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Monday, December 31, 2007

New U.S. TSA rules effective Jan. 1, 2008

Hat tip to 1389 Blog - Antijihadist Tech for info on new U.S. TSA rules that take effect New Year’s Day 2008 concerning spare lithium batteries you pack and take with you when you travel by air. 1389 reports: "You will no longer be able to pack spare batteries in checked baggage, but, within limits, you will be allowed to pack spare batteries in carry-on baggage. Most lithium batteries for consumer electronic devices such as laptops and video cameras will meet the restrictions. But large, professional-grade batteries may exceed the limits; if you have any doubts, call the manufacturer before you pack your devices for travel."

Don’t Lose Your Batteries to Airport Security! by Gary Krakow, TheStreet.com:
If you’re one of the millions of airline travelers who carry spare lithium laptop, cell phone and camera batteries with you, listen up: The government has some new rules which go into effect on New Year’s Day. Fortunately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is not worried about the batteries installed in your devices, be it an iPhone or laptop. Those are safe to bring along with you on the plane in your carry-on bag. But the TSA is worried about loose, spare batteries. These are batteries with uncovered electrical contacts, which, if touched by other metal objects could cause an explosion and fire during a flight. So, the agency wants to make sure that any spare lithium batteries you take with you on your flight meet its new standards.
From the DOT Safe Travel site:
Effective January 1, 2008, the following rules apply to the spare lithium batteries you carry with you in case the battery in a device runs low:
  • Spare batteries are the batteries you carry separately from the devices they power. When batteries are installed in a device, they are not considered spare batteries.

  • You may not pack a spare lithium battery in your checked baggage

  • You may bring spare lithium batteries with you in carry-on baggage – see our spare battery tips and how-to sections to find out how to pack spare batteries safely!

  • Even though we recommend carrying your devices with you in carry-on baggage as well, if you must bring one in checked baggage, you may check it with the batteries installed.


  • The following quantity limits apply to both your spare and installed batteries. The limits are expressed in grams of “equivalent lithium content.” 8 grams of equivalent lithium content is approximately 100 watt-hours. 25 grams is approximately 300 watt-hours:
  • Under the new rules, you can bring batteries with up to 8-gram equivalent lithium content. All lithium ion batteries in cell phones are below 8 gram equivalent lithium content. Nearly all laptop computers also are below this quantity threshold.

  • You can 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. Examples of two types of lithium ion batteries with equivalent lithium content over 8 grams but below 25.

  • For a lithium metal battery, whether installed in a device or carried as a spare, the limit on lithium content is 2 grams of lithium metal per battery.

  • Almost all consumer-type lithium metal batteries are below 2 grams of lithium metal. But if you are unsure, contact the manufacturer!

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    1 Comments:

    Anonymous Compaq Notebook Batteries said...

    Travel safety is by far one of the greatest protocols in today's world. I personally think that mistakes are suppose to happen, and after something so tragic like our recent 9/11 attack, we seriously can't afford to not be ready if in any case something of that sort or borderline tragic happens again. I agree with what has to be said over here, but some things are just deeply questionable. Like being able to carry certain things with us either on the plane or cruise, heck I got some chocolate taken away from me at airport luggage security in Canada!

    4/14/2009  

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