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UN38.3 certification for lithium batteries


UN38.3 refers to paragraph 38.3 of the "United Nations Dangerous Goods Transport Test and Standards Manual" specially formulated by the United Nations for the transportation of dangerous goods.  It requires that lithium batteries must pass a high degree of simulation, high and low-temperature cycles, Only vibration test, shock test, 55 external short circuit, impact test, overcharge test, and forced discharge test can ensure the safety of lithium battery transportation.  If the lithium battery and the equipment are not installed together, and each package contains more than 24 battery cells or 12 batteries, it must pass the 1.2-meter free drop test.  The commonly referred to as UN38.3 certification means that the lithium battery has passed the UN38.3 test report and applied for the 13 certification companies authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration to issue the aviation safety appraisal.  Therefore, UN38.3 certification usually includes UN38.3 report and aviation safety appraisal. 

What is the scope of UN38.3 certified products?
 

1.  Various power lithium secondary batteries (such as batteries for power vehicles, batteries for electric road vehicles, batteries for power tools, batteries for hybrid vehicles, etc.) 
2.  Various mobile phone batteries (such as lithium-ion batteries, lithium polymer batteries, etc.) 
3.  Various small secondary batteries (such as laptop batteries, digital camera batteries, camcorder batteries, various cylindrical batteries, wireless communication batteries, portable DVD batteries, CD and MP3 player batteries, etc.) 
4.  Various primary batteries (such as lithium manganese batteries, etc.

Un38.3 Certifications

UN38.3 Certifications



Certifications of the Lithium LiFePO4 batteries from Evlithium

First of all, you should know that lithium batteries are class 9 dangerous goods. Covering carriag of dangerous goods at sea or express in accordance with the requirements of the IMDG code. China customs needs to show the result sheet of dangerous transport package use identification.
Before the shipping of lithium batteries, the quality of the products must be guaranteed to meet the requirements, generally CE and UR certification, and Below are some of the paperwork that may need for shipping lithium batteries ,

 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
 UN38.3 Certificate
 Identification and classification report for transport of goods
 Dangerous packing certification


It will take time to get all these approvals, documents, and certificates together. It can sometimes take months for all the testing and paperwork to be done; when batteries pass all their inspections.However, some of these documents are only valid for a year; after they expire, we won't be able to use them to book shipments.


Regulations

There are a number of regulations we have to comply with, both from government agencies, world organizations, and couriers. These guidelines might include regulations like:

 Having the national authority/courier approve the shipment of your product. 
 Ensuring the shipment is labeled appropriately (it might need a Dangerous Goods label 
 Packing the shipment according to specific guidelines (this might require specific boxes or insulating material, for example). 
 Your shipment might need to be packed by someone with a current HazMat certification. 


It's more complicated to ship batteries.

The below pictures for your reference

UN38.3 Certification for lithium batteries

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