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Originally Posted by nashton View Post

 

...does anyone have any idea whether or not it is difficult to get the battery out? (and then what to do to replace it upon arrival...)

 

Thanks in advance. Really depressing situation.

 

Yes, someone is 'the expert': Vinnie @Red Wine Audio, shoot him an email and you will get any and all your questions answered.

 

vinnie@redwineaudio.com

post #4772 of 6941

Rubbish.... bought my AK120 from indonesia and had it shipped to the UK, no problems. Ask FEDEX/DHL not the hotel staff.

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Fedex does do batteries unless there is federal laws which is stopping then.
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Originally Posted by nashton View Post
 

I have a bit of an issue, I'm wondering if any of you have any insight to offer.

 

I left my AK120 in my hotel in Bali and when I went to get it returned by me, the hotel said that Fedex and DHL both refuse to ship any item with a battery in it (apparently this is an Indonesia-specific thing).

 

1) Anyone from Indonesia? If so, any idea how to get this shipped out? I live in Switzerland...

 

2) If no answers on (1), does anyone have any idea whether or not it is difficult to get the battery out? (and then what to do to replace it upon arrival...)

 

Thanks in advance. Really depressing situation.

 

Do they have to remove batteries from all iphones when they ship it out? It does not make sense to me. 

post #4775 of 6941
They can be ship but need to declare "lithium ion battery comply with section 2PI967 4 cell/ 2 battery" check it with FedEx.
post #4776 of 6941
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post
 

 

Do they have to remove batteries from all iphones when they ship it out? It does not make sense to me. 

No and iPhones come from China. I bought my AK120 from an oversees dealer and it was shipped with the battery in it.

Of course small devices can be shipped with its internal battery in place.

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Originally Posted by nashton View Post
 

I left my AK120 in my hotel in Bali and when I went to get it returned by me, the hotel said that Fedex and DHL both refuse to ship any item with a battery in it (apparently this is an Indonesia-specific thing).

 

 

How about contacting a courier service...the kind that lawyers use to send and deliver paperwork (ask a local lawyer)... to pick up the AK....wrap it in bubbles and drop it in a Prepaid FedEx Mailer Box addressed to you. If you give the courier your info they can fillout the FedEx paperwork. DO NOT say anything about batteries.


Edited by burtomr - 12/19/13 at 4:28pm
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I had a similar experience in Hong Kong when asked wife to post my AK120 to Vinnie for mod.   I had boxed it in original box and placed in envelope but needed some padding so it was open.

 

When my wife asked about shipping cost (air) and for padding (so they saw AK120 box) they then started asking her about battery etc and said it cant go by air if it has a battery inside. 

 

I think the rules are like this for everyone as it comes from the airlines.  I just think you have to bend the truth a bit as to what is in the box!!!

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So some time early/mid last year ICAO changed the ruling of allowing lithium batteries to be posted. However it took some time before postal agencies globally started to accept the change (think starting from USPS Nov 15th 2012, and Japan Post 1st Jan 2013, etc.).

There are some weird rules e.g. at least in Japan, there's a "battery size/weight/content to product" ratio and other weird rules like "battery must be in the product" (i.e. leave it in the camera, don't take the battery out for separate packaging).

 

I think Australia Post (and appears HK Post) hasn't ammended their policies to adopt the new ICAO ruling.

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Australia post won't allow the shipping of products containing batteries by air, when ever I've tried to mail something outbound overseas I'm always questioned if there's a batterie, anything within our country needs to go by road. However you just kind of forget to tell them and it seems to get through customs at the airport, and they dont appear terribly fussy about inbound parcels. The biggest problems I've had is with Hong Kong and China postal services brining Daps into Australia. One instance I had a player held for a month but it did get through,, strange situation. Yet Gavin couldn't get a Studio v over to us despite trying twice.
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Australia post won't allow the shipping of products containing batteries by air, when ever I've tried to mail something outbound overseas I'm always questioned if there's a batterie, anything within our country needs to go by road. However you just kind of forget to tell them and it seems to get through customs at the airport, and they dont appear terribly fussy about inbound parcels. The biggest problems I've had is with Hong Kong and China postal services brining Daps into Australia. One instance I had a player held for a month but it did get through,, strange situation. Yet Gavin couldn't get a Studio v over to us despite trying twice.

 

Wish I knew earlier.

 

I met up with Gavin in Tokyo in late Oct and he loaned me his RWAK120S with Tralucent DAC/Amp One prototype. I brought that along with me to Perth in Nov. He could have passed me the Studio V and I could have brought it along with my Oz trip - but I think inter-state shipping of DAPs with Aust Post is also a no-no (by air at least, but I could have ship via land/train/truck to you).

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Wish I knew earlier.

 

I met up with Gavin in Tokyo in late Oct and he loaned me his RWAK120S with Tralucent DAC/Amp One prototype. I brought that along with me to Perth in Nov. He could have passed me the Studio V and I could have brought it along with my Oz trip - but I think inter-state shipping of DAPs with Aust Post is also a no-no (by air at least, but I could have ship via land/train/truck to you).


It's rather strange because in the end I purchased Lee's Studio V 3rd from him in Hawaii. Without any problems what so ever the package arrived in world record time, (I think 7 days), so as the conversation suggests and above posts, it's all rather confusing and possibly rather random at times. If however you could of brought the Studio V over to us I wonder how  (if)  we would send it back. :o. it's a wonderful thought you had there though AnakChan, kudos to you. :)
 

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According to IATA. As long as they are smaller than 100WH it should be fine to ship, i have item ship from AUS which contain Lithium ION @ 28.12WH and i have package to me every month maybe you should find out more detail from your local post.

 

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/lithium-battery-changes.pdf


Edited by stvc - 12/19/13 at 10:14pm
post #4784 of 6941
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


It's rather strange because in the end I purchased Lee's Studio V 3rd from him in Hawaii. Without any problems what so ever the package arrived in world record time, (I think 7 days), so as the conversation suggests and above posts, it's all rather confusing and possibly rather random at times. If however you could of brought the Studio V over to us I wonder how  (if)  we would send it back. :o. it's a wonderful thought you had there though AnakChan, kudos to you. :)
 

 

Well H20 just learn the 11th commandment ;). Thou shalt not get caught. Of course I didn't tell them I was shipping an mp3 player with a battery. I took a lesson out of ibassos book. I declared it as a sound card ;).... Then the phone # you wanted list on the package I put it on the side of the box away from the label as that will drastically delay the package from getting to its destination (it confuses the machines and messes things up where it has to be done manually by a person instead). Ever since the lady at the post office told me that I stopped doing that and my parcels get to their destinations faster.

post #4785 of 6941
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Yes, someone is 'the expert': Vinnie @Red Wine Audio, shoot him an email and you will get any and all your questions answered.

vinnie@redwineaudio.com
Btw I don't think the hotel Staff able to remove the battery for you, 1st you need a T4 screw driver, there are 2 screw at the bottom next to card slot, remove them, you need a tweezer to push the back cover by pushing the 2 screw stud, suction cup work best for this case. You will be able to remove the battery connector. I hope this help you but I don't really think the hotel staff would do this for you. Btw the battery connector are quite fragile be careful when you remove them.

This is how it look like after remove the back cover.

Edited by stvc - 12/20/13 at 12:09am
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