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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

I am interested in carrying my eBike battery with me on my next flights. I am a bit at loss about which regulations applies (in the EU, but also intercontinental flights, EU-Asia and EU-America). Let'...
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Can I carry a LED Projector in checked in luggage?

Pretty much what the title says. The projector only works on power and I don't see any batteries but I'm not sure about the components of course, so is it safe to carry it in hand luggage or check in?
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Concerns with illegality of entering Uganda with used computer(s)

Apparently it is strictly illegal to import used computers into Uganda, per Uganda Revenue Authority re. passenger arrivals at Entebbe International Airport: Prohibited goods are goods whose ...
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Can I carry a Zink portable printer in carry-on baggage?

I have a Zink printer (Kodak Mini3 Retro). Can I carry it in my carry-on baggage? I am traveling with Singapore Airlines from India to Singapore and the Philippines.
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Electronic devices on EU flights: tablet, e-reader and bluetooth noise cancelling headphones allowed?

I will be flying from Antwerp International in Belgium to Alicante International in about 3 weeks on a Tui Fly airplane, and I was wondering about the dos and don'ts of using electronic devices on ...
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Is it necessary to declare electronic goods being brought into Brazil for personal use?

Im asking this question on behalf of a friend who is travelling to the UK from Brazil. While here they are considering purchasing some electronics, like an iPad or a VR headset, as the prices are much ...
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Can Saudi Arabia immigration search electronic devices?

In Saudi Arabia, there are a lot of things that are commonplace in Europe and illegal there. Are immigration authorities known to inspect the files on computers and phones for things that would be ...
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Bringing a PC tower with water cooling as checked luggage on an airplane

I am planning to take my PC Tower as a checked luggage on an airplane. I have already looked for answers online and I know that it is allowed by the TSA. I have also spoken to my PC Build company, who ...
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What kind of charging port is this?

I thought it might be USB-C at first glance but it obviously isn't. Is it Apple Lightning? Or something else? I saw this on recent flights on Etihad and Vistara.
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Getting a SIM for a foreign phone in the US

I am staying in the US for 3 months, and I want to have a cheapest possible mobile data plan for it. I think it makes no sense and is a waste of resources to buy a new phone just for that phone, so ...
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Vacation travel to Canada with a company-owned laptop

I have an upcoming vacation for a couple of days in Canada (as a leg of a longer trip in the US [I am a US citizen]). I'd like to bring my company-owned laptop so I can check my email while I'm there. ...
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Does any aviation authority / country have a limit lower than 100 watt hours (Wh) per lithium-ion battery in carry-on luggage?

My laptop has a 99.9WHr battery. faa.gov mentions: Size limits: Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are ...
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Moving to Netherlands from Kazakhstan with my PC

I will be flying to Amsterdam from Nur-Sultan with a connecting leg in Warsaw. The airline is LOT Polish airlines on both legs. I was thinking to bring my PC with me to Amsterdam. My plan is to carry ...
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Can I use a wireless headset with its own dongle on plane?

I have these pair of wireless gaming headset call Logitech G Pro X Wireless it have its own dongle, can I use it on plane without damaging anything of mine and the plane?
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Flying back to EU with electronic devices without being able to prove I already paid VAT and import taxes

I'm a French resident. In 2019 I bought online a $200 laptop coming from Hong-Kong. It was sold by the merchant without VAT and sent by DHL. I remember very well I had to pay around 55 euros in VAT + ...
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US citizen to UK for 2-4 months personal tourism: Issues with a couple of expensive personal computers?

I'm considering/planning an extended personal visit to the UK for tourism purposes, with spouse. 2-4 months, on a standard "non visa" arrangement. Goal is to live in a rented apartment ...
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Are hard items heavier than 2 kg forbidden to be placed in carry-on luggage in flights within Mexico?

