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Amazon fined 65k for shiping dangerous goods by air.

Old 21st Jan 2017, 17:57
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If you do a google of "UN3480" and look at 3&4 (the ICAO ones) in the search it gives you the rules pretty clearly, with a handy flowchart as well. #DGRNerd
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 11:39
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Thanks, Ex Cargo Clown.
I see from the flow chart that there is no charge percentage restriction on Li-Ion batteries connected to equipment, so that bit didn't change in April.
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 12:23
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Lithium Ion...big deal...yes, a bit dangerous...(and by that I mean...only a teensy weensy bit)...BUT :

I don't see enough talk about Lithium POLYMER (LiPo) batteries...

Those things are exceedingly dangerous and volatile, by comparison to Lithium Ion...yet I know of many people who just pop them in their pockets and fly with them...
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 12:48
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I don't see enough talk about Lithium POLYMER (LiPo) batteries...

Those things are exceedingly dangerous and volatile, by comparison to Lithium Ion..
Nope. LiPo batteries in the market are simply Lithium-Ion batteries with a soft (polymer) casing. They may have a slightly higher energy densities vs. more common types of Lithium-Ion -- but are otherwise identical from a safety perspective.

They are not inherently any more dangerous. They have a bad reputation because people buy cheap high capacity LiPo batteries from unknown manufacturers in China then wonder why they explode. But a well manufactured LiPo isn't any more dangerous than other well manufactured Lithium Ion batteries.
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 12:53
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Lithium-Ion battery trials, 3/4 September 1991.

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Old 26th Aug 2020, 18:06
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Just came back from the post office and they said that Germany and Italy will both no longer accept any items posted from the U.K. containing electronic items with Li-Ion batteries installed. Who is going to buy an iPhone with no battery in it, other than someone who already owns a battery? Does any one know of other countries with such prohibitions (France seems to be o.k. with them, at the moment)?
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