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Topic # 193564 15-Mar-2016 12:31
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I see that lithium batteries (of what appears to be all kinds) can't be sent via the post. 

 

Many phones today don't allow the battery to be removed. How do you send the phone? 

 

Ignore the rule and send it anyway? 

 

Or something else? 

 

I've sold a phone on TradeMe and now have to send it and I don't want any issues. 

 

Thanks for any useful suggestions. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1513656 15-Mar-2016 12:34
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I sold one, so I just stuck it in a NZ Post Bag, then sent it off. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1513657 15-Mar-2016 12:36
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Have sent them many times. (Via Courier) No issues or questions asked when sent within NZ. When going overseas it just had to be in a box that didn't allow it to turn it self on and sign a declaration.

I imagine the same would apply for sending within NZ, it just needs to be packaged so it can't turn it self on. But I never bother telling them because they never ask.

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  Reply # 1513662 15-Mar-2016 12:42
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Woah, back up the incorrect information pony.  You're allowed to send them.

 

Why don't you read what NZ Post state?

 

 

 

In all other cases, a maximum of two Lithium-ion batteries per parcel is allowed*, providing the special packaging requirements detailed below are met.
* Prohibited when using Bulk Mail, FastPost, ParcelPost Fast, BoxLink or ParcelPost PO Box Priority services.

 

Special packaging requirements for sending Lithium-ion (including Lithium-ion polymer) batteries:

 

  • A maximum of 2 batteries, or 4 cells (single cell batteries), maybe contained in equipment per parcel.
  • Each cell or battery must be under a certain power capacity rating:
  • Each Lithium-ion cell - maximum 20 Watt-hours.
  • Each Lithium-ion battery - maximum 100 Watt-hours.
    (Batteries for most consumer devices are likely to be under this limit eg. mobile phones, laptops, tablet computers, cameras etc. The Wh rating will be printed on the battery or may be stated in the device manual).
  • The device must be switched off and packaged so that it can not move around or be accidentally activated during transport.
  • The device with battery must be in strong external packaging to withstand a 1.2m drop.

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  Reply # 1513727 15-Mar-2016 14:10
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Take a photo then send it by email......

 

 

 

(And the award for most unhelpful answer today goes to......)





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  Reply # 1513734 15-Mar-2016 14:16
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Nz post website is clear and you're allowed to send them.

But, good luck getting it by the counter staff without lying about it. They're preprogrammed to reject anything with a battery regardless of size or configuration.

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  Reply # 1513746 15-Mar-2016 14:32
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I tried to send a DSLR camera with a Lithium battery via AusPost to NZ. They xrayed it, saw the battery and returned it to me with a grumpy note about trying to send dangerous goods.

 

In the end I sent it without the battery and just ordered a new one to be sent direct.





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  Reply # 1513748 15-Mar-2016 14:38
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muppet:

 

 

 

Woah, back up the incorrect information pony.  You're allowed to send them.

 

Why don't you read what NZ Post state?

 

 

 

In all other cases, a maximum of two Lithium-ion batteries per parcel is allowed*, providing the special packaging requirements detailed below are met.
* Prohibited when using Bulk Mail, FastPost, ParcelPost Fast, BoxLink or ParcelPost PO Box Priority services.

 

Special packaging requirements for sending Lithium-ion (including Lithium-ion polymer) batteries:

 

  • A maximum of 2 batteries, or 4 cells (single cell batteries), maybe contained in equipment per parcel.
  • Each cell or battery must be under a certain power capacity rating:
  • Each Lithium-ion cell - maximum 20 Watt-hours.
  • Each Lithium-ion battery - maximum 100 Watt-hours.
    (Batteries for most consumer devices are likely to be under this limit eg. mobile phones, laptops, tablet computers, cameras etc. The Wh rating will be printed on the battery or may be stated in the device manual).
  • The device must be switched off and packaged so that it can not move around or be accidentally activated during transport.
  • The device with battery must be in strong external packaging to withstand a 1.2m drop.

 

Thanks for that. I didn't get that far down the page. It said you couldn't send them " * "...and I scrolled down and didn't see any obvious asterisks. It's a case of the information being there.....but there is a lot of other information around providing excellent cover. 

 

  

 

 





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  Reply # 1513755 15-Mar-2016 14:45
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Batwing: Nz post website is clear and you're allowed to send them.

But, good luck getting it by the counter staff without lying about it. They're preprogrammed to reject anything with a battery regardless of size or configuration.

 

This is why I asked. I've been told at the counter before the batteries have to be out.....but on an SGS6 you can't take them out. 

 

But @muppet was very helpful in highlighting that there isn't a problem.....other than the wall of text on the relevant web page. :-) 

 

 





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Batwing: Nz post website is clear and you're allowed to send them.

But, good luck getting it by the counter staff without lying about it. They're preprogrammed to reject anything with a battery regardless of size or configuration.


This is why I asked. I've been told at the counter before the batteries have to be out.....but on an SGS6 you can't take them out. 


But @muppet was very helpful in highlighting that there isn't a problem.....other than the wall of text on the relevant web page. :-) 


 



I have been in that situation before. The lady at the counter said I have to take the battery out. I told them I did (battery was in a separate case) but the same parcel bag obviously.

I recently sent a note 5 via post - nobody bothered to ask about the battery etc.





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  Reply # 1514049 15-Mar-2016 23:29
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A few years ago, my wife left hers on the seat of the car of the friends who dropped us off at the airport for a flight to Europe.

 

She got them to pack it in a box and mail it to relatives in the UK with no dramas. (Except for the over-zealous customs wonk who wanted to charge 20% VAT on "import" of her phone...!)






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  Reply # 1514050 15-Mar-2016 23:30
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"computer parts"

 

 





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  Reply # 1514717 16-Mar-2016 20:48
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ajobbins writes,

"I tried to send a DSLR camera with a Lithium battery via AusPost to NZ."

AusPost are different from NZPost, and not in a good way.

From Australia the only way to send a phone with a nonremovable lithium battery is via one of the couriers that will accept it.

I learned this the hard way when my UK-sourced phone developed a fault while I was working in Oz.

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