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Illegal in Canada to take Phantom batteries on a plane?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FrankB, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. FrankB

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    I just found out that Transport Canada does not allow LiPO batteries with a rating of more than 160 Wh to be taken on a plane. They also can't contain more than 2 grams of lithium.

    So the standard Phantom battery is rated at 2200 mAh (2.2 Ah), and produces a 11.1 volt current, which means that it has 2.2 Ah x 11.1 v = 24.4 Wh (correct me if I'm wrong). This means I should be able to take it on an airplane- but only as carry on baggage. Note that unless the battery is in a device, it can't be taken as checked baggage.

    But the Phantom battery does not state how much lithium it contains- so does anyone know if it meets the 2 gram rule?

    Has anyone had much experience carrying the Phantom and spare batteries on airplanes and, if so, have you ever experienced any hassles?
     
  2. FrankB

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    So this site http://safetravel.dot.gov/definitions.html states that a 100 Wh battery has the equivalent of 8 grams of lithium, so the Phantom battery has about 2 grams of lithium, which means it should be legal.

    I understand the Phantom Vision will carry a 4400 mAh battery, which means it will have 4 grams of lithium and would be illegal to take onto an airplane in either the U.S. or Canada.
     
  3. Roadkilt

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    I flew in the US last month and there was a sign saying all LiPo batteries had to be in carryon only, nothing in checked baggage.
     
  4. Joeg1937

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    It is legal here in the US to take any Litium Ion Battery, that is under 100 watt hours, so therefore a phantom 2 quad has a 5200 mah battery which equates to 57.72 watt hours and that is well below the max of 100 watt hours.

    Having said that it must be taken in carryon baggage....have a great flight!
     
  5. gordhunt

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    I've flown multiple times with mine as checked baggage and no issues. I do out them in sealed zip lock bags in my case though

    Sent from my S4
     
  6. Tahoe Ed

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    I fly with my P2Z and carry 4 of the lipos in the case as carry on. TSA has never given me any problems.