Battery Information

This product is flagged as containing lithium batteries, or this shopping cart has items flagged as containing batteries. Some items which have batteries as an optional add-on may be flagged as containing batteries even if you did not choose the battery option.

To follow shipping regulations, items flagged as having batteries may have some shipping types restricted.

To follow US DOT, IATA, and USPS shipping regulations, we must limit the quantities and capacities of batteries that can be shipped. If an order is received that violates the restrictions below, RMRC will cancel the order, remove some or all of the batteries and ship the remainder of the order, or change the shipping method, at our discretion. A refund will be issued for any items removed or canceled.

Please see the shipping terms page to find out what shipping methods are considered ground versus air shipping.  The rules and chart below are simplified as much as possible to allow for easier understanding. Other rules may apply in some cases.

USPS does not allow the shipping of stand-alone batteries via any air conveyance. This includes all shipping methods with the exception of Parcel Post. Any vendors shipping batteries through US Mail are breaking USPS, US DOT, and IATA rules and are breaking the law.

Simplified Chart: 

FedEx
 

FedEx Ground(1)

FedEx Air(2)

Individual Batteries/Cells

 OK to ship

 Can Not Ship

Batteries with Compatible Equipment

 OK to ship

 Limit of 2 spare batteres w/ each piece of equipment, up to 11 lbs of batteries.

Batteries in Equpment

 OK to ship

 OK to ship

(1) Contiguous US, Canada, and Mexico
(2) Also ground to any US state or Territory outside the contiguous US and International "Economy Mail - No Tracking"

USPS
 

USPS Domestic(3)

USPS Domestic Ground

USPS International

Individual Batteries/Cells

 Can not ship

 OK to ship(3)

 Can not ship

Batteries with Compatible Equipment

 2 batteries max(4)

 OK to ship(3)

 Can not ship

Batteries in Equpment

 2 batteries max(4)

 OK to ship(3)

 2 batteries or 4 individual cells maximum(3)

(3)Package limit of 5.5 lbs
(4)or 8 individual cells

More detailed descriptions:

GROUND SHIPPING (FedEx Ground, USPS Ground): The total weight of the package must be less than 30kg (66lb) for a package shipped via ground containing stand-alone batteries or batteries shipped with equipment.

AIR SHIPPING:

(FedEx International Air, FedEx 2 Day, FedEx Overnight, USPS Priority Mail, USPS Express Mail, USPS First Class Mail, Economy Mail - Limited Tracking) As of January 1, 2018, only batteries that are included in or with the equipment they are meant to power are allowed (PI966, PI967 Section II) for FedEx Air. USPS does not allow batteries shipped with equipment to legally be shipped using air conveyances. For FedEx Express shipping of batteries packed with the equipment they are meant to power or contained in equipment (PI966, PI967 Section II), lithium batteries are limited to the number of batteries required to power the equipment plus 2 spares. Some exceptions may apply.

USPS: INTERNATIONAL, APO, SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL US USPS does not allow international shipments of stand alone batteries or cells or batteries shipped with equipment. (PI965, PI966 Section II). They do allow batteries already installed in equipment (PI967 Section II), but the package weight cannot exceed 5 pounds.

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