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Flying with Lithium Ion Batteries
Ken Lanese, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | USA | Posted: 10:10 AM on 06.26.17
->> I haven't flown in a long time and my wife and I are flying cross country on American Airlines and here is the verbage from their website on batteries I have a Canon 7D Mark II,

"We allow up to 2 of each device and 2 spare batteries intended for personal use only, with restrictions:
?Approved devices and batteries are safely packaged in carry-on only
?Bags, boxes and luggage carrying more than the allotted amount for personal use will not be accepted"

If I'm reading this right and using my battery grip, I guess that means I can only bring a total of 4 batteries with me? Any suggestions on how to bring more?
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Patrick Fallon, Photographer, Assistant
Torrance | California | USA | Posted: 8:07 PM on 06.26.17
->> From the AA site:

The LP-E6N is 1865mAh and 7.2V - some googling and math says they are 13.43Wh. On that AA page it states:
"Less than 100 Wh – Unlimited quantity in carry-on baggage"

More specifically the formula for calculating Wh, per:

You can arrive at the number of watt-hours your battery provides if you know how many milliamp hours and volts your battery provides:
mAh/1000 x V = Wh

Most lithium ion batteries marketed to consumers are below 100 watt-hours (8 grams ELC). If you are unsure of the watt-hour rating of your lithium ion battery, contact the manufacturer."

If the batteries are installed in the grip/camera you're good.
Other batteries you should have in a cap in place/case to protect against accidental discharge. You can use cardboard/tape as well to protect contacts. Main thing is keeping away from keys and coins, etc.

Source: 100k miles on AA last year and never been hassled or questioned on this.

Happy flying!
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