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Do you carry your batteries on board or check them?
Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 10:49 AM on 09.09.14
->> http://petapixel.com/2014/09/08/pro-tip-declare-your-lithium-ion-batteries-.../
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Mike Isler, Photographer
New York | NY | US | Posted: 2:48 PM on 09.09.14
->> Debra - see the FAA's guidance here:

http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ash/ash_programs/h...

No standard camera gear's batteries will exceed the 100Wh limit per battery. When you get into larger batteries for portable strobe gear, one has to pay attention to the limits though, with ProB4 batteries and Vagabond batteries (145Wh), etc. You're permitted unlimited batteries under 100Wh, and two batteries 100-300Wh, in carry-on.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 3:28 PM on 09.09.14
->> I've never had an issue with camera batteries or small battery packs for speedlights (like a Dynalite Jackrabbit).

Recently I've noticed some airports are asking you to turn on your laptop.
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Jason Myers, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 3:49 PM on 09.09.14
->> I carry on my Elinchrom Quadra battery packs all the time.. no issues
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 7:38 PM on 09.10.14
->> There is no need to declare your batteries when boarding a commercial flight. Your individual batteries will likely never exceed the Dept of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration' s guidelines.
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Sam Morris, Photographer
Las Vegas | NV | USA | Posted: 3:59 PM on 09.13.14
->> Didn't someone make stickers or something at some point to circumvent these issues?
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 4:13 PM on 09.13.14
->> Oh Sam you are funny, while you're being funny, why not answer the question. Sure it is easy to take pot shots from the douche bag seats, rather than answer real question with a real answer.

The answer is that as the 1st of January 2002 the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration implemented that lithium and lithium-ion cells and batteries traveling on board commercial aircraft must be regulated in the U.S. in accordance with Part 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, (49 CFR Sections 100-185) of the U.S. Hazardous Materials
Regulations (HMR). Section 173.185, as well as follow the Special Provisions contained in Section 172.102, that require battery manufactuers provide
information on the exceptions and packaging for shipping based on details of weights, tests and classifications to allow for proper determination if lithium and lithium-ion cells can be transported on board the aircraft.

The batteries must travel in carry on baggage and the Transportation Security Administration is to enforce that lithium and lithium-ion batteries are no longer allowed loose in checked baggage. They may fly checked only if installed in a device.

Under the DOT PMHSA rules, enforced by the TSA, you can bring batteries with up to 8-gram equivalent lithium content. Passengers may also bring up to two spare batteries with an aggregate equivalent lithium content of up to 25 grams, in addition to any batteries that fall below the 8-gram threshold.

... and the stickers, which would have fallen under DOT, not DHS, which were never made, would have been legal for use if placed on batteries that were legally within the guidelines set forth by the DOT PMHSA.

But you know ... keep making your wise cracks because it is easier than answering someone's question when you don't know jack $#!+ about what you're talking about.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 4:25 PM on 09.13.14
->> Sorry that should read "as of the 1st of January 2008 [not 2002] the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration implemented that lithium and lithium-ion cells and batteries traveling on board commercial aircraft must be regulated in the U.S. in accordance ... "
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Sam Morris, Photographer
Las Vegas | NV | USA | Posted: 5:17 PM on 09.13.14
->> Why so touchy Stephen? Debora's question had been answered four times already, so why not a little levity?

"A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men." - Roald Dahl
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 5:36 PM on 09.13.14
->> Sam


It is Steven. If you can't get that right your captioning skills must be fantastic.
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor, Photographer
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 3:42 AM on 09.15.14
->> Well, SOMEBODY got up on the wrong side of the business class aisle this week. :-)

I also seem to recall that somebody came up with some stickers to deal with this.

--Mark
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