Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium Battery – Portable Hazard Containment

The outer encasement is the last line of defense between the contents and the environment.

ZARGES offers a variety of aluminum cases appropriate for the shipping and storage of Lithium and Lithium Ion batteries (Li-Ion) throughout the product lifecycle. We offer a variety of cases suited to the storage and transport of Lithium Ion batteries for all stages of their life, from development to disposal.

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Aluminum Cases for Shipping and Storing Developmental, Defective and Damaged Batteries

ZARGES BatterySafe™ cases are designed for safe packaging and transport of lithium ion batteries. ZARGES’ solutions are comprised of aluminum cases with different linings of materials that can suppress ignition and contain heat. BatterySafe cases offer all the available features of our standard K470 cases, including secure latches, stacking corners, three fully-welded aluminum profile frames, and easy loading and unloading. The cases are appropriate for a variety of uses including for defense contractors standardizing battery management, vehicle battery development, medical equipment, power tools, electronics, and drones.

  • Fire Suppression
  • Shock and vibration mitigation
  • Filtration of gases
  • Ease of loading/unloading
  • Packaging Customization
  • Thermal Management
  • UN Hazmat Certified
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Construction
  • Standard Sizes and Quick Ship Options
  • Custom Foam Inserts
  • Custom Finishes and Colors
  • Custom Configurations

ZARGES BatterySafe™

ZARGES Case with fire-resistant anti-stat foam and UN certification

  • Fire Resistant anti-stat foam
  • Available in all K470 sizes
  • Quick Ship Available

* at 100% state of charge.

ZARGES BattterySafe™ Intermediate case

ZARGES BatterySafe™ Intermediate case suppresses ignition

  • Intumescent glass fiber fire-retardant anti-stat lining and cushioning
  • Six standard sizes, custom sizing available
  • Custom Configurations for Higher Wh Batteries
  • Passed Fire Test with Three 500 Wh Lithium Batteries:
    • Fire completely contained and filtered
    • No thermal runaway, ajacent cells protected
    • Exterior temperature remains below 215°F

* at 100% state of charge.

ZARGES BatterySafe Intermediate Thermal Runaway Test

ZARGES Case 12 Minute Thermal test


Custom Lithium Ion Battery Transit and Storage Solutions

ZARGES custom lithium ion battery packagingZARGES specializes in custom solutions, from small power tool batteries to large truck / bus batteries.

Call on the ZARGES team to configure the right solution for your safe battery storage. To begin custom configuration, please fill out the Lithium Battery Questionnaire.

ZARGES Lithium Ion Battery Video

UN HazMat Certifications

U.N. Certification is available for ZARGES BatterySafe cases for domestic and international shipping, including

  • UN 3480
  • UN 3481
  • UN 3090
  • UN 3091

Current Customer Use Cases

  • Prototype and damaged batteries
  • Hybrid and electric automobiles
  • Electric bicycles
  • Medical equipment
  • Power tools
  • Drones and UAVs storage and transport
  • Storing and transporting dive gear and underwater craft
  • Long-term battery storage
  • Domestic and international shipping
ZARGES UN Certified Cases for Lithium Ion batteries

Lithium Battery Transport

Since 2016, IATA regulations dictate that both Li-Ion and Lithium batteries are prohibited on cargo aircraft without proper packaging and equipment, and forbidden from transport as cargo on passenger aircraft. They may be carried in the cabin in approved containers.

For secure transport, batteries must be shipped at a state of charge of 30% or less of total capacity, securely individually packaged to prevent accidental discharge or short circuits from terminals touching, and contained within strong, rigid outer packaging. The contents must be clearly labeled on the outer packaging.

For the most current guidance on safe & legal transport of hazardous materials and lithium batteries, please refer to the FAA Safe Cargo website.

Lithium Ion Battery Storage

Lithium Ion batteries should be stored with a partial charge of 40%, which keeps the cells inside from going into sleep mode. They should be recharged periodically to prevent damage. Batteries should be protected from extreme temperatures; ideal storage temperature is about 60°F (15°C). Individual batteries should be aligned in a way that prevents any contact between terminals or potential short-circuits. They should also be kept dry and secure from moisture or vapor that may generate condensation that could cause corrosion.

ZARGES UN-Certified Aluminum CasesZARGES aluminum cases are engineered with high-strength impact-resistant aluminum alloy. The cases are available with custom foam liners, inserts and finishes. We can also assist with the following:

  • Information on regulations and laws.
  • Advice on the classification of hazardous goods.
  • Recommendations for suitable interior and exterior packaging (incl. padding/padding material).

Resources

White Paper: Lithium Battery Hazardous Containment

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Battery Containment Data Sheet

BatterySafe™ press release
Battery Packaging Form
Battery Packaging Instructions

ZARGES Battery Safety

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