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Old 06-15-2014, 10:55 AM #1
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Default Shipping batteries

I wasn't sure where to put this so please mods feel free to move if necessary.

How are lithium batteries supposed to be shipped with in the United States? I have two Panasonic 3400mah rechargeable batteries that I hope to sell and will need to ship.

Do they have to be shipped on the ground?

I'm guessing its best to ship them fully charged?

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Yeah you are right. I don't live in the US but almost everywhere on earth requires ground shipping for any batteries. They cannot travel by air (legally) That doesn't mean that people don't send them anyway and don't disclose that they are being sent. I have had lasers sent to me with batteries by airmail before. But it is safer just to ground ship them.
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In the US ship them UPS and not charged. I have purchased many batteries and only one pair came almost fully charged, normally they ship uncharged. You are not supposed to ship them USPS.

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When I ordered a 18650 battery from china the Canadian customs confiscated it After that I only ordered batteries from within Canada. I don't know about American customs though.
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When I ordered a 18650 battery from china the Canadian customs confiscated it After that I only ordered batteries from within Canada. I don't know about American customs though.

They have to be shipped inside a device not as separate batteries. I ordered 4 from LarryDFW here on the forums from his website here:

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If you look you will have to select the international shipping option that has batteries installed in his "test Rig" which is just a cheap $1 battery holder but qualifies as them being installed in a device so its legal to ship.
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