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Old 12-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Can you ship a battery?

So. Hypothetically, can you ship a V-Rod battery or do you have to be some sort of special shipper? Does anyone know?

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Answer... Yes with declairing HazMat material were there is a fee then it won't go by postal service, Usually it will go Freight were the shipper has to cary logs and marker plates declaring HazMat loads. Don't try sending it any other way. Something happens while its in transit it will come back to you and then your in for a world of S**t .
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Bohannan Battery ships them all the time...
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Bohannan Battery ships them all the time...
Well, duh! I meant as a private shipper. It's probably not worth the effort. Long story short, I just pulled my six-month old battery out of my F (and replaced it with a Shorai), but now I need to get rid of it. My plan was to put it in (what used to be my R), but turns out, the 1130 and 1250 batteries are NOT the same size.

Huh. Who knew?

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:48 AM   #5
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I think you have to ship dry via UPS or PO.
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Can't ship the lead acid USPS but UPS might take it check with them. Also just to let folks know you can now receive lithium batteries in the US mail again. When my VROD battery finally dies, its going to be a Lithium replacement.
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So. Hypothetically, can you ship a V-Rod battery or do you have to be some sort of special shipper? Does anyone know?

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mine just crapped out and the place I'm getting a new one from says they ship UPS and USPS
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So. Hypothetically, can you ship a V-Rod battery or do you have to be some sort of special shipper? Does anyone know?

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There's no problem shipping VRSC batteries. These are AGM batteries and therefore are "excepted" from requirements of the DOT's hazardous materials regulations under CFR (code of Federal regulations) 49 Section 173.159:

49 CFR 173.159(d) states:

A nonspillable wet electric storage battery is excepted from all other requirements of this subchapter under the following conditions:
  1. The battery must be protected against short circuits and securely packaged;
  2. The battery and outer packaging must be plainly and durably marked "NON-SPILLABLE" or "NON-SPILLABLE BATTERY"
  3. The battery must be capable of withstanding the Vibration and Pressure Differential tests specified in 49 CFR 173.159(d)(3)(i) and 49 CFR 173.159(d)(3)(ii); and
  4. At a temperature of 55 °C (131 °F), the battery must not contain any unabsorbed free-flowing liquid, and must be designed so that electrolyte will not flow from a ruptured or cracked case.
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