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11-10-2012 04:30 PM  7 years ago
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wrongler

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Lipo shipping ?
Just returned from the USPO, asked a question about shipping lipos. The response was " We will not ship any lipos larger than 100mah at this time. The lipo also has to be shipped in its device.
She also added that the rules will change in January.
So I guess with the US mail, shipping large lipos is over?
Has anyone heard anything different?
Bill Whittaker
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11-10-2012 04:36 PM  7 years ago
mr dan

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I heard of a change when it comes to shiping over seas, but within the US , I havent read of heard anything like that. I just bought two lipos from the east coast and they shipped no problems USPS, 5000mAh 6S."R.I.P Roman" Citizen 0094 in the Nation
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11-10-2012 04:41 PM  7 years ago
wrongler

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Its funny you mentioned that, because she did say something about customs would contact you if you were caught. So that maybe just for out of the country shipping?Bill Whittaker
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11-10-2012 06:06 PM  7 years ago
Dood

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So these are out of the question

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11-10-2012 06:08 PM  7 years ago
helijedi

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UPS
my ups guy just told me they will ship any size, Ground ONLY though.
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11-10-2012 08:16 PM  7 years ago
michael88997

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I was there this morning and they said domestic is fine as long as their not in a device... I think as long as you pack them well and not with a bunch of nails they don't care
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11-10-2012 10:09 PM  7 years ago
MartyH

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I wouldn't go look for trouble with the local USPS. I'd interpret the rules online, take your best guess and GO. Or, if you don't like the answer you get locally, before you commit to what they tell you, try another local office. I find that they can give you answers that are completely opposed to one another.
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11-10-2012 11:20 PM  7 years ago
wrongler

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That's exactly what I'm running into, conflicting answers from different offices. One says it has to be in a device and one say it does not belong in the device.
I also heard ground was O.K. but nothing "large" by air!
So when they ask you at the PO is there anything Fragile, perishable or Hazardous, What is the correct reply?
Bill Whittaker
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11-12-2012 11:46 AM  7 years ago
MartyH

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Use the post office branch that says Lipo is no problem and tell them the truth that there is Lipo in it when they ask. But, how often do you ship a Lipo anywhere?
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11-12-2012 12:56 PM  7 years ago
wrongler

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Usually when I sell a heli, lipos go with it! Maybe 2 a month.Bill Whittaker
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11-13-2012 07:18 PM  7 years ago
abwomack

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they usually don't ask
They ask me if its fragile or perishable but not lipo?
Allen Bryan
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11-13-2012 08:38 PM  7 years ago
wrongler

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No, they don't say lipo, they say hazardous, At least in NY.Bill Whittaker
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11-13-2012 08:41 PM  7 years ago
Dood

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They ask me if its fragile or perishable but not lipo?
Every post office I've ever been to asks "Do you have anything liquid, perishable, fragile, or potentially hazardous?"

Lipo batteries fall under the POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS category.
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11-13-2012 08:53 PM  7 years ago
JKos

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Here was a previous discussion on the changes coming in Jan 2013: https://rc.runryder.com/t714503p1/

However, I doubt it will answer your USPS question. FedEx and UPS do have written guidlines for LiPo shipping and they seem to follow the rules discussed in the above thread.

Here are the answers for USPS in section 349.222, Secondary Lithium-ion (Rechargeable) Cells and Batteries: http://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c3_024.htm

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11-13-2012 09:02 PM  7 years ago
JKos

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To translate the limits given in the USPS document I linked to above...

349.222.a.1 states "The lithium content must not exceed 20 Wh (Watt-hour rating) per cell." That means an individual cell within the battery can have capacity no greater than 5,400 mAh. (20 Wh/3.7 V)

349.222.a.2 states "The total aggregate lithium content must not exceed 100 Wh per battery." That means a 6S battery can have a capacity no greater than 4,500 mAh (100 Wh/22.2 V), a 5S can a capacity no greater than 5,400 mAh (100 Wh/18.5 V), etc.

349.222.a.4 states "The mailpiece must not contain more than three batteries." Well, that should be pretty self explanatory.

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11-13-2012 09:30 PM  7 years ago
Wedge77

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I ship daily from the usps and everyday now they ask me among other thijgs.. lithium batteries or..... perfume? LOLJR NEX E8, 12 cell
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11-13-2012 09:43 PM  7 years ago
davehour

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The problems shipping Lithium's by USPS apply to international shipping. There isn't any problems shipping within the continental states whether by air or ground.
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11-13-2012 09:46 PM  7 years ago
d_wheel

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They specifically asked me if the package contained a lithium battery. The package was going parcel post inside the continental USA.

Later;

D.W.
Gettin old aint for sissies!
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11-13-2012 09:50 PM  7 years ago
JKos

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The problems shipping Lithium's by USPS apply to international shipping.
Not true. Read the document I posted a link to. It clearly states that it applies to domestic mailings. It points you to other documents for international and APO/FPO/DPO.

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11-13-2012 10:58 PM  7 years ago
MartyH

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Wrongler, you're selling 24 helicopters a year?!
Usually when I sell a heli, lipos go with it! Maybe 2 a month.
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