ebook Lithium Batteries 2023

International Transport Regulations 35 1.9 Transport Mode specific requirements 1.9.1 ADR - Exemption for quantity carried per transport unit Note: this exemption does not apply to IMDG Code and IATA DRG. This exemption is granted to loads not exceeding the amount specified in section of the ADR. For transport of not more than 333 kg of lithium batteries, net weight, the following provisions do not apply: • identification document of the crew; • vocational training certificate (VTC) of the driver; • labelling and placarding of vehicles; • instructions in writing to the driver; • extinguishers for load compartments; There remain valid the following obligations: • marking and labelling packages; • prepare transport documents; • carry a fire extinguisher of at least 2 kg (powder); • prohibition on opening packages; • mixed loading prohibition; • portable lighting apparatus; • prohibition of smoking; • supervision of vehicles; • training for all staff, other than the drivers with the VTC, involved in the transport of dangerous goods by road 1.9.2 IATA - Restrictions in checked baggage and carry-on baggage Forbidden baggage with installed lithium batteries non-removable, exceeding 0,3 g of lithium metal or 2,7 Wh Goods Acceptable without the Operator's Approval Portable Electronic Devices (PED) (Including Medical Devices) Containing Batteries Battery-powered electronic device means the equipment or apparatus for which the batteries will provide electrical power for its operation. These devices (PED), which may include medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and tablets containing batteries when carried by passengers or crew for personal use, which should be carried in carry-on baggage. If devices are carried in checked baggage: (a) measures must be taken to protect the device from damage and to prevent unintentional activation; (b) the device must be completely switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode). Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placement in the original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch and carried in carry-on baggage only. Each person is limited to a maximum of 20 spare batteries; however, the operator may approve the carriage of more than 20 spare batteries. In addition, lithium batteries are subject to the following conditions: a) each installed or spare battery must not exceed: • for lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries, a lithium content of not more than 2 g; or • for lithium ion batteries, a watt-hour rating of not more than 100 Wh.