Shipping and moving AQMesh
There are two main points to consider when moving or shipping AQMesh:
- Which power supply the AQMesh pod is using
- The default option is a DC power supply which can be connected to local mains power or a solar panel, however, users can opt to use a lithium battery instead. Where lithium batteries have been supplied, the shipping procedure detailed below must apply when shipping or transporting an AQMesh pod.
- Sensors require a period of stabilisation before data is valid
- All AQMesh pods, regardless of which power supply they use, will be affected by a change in location/environment and will need to stabilise and rebase before data in the new location is valid. This process is a total of 4 days – 2 days for environmental stabilisation and 2 days for rebasing.
Lithium batteries MUST be removed when transported using a carrier, or classed as dangerous goods
Some AQMesh pods are supplied with a lithium battery. This battery can power the pod for over two years but it is considered to be dangerous goods by most carriers, particularly airlines. It is very important that our guidelines are followed when forwarding or returning AQMesh pods that contain a lithium battery:
It is not possible to ship these AQMesh pods via a normal courier service, or travel with them on any commercial flight, unless you are not including the lithium battery at all.
If you are sending pods to a new location with their batteries they must be packaged accordingly for dangerous goods and sent with a dangerous goods carrier.
You are able to ship AQMesh pods without batteries on any normal courier service and source an alternative non-dangerous goods battery for short term use. The pods can run on a short life battery (for demonstration purposes only) which will make air travel easier when you need to transport pods. Whilst we can’t recommend an alternative battery as only our battery has been tested and approved for use in the product, for demonstration purposes you could supply your own power to the pod as long as the supply fits in the enclosure, is between 3V and 5V and can supply +60mA.
When you have relocated your pods you must ensure they go through rebasing in their new environment.