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Old 28-02-2015
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Default Best way to send a lipo battery in the post

Looking for some help, what's the best way to send a lipo shorty battery in the post??

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a simple search on royal mail's web page yields many results

Batteries - lithium ion/polymer batteries contained in/connected to an electronic device
Each package must contain no more than four cells or two batteries installed in equipment. The maximum net quantity of cells or batteries is 5kg per package. Watt-hour rating must not exceed 20Wh per cell or 100Wh per battery. Each cell and battery must be of a type proven to meet the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, section 38.3. Batteries are subject to these tests irrespective of whether the cells of which they are composed have been so tested.

Cells and batteries must be manufactured under a quality management programme as specified in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. Cells or batteries that are defective for safety reasons, or that have been damaged, are forbidden. Any person preparing or offering cells or batteries with or in equipment for transport must receive adequate instruction on the requirements commensurate with their responsibilities. Cells and batteries must be protected against short circuit.

The equipment containing cells or batteries must be packed in strong rigid packaging and must be secured against movement within the outer packaging and packed to prevent accidental activation. The sender’s name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging.
These items must be presented at a Post Office® counter.

Lithium ion/polymer batteries sent in isolation are prohibited.
i.e if it's in a phone or something it's ok, but cells on their own are prohibited, courier time

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Wish I'd have thought about this before trying to sell some as

Royal Mail, UPS, DPD and My Hermes

will not ship LIPO batteries.



There are exceptions if connected to or sent with a connecting device, but by them self is a big no no


makes you wonder what happens if you say they are just toy car parts and then something goes wrong in transit.
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Ive sent a few using Royal Mail without telling them but u do run the risk of getting caught and getting them destroyed
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[QUOTE=jcb;927304]Wish I'd have thought about this before trying to sell some as

Royal Mail, UPS, DPD and My Hermes will not ship LIPO batteries.



i had a lipo pack delivered by DPD today from mb models
(not connected to any device)
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I recently sold some LiPos and shipped them via iPost Parcels.

I had a good look around their website both at the time and just now and I can't see anything about batteries, at least not specifically mentioned:

http://www.ipostparcels.com/parcel-d...ohibited-items
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Quote:
i had a lipo pack delivered by DPD today from mb models
(not connected to any device)
DPD/Interlink T&C's do allow but it needs to be agreed with AC manager and have warning labels.

My advice would be, NOT to send with Royal Mail, if they scan the item they WILL destroy it, the worst thing is they don't tell you they have done this.

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I know that MB Models use DPD......perhaps the other shops /traders who advertise on here could say how they post Lipos..please..
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