From 1st April 2016 Lithium ion cells and batteries, when shipped individually (UN 3480), are required to be at not more then 30% of their State of Charge (SoC). This requirement do not apply to lithium ion cells and batteries contained in equipment or packed with equipment, (UN 3481). Cells and/or batteries at a SoC greater than 30% may only be shipped with the approval of the State of Origin and the State of the Operator under the written conditions established by those authorities. Guidance and methodology for determining the rated capacity can be found in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, 6th Revised Edition, Section 188.8.131.52.
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