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    New DOT rules on flying with Li-Ion Batteries, 1 Jan 08.

    " 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:"

    http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html

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    Re: New DOT rules on flying with Li-Ion Batteries, 1 Jan 08.

    What nonsense. Okay so 6 M8 batteries i can't put in my bag. How do you measure content in grams.
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    Re: New DOT rules on flying with Li-Ion Batteries, 1 Jan 08.

    After reading all this crap, I'm going to need to start taking lithium!

    Thanks for the heads up John.

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    Re: New DOT rules on flying with Li-Ion Batteries, 1 Jan 08.

    I found the article in the link above to be confusingly-worded and inconsistent. There is a much clearer version of the new rules on the DOT website:

    http://phmsa.dot.gov/portal/site/PHM...001ecb7898RCRD

    Or, if it's easier than the link above, go to www.tsa.gov and look for the link under "In the News".

    Gee, I guess we just had to do something about that epidemic of in-flight exploding battery incidents...?

    Lisa

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    Re: New DOT rules on flying with Li-Ion Batteries, 1 Jan 08.

    It was based on a single incident which was not resolved and was not in carry on.

    "The NTBS action came during a hearing today into an incident aboard a United Parcel Service cargo plane at Philadelphia International Airport early in 2006. The NTBS decision would end the long-standing exemption for small lithium-batteries from hazardous materials regulations. Despite its recommendation to remove the exception for small lithium-ion batteries, NTSB could not determine what caused the episode aboard the aircraft."

    Full PRBA statement on the subject.

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