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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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air travel: should I take both EX1 batteries as carry-on?

Hi there,
I'm flying later today, and someone mentioned that I bring even my spare battery (which I was going to add to my checked baggage) as carry-on. He said airlines don't like lithium-ion batteries in the hold, or something to this effect.
Can someone corroborate?
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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Check here: http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html

These rules are International Air Transport Association (IATA) rules, but here's the Canadian site and the Aussie equivalent (with a nice table).

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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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Carry on if you can with the new rules, at least you can mail it or something, I checked my on camera light battery belt which was within the rules but it was pulled out before the baggage was allowed to continue on. So if anyone wants a battery belt from Bescore goto JFK... should still be sitting in the hazmat pickup with United...
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #4
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thanks so much to both of you... I will carry them both on and avoid the panic I would have experienced.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #5
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Does anyone know if the BP-U60 battery is classified as "large" or "small" battery by the new FAA rules?

Here is a quote from the website ""Larger" lithium ion batteries are rated between 100 and 300 watt-hours (8-25 g equivalent lithium content"
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Old August 13th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #6
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The BP-U60 is rated at 56Wh, and should be well within the "small" classification.

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Old August 13th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #7
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I travelled with both the EX1, BPU30 and BPU60 packed in a backpack all the way from Canada, through Detroit, Amsterdam and then Norway with all my SxS cards as well. Had no problems at all.

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Old August 13th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #8
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I have flown several times interisland here in Hawaii, and TSA passed my BP-60 batteries in my camera bag without a comment.

I also packed a pair of nano-phosphate battery packs that I built and those went through without a hitch.
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