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New LiPo Shipping Rules!

Discussion in 'Electric Motors, ESC's, Batteries, and Chargers' started by Bushwacker, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Bushwacker

    Bushwacker 3DRCF Moderator

    Copied from an email I got from Heli Direct:

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    [TD]New LiPo Shipping Rules!

    Due to new rules & regulations when it comes to the shipment of lithium polymer batteries, we must adhere to these new mandates to stay within the noted stipulations being imposed.

    Please see the below information regarding shipment of LiPo batteries both domestic and international. As for the ordering process via our website, we are currently making changes to make this process simple & straightforward, allowing customers to checkout with ease when it comes to ordering LiPo batteries.

    Till our website changes have been updated regarding these new regulations, please be aware that any order containing LiPo batteries may be held if the noted battery (or batteries) within the order do not comply with the shipping option selected or offered. In a case such as this, our customer service staff will reach out to you to rectify your order.

    In terms of LiPo batteries being shipped, limitations are calculated on "Watt hours" (Wh), and can be determined by the below formula:

    Formula: Volts (V) x Amp Hour (Ah) = Watt Hour (Wh)

    Example Battery: 2250mAh 11.1V
    Volts & Amp Hours: V = 11.1 / Ah = 2.25 (Tip - Divide mAh by 1,000 for Ah)
    Total Watt Hours: 11.1 x 2.25 = 24.97 Watt Hours

    USPS Shipments:

    With USPS, no domestic air shipments will be available, and per current regulations, no international LiPo based shipments are currently available.

    FedEx / UPS Air Shipments:

    With both domestic and international based shipments, no more than (2) LiPo batteries can be shipped per parcel, and individual batteries must be under (100) watt hours.

    FedEx / UPS Domestic Ground Shipments:

    For FedEx & UPS domestic based Ground methods, the maximum allowed shipping weight of lithium polymer batteries is 30kg. Any LiPo based shipment beyond 30kg would be required to be shipped in a 2nd parcel.

    In regards to domestic shipments that exceed 100Wh (or more than two LiPo batteries), please be aware that shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico & Avalon, CA are not available due to air travel required via these destination locales.

    FedEx / UPS Ground - Canada & Mexico:

    Due to the close proximity of Canada & Mexico in relation to the United States, Ground based shipping options are available for these locales. In relation to LiPo based shipments to Canada & Mexico, a maximum of 30kg of lithium polymer batteries applies per parcel. [/TD]
  2. 3dmike

    3dmike 640cc Uber Pimp

    It will probably get even tighter as well. Thanks for the post!

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