If your car battery is clearly marked as “non-spillable,” then USPS will allow you to to ship it. Keep in mind that you’ll only be able to ship it domestically, though. International destinations are 100% out of the question.
Can you ship car batteries UPS?
Remember that air shipments of lithium ion (UN3480) and lithium metal (UN3090) batteries without equipment must be sent as fully regulated dangerous goods when shipped with UPS, which requires a UPS Dangerous Goods contract.
Are batteries allowed to be shipped?
In the event the package cannot be shipped directly from the retailer, you can ship most consumer-type lithium batteries and electronic devices containing lithium batteries—including power banks, laptops, tablets, and cell phones—safely and easily if certain precautions are taken.
Can I ship a battery through FedEx?
FedEx Express® shipments containing permitted IATA Section II lithium batteries are allowed at FedEx Office Print and Ship Center locations and may be placed in FedEx Drop Boxes.
Does it cost extra to ship batteries?
Yes, it typically costs more to ship lithium ion batteries. Shipping services must take extra care when shipping Li-ion batteries, and the additional paperwork involved contributes to the cost as well.
Can you ship a battery through USPS?
For domestic mailings only, small consumer-type primary lithium cells or batteries (lithium metal or lithium alloy) like those used to power cameras and flashlights are mailable domestically under certain conditions.
Can you ship camera batteries?
Small consumer-type primary lithium cells or batteries (lithium metal or lithium alloy) like those used to power cameras and flashlights are mailable domestically under the following conditions. Mailing batteries internationally, or to and from APO, FPO, or DPO destinations, is prohibited regardless of mail class.
Can I ship a toy with batteries?
For domestic mail, batteries cannot contain more than 1 gram of lithium content per cell and your package must have a complete delivery and return address.
How do you package batteries for shipping?
Pack each battery in fully-enclosed interior packaging to protect the terminals. Don’t place heavy items on packed batteries. Keep batteries away from other metal objects that may cause short-circuiting. Avoid turning on devices with installed batteries while being shipped.
Are car batteries dangerous goods?
Lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries are listed as Class 9 Miscellaneous hazardous materials in the U.S. and international hazardous materials (dangerous goods) regulations and are subject to specific packaging, marking, labeling, and shipping paper requirements.
How do I ship a lithium ion battery with FedEx?
Batteries must be placed in rigid outer packaging (unless contained in equipment) and inner packaging must be designed to prevent short circuits (non-conductive materials) and damage to the batteries. The device must have positive method to prevent accidental activation in transport. Package must not exceed 66lbs.