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#1 Dave Schwandner

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:48 AM

I'm curious if anyone can give advice to flying international with batteries.  I have a gig coming up in Israel and have 6 Anton Bauer Dionic HC's in my kit.  I have an SKB case for my batteries with laser cut foam inserts for each individual battery.  Everything I read online regarding flying with lithium ion batteries seems a bit ambiguous.  I have flown domestically (kit gets checked) many times with 4 AB HC's in my camera package and never had an issue.  Please respond if you have any insight!


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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:16 AM

Hey Dave, this is the best resource: http://video.antonba...tionInformation

Basically, you can carry on as many HC batteries as you you like, but if you have them in checked, each battery must be installed on a piece of equipment.
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#3 Dave Schwandner

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:56 PM

Thanks for the info Alan.  I've read that on their site.  Thanks for the addition input!


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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:13 PM

If you have a battery that is not on a piece of a battery plate, place a piece of electrical tape on the connectors.


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#5 Benjamin Verhulst

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:17 AM

Yea, you can't check spare batteries if they're loose. You wanna be careful with it - there were reports a few years ago of a cameraman being fined something like $75k for having LiOn batteries in his checked baggage.

 

Totally different regulations if you're shipping, lots of labeling involved...

 

Here's a cheat sheet for you - http://www.iata.org/...sengerFlyer.jpg


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#6 Janice Arthur

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:24 AM

Dave

Are batteries avail at your destination?

The beauty of AB is that they're widely avail worldwide and maybe will save even money with all the shipping restrictions?

Maybe u just take one or two as a safety net or ship all your batts ahead via fed ex?

Just an idea.

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#7 Dave Schwandner

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

Hey Janice, I think what I'm going to do is carry my batts on in a carry-on.  Thanks for all the input everyone!


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#8 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:23 PM

Carry-on no problem. I also bring along printed documentation from AB as to what wattage the batteries are just in case. Can't put them in the belly of the plane. 

 

I think Janice's suggestion about local sourcing is excellent too. And so is Janice.


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#9 Janice Arthur

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 07:22 PM

Lawrence

Huge and humble appreciation

Have a good 2015

Janice
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