When transporting any battery it's very important that the positive and negative terminals are insulated to avoid short circuits, but when transporting Lithium ion batteries this requirement is written into the regulations and anyone offering these batteries for transport must ensure that the terminals are correctly insulated.
For OEM shipments this requirement is usually met by the original packaging however when end customers transport their batteries the requirement may be met by using electrical tape, a plastic bag or some other makeshift means.
At Inspired Energy, their solution is to provide a flexible bright yellow end caps which can be fitted over the end of their standard smart batteries. These provide insulation over the already recessed terminals and prevents any chance of short circuit from loose metal parts such as keys, paperclips etc. and they also keep the terminals free from dirt and other contaminants.
These end caps are available from Accutronics and can be purchased online via our website. Remember to add one of these when placing your order for batteries - better safe than sorry.