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TSA Battery Restrictions: Clearing Up Confusion on Flying with Lithium Ion

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

TSA Battery Restrictions: Clearing Up Confusion on Flying with Lithium Ion

Congratulations! You just got hired to travel for your photography/video services! The question now becomes: how do you get your batteries on the airplane? Does TSA have anything to say about it?
Since the Galaxy smartphone explosions , people have been paranoid about lithium-ion batteries exploding on board (you actually have a higher chance of getting struck by lightning than having your battery explode mid-air).
In this 10-minute video, we're going to clear up the confusion so you can travel with peace of mind.
Flying with AAA and AA Batteries
Standard AA and AAA batteries have no restrictions on them. Fly with as many as you want! Try to keep them in their original packaging so TSA won't give you a problem. If you have them in a bag, TSA is afraid the batteries will short-out and cause an explosion.
Flying with Lithium-Ion Batteries
In each lithium-ion battery, there are two compartments that are separated by a thin piece of plastic. Now, if the two sides meet, that is what causes an explosion. But, like...

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