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Wheelchair Battery Transportation Policy

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Wheelchair Battery Transportation Policy

MK Battery has all GEL and AGM VRLA items tried to the IATA/DOT transportation test methods for nonspillable batteries. A free lab ensures all testing.

At the point when a MK Battery is marked with the phrasing "ICAO, IMDG, IATA, and DOT Air Transport Approved" , this implies the item is delegated "non-risky" and isn't limited for air transport and is absolved from the perilous materials guidelines. The three tests required for the above classification are:

  1. Pressure Differential Test
  2. Vibration Test
  3. A67 Special Provision crack case test per IATA air transportation

Passing these tests along with the following additional packaging requirements exclude the batteries from any hazardous material regulations:

  1. Battery must be protected against short circuits
  2. Battery must be labeled as "Non-Spillable" or "Non-Spillable Battery"
  3. Visual inspection shows no obvious defect or damage

If the battery is mounted to a wheelchair, it must be disconnected and the terminals must be insulated to prevent short circuits. The battery must also be securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid or must be removed and placed in a strong rigid packaging with the packaging marked with “Non- pillable” or “Non-Spillable Battery”.

Note: Every airline has their own policy/requirements – please visit the website of the airline you are traveling with for more information.