Has anyone tried to Charge an IDX battery on the Red Charger (or Red Batteries on IDX Charger)? The reason I ask is that there may be a solution to the Lithium Ion conundrum(???). According to several people I've talked to, including this post on the Batteries4Broadcast site, you can carry a maximum of 2 batteries of the 150wh batteries (for example) and a larger number of "under 8 gram" Lithium Ion batteries, but all need to be carry on.
As per Batteries4Broadcast site:
Are there travel restrictions for Lithium Ion batteries?
Yes. Passengers are allowed an unlimited number of spare batteries whose equivalent lithium content per battery is less than 8 gr. (Our 90Wh batteries). Each passenger can also carry no more than two lithium-ion batteries that contain more than 8 gr. of equivalent lithium content per battery, this includes our 120Wh and our 150Wh models. For more information, please contact your carrier for more information on changes in policy.
Now - I just talked to Air Canada and they put me on hold for a very long time trying to research this (my conclusion - this obviously isn't a high priority on the front lines). Eventually they they came back with this - 150wh batteries are okay if attached to the camera and spares need to be under 8 grams, but she also told me there was no limit on the number of spare batteries, as long as the spares are under 8 grams. Perhaps if 2x150 batteries are attached to the camera via "The Swap-Pack" from Action Products, it would be okay seeing they are not spares (am I pushing the envelope now?).
So, if I can put 90wh IDX batteries on the Red charger (or vise-versa) there might be something to work with.
Will Red come out with a lower watt hour battery?
Thoughts, feedback and fanatical flaming are most appreciated. Well, perhaps not the flaming - I just want answers and solutions.