How to Ship a Battery Pack (FedEx / UPS)

Regulations and requirements for shipping battery packs has recently been updated with new rules and labeling requirements with the major carriers such as FedEx, UPS, USPS, and DHL. 

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This article we explain requirements for shipping Lithium-ion battery packs.  Mostly commonly used in Electric Scooters and bikes. 

UN 3480 now is the classification for lithium battery packs, under the following requirements.

  • LITHIUM ION BATTERIES, UN 3480
  • BATTERY MUST BE UN 38.3 TESTED (UN Tested)
  • BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE MUST NOT EXCEED 30 % OF RATED DESIGN CAPACITY
  • WEIGHT LIMIT OF 30KG

Shipping Ground - Domestically 

Battery should contain the following labels: 

  • UN3480
  • FORBIDDEN FOR PASSENGER AIR LABEL

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Shipping Ground - Internationally 

Shipments going internationally must contain the Class 9 Hazmat Label in addition to the UN3480 Classification and complete Shipper Declaration papers.

 

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Shipping Air

Shipments air must contain the Class 9 Hazmat Label, UN3480 Classification, and Cargo Aircraft Only Label and complete Shipper Declaration papers.  

 

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UN3480 Label with Class 9 Designation

 

 

Fields required on Shipping Declaration form: 

 

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