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Postage Rules for Lipo & sealed lead-acid batteries:

Royal Mail have recently changed the rules on what they will & will not allow to be posted. This has a serious effect for us as many of our products now fall into categories classed as "prohibited" or "restricted" by Royal Mail. Details of these restrictions are as follows:

Sealed Lead-acid batteries:
Royal Mail will still carry these as long as there is no more than one battery in any package & the weight of that battery must be no more than 1.5kg. This applies to UK domestic mail only, this type of battery is now prohibited from airmail post.

Lithium batteries (Lipo, LiFe, lithium ion etc)
Royal Mail will not carry these batteries to either UK or international destinations. Although Royal Mail rules allow for lithium batteries to be sent with equipment, in practice these rules are ignored & packages containing equipment with batteries are intercepted by Royal Mail & are destroyed.

In order to deliver these battery types, for mainland UK addresses we have negotiated a discounted rate with APC next day carriers*, who are happy to transport all these battery types, this also gives the benefit of full tracking & guaranteed next working day delivery. Highlands & Islands addresses (including Northern Ireland) will be shipped by other couriers depending on the address & order size, which will generally take 2-5 days.

Any shopping cart with any lipo battery, lead-acid battery over 1.5kg in weight, or any multiple of lead acid batteries of any size will no longer have 1st class Royal Mail available as a delivery option.

The price for this service starts at just £4.99 inclusive of VAT, which is only £1.74 more than the standard £3.25 cost of 1st class Royal Mail.:

*Please note: This is a next working day service, working days are Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. This means that if you place an order on Friday, delivery will take place the following Monday. If you really need a Saturday carrier delivery, please contact us for details as this will incur an additional charge. This service also requires a signature on delivery, if no-one will be at your home address to receive the package, you can specify an alternative delivery address (workplace, neighbour etc) alternatively, if there is a safe place where the carrier can leave your package, just contact us & we will pass this information on to them.


Destination Up to 1kg Up to 2kg Up to 5kg Up to 10kg Up to 20 kg
 UK Mainland  £4.99  £7.25  £7.25  £7.99  £7.99
 Northern Ireland  £15.50  £18.95  £18.95  £23.75  £23.75
 Scottish Highlands  £17.75  £17.75  £17.75  £17.75  £17.75
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 Isle of Man  £15.50  £18.95  £18.95  £23.75  £23.75
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Eire  £21.38  £21.38  £21.38  £22.70  £24.50
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