P408 PACKING INSTRUCTION P408
This instruction applies to UN 3292.

The following packagings are authorized, provided that the general provisions of 4.1.1 and 4.1.3 are met:

  1. For cells:

    • Drums (1A2, 1B2, 1N2, 1H2, 1D, 1G);

    • Boxes (4A, 4B, 4N, 4C1, 4C2, 4D, 4F, 4G, 4H1, 4H2);

    • Jerricans (3A2, 3B2, 3H2).

    There shall be sufficient cushioning material to prevent contact between cells and between cells and the internal surfaces of the outer packaging and to ensure that no dangerous movement of the cells within the outer packaging occurs in transport.

    Packagings shall conform to the packing group II performance level.

  2. Batteries may be transported unpacked or in protective enclosures (e.g. fully enclosed or wooden slatted crates).

    The terminals shall not support the weight of other batteries or materials packed with the batteries.

    Packagings need not meet the requirements of 4.1.1.3.

Additional requirement:

Cells and batteries shall be protected against short circuit and shall be isolated in such a manner as to prevent short circuits.