It's time to have the batteries replaced in our ACR GlobalFix iPro 406MHz GPS EPIRB
However, we are currently cruising in the Sea of Cortez
. We wil be flying home to Portland
from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
soon. According the the ACR website, the only service
center in Oregon
is in Warrenton at Englund Marine
. No problem, we can drive there. And hopefully wait while they perform the service
My question is: Can I take the EPIRP on the plane in our carry on bag? Being mindful to NOT set it off. I'll put tape over the activation tab. Any special considerations I should be aware of?
Airlines 'Prohibited and Restricted Items List' - "Lithium batteries - Checked bags may only contain batteries installed in electronic devices. Lithium batteries are allowed in carry-on bags."
I'm not worried about getting the EPIRB
back into Mexico
. I'll have the boat records and TIP with us. (The last time we came through, we had an entire new Groco Model K head
in two carry-on bags - bowl, base, handle and all. Sailed right through customs
. No problem, no charges. LOL)
Thanks for the help!