While the most commonly discussed subjects around portable power solutions include performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness, when planning productions in remote or exotic locations, it is important to consider travel regulations.
Traveling with certain batteries requires the traveler to take special precautions to comply with safety regulations. As of April 1, 2016, new rules for transportation of Lithium Ion batteries based on ICAO/IATA 56th Edition of IATA DGR go into effect. The latest rules affect how Lithium Ion batteries are carried on board passenger aircraft as well as the way they are classified, labeled and packed when transported by air cargo.
Below, please find some sources with information about traveling with and shipping batteries:
PHMSA – Traveling with Lithium Batteries
FAA – Batteries Carried by Airline Passengers (PDF)
FAA – Pack Safe
FAA – Safety Alert for Operators (PDF)
IATA – Passenger Dangerous Goods Corner
IATA – Lithium Batteries
IATA – Lithium Batteries as Cargo in 2016 (PDF)
For information on transportation of Anton/Bauer batteries, please download and read the detailed technical bulletin.