"Spare" lithium batteries

"Spare" lithium batteries

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    "Spare" lithium batteries

    Got extra batteries for your laptop, etc?
    You might want to read this if you plan on flying:
    http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html
    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.


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    What next? No spare undies allowed???
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    I fell so much safer. Ya right. Just one more thing to clog up the security lines.
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    From what I've been able to find out, the reason for the ban in checked luggage is that there is the possibility that the batteries could short out (if they came into contact with something metallic in your luggage I guess).
    When a lithium battery catches fire it burns very hot and is difficult to extinguish; the fire suppression system in the cargo hold of a plane will not put out a lithium fire.
    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.

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    We had a fire start in a security guards locker due to lithium batteries in a SureFire flashlight. Not that big of a deal, until it was realized that the room was used as an armory for the security force, and they had loaded rounds in their weapons. Once a couple of chambered rounds started cooking off, it really changed the fire fighting tactics.

    Needless to say, lithium batteries are no longer allowed at work, and I do not have any in my house.
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    Well, I can understand the concern about fires.

    However....they're still allowed on carry-on.

    Lithium fires are very hot and difficult to extinguish unless they are caught early . . . Dense white clouds of caustic and choking lithium oxide are formed when
    lithium burns. A self-contained breathing apparatus must, therefore, be worn when fighting lithium fires. If a lithium fire reaches
    large proportions, nothing can be done but to let it burn. In a sealed room such as a dry room, remember that the supply of oxygen is
    quickly consumed in feeding a lithium fire.
    Source

    If lithium fire is such a concern, I fail to see how allowing this in the passenger compartment is any better.
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    Traveling with 123A's in a protective case shouldn't prove to be a problem. I've got one like the first here, but Surefire's case is also really nice.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    We had a fire start in a security guards locker due to lithium batteries in a SureFire flashlight. Not that big of a deal, until it was realized that the room was used as an armory for the security force, and they had loaded rounds in their weapons. Once a couple of chambered rounds started cooking off, it really changed the fire fighting tactics.

    Needless to say, lithium batteries are no longer allowed at work, and I do not have any in my house.
    Well, lithium batteries are not the only potential for fire. Maybe they should prohibit electricity as well?

    -john

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