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Old 12-10-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Shipping Lithium Polymer Batteries via USPS, what did you have to do?

I am going to be shipping a 2100mah lithium polymer maxamps pack, and I wanted to know what do you have to do packing wise to ship it via the USPS, is there some sort of surcharge, and can they be shipped via priority mail?

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PS- called the main post office line, and they couldn't tell me anything which was strange
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I recently bought a Li-Po from Stormer Hobbies and it could only be shipped via ground service due to Haz-Mat designation. No air shipping.

You can find more info here: www.usps.com
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spoke with the post office rep and they told me specifics on packaging, but didn't mention any limitations on what method it could go. Strange stuff, the main post office line for all of them had zero info, just directed me to the locals.
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yeah, from manufacturers they usually state ground. depends on where you order from though. I've recieved some via fedex overnight, some say ground only.

I've shipped a bunch through USPS priority, and through fedex 2 day and next day with no problems.
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you can ship it anyway you want if you dont tell them whats in it like a lot of companies do. If you tell them then its ground only.
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a plane is going to be bought down by a rc lipo battery or nimh battery exploding. the number of cars and houses being burnt down, its only a matter of time
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a plane is going to be bought down by a rc lipo battery or nimh battery exploding. the number of cars and houses being burnt down, its only a matter of time
LOL...right...
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house's burnt down??????run for the hills mar barker

who cares it took a week usa to austraia and saved $40 bucks , 2 packs
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I ship all of my pack by air express and many package was opened by customs and it pass from Canada to USA all the way

and you read on my pack Lithium Polymere
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a plane is going to be bought down by a rc lipo battery or nimh battery exploding. the number of cars and houses being burnt down, its only a matter of time
How many lithium-ion batteries are in the air at any given time in passenger's laptop computers?

FWIW, every LiPo battery I've ever received has arrived via USPS Priority Mail - one even came in a padded envelope If it's in a corrogated cardboard box and wrapped in a couple layers of bubble wrap or other padding, it should be just fine.
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How many lithium-ion batteries are in the air at any given time in passenger's laptop computers?

FWIW, every LiPo battery I've ever received has arrived via USPS Priority Mail - one even came in a padded envelope If it's in a corrogated cardboard box and wrapped in a couple layers of bubble wrap or other padding, it should be just fine.
And Cell Phones too.
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