Shipping of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Shipping of 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.

18650 lithium-ion Battery

We have 2200mAh 18650, 2600mAh 18650, 3200mAh 18650, and 3500mAh 18650 https://www.lipobattery.us/lithium-polymer-battery-18650-series/, all 18650 batteries can make battery packs according to your requirements. Also, we have high C discharge rate 18650 battery you may interest, the link is https://www.lipobattery.us/high-discharge-rate-li-ion-battery-18650/

21700 lithium-ion Battery

21700 is also a standard model of lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The name “21700” are the battery’s dimensions, with 21mm in diameter and 70mm in length. The 21700 lithium-ion battery also can be order as a cell or battery pack.

26650 lithium-ion Battery

The 26650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery diameter is 26mm, and the length is 65mm. It is one of the standard models of hard case cylindrical li-ion batteries. If you need to order batteries or get more information, please email us.

Cylinder lithium-ion Battery

We offer a variety of hard case Li-ion batteries online, available in cylinder, cylindrical, and column shapes. These rechargeable batteries boast high density, low self-discharge, and a compact size with high capacity. Check the list below to find the cylinder Li-ion rechargeable battery that suits your needs.

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery List

TypeCapacitySizeVoltage
LP18650D2200mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650C2600mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650B2800mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650P3000mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650A3200mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650S3350mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650A+3500mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP21700C4000mAh21.5*73mm3.7V
LP21700B4500mAh21.5*73mm3.7V
LP21700A4800mAh21.5*73mm3.7V
LP26650C4000mAh26.5*68mm3.6V
LP26650B4500mAh26.5*68mm3.6V
LP26650A5000mAh26.5*68mm3.6V
*All Li-ion battery sizes include a standard protection circuit module(PCM) and wires.
*All Li-ion batteries can be made into the battery packs, 1S2P configuration, 2S3P configuration, etc.
*If you can't find a suitable Li-ion battery on the website. Please leave a message to tell me your specific requirements.

Cylinder Lithium-ion Battery List

ModelCapacityC-RateDiameter (mm)Height (mm)ResistanceWeight
LP1018080mAh5C10.2517.50120-125mΩ4.0g
LP10220110mAh5C10.2519.50100-105mΩ4.5g
LP10280180mAh5C10.2527.3090-95mΩ5.0g
LP10400320mAh5C10.2539.4050-54mΩ7.7g
LP10440320mAh5C10.2543.0050-54mΩ7.9g
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