Lithium Battery and Device Information

E-Transportation Device Registration  

E-Transportation devices must now be registered, please view the link on the survey below:

The registration is free and only includes electronically powered bikes and scooters. Passenger vehicles and ADA Mobility devices are excluded.

Lithium-Ion batteries are found in many consumer devices today due to their small size, power output and versatility. However, in some cases, lithium-Ion batteries may become reactive with their environment and start a fire.  

Binghamton University is investing heavily in emerging energy storage technology related to Li-ion batteries. While our researchers are busy creating the future energy solutions, consumer grade lithium batteries are plentiful and present hazards the University must manage.

To best prevent Lithium-Ion Battery related fires, EH&S urges the community to take CHARGE:

  • Choose certified products with the nationally recognized UL safety standard
  • Handle with care, using only the charger recommended by the manufacturer
  • Always stay alert for warning signs such as swelling, hissing, or odors from the battery
  • Recycle batteries and devices properly be sending them to approved disposal locations
  • Get out quickly if there's a fire, pulling the pull station and then proceeding immediately to the nearest exit
  • Educate others about battery safety!

More information about this can be found at

Requirements for Device Use, Storage and Charging on Campus

All electronic transportation devices stored or charged on campus must meet the following requirements:

1. All devices used on campus must be registered. There is no fee for this.

2. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Use only the battery and the charger that were designed for the device and that came with the device.

4. Only purchase and use devices, batteries, and charging equipment that are listed and labeled in accordance with UL2272 or UL2849 (Underwriters Laboratory).

5. Device must be plugged directly into a wall outlet during charging. Do not use extension cords or power strips.

6. You must be present during the entire battery charging process.

7. Do not block exit paths, hallways, or stairwells during charging operations or storage.

8. Do not continue charging the device or device battery after it is fully charged.

9. Only charge one device or device battery at a time.

10. Keep batteries at room temperature when possible. Do not charge at temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

11. Do not store batteries in direct sunlight or inside hot vehicles.

12. Do NOT ride any device inside any campus building.

13. Only have device repairs performed by a qualified professional.

14. Do NOT place lithium-ion batteries in the trash!

15. All users must comply with applicable traffic laws.

Please note: This does not apply to battery-operated devices such as, but not limited to, laptops, desk top computers, iPads, tablets, cell phones, ADA Mobility Devices, etc.

Questions? Contact EH&S at 607-777-2211. In case of emergency, contact University Police at 607-777-2222.