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  • Lithium in BP-U60?

     Dean Sensui updated 14 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 11 Posts
  • Jim Watt

    January 7, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Anyone have a clue how much Lithium is in the BP-U60? Figure with the new TSA lithium rules it would be helpful to know.

    thx…jw

  • Philip Johnston

    January 7, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I assume you want to know the following BP-U60 = 14.4v 3.9Ah

    “Setting the standards for others to follow”

  • Philip Johnston

    January 7, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I assume you want to know the following BP-U60 = 14.4v 3.9Ah

    “Setting the standards for others to follow”

  • Philip Johnston

    January 7, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I assume you want to know the following BP-U60 = 14.4v 3.9Ah

    “Setting the standards for others to follow”

  • Philip Johnston

    January 7, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I assume you want to know the following BP-U60 = 14.4v 3.9Ah

    “Setting the standards for others to follow”

  • Philip Johnston

    January 7, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    OOPs sorry for 3 extra posts but I thought it was not posting.

    “Setting the standards for others to follow”

  • Jim Watt

    January 7, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks, but what I asked is how much lithium there is in these batteries so that when a TSA person asks, then I can tell them.

    The new lithium rules website gives an estimate of 8 grams of Lithium in a 100 watt hr battery, so if I knew the watt hr rating of the BP-U60 I could make a reasonable estimate.

    thx…jw

  • Jim Watt

    January 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Just received this email from our sales rep at Abel Cine

    Jim-

    Thanks for the call. Here is what we came up with.

    Each of the Sony BP-U60

  • Dean Sensui

    January 8, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I would hope the NTSB and/or the TSA can come up with specifications for cases that would allow these batteries to be transported safely rather than waste time calculating metallic lithium equivalents.

    Perhaps Nomex-lined, baffle-vented steel cases that can contain a small lithium fire. Keep the batteries from shorting and, if one should go off, prevent them from igniting anything nearby.

    If it’s possible for hunters to transport ammo, why can’t professional camera crews transport batteries?

    Lithium batteries aren’t inherently dangerous. It depends on the design. For example, A123 Systems batteries, like the ones found in DeWalt power tools, can be drilled and not explode.

    Dean Sensui — Imagination Media Hawaii

  • Jim Watt

    January 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    One would hope that the TSA can come up with a solution, but it’s not likely anything will change in the near future. Also regarding the power tool batteries and explosion. From what I’ve read, explosion is not the problem it’s the high temperatures in a lithium fire that causes the concern.

    jw

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