Used Lithium Battery Box


And other non-lead acid batteries

Used Lithium Battery Box, with forklift feet and stacked
Stacked, Used Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Boxes with forklift feet

Uniseg Product’s Used Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box is a rota-moulded Cargo box, custom fitted with;

  • 2 stainless steel Snap-Flat latches to ensure the latches remain engaged in all circumstances.
  • 2 ACP Panels for dangerous good and transport labels.
  • Optional – 6 Heavy duty, UV resistant glass filled polypropylene Box feet to make forkliftable. Also enables stable stacking by locating into the lid’s ridges (optional).
  • Optional – Battery powered IoT Device for tracking and temperature measurement (available for quantities of 20 or more)
  • Optional – 22L of CellblockEX Fire suppressant granules, supplied with a plastic crate & plastic scoop. Download the SDS for CellblockEX here.

The ULiBtm Box has UN Certification as a “Rigid plastic combination package containing lithium batteries” for a maximum of 60kg of Lithium batteries (approval number 60195). This makes it suitable for the road and rail transport of Lithium batteries as per the requirements in the “Australian Code for Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail (ADGC Ed 7.8)”.

The ULiBtm Box can be used for the transport of both New and Used Lithium batteries provided the ADGC packaging requirements for lithium batteries are met along with other general ADGC requirements when transporting dangerous goods (e.g. labelling, DG Documentation etc.). Note it is not suitable for the transport of damaged or defective Lithium batteries.

It is also suitable for other battery chemistries not classified as dangerous goods e,g, alkaline, zinc-carbon, NiMh, NiCd (dry only).

The Box’s dimensions are;

External 900L x 550W x 400H mm. With Forklift Feet 500H mm.

Internal 725L x 456W x 250H mm

Box Weight including signage panels 10kg. With Forklift Feet 15kg and with CellblockEX 25kg.


1. Low Power Lithium Batteries

For low powered batteries, the ULiBtm box can be supplied with 6 Dry Cell Cartons which are suitable for the storage and transport of these smaller batteries. While the ADGC permits some larger Lithium batteries, we would recommend that only D Size or smaller batteries be packaged in this way. See below “Packaging Requirements for Different Types of Lithium Batteries” for detailed explanation.

Used Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box with Dry Cell Cartons

2. High Power Lithium Batteries

For high power Lithium Batteries the ULiBtm Box will be supplied with the fire suppressant, CellBlockEX. The CellBlockEX prevents movement of the batteries during transport and will suppress any battery fires.

We would recommend that batteries that are larger than D Size be packaged in this way, however the ADGC doesn’t require this in all instances. See below “Packaging Requirements for Different Types of Lithium Batteries” for detailed explanation.

Image showing ULiB Box with Lithium batteries immersed in the fire suppressant CellBockEX
ULiBtm Box with Lithium Batteries immersed in CellBlockEX

Used Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box Pricing

Prices for the different ULiBtm Box configurations are shown below;

Product CodeProduct DescriptionPrice (excl GST)
ULIB-900-550-500Used Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box $545
ULIB-900-550-500FUsed Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box with forklift feet$695
ULIB-900-550-500TSUsed Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box with CellBlockEX$675
ULIB-900-550-500FTSUsed Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box with forklift feet & CellblockEX$845
ULIB-900-550-500IUsed Lithium Battery (ULiBtm) Box with IoT Device (MOQ 20) POA

Notes

  • All prices are AUD and exclude GST
  • All prices are ex Perth, Western Australia
  • A Discount of 5% applies for quantities of 5 – 10 units, 10% for 10 – 25 & 15% for quantities > 25
  • 6 ULiBtm boxes can be stacked on one standard Australian pallet for transport or 4 ULiBtm boxes with forklift feet.


Packaging Requirements for Different Types of Lithium Batteries

The “Australian Code for Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail (ADGC Ed 7.8)”, P909 Packing Instruction allows for Lithium batteries to be transported in a strong outer package, without requiring UN Certification. The gross mass of the Outer Package must not exceed 30kg and the Lithium batteries should not exceed 100Wh or 2g of Lithium content. These “low power” batteries (our term not the ADGCs) can be packaged in a strong cardboard carton such as the one pictured below.

Heavy duty cardboard boxes for transport of “low power” lithium batteries

There are many Lithium batteries that don’t exceed these thresholds including most laptop and power tool batteries, however these batteries still represent a significant fire risk and it is our recommendation that only batteries D Size or smaller be transported in this way.

For Used Lithium batteries that exceed 100Wh or 2g of Lithium content and weighing less than 12kg, a UN certified package must be used, such as our ULiBtm Box.

A strong outer package, but not requiring UN Certification, can be used for Used Lithium Batteries that exceed 12kg provided the battery has a strong, impact resistant casing.

The P909 Packaging Instruction for used lithium batteries destined for recycling or disposal includes a number of Additional Requirements, for transporting the batteries. These apply to each of scenarios outlined above and are as follow:

Additional Requirements

1.  Cells and batteries must be designed or packed to prevent short circuits and the dangerous evolution of heat.

2.  Protection against short circuits and the dangerous evolution of heat includes, but is not limited to,

  • individual protection of the battery terminals,
  • inner packaging to prevent contact between cells and batteries,
  • batteries with recessed terminals designed to protect against short circuits, or
  • the use of an electrically non-conductive and non-combustible cushioning material to fill empty space between the cells or batteries in the packaging.

3.  Cells and batteries must be secured within the outer packaging to prevent excessive movement during transport (e.g. by using a non-combustible and electrically non-conductive cushioning material or

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