The Top-10 Frequently Asked Questions about the UN 38.3 Sixth Edition

Did you know that the Sixth edition of the UN 38.3 standard took effect on January 1, 2017?

This is the global standard that transportation agencies require to be met before Lithium or Lithium-Ion batteries are able to be shipped by air, ground, sea or rail.

Since many people have questions about what changed with this new edition, we’ve compiled the Top-10 Frequently Asked Questions to help give you a better understanding. These include:

  • I tested to the old version of UN 38.3. Do I need to retest?
  • I have a Lithium Polymer (or Lithium Iron Phosphate), not a Lithium-Ion battery. So I am exempt from testing, right?
  • I’ve heard about the 30% SOC requirements. What does this mean?
  • And 7 more…

Please complete the form below to download this free FAQ sheet for an overview of the changes, or call one of our battery experts for more information.