries and cannot be sent in the aircraft cargo compartment.
You need to take it with you.
Air transport electric tools
Sending the battery with the power tool requires connecting the battery to the device or hard box.
Similarly, no package of goods can exceed two, and no batch of goods can exceed four.
No air transport
In short, all lithium-ion batteries and batteries as well as lithium metal batteries and batteries are prohibited from being shipped in the cargo hold by themselves, so they cannot be sent as unaccompanied baggage.
Transport defective, damaged, or faulty batteries
Don’t do this!
Damaged or faulty batteries can be very dangerous and increase the possibility of fire and health and safety hazards. Therefore, under no circumstances should you attempt to transport any type of battery known or suspected to be defective by air or sea.
If your batteries tend to overheat and show signs of swelling, swelling, or corrosion/leakage, do not ship them because they can be very dangerous.
How to safely pack lithium Flashlights Manufacturing Battery for transportation
One of the main risks associated with the transportation of batteries and battery-powered equipment is the short circuit of the battery due to the contact of the battery terminals with other terminals
Batteries, metal objects, or conductive surfaces.
Therefore, Flashlights Manufacturing batteries need to be packaged and shipped separately to prevent short circuit and terminal damage.
This may include:
Save the battery in its device/device
Use strong rigid outer packaging
Where feasible, pack each battery or each battery-powered equipment in a fully enclosed inner package made of non-conductive materials such as bubble packaging.
Separate or pack the battery to prevent contact with other batteries or conductive materials.
Ensure that exposed terminals or connectors are protected by non-conductive caps and non-conductive tapes.
If it is not impact resistant, the outer packaging shall not be used as the only means to protect the battery terminals from damage or short circuit.
The Flashlights Manufacturing Battery shall be securely buffered and packed to prevent displacement, which may loosen the terminal cover or reposition the terminal to create a short circuit.
Pack the battery in a hard plastic package.
Battery types can be shipped as long as safety requirements are observed
Lithium polymer battery
Nickel metal hydride battery
The button battery
Lead acid battery
Car and motorcycle batteries