Traveling with batteries

I actually had a question about this.  I know a lot of people travel with cameras, and bring spare LiO batteries.   It’s the spares you have to be careful with.   Here is a link to a very informative article.

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If shorted out, a lithium battery can be dangerous.

When transporting my spare lithium batteries, I either store them in a plastic case or put them in a ziplock bag -- 1 battery per bag.

For charging, I only use a reputable "smart" charger that reads the battery and cuts off when the battery is charged.

Thanks for posting this.

I keep the plastic “covers” that the batteries come with from the factory and place them on when they aren’t loaded into one of the cameras or other devices.

While I’ve never personally seen a lithium battery catch fire I know that they can be extremely dangerous if punctured or shorted.

Fire is one of the most dreaded emergencies at sea so this is a very good reminder to not become complacent with the potential dangers of lithium batteries.

Good article. Thanks for posting it.


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