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Fuel Cell Systems Contained in Portable Electronic Devices
Fuel cell systems used to power portable electronic devices (for example cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, and camcorders), and spare fuel cell cartridges, under the following conditions:
- Fuel cells and fuel cell cartridges may only contain flammable liquids, corrosive substances, liquefied flammable gas, water-reactive substances or hydrogen in metal hydride;
- Refuelling of fuel cells on board an aircraft is not permitted except that the installation of a spare cartridge is allowed;
- The maximum quantity of fuel in any fuel cell or fuel cell cartridge must not exceed:
- for liquids, 200 mL;
- for solids 200 g;
- for liquefied gases, 120 mL for non metallic fuel cells or fuel cell cartridges or 200 mL for metal fuel cells or fuel cell cartridges;
- for hydrogen in metal hydride the fuel cell cartridges must have a water capacity of 120 mL or less.
- Each fuel cell and each fuel cell cartridge must conform to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1, and must be marked with a manufacturer's certification that it conforms to the specification. In addition, each fuel cell cartridge must be marked with the maximum quantity and type of fuel in the cartridge;
- No more than two spare fuel cell cartridges may be carried by a passenger as follows:
- fuel cell cartridges containing flammable liquids, corrosive substances, liquefied flammable gas or hydrogen in metal hydride in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, or on the person;
- fuel cell cartridges containing water-reactive substances may only be carried in carry on baggage or on the person.
- Fuel cells or fuel cell systems containing fuel are permitted in carry-on baggage only;
- Interaction between fuel cells and integrated batteries in a device must conform to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1. Fuel cells or fuel cell systems whose sole function is to charge a battery in the device are not permitted;
- fuel cell systems must be of a type that will not charge batteries when the portable electronic device is not in use and must be durably marked by the manufacturer: "APPROVED FOR CARRIAGE IN AIRCRAFT CABIN ONLY" to so indicate; and
- In addition to the languages which may be required by the State of Origin for the markings specified above, English should be used.