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01/01/2008 11:54:39 PM · #1
I have to fly on thursday, good thing I found this article

US Department of Transport announces restrictions for Li-Ion batteries

The US Department of Transportation has announced new safety rules relating to the storage of rechargeable Lithium batteries when flying to, from and within the USA. The new restrictions, effective from January 1st 2008, dictate that loose Lithium cells may not be packed in checked baggage under any circumstances - batteries installed in equipment are unaffected. Carry-on baggage may contain up to two loose batteries but only if there is no possibility of short-circuit, containing them individually within simple plastic bags or their original packaging is sufficient to prevent this and will satisfy inspectors. Click through for the DOT press release.


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Message edited by author 2008-01-01 23:55:25.
01/02/2008 12:01:20 AM · #2
Yeah but most of use don't have lithium (unless they worded that release badly) unfortunately the chances are the brains trust at "security" will not figure out the difference.
01/02/2008 12:01:26 AM · #3
wow thanks, i fly on sunday, thans for the heads up
01/02/2008 02:06:44 AM · #4
a lot of people use lithium for strobes
01/02/2008 02:11:31 AM · #5
"check again"
01/02/2008 02:19:10 PM · #6
Originally posted by BeeCee:

"check again"


i guess i was fooled as well. Are the batteries used in Canon cameras litium-ion?

Message edited by author 2008-01-02 14:19:31.
01/02/2008 09:24:14 PM · #7
Originally posted by Elmakias:

Originally posted by BeeCee:

"check again"


i guess i was fooled as well. Are the batteries used in Canon cameras litium-ion?


I would say so; Nikon's are.
01/02/2008 09:31:07 PM · #8
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