Precautions when transporting
Small Lithium Titanate Rechargeable Batteries
Small Lithium-Titanate Rechargeable Batteries are classified as Class 9 Dangerous Goods by UN Recommendations and are given UN number UN3480.
When transporting lithium-titanate batteries, in addition to the requirements of the United Nations recommendations, all requirements in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA-DGR) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Regulations (IMDG-Code) must be met.
- ● According to the classification of transportation regulations, Small Lithium-Titanate Rechargeable Batteries are classified as lithium-ion batteries.
- ● Small Lithium-Titanate Rechargeable Batteries and their shipping packaging meet the UN Manual of Test and Criteria requirements, Part III, subsection 38.3.
- ● The packaging specifications of Small Lithium-Titanate Rechargeable Batteries meet the UN Recommendations’ requirements and the regulations mentioned above.
If you want to use the packaging as it was shipped from NICHICON and need transportation certificates, please contact the sales office where the parts were purchased.
- ● Please note that the packaging tests and certificates will need to be carried out by yourself if you repackage using your packing material.
- ● Each shipping company may have its self-regulation; please check with each shipping company for details before shipping.
For Air Freight
The packaging standard for air transportation of Small Li-Titanate Rechargeable Batteries (UN3480) is PI965 of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA-DGR).
Please refer to the latest version of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA-DGR) for details.
For Ocean Freight
When transporting Small Lithium-Titanate Rechargeable Batteries (UN3480) by the ocean, if all of the transportation requirements of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Regulation (IMDG-Code) Special Provision 188 are met, it is possible to transport the batteries as dangerous goods excluded items.
For details, please refer to the latest version of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA-DGR).
Safety data sheets
To ensure the safe use of the product, we provide the safety data sheet (PSDS) as reference information.
When using the product, you must take appropriate measures based on the PSDS at your own risk.
Please note that the safety data sheet (PSDS) does not guarantee the safety of the product.
Test results of UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3
The test results of the UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3 can be downloaded from the followings.
Main rules regarding transportation
- 〇 UN Recommendations (for air, land, & ocean)
UN (United Nations) Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations
- 〇 Rules for air freight
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization): Technical Instructions for Safety Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
IATA (International Air Transport Association): Dangerous Goods Regulations
- 〇 Rules for ocean freight
IMO (International Maritime Organization): International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs
The lithium titanate battery (LTO) shares many characteristics with the lithium-ion battery. One difference is the LTO anode. An LTO battery uses lithium titanate oxide, while a lithium-ion battery uses carbon. By using lithium titanate, the battery has a significant performance improvement.
The SLB is a battery with long leads, just like a standard capacitor. The leaded profile allows for soldering directly to the circuit board using hand soldering or a select solder technique. Lithium Titanate batteries require an additional mounting bracket or holder placed on a circuit board. The Nichicon SLB (LTO) take less board space allowing them to be used in very compact or densely populated circuit boards.
LTO batteries are safer; they have an extremely small risk of ignition if there is a short. The SLB, Nichicon’s LTO battery, has superior charge and discharge capabilities, such as a 20C charge rate. Even higher rates are possible with pulsed discharges, like those used in telecommunications.
‘The SLB can withstand up to 25,000 charge/discharge cycles and have a lower cold temperature rating than a lithium-ion battery. And its low internal resistance allows energy harvesters to charge with weak currents without loss. They will not ignite if a short occurs. In addition to the advantages previously mentioned, the SLB comes in aluminum electrolytic case styles and size.