Navigating the Shipping of Lithium-Ion Batteries: Guidelines and Cost Considerations

Shipping of Lithium-Ion Batteries

How to ship lithium ion batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries have become an indispensable power source for countless devices, from smartphones to electric vehicles. However, shipping these batteries requires careful consideration due to their potential safety risks. In this comprehensive article, we will explore the guidelines and regulations for shipping lithium-ion batteries and address the common question of whether it costs more to ship these batteries. Whether you are a consumer or a business involved in the transportation of lithium-ion batteries, understanding the shipping process is crucial. Let’s delve into the essential information to ensure safe and cost-effective shipping.

Guidelines for Shipping Lithium-Ion Batteries:

Compliance with Regulations:
Shipping lithium-ion batteries requires adherence to international regulations, such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. These regulations outline specific requirements for packaging, labeling, documentation, and handling procedures to ensure safety during transportation.

Classification of Batteries:
Lithium-ion batteries are classified into different categories based on their watt-hour (Wh) rating or lithium content. This classification determines the applicable regulations and restrictions for shipping. It is crucial to accurately determine the classification of the batteries you intend to ship to ensure compliance with the relevant regulations.

Packaging Requirements:
Lithium-ion batteries must be packaged in approved packaging that provides adequate protection against damage and potential short-circuits. This typically involves using sturdy outer packaging, insulation, and separators to prevent contact between battery terminals and other metal objects. Additionally, packages should be clearly labeled with appropriate warning labels and handling instructions.

Documentation and Declarations:
Accurate and complete documentation is essential when shipping lithium-ion batteries. This includes providing the necessary shipping declarations, such as a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods or a Dangerous Goods Declaration. These documents provide essential information about the batteries being shipped, their classification, quantity, and contact details of the shipper and consignee.

Cost Considerations for Shipping Lithium-Ion Batteries:

Shipping lithium-ion batteries may incur additional costs due to the specialized packaging requirements and compliance with safety regulations. Factors influencing the shipping cost include:

Packaging Materials: The use of approved packaging materials designed to meet safety standards can contribute to the overall shipping cost.

Transportation Mode: The shipping method, whether by air, sea, or ground, affects the cost. Air transportation often involves more stringent regulations and additional fees due to safety considerations.

Compliance Documentation: The preparation of accurate and complete documentation, such as dangerous goods declarations, may involve administrative costs.

Carrier Fees: Shipping companies may charge additional fees or surcharges for the handling and transportation of lithium-ion batteries due to their hazardous nature.

Shipping lithium-ion batteries requires careful adherence to regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety of the batteries, transportation personnel, and the general public. Compliance with packaging requirements, accurate documentation, and understanding the classification of batteries are vital aspects of successful battery shipment. While shipping lithium-ion batteries may incur additional costs due to compliance and safety measures, the investment in proper packaging and adherence to regulations ensures the safe and efficient transportation of these valuable power sources.

LiPol Battery Co., Ltd understands the complexities of shipping lithium-ion batteries and is committed to providing customers with compliant and cost-effective shipping solutions. With our expertise in battery manufacturing and adherence to international regulations, we guarantee the safe and timely delivery of lithium-ion batteries to our valued customers.

Please note that shipping costs may vary depending on factors such as destination, shipping volume, and carrier-specific charges. For personalized shipping cost information and assistance, we encourage you to contact LiPol Battery Co., Ltd directly, where our dedicated team is ready to support your shipping needs.

How to order lithium polymer batteries?

1. Send your Requirements
Find us through the sidebar contact form, send us your requirements for the lipo battery, such as dimensions(thickness x width x length), voltage, capacity, max working current, protection circuit module(PCM), wires request, thermistor(NTC), connector type, etc. We will recommend the best suitable rechargeable lithium polymer battery for you.
2. Quotation
When we receive your inquiries, we will reply to you within 12 hours. We mainly communicate by email.
3. Order Process
When you are ready to place lithium polymer battery orders with us, we will confirm the battery models, quantities, prices, and other details, and send you an invoice for payment. We accept PayPal payments, credit cards payment, and bank transfer payments. Then, we will arrange your order. The lead time depends on specific orders.
4. Shipment
When we finish the lithium polymer batteries, we will ship them via DHL/UPS/FedEx air shipping, it is safe and fast. And, we will send the tracking number to you when we get it.
5. Warranty
Our warranty for the lithium polymer battery is one year after the sale. (Refund or resend batteries)
Range of warranty: There is low voltage, expansion, or leakage with the correct use of the lithium polymer battery in the warranty period.

