Intepreting the Lithium battery transport regulations for passenger aircraft

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Sep 27, 2006
If you're traveling with your cameras and other battery-operated equipment to, from or within the USA - and perhaps elsewhere around the world - the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) recent pronouncements about the rules governing the transport of batteries containing Lithium means you may have to plan a bit more carefully how many rechargeable battery packs you carry with you, and how you carry them. But it's equally important to understand that the coverage of the so-called Lithium battery ban in the mainstream media has been riddled with misinformation. The reality is that the changes most photographers will have to make when readying to fly are less onerous than the coverage might have led you to believe. *UPDATED*


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