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As of July 1, 2018 mem­bers of the gen­eral pub­lic are no longer al­lowed to pur­chase bat­tery acid with­out a valid Ex­plo­sives, Pre­cur­sors and Poi­sons (EPP) li­cense be­cause sulphuric acid has been re­clas­si­fied as a reg­u­lated sub­stance and as such MUST NOT be sold to re­tail cus­tomers by law. As it is un­likely that a pri­vate in­di­vid­ual will ap­ply for an EPP li­cense to pur­chase bat­tery acid, spe­cial­ist sup­pli­ers are only per­mit­ted to sup­ply dry charged bat­ter­ies by mail or­der with­out bat­tery acid in them. Fol­low­ing sup­ply of dry charged bat­ter­ies the cus­tomer should make ar­range­ments with their lo­cal work­shop/sup­plier to fill it on their be­half with the cor­rect bat­tery acid (which should be 38 per cent by vol­ume to avoid in­val­i­dat­ing any war­ranty). Pre-filled wet charged bat­ter­ies can con­tinue to be sup­plied and do not re­quire a li­cense. Busi­ness to busi­ness trans­ac­tions are un­af­fected al­though they must ob­serve the new reg­u­la­tions.

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