How to Safely and Legally Fly With Camera Batteries

If there’s one thing photographers and videographers can never have enough of, it’s batteries. However, traveling with them can be an issue, as planes and large lithium ion batteries generally don’t mix. This helpful video will give you the rundown on traveling safely and legally with your batteries.

Coming to you from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, this helpful video will tell you everything you need to know about flying with batteries. The FAA and airlines have tightened regulations, and it’s important to exercise proper caution when transporting batteries. The regulations are in place as battery fires in cargo holds are extremely serious, and it can be very difficult for a flight crew to battle the blaze, as was the case in UPS Airlines Flight 6. Because of this, both lithium metal and lithium ion/polymer batteries that aren’t installed in devices must be carried on with the passenger, and there are certain limitations on the size and number of batteries you can carry. Be sure to take all this into account when traveling with gear and plan ahead if you’ll need more power when you arrive at your location. Check out the video above for more information.

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