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Can You Fly with Your Cobra II or Viper II On Commercial Flight?

Our Engineers Looked at the Regulations to Find Out

fly with your Aces equipmentSome people enjoy reading the Code of Federal Regulations to find out whether they can fly with Aces equipment aboard commercial airlines flights.  Most of us, however, do not.

So we got our Engineers to take a look at the “Hazardous Materials Table, Special Provisions, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Response Information, Training Requirements, and Security Plans” for you to find out whether you can fly commercial airlines with your Viper II or Cobra II equipment as checked and/or carry on baggage.

The title of the regulation may be long, but we think you’ll find the answer is short.

The E-One Moli Energy (Canada) Limited Lithium-ion battery pack contained in the ACES Viper II and Cobra II analyzers is classified under UN 3480. This battery pack has passed the tests listed in the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part 38.3.  And according to the manufacturer, it is not regulated for transport by Special Provision 188 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations Title 49.

According to the US DOT, a classification of “Lithium-Ion Battery, installed in a device (up to 8 grams equivalent lithium content)” means the Viper II and Cobra II are approved for both “Checked Baggage” and “Carry-On Baggage”.

If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact us directly at:

If you’d like a printed and signed letter to add to your kit for documentation, you can click    HERE   to download.


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