18650 Li-ion Battery Models

Hard Case 18650 Li-ion Battery Lists

ModelVoltage
(V)
Capacity
(mAh)
Size
(mm)
LP18650D3.7220018*65
LP18650C3.7260018*65
LP18650B3.7280018*65
LP18650P3.7300018*65
LP18650A3.7320018*65
LP18650S3.7335018*65
LP18650A+3.7350018*65
LP18650D 2P3.7440019*37*70
LP18650C 2P3.7520019*37*70
LP18650B 2P3.7560019*37*70
LP18650P 2P3.7600019*37*70
LP18650A 2P3.7640019*37*70
LP18650S 2P3.7670019*37*70
LP18650A+ 2P3.7700019*37*70
LP18650D 3P3.7660019*56*70
LP18650C 3P3.7780019*56*70
LP18650B 3P3.7840019*56*70
LP18650P 3P3.7900019*56*70
LP18650A 3P3.7960019*56*70
LP18650S 3P3.71005019*56*70
LP18650A+ 3P3.71050019*56*70
LP18650D 2S7.4220019*37*70
LP18650C 2S7.4260019*37*70
LP18650B 2S7.4280019*37*70
LP18650P 2S7.4300019*37*70
LP18650A 2S7.4320019*37*70
LP18650S 2S7.4335019*37*70
LP18650A+ 2S7.4350019*37*70
LP18650D 3S11.1220019*56*70
LP18650C 3S11.1260019*56*70
LP18650B 3S11.1280019*56*70
LP18650P 3S11.1300019*56*70
LP18650A 3S11.1320019*56*70
LP18650S 3S11.1335019*56*70
LP18650A+ 3S11.1350019*56*70

Hard Case Li-ion Battery Models

Hard Case Li-ion Battery Lists

TypeCapacityC-RateDiameter (mm)Height (mm)ResistanceWeight
LP1018080mAh5C10.2517.50120-125mΩ4.0g
LP10200110mAh5C10.2519.50100-105mΩ4.5g
LP10280180mAh5C10.2527.3090-95mΩ5.0g
LP10400320mAh5C10.2539.4050-54mΩ7.7g
LP10440350mAh5C10.2543.0046-50mΩ8.4g
LP10840700mAh5C10.2583.5017-22mΩ20.0g
LP12630700mAh5C12.7062.8517-22mΩ20.9g
LP12650750mAh5C12.7064.8517-22mΩ21.2g
LP13310450mAh5C13.1030.5038-43mΩ10.0g
LP13380650mAh5C13.8037.8043-48mΩ14.3g
LP13430880mAh5C13.8042.8042-47mΩ17.1g
LP14250300mAh5C14.1024.8048-53mΩ8.9g
LP14280450mAh5C14.1027.3046-51mΩ10.1g
LP14430A650mAh5C14.1042.6038-42mΩ16.7g
LP14430B920mAh5C14.1042.6022-27mΩ17.5g
LP14450950mAh5C14.1044.9020-25mΩ18.8g
LP14500A800mAh3C14.1048.5034-38mΩ19.7g
LP14500B1000mAh5C14.1048.5021-24mΩ20.0g
LP146501100mAh8C14.1064.8516-19mΩ26.0g
LP15270400mAh5C14.6026.6035-40mΩ9.5g
LP16280600mAh5C16.5528.0018-23mΩ17.0g
LP16310650mAh5C16.5529.5532-37mΩ15.6g
LP16340A600mAh10C16.5533.2018-23mΩ17.0g
LP16340B700mAh5C16.5533.2027-32mΩ17.6g
LP164501000mAh10C16.5543.8019-24mΩ23.5g
LP165001200mAh5C16.5548.8520-25mΩ27.2g
LP166501600mAh3C16.5548.8532-37mΩ34.3g
LP18350A800mAh10C18.2034.0020-25mΩ21.4g
LP18350B900mAh5C18.2034.0030-35mΩ21.4g
LP18500A1200mAh3C18.2048.8039-44mΩ31.0g
LP18500B1200mAh5C18.2048.8022-27mΩ31.0g
LP18500C1400mAh5C18.2048.8022-27mΩ32.8g
LP18500D2100mAh5C18.3048.6032-37mΩ34.7g