Originally Posted by B.C.Biker
Any idea if one could take these in carry-on luggage?
Below is a guide line from the FAA... The Micro-Start falls well below the 100 Watt hour limit. So it is good to take with you on a plane. I would suggest you print from the FAA site and give it to TSA person if you carry any item they might call. They are just hired people to search you and if you have paperwork you can tell them to buzz off. the Watt Hours are on the back of the Micro-Start so you could prove it to them also if they questioned it. But most shouldn't... just say it a laptop back up battery, or cell phone back up battery... which it is.
You can print from the The FAA website (www.FAA.gov
) states that;
Lithium ion batteries (a.k.a.: rechargeable lithium, lithium polymer, LIPO, secondary lithium)
Passengers may carry consumer-sized lithium ion batteries [no more than 8 grams of equivalent
lithium content or 100 watt hours (wh) per battery]. This size covers AA, AAA, 9-volt, cell
phone, PDA, camera, camcorder, Gameboy, and standard laptop computer batteries.
Passengers can also bring two (2) larger lithium ion batteries (more than 8 grams, up to 25
grams of equivalent lithium content per battery) in their carry-on. This size covers larger
extended-life laptop batteries. Most consumer lithium ion batteries are below this size.