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Shipping class 9A via Road and Sea

The following special provisions apply for the following UN numbers for transport by road:

The following SPs apply for the following UN numbers for transport by road:

UN 3090

lithium metal batteries (including lithium alloy batteries)

188, 230, 310, 376, 377, 636

UN 3091

lithium metal batteries contained in equipment, or lithium metal batteries packed with equipment (including lithium alloy batteries)

188, 230, 310, 360, 376, 377, 636

UN 3480

lithium ion batteries (including lithium ion polymer batteries)

188, 230, 310, 348, 376, 377, 636

UN 3481

lithium ion batteries contained in equipment, or lithium ion batteries packed with equipment (including lithium ion polymer batteries).

188, 230, 310, 348, 360, 376, 377, 636

UN 3536

lithium batteries installed in cargo transport unit lithium ion batteries or lithium metal batteries

389

188
exempts lithium batteries from other provisions of the code; however, shipment must meet the following provisions of SP 188:

1. lithium content/watt-hour rating for cells

2. aggregate lithium content/watt-hour rating for batteries

3. manufacturing and testing

4. package

5. when installed in equipment

6. package marking

7. drop test of package

8. gross mass of packages.

SP 188 of Chapter 3.3 shows that lithium cells and batteries shall be marked with the new lithium battery mark

SP 230
Lithium cells and batteries may be carried under this entry if they meet the provisions of 2.2.9.1.7 — which refers to testing criteria and quality management programmes.

SP 310
Relates to production runs and prototypes.

SP 348
States that batteries manufactured after 31 December 2011 shall be marked with the watt-hour rating on the outside case.

SP 360
States that vehicles powered only by lithium metal or ion batteries shall be classified as UN 3171 — battery-powered vehicle.

SP 376
Covers the requirements for damaged and defective lithium batteries.

SP 377
Covers the requirements for waste and recycling of lithium batteries.

SP 636
Cells contained in equipment shall not be capable of being discharged during carriage to the extent that the open circuit voltage falls below two volts or two-thirds of the voltage of the undischarged cell, whichever is the lower.

SP 389
This entry only applies to cargo transport units in which lithium ion batteries or lithium metal batteries are installed and which are designed only to provide power external to the unit. The lithium batteries shall meet the provisions of 2.2.9.1.7(a) to (g) and contain the necessary systems to prevent overcharge and over discharge between the batteries. The batteries shall be securely attached to the interior structure of the cargo transport unit (eg by means of placement in racks, cabinets, etc) in such a manner as to prevent short circuits, accidental operation, and significant movement relative to the cargo transport unit under the shocks, loadings and vibrations normally incident to carriage. Dangerous goods necessary for the safe and proper operation of the cargo transport unit (eg fire extinguishing systems and air conditioning systems), shall be properly secured to or installed in the cargo transport unit and are not otherwise subject to ADR. Dangerous goods not necessary for the safe and proper operation of the cargo transport unit shall not be carried within the cargo transport unit.

The batteries inside the cargo transport unit are not subject to marking or labelling requirements. The cargo transport unit shall bear orange-coloured plates in accordance with 5.3.2.2 and placards in accordance with 5.3.1.1 on two opposing sides.
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