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    Given the problems shipping lithium ion batteries around the world are people using non lithium batteries to power their Weapon cameras and if so which ones are recommended? Has Red considered manufacturing a non lithium line of batteries as an alternative as it would cut out all the hassles in regard to shipping via airlines?
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    or, you go for 20min charging hyperchargebatteries.com = less batteries needed for travel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian D. Goff View Post
    or, you go for 20min charging hyperchargebatteries.com = less batteries needed for travel
    These are still LiPo batteries.....I am looking for non Lithium batteries which can fly with our gear.
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    I don't think there is any batteries that you can buy off the shelf (non lithium) to power a red.
    You can use a car battery but with more cells (lead acid) which are usually neither allowed on planes (wet cell).
    Only Dry cell batteries would work but the only ones that would have sufficient power would be NIMH but even these got flagged when I got a spare sent to me. Also the energy density is nowhere near lithium batteries... (short runtime)

    I do some offshore work and even then batteries 100-160wh are not allowed on some helicopters so I mostly use 99wh or lower for everything
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    Just want to check that you know you can fly large Lithium batteries in HOLD luggage, just not in hand luggage?
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    Some airline don't allow that and it is getting harder to fly production equipment related batteries on a large shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Roper View Post
    Just want to check that you know you can fly large Lithium batteries in HOLD luggage, just not in hand luggage?
    NO NO NO!!!!
    You CANNOT check lithium batteries. Hey HAVE to be in your carry on. You risk losing your batteries and a hefty fine.
    Basic rules are you can carry as many batteries under 100w/h you like. Over 150 only 2 spare. But check with the authorities before you travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Roper View Post
    Just want to check that you know you can fly large Lithium batteries in HOLD luggage, just not in hand luggage?
    What do you mean by HOLD luggage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Stilling View Post
    NO NO NO!!!!
    You CANNOT check lithium batteries. Hey HAVE to be in your carry on. You risk losing your batteries and a hefty fine.
    Basic rules are you can carry as many batteries under 100w/h you like. Over 150 only 2 spare. But check with the authorities before you travel.
    +1 Yup. Current regulations according to IATA.
    Batteries bigger than 160Wh, Cargo only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Isaacs View Post
    Given the problems shipping lithium ion batteries around the world are people using non lithium batteries to power their Weapon cameras and if so which ones are recommended? Has Red considered manufacturing a non lithium line of batteries as an alternative as it would cut out all the hassles in regard to shipping via airlines?
    Maybe future technology using high efficient solar panel or wireless power :)
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