People traveling this Year will have to beware of new Air Travel ban on
Lithium ION batteries..
new U.S. Department of Transportation air travel regulation that came
into effect yesterday may require some to leave their laptop batteries
at home. According to the DOT’s Safe Travel sub-site, folks who travel
by plane are no longer allowed to take spare lithium batteries in their
Lithium batteries installed inside a device are okay with two
exceptions: lithium-metal models that contain more than two grams of
lithium are forbidden in all types of luggage, and lithium-ion models
with more than eight grams of lithium-equivalent content are restricted
in number. To help travelers wrap their head around the new rules, the
DOT’s Safe Travel page has a guide table with a list of allowed and
forbidden batteries depending on luggage types.