>It is exactly as complicated as I'm making it sound - if you >are shipping just Li-Ion batteries without the electronics in >the box, they are treated as explosives when entering the US
As explosives? LOL! What do they do? Call the bomb squad for each package that continues Li-xx pack?
The US market is overran by shipments of unprotected LiPo packs used for remote control models. These "bombs" have many more times more energy than EL14. One RC pack can wight as much as your DSLR.
I have had shipped 2lb of these unprotected packs from Asia. No bomb squad involved.
>and checked accordingly. If you're surprised, you don't know >how dangerous the little buggers are. They are far and away >more reactive than other types. Other examples of agencies >that have had to put in restrictions due to past problems: >OSHA requires that a bomb box and thermal monitoring at 100 >times per second be used whenever working with the bare cells >and solder or welding. This is not required with any other >battery chemistry.
A bomb box? For what? To work on EL14? LOL!!! May be for working on a utility 500Lb generator backup battery but please get things into perspective.
> >Unlike a Ni-MH fire, or a Ni-Cad fire, a Lithium fire, >particularly with Li-Ion batteries, cannot be put out, it must >burn itself to exhaustion, so if you get thermal runaway, >you're toast. Cell phone and camera batteries may be small >and relative annoyances, but the larger ones especially are a >real problem.
So the EL14 one is the larger one from those mention?
>This is also why no Li-Ion cells can be carried >in an airplane's hold when it is carrying passengers, they >must be carry-on and even then only up to a certain size. >Larger Li-Ion cells (including some high capacity laptop >batteries) or larger concentrations of them must be carried >aboard cargo aircraft without passengers aboard; that's right, >the FAA has deemed them too dangerous to even be in an >airplane's cargo hold with you on board (and, yes, the TSA >will pull you off the plane if they detect Li-Ion cells in >your luggage upon X-Ray inspection, I've seen them do it).
We talking about 48g pack here.
I am done talking on this topic as this is getting ridicules discussing bomb boxes on this forum.