TSA and Lithium Batteries

Correction: You may carry the batteries on as carry on luggage, but not as checked luggage. The text has been corrected below.

I just stumbled upon this article on Slashdot that points out some new rules from the TSA (I’m an Australian living in Australia so it doesn’t impact me until I travel into the US) about how many lithium batteries that you can take on a plane as hand checked luggage.

There seems to be some confusion about what capacity/weight ratio the restriction kicks in at and there is some mild outrage from what a probably geeks carrying large amounts of devices (I count myself in that number). That said, I doubt that the new rule is that onerous except where it is executed by individuals with insufficient training.

Last year I posted about the impact of the Dell/Apple/other battery recall on the travelling public – well, at least how it impacted me πŸ™‚


One thought on “TSA and Lithium Batteries

  1. Nic Wise

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the airlines allow cellphones to be used on planes (please no!) but no lithium batteries….. kinda kills all the crackberries (and WM phones) in one go πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s