NiMH battery packs are shipped as standard equipment with the SBE 17plus V2 Searam, and are available as options with the SBE 19plus SeaCAT, SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT and SBE 25 Sealogger CTDs. The information provided below is intended only to assist you in shipping an instrument.
Depending on their classification, the shipment of batteries is subject to safety regulation concerning Dangerous Goods or Hazardous Material imposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA). Other countries may also have their own regulations. These batteries are considered to be dry cell batteries. DOT and IATA both forbid transportation of these batteries inside the instrument because of the potential of a short circuit and dangerous evolution of heat.
If the battery pack is inside the housing, it does not comply with DOT and IATA regulations, and therefore MUST NOT BE SHIPPED VIA COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT (those governed by DOT or IATA), INCLUDING PASSENGER AIRLINES, OR CARGO CARRIERS SUCH AS FEDEX, DHL, UPS, ETC.
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