Kit includes all packaging material required to make a DOT compliant shipment:
- (10) plastic bags
- (1) Double-wall fiberboard box
- (1) pre-portioned bag of CellBlockEX loose-fill
- (1) 5 Gallon UN 1A2 drum
- (1) DOT Special Permit label
- (2) pre-cut strips of box closure tape
- (1) detailed instructions
Strengths and Limitations:
While the special permit authorizes various types of batteries to be contained in the packaging (e.g. alkaline, nickel-metal hydride, lithium ion), there are some limitations in lithium content and Watt-hour (Wh) ratings:
- Batteries or cells of different chemistries; dry batteries; lithium-ion or metal; or used or spent batteries can be shipped within the same outer packaging as damaged batteries or cells.
- For road transport only: lithium ion cells or batteries with a Wh rating not greater than 60 Wh for cells or 300 Wh for batteries, or lithium metal cells or batteries with a lithium content not greater than 5 g for cells or 25 g for batteries.
- For sea transport only: lithium ion cells or batteries with a Wh rating not greater than 20 Wh for cells or 100 Wh for batteries or lithium metal cells or batteries with a lithium content not greater than 1 g for cells or 2 g for batteries.
- Transportation by cargo vessel is only permitted when motor vehicle shipments are not possible (e.g. Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico).
Damaged Batteries and Cells:
When shipping or storing damaged cells or batteries, or equipment containing damaged batteries or cells, they must be individually packed in a non-metallic inner packaging (e.g. an anti-static plastic bag, fiberboard box, or foam pouch). There is no limit to the number of individual damaged cells or batteries, but no more than 5 kilograms total net weight.