The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
New Rules for Air Passengers with Lithium Ion Batteries

New Rules for Air Passengers with Lithium Ion Batteries

by , 4:00 PM EST, January 3rd, 2008

Effective January 1, 2008, the US Department of Transportation has imposed new regulations on lithium ion batteries for air passengers in both carry-on and checked baggage.

The most important change is that spare lithium batteries, not installed in a device and over a certain size, may not go into checked baggage. Also, the number of spare batteries carried on board is limited by the total lithium equivalent in grams.

A complete description of the new regulations along with a chart summarizing the rules is at the safetravel section of the the dot.gov Website. With so many people descending on Macworld very soon with their computers and cameras, this might be a good time to review the new DOT regulations.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated August 30th

Tue, 6:29 PM
Geekbench 4 Released for Mac, iOS, and Other OSes
Tue, 5:32 PM
Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint Stylus: $39.99
Tue, 4:55 PM
Apple Updates HP Printer Drivers
Tue, 3:53 PM
Sonos's Future: Opening Up Control to Alexa and Third-Party Apps
Tue, 2:06 PM
9 Great New 'Little' iOS 10 Features
Tue, 2:06 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-30: Apple's EU Tax Bill, September 7 Media Event
Tue, 12:37 PM
EU Says Apple Owes €13B in Back Taxes, and the Fight is On
Mon, 9:03 PM
Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke Will Feature Broader Range of Celebrities
Mon, 7:54 PM
MOS Pack Backpack Charges Multiple Devices with One Plug
Mon, 5:45 PM
Blood in the Macintosh Water: Apple's Competitors Now Sense Weakness
Mon, 5:29 PM
FresheTech Splash Tunes Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $19.99
Mon, 5:15 PM
Apple Might Destroy the EU
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!