Shipping camera battery vs flying with one?

7 months 3 weeks ago #666067 by Chester Foster
I just had a new battery come in today from Amazon and on the box it had large sticker that said "Lithium Ion batteries - forbidden for transport aboard passenger aircraft".  

How is this different from when I go flying and have multiple batteries on me? 


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7 months 3 weeks ago #666070 by Nikon Shooter
In Europe, no problem if batteries are not in a device
and carried in a safe way.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #666074 by effron
You just can't check them, put the batteries in your carry on bag.

Why so serious?
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7 months 3 weeks ago #666105 by Chester Foster
But what I'm saying, how can these be carried on, yet can't be shipped, even by retailer like Amazon?


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7 months 3 weeks ago #666146 by effron
According to the FAA......"Lithium batteries, which power everyday devices, can catch fire if damaged or if battery terminals are short-circuited."

Why so serious?
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7 months 3 weeks ago #666158 by garyrhook

effron wrote: According to the FAA......"Lithium batteries, which power everyday devices, can catch fire if damaged or if battery terminals are short-circuited."


The question was, how can they be shipped if they can't go into a cargo hold? On passenger jets you're expected to keep them in the cabin, not cargo. But what about the jets used by FedEx/UPS/etc to send things long distances? Those purchases out of New York don't all go by truck when heading to (e.g.) Texas.

There is a piece of information missing, me thinks.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #666169 by bluegoose
Greetings,

I travel internationally and as long as I cover the extra battery terminals with tape there has never been a problem. Their primary concern is the terminals shorting out or coming in contact with something that could short them out. New batteries normally come with terminal coverings and packaged separately when shipped thus providing the protections required. Batteries if taken on an aircraft must be available for inspection by security personnel so they must be in carry on bags. If discovered in checked baggage, the bag will be opened and they removed and placed for disposal, (or at a near resale shop). Best to cover the terminals and carry on board.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #666192 by effron
Yes, its all about packaging. Loose in luggage is a no no. I've had a few things taken (stolen) from my checked luggage, they're great about it though, they always leave a notice when they swipe an item...Its not just Lithium batteries.
Anyway, just carry them on. I don't understand why anyone would check any photo gear unless one wants to lose it.

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