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    Shipping LiPos

    I bought a couple of gently used batteries from a friend and he needs to ship them to me. I have read some controversial remarks about the possibilities of UPS USPS and FedEx not shipping lithium polymer rechargeable batteries if they are not in original packaging.

    Has anyone experienced it, and if so, is there a way around it?


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    Lithium shipping laws change quickly, but I have shipped previously owned LiPo's within the USA packed in a box. I have also shipped them internationally when installed in a vehicle. Both of these occurrences happened last summer and were shipped via USPS.

    The best way to find out is to ask at the shipping office.
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    Concur. At work we had to start shipping Lithium Ion batts as hazardous materials as of last year but that's a company policy not a Fed Ex one afaik. Best bet is to check with your carrier.
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    See the restrictions listed in the domestic mail manual:
    http://about.usps.com/postal-bulleti...l/updt_004.htm
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    Thanks!


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    I shipped out 4 Traxxas 3S 5,000mAh batteries yesterday that I swapped connectors on. They had to go ground and it was a bit of a hassle to ship them due to the employees not understanding their own shipping rules, but they did go out USPS.

    Yet I can go to the post office in my old town and they would have shipped them without hesitation... because they understand the rules more thoroughly.
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