Can You Ship Batteries?
As long as your batteries meet the below criteria, they aren't classed as dangerous goods, and can be transported through the network without limitations:
- They are secure and cannot slip, fall or be damaged
- They are provided with carrying devices, unless they are suitably stacked on a pallet
- There are no signs of leakage, or traces of alkalis or acid on the outside
- They are well-protected against short circuits
- Their cases are not damaged
There is a range of UN numbers for batteries depending on what the electrolyte is:
- UN2794 Batteries, wet, filled with acid
- UN2795 Batteries, wet, filled with alkali
- UN2800 Batteries, wet, non-spillable
- UN3028 Batteries, dry, containing potassium hydroxide solid
- UN3292 Batteries, containing sodium
Lithium-Ion batteries are not allowed to travel through the network and will be rejected.