April 21, 2023, 4:55am
Every single european and chineese store cancelled by fp4 battery order due to lithium import regulations in the US. Apparently u can buy a battery inside the US just fine.
Looking for a US seller who can sell me a fp4 replacable battery to me on ebay
national and international regulations about shipment of lithium batteries are a tricky thing.
Even inside the US there are regulations to consider when shipping lithium batteries as declared by the US Department of Transportation:
Whether shipping a single battery, a palletized load of batteries, or a battery-powered device, the safety of the package, and those who handle it along its journey, depends on compliance with the HMR. Failure to comply with the applicable regulations may result in fines or even criminal prosecution.
Some good resources for information about such US shipment:
The US regulation´s section (CFR 49 § 173.185) for Li-batteries itself:
The USPS publication 52:
Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service
Publication 52 - Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail
Some more practical interpretation of the USPS 52 for individuals:
When dangerous goods are being shipped, the USPS turns to Publication 52 (PUB 52): Hazardous, Restricted, or Perishable Mail. Get more info at Labelmaster.com.
Another good resource for sending Li-batteries as an individual in the US:
If you’re in the hazmat business, you’re no stranger to Publication 52 from the United States Postal Service. Affectionately referred to as “Pub 52,” this public document (a.k.a. “Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail“) outlines the do’s and...
Est. reading time: 3 minutes
At least you (and the possible sender) now know the backgrounds before trapping into any additional fee or fine traps
Good luck for your battery search!
Hi and welcome to the community forum
You might be able to find someone who could bring it for you from Europe. Check out this thread for example
Are there any people from the USA on this forum who own a fairphone?
I know there are a lot people from Europe who own a fairphone i hope there are some from the USA too
April 21, 2023, 12:37pm
If you importing yes. But if you buying a battery in the US ylu should begood
April 24, 2023, 9:23pm
I have a FP3 battery for sale here in the US, if that fits
Unfortunately it is not compatible.