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As of January 1 2008, the lives of those of us who travel with our production gear just got a little harder… again. The bottom line is ALL lithium batteries need to be carried on, not packed in baggage, This is all lithium batteries, from a spare laptop or cellphone battery, as well as our camera batteries.

Although the rules can be confusing, here are the basics:

  • Carry on all Lithium batteries
  • 90Wh batteries (our AM/SM4060 units) are in the “any number of spare batteries” category. (see DOT info)
  • Larger than 90Wh batteries (our AM/SM 4080 &4010 units) are limited to only 2 per person, as they have always been. (see DOT info)

Of course, we all need to be well prepared in case we need to explain the rules and regulations to a TSA person should the need arise, so please see the links below for some useful downloads and links.


Useful Links and Downloads:

TSA Statement: http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html
DOT Press Release: DOT Lithium Air Travel
Actual "Code of Federal Regulation" (CFR) Revision CFR_49-157.10 (PDF download)
Batteries 4 Broadcast Travel Statement: B4B Travel Letter (PDF Download)

Product Spec Sheets:

AM-4060 90Wh   Lithium Ion Battery Pack= 7.92 Grams
AM-4080 120Wh Lithium Ion Battery Pack= 10.56 Grams
AM-4010 150Wh Lithium Ion Battery Pack= 13.20 Grams

SM-4060 90Wh   Lithium Ion Battery Pack= 7.92 Grams
SM-4060 120Wh Lithium Ion Battery Pack= 10.56 Grams
SM-4010 150Wh Lithium Ion Battery Pack= 13.20 Grams

NP-1040 60Wh Lithium Ion Battery Pack= 5.72 Grams