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  # 1708950 24-Jan-2017 20:07
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Yabanize:

 

Mid last year I got a Anker 7800mah extended battery case for Galaxy S4, through YouShop from Amazon and all came through no questions asked

 

 

That's because they only banned batteries from October.

 

 

 

 

I had an issue get a battery pack over in August even after pointing out it was under what they put in their T&C's ended up getting it binned as it was not worth sending it somewhere else.


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  # 1709029 24-Jan-2017 22:08
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So how many planes have crashed due to these dangerous batteries?





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  # 1709078 24-Jan-2017 23:06
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My advice is send it to shipto, youshop will charge you for the postage however.

 

 

 

Bad advice - do not do this at all; you will be wasting your money - Shipito's carriers are under the same regulations as Youshop's in terms of IATA Regs. I found out the hard way.

 

 

Anker offer a 30 day money back return policy; I suggest you contact them :)

 

(FWIW PBTech have XiaoMi power banks here in NZ, I've got a good one which works brilliantly)

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  # 1709079 24-Jan-2017 23:10
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DHL will take lithiums from shipito, so will fedex when I asked shipito but they cost more and are no faster than DHL.

 

Click send on friday NZ time, box arrives at home monday around midday NZ time. Lithiums and all. They affix the right stuff to the outside so they will transport it.





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  # 1709084 24-Jan-2017 23:40
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So how many planes have crashed due to these dangerous batteries?

 

 

 

 

The don't know what happened to the Malaysian airlines plane, so it can't be ruled out that it wasn't fire caused by a battery igniting.


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  # 1709108 25-Jan-2017 07:03
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My advice is send it to shipto, youshop will charge you for the postage however.

 

Bad advice - do not do this at all; you will be wasting your money - Shipito's carriers are under the same regulations as Youshop's in terms of IATA Regs. I found out the hard way. Anker offer a 30 day money back return policy; I suggest you contact them :) (FWIW PBTech have XiaoMi power banks here in NZ, I've got a good one which works brilliantly)

 

 

 

Did not have an issue with the last thing i sent to them.

 

However maybe send shipit an email first to confirm.


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  # 1709110 25-Jan-2017 07:08
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DHL will take lithiums from shipito, so will fedex when I asked shipito but they cost more and are no faster than DHL.

 

Click send on friday NZ time, box arrives at home monday around midday NZ time. Lithiums and all. They affix the right stuff to the outside so they will transport it.

 

 

Odd, maybe IATA have changed things again - in October when I tried to bring some over, Shipito to refused citing DHL/FedEx's IATA compliance with the DG Regulations (basically this - http://www.dhl.co.nz/content/dam/downloads/g0/express/shipping/lithium_batteries/lithium_ion_batteries_regulations.pdf) and I ended up having to send them back. May have been due to the quantity of cells or similar.

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  # 1709113 25-Jan-2017 07:14
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So how many planes have crashed due to these dangerous batteries?

 

 

The Asiana and UPS 747 freighter midair fires and subsequent crashes in 2011 and 2012 were both highly likely to have been been a result of lithium battery fires. MH370 was also carrying a consignment of lithium batteries. These first two incidents were the primary trigger resulting in ICAO introducing tougher new battery rules for the transport of batteries and the banning of them in luggage on all passenger aircraft from April last year.

 

 

 

  


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  # 1709118 25-Jan-2017 07:26
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Torque:
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DHL will take lithiums from shipito, so will fedex when I asked shipito but they cost more and are no faster than DHL.

 

Click send on friday NZ time, box arrives at home monday around midday NZ time. Lithiums and all. They affix the right stuff to the outside so they will transport it.

 

Odd, maybe IATA have changed things again - in October when I tried to bring some over, Shipito to refused citing DHL/FedEx's IATA compliance with the DG Regulations (basically this - http://www.dhl.co.nz/content/dam/downloads/g0/express/shipping/lithium_batteries/lithium_ion_batteries_regulations.pdf) and I ended up having to send them back. May have been due to the quantity of cells or similar.

 

It's also worth remembering freight transporters have different rules to passenger aircraft.

 

For all we know YouShop (as an example) could simply be buying freight space on Air NZ to get goods to NZ rather than buying space on DHL/FedEx/UPS aircraft. This would mean a total ban of goods with lithium batteries whereas shippers using DHL/FedEd/UPS may still allow the transportation of batteries.

 

 


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  # 1709166 25-Jan-2017 09:06
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I've been told direct by Shipito previously that they can't be shipped via DHL or FedEx either (however that may be because of the number of cells in the battery; PI965 item)


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  # 1709168 25-Jan-2017 09:11
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I have been in touch with youshop again about their list and confusion around batteries.  They have passed it on to their web support team to confirm the list on the site and what rules there are around batteries in devices.


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  # 1709347 25-Jan-2017 13:09
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I have never had them query how many cells are inside a powerbank. A powerbank is 967 since it is not a bare battery, but an appliance, so just the nominal 20000mAh limit which is 100 watt hours. I have no idea what the cell make up in an anker one is, The cheap chinese ones are usually a whole lot of 18650's so each cell is well under 20 watt hours, but some others do use a giant brick of a lipo in them which could technically be over, but again, how are you to know?

 

They could always do a dewalt and label it as 3 batteries and make them connect into one when put into a tool/whatever? ;)





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