Nya regler för Lithium-batterier på flyg
Från den 1 januari 2009 gäller nya bestämmelser för att ta ombord Lithium-ion-batterier på flyget. Det gäller både handbagage och incheckat bagage.
From January 1st 2009 IATA changed its regulations relating to the transportation of Lithium Ion batteries. These changes are BIG and will affect everyone, Manufacturer, Distributor, Dealer and End User alike!.
These changes have a major impact for ”Carry-On” travel and AIR FREIGHT but also relate to ROAD FREIGHT for the first time and therefore impact on how the market operates so should be treated VERY SERIOUSLY!
The major new and amended laws are:
Airline / Personal Luggage
Check-in of Lithium Ion batteries is NOT ALLOWED unless the battery is attached to the camera or equipment (monitor etc). Only this one attached battery is possible.
Li-ion batteries less than 100Wh – you can carry an unlimited amount of spare batteries as carry-on.
Li-ion batteries more than 100Wh but less than 160Wh – a maximum of 2 spare batteries as carry-on.
Li-ion batteries over 160Wh – you cannot carry-on or check-in under any circumstances.
Air Freight / Road Freight
Li-ion batteries less than 100Wh shipped as air cargo or road freight – new rules regarding packaging, labelling and supporting documents.
Li-ion batteries over 100Wh shipped as air cargo or road freight – must be shipped as CLASS 9 – MISCELLANEOUS DANGEROUS GOODS.
As you can see from above, the regulations are strongly encouraging consumers to keep their battery capacity below 100Wh.