THE EXTERNAL SHELL: YOUR PRIMARY SHIELD AGAINST THE ELEMENTS.
Zarges presents an array of premium aluminum cases tailored to meet the demands of shipping and storing Lithium and Lithium Ion batteries (Li-Ion) across their lifecycle. Our versatile cases cater to every phase of Lithium Ion battery management, from inception to disposal.
Introducing BatterySafe™ cases, meticulously designed to ensure secure handling and transit of lithium ion batteries. ZARGES’ innovations encompass aluminum cases with diverse lining materials, engineered to quell ignition and confine heat. Embracing the complete suite of features found in our standard K470 cases, BatterySafe cases boast secure latches, stacking corners, three fully-welded aluminum profile frames, and seamless loading and unloading. With applications spanning defense contractors seeking standardized battery management, vehicle battery development, medical equipment, power tools, electronics, and drones, these cases deliver unmatched versatility.
Multiple levels of impermeability exist, categorized under IP protection ratings. These ratings are represented by a two-digit code, where the first digit signifies the defense against solid particles and the second digit indicates water protection. Across our product lines, containers range from water-resistant (IP 54, K470), water jet protected (IP 65, Mitraset or K470 IP 65), to water-immune or moisture-vapor proof (IP 67, K470).
Certainly, ZARGES USA holds ITAR Certification and is registered with the DDTC.
Absolutely, the K470, K424 XC, and K475 models are compatible with 6mm shackle-type locks for securing. Additionally, 3mm seal wire can be used for lead seals. The K411 includes lockable fasteners by default. For the K470, there’s also the choice of installed locks.
Certainly, our selection includes a shackle lock featuring a user-set 3-digit number combination, accessible by USA TSA officials without causing any harm.
ZARGES cases are designed to function in a wide temperature range, spanning from -112°F to 302°F.
Discover the array of foam options available at our Charlotte, NC, Tech Center, from polyethylene to polyurethane and antistat varieties. Reach out to us today to explore how we can cater to your specific needs.
Choose from 1mm, 1.5mm, or 2mm thicknesses, varying by series and container size. Correspondingly, this translates to 18 gauge, 15 gauge, or 12 gauge aluminum sheet.
Test results demonstrate a handle’s maximum load capacity reaching up to 66 lbs.
Containers featuring dual handles have a capacity rating of 132 pounds, while those equipped with four handles are designed to withstand up to 264 pounds.
Certainly, our cases hold ATA 300 certification and several align with suitable carry-on dimensions. However, kindly note that battery applications constitute a recognized exemption.
This varies based on battery chemistry and capacity. Kindly reach out to us with specific battery information.
Although battery charging is possible within the case, a fully integrated charging solution is not available. We advise maintaining batteries at a 30% charge level and consistently supervising them during the charging process.
The efoil battery case is based on the standard 40849 K470 model and is not a customized size.
While the Cirrux can technically be detached, it’s important to note that it’s designed and sold as a permanent fixture, not meant for frequent removal.
Zarges employs Fire-Resistant Anti-Static (FRAS) foam for our Battery Case Solutions. Choose from liners or full custom inserts for your case.
The answer varies based on your battery’s dimensions and weight. Reach out to us with your battery’s data sheet for further details.
While there isn’t a established upper limit, the case’s rating and testing encompass capacities exceeding 1,000 watt hours within a single case. Customizable configurations for higher watt hours are also accessible.
The hazmat certification verifies that the aluminum thickness meets the required standard for safe transport of hazardous materials, aligned with previously tested cases. Rigorous testing is conducted at various locations to ensure compliance.
UN3480: Standalone Battery
UN3481: Battery Enclosed within Equipment (e.g., Laptop)
A battery tested according to UN 38.3 standards can be safely transported on cargo aircraft within a hazmat-certified PG1 container. However, shipping prototypes and DDR batteries on cargo planes is often challenging or unsuccessful.
Absolutely not. Prior to being eligible for air shipment, prototype batteries must undergo UN 38.3 testing.
Absolutely not. Batteries with critical defects pose significantly higher risks compared to other batteries. The safest choice for transporting DDR batteries is through road, rail, or vessel transportation.
While the FRAS and/or cirrux aren’t obligatory for thermal event containment, it’s strongly advisable to incorporate supplemental suppression material for battery storage/transport situations.