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How to send batteries?

The postal consignment of lithium batteries is accepted if there is a maximum of four lithium cells or two lithium batteries, installed in equipment. For a lithium metal or lithium alloy cell the lithium content can not be more than 1 g, and for a lithium ion cell, the Watt-hour rating can not be more than 20 Wh. For a lithium metal or lithium alloy battery, the aggregate lithium content can not be more than 2 g, and for a lithium ion battery, the Watt-hour rating shall not be more than 100 Wh.

There are no restrictions to the postal consignment of batteries of another type, like for example alkaline batteries and zinc-oxide batteries; however, they need to be sent with separate packaging.

Lithium ion batteries (Li-ion)

rechargeable batteries which, for example, are used in the following products:
  • laptop computers
  • cell phones
  • MP3 players
  • Portable DVD players
  • GPS devices
  • recording cameras
  • photo cameras
  • battery-operated tools etc
 

Lithium metal batteries

non-rechargeable batteries, which are used in small portable devices:
  • watches
  • thermometers
  • calculators
  • remote control panels (for cars/keys)
  • back-up batteries for electronic devices etc
 

The restriction for the postal consignment of batteries only applies for lithium batteries. You will recognise a lithium battery from the marking on the battery. For lithium batteries and their packaging, they are marked with the abbreviation of CR, Li or the name of the battery is written out in words.

 

Lithium batteries are considered to be hazardous goods, for under certain circumstances they may overheat and ignite.

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