What do you have to watch when transporting a Field PG lithium-ion battery / a complete Field PG?
Lithium ion batteries are classified as "hazardous materials" (hazmat) for all types of transport (road, rail, sea and air) in compliance with the applicable hazardous materials regulations. However, it is possible to transport with reduced requirements because the capacity of the lithium-ion batteries is under 100Wh.
The table below shows the assignment of the current Field PG lithium-ion batteries to the Field PGs.
|Field PG M3|
Field PG M4
Field PG M5
|Designation of the original battery||SP303||SP304||SP305|
|Article number of the replacement battery||6ES7798-0AA06-0XA0||6ES7798-0AA07-0XA0||6ES7798-0AA08-0XA0|
Current delivery package when ordering a replacement battery
|SP305 + BIOS Update||SP305 + BIOS Update||SP305|
When you order a Field PG M3 or M4 replacement battery, you have to perform the enclosed BIOS update so that the Field PG battery will be charged. More information about this is available in Entry ID: 89257613.
The Field PG batteries and complete Field PGs listed in the table are classified with the following UN numbers in the hazardous materials law:
- UN3480 lithium-ion batteries
- UN3481 lithium-ion batteries packed with equipment or integrated in equipment
Lithium-ion batteries shipped individually, even when packed in with the Field PG, have to be identified in compliance with the hazardous materials law. When the lithium-ion battery is integrated in the Field PG, this identification is currently required only if there are three or more Field PGs in the package.
The shipper in question is always responsible for compliance with the hazardous materials regulations and must ensure that trained staff are available or engage an qualified service provider.
Below you can download the associated "MSDS" (Material Safety Data Sheet) and the "Manufacturer’s or Supplier’s Certification for Lithium Battery".
MSDS SP303.pdf (191,7 KB)
Manufacturers or Suppliers Certification for Lithium Battery SP303.pdf (68,4 KB)