Sending lithium batteries

Terms and conditions for sending lithium per post

Lithium batteries or cells are often used in electronic devices. They are dangerous because they can overheat and ignite. You can only ship them under certain conditions.

Sending lithium batteries within Belgium or abroad

The conditions for transporting lithium differ depending on the mode of transport. In general, the following guidelines apply:

New lithium batteries or cells

  • Battery: lithium content not higher than 2 grams/100 Wh.

  • Cell: lithium content not higher than 1 gram/20 Wh.

  • Maximum of four cells or two batteries in one device per shipment.

  • Loose batteries and cells or devices with additional batteries/cells may not be sent by post.

  • Cells and batteries in devices may not completely discharge during transport. Pack them securely (rigid outer packaging and device fixed inside).

  • There must be no risk of the batteries overheating or short-circuiting.

  • The batteries may not be damaged or defective.

  • The batteries must be certified.

  • You may not send used lithium batteries or cells by post.

Examples of what is allowed

Lithium voorbeelden toegestaan

Examples not allowed