Packaging best practice

How do I pack lithium batteries safely for transportation? 

One of the major risks associated with the transportation of batteries and battery-powered equipment is short-circuiting, a result of battery terminals coming into contact with other batteries, metal objects, or conductive surfaces.

Packaged batteries or cells must therefore be separated in a way to prevent short circuits and damage to terminals. They must be packaged in a non-conductive raw material, secured against movement within a strong outer packaging. The original Milwaukee packaging is designed to ensure safe transport, so please use this where possible.

Suitable sample packaging that meets the necessary requirements can be found here below.





Carton Box

> APPROPRIATE CARTON BOX FOR BATTERY >100 Wh

code:  4931453202             (mm)     325 x 245 x 300                                

code : 4931453203             (mm)     570 x 370 x 430




> LABEL FOR BATTERIES ≤100 Wh LABEL 1



> LABEL FOR BATTERIES >100 Wh LABEL 2



> DAMAGED OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES LABEL 3