Can Lithium Batteries Be Checked? Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations

- Nov 01, 2019-

Can lithium batteries be checked? Lithium batteries are checked for new regulations. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, many pilots have long requested to stop the flight of lithium batteries, and most airlines have long since stopped the shipment of lithium batteries. Why can a lithium battery be carried around but not checked? The following small series of lithium battery manufacturers will say.

Can lithium batteries be checked?

Lithium battery can be said to occupy half of the battery industry, and has been widely used in mobile phones, notebook computers, digital cameras, electric vehicles and the like. Consignment is a form of logistics, which refers to the consignee entrusting a company with consignment qualification to transport the goods to a designated location and hand it over to the designated consignee. According to different shipping methods, it can be divided into shipping consignment, land consignment, and air consignment.

A lithium battery refers to a battery containing lithium in an electrochemical system. It mainly includes two types of lithium primary batteries and lithium ion batteries. Lithium primary batteries contain lithium metal, which is generally disposable and cannot be charged. It is easy to cause spontaneous combustion after being exposed to heat in a high altitude environment.

If the lithium battery is directly transported into the baggage and the baggage is squeezed or collided in a small cargo space, the lithium battery will spontaneously ignite, which seriously threatens flight safety.

First of all, according to civil aviation regulations, lithium batteries cannot be checked. Whether the lithium battery can be taken on the plane, mainly depends on the capacity of the lithium battery. If the lithium battery capacity does not exceed 16WH, you can carry it with you. If you can't, you can refer to this data for self-checking, so as not to cause trouble.

In order to enhance the air transportation safety of lithium batteries in passenger luggage, the Civil Aviation Administration and the Civil Aviation East China Regional Administration issued the "Notice on Strengthening the Safe Air Transportation of Lithium Batteries in Passenger Baggage", requiring all relevant units of civil aviation to further improve the lithium in passenger luggage. Safe transportation management of batteries.

Regarding the air cargo transportation of lithium batteries, the controversy in the industry has continued for many years. Previously, the US Federal Aviation Administration had issued a notice to airlines warning them not to carry large quantities of lithium batteries. Lithium battery shipping generally requires MSDS and UN38.3 test reports. If the weight of the lithium battery is less than 45KG, it is recommended to take the lithium battery express, so no MSDS or UN38.3 test is required.

Lithium battery shipping new regulations

1. Restrict the lithium battery that is carried. With the approval of the airline, it is possible to carry electronic equipment containing more than 100Wh but not more than 160Wh lithium battery. Each passenger may not carry more than two such spare batteries and cannot be checked.

2. Lithium batteries and spare battery devices that do not exceed 100Wh need not be declared. Electronic equipment can be carried in checked baggage or carried with hand luggage, and a reasonable amount of spare battery can only be carried in the carry-on baggage.

3. Please turn off the power of the lithium battery equipment carried during the flight to prevent the equipment from accidentally starting. The single backup battery should be packaged separately to protect the electrode from self-explosion and self-ignition due to friction, collision and short circuit.

The above is the introduction of lithium battery consignment. The new regulations stipulate that lithium-ion batteries are prohibited from being used as consignments for passenger flights. When a cargo aircraft transports lithium batteries, the battery capacity cannot exceed 30%.
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