I have the following massager that I sometimes bring in my carry-on luggage: Product dimensions: 4 x 5 x 5 inches. Weight: 4.2 Pounds. Massagers are in the list of permitted items for the TSA (https:...
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Can you charge your phone "airside" at Malaga Airport (AGP)

I normally travel from (Kastrup) Københavns Lufthavn (CPH) where there are many outlets where you can just "plug-in" and charge your equipment without any cost. Are there any public outlets, ...
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Carrying 30 ebook readers in hand luggage

Because of reasons, I am likely to want to carry 30-40 ebook readers, still in their boxes, with me when traveling from Canada to the UK. Am I going to run into any trouble if I have them in my carry-...
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How annoying are mouse clicks on an air plane

I'm about to go on a 12 hours flight, so I thought it could be nice to have some games ready on my laptop. But it's not really fun playing some of those with the built in track pad. How much of a ...
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Bringing my video game on an international flight

I read the questions on this website about video games but I'm still confused, it is my first time dealing with this kind of stuff. I live in Brazil and I'm planning to fly to California - Los angeles....
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Bringing used computers/phones from USA to Romania as gifts

I want to bring two of my old MacBook Air laptops as gifts for my friend's kids. The laptops are from 2012 and 2015. Looking on used computer websites, they seem to be worth about $200 to $300 each. I ...
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What's the best way to take my PC and videogames to another country?

I have a gaming PC and a PS5 (also a Nintendo Switch, PSVita, Nintendo 3DS, but they're not a problem, I believe) and want to take all of them with me. About the PC: Leave the case here, disassemble, ...
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Traveling with 24inch monitor

I bought a BenQ GL2480 monitor, which is a 24 LED MONITOR. Is putting it in my normal suitcase and covering it with some kind of protection a good idea? What if my suitcase gets scanned in the airport,...
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Is there any museum of early modern computing technology in Taiwan?

I'm wondering if anywhere in Taiwan there is a computer museum or technology museum at least partially dedicated to the early development of modern local computing technology. I'm interested in the ...
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Are there any retrocomputing museums in the former Eastern Bloc countries?

Before the COVID thing I was travelling in Eastern Europe and after I had to give up and come home in lockdown I got into retrocomputing channels on YouTube and started doing some coding on disk and ...
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Can I use a personal satellite phone/Internet connection as a passenger in a plane?

I am reading some contradictory statements regarding the use of a personal satellite phone/Internet connection in a plane. E.g.: https://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-phones Hardened structures, ...
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How can I approximate ahead of time the wifi speed and robustness of some wifi on the plane?

To be able to schedule my activities, I sometimes would like to approximate ahead of time the wifi speed and robustness of some onboard wifi to know what kind of work I can do on the plane. Given a ...
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Is it ever useful to allow access to phone data when connecting one's phone to an airplane USB plug?

If not, then why is the USB plug configured to ask to access data, which is typically the case?
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Is there any risk when plugging one's own headphones in an airplane's headphone plug?

It is sometimes possible to plug one's own headphones in an airplane's headphone plug. Can this pose any risk, such as damaging one's headphones?
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Do high-speed trains in China have an area that can be used to make audio/video calls?

I read on this answer by iBug: Speaking loudly or playing your media out loud (music / videos / TikTok etc.) is generally frowned upon in public places, particularly in closed areas like train cabins ...
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Is the Wi-Fi in high-speed trains in China reliable and fast enough for audio or video conferences?

http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/1218/c90000-9305770.html (mirror) states: Full Wi-Fi internet coverage will be offered on all high-speed trains in China, following the free Wi-Fi service offered on the “...
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Fedex Taiwan bound duties, taxes on personal package?

I live in California and purchased a laptop which was received at home and I arranged to have shipped to me in Taiwan via Fedex in original packaging. Fedex in Taipei has had the package several days, ...
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Is there an "internet anywhere" device I can bring with me to visit the developing world?

I'm a software engineer, and my company has announced that even after COVID-19 is no longer an issue, we're free to work remotely indefinitely. My boss has given me permission to travel the world ...
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What do I need to buy for this turntable to work in UK?

The American prongs come off, and I assume this means I can buy a British version. Where would I find such a thing? What’s it called? Any advice is welcome thank you
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Can I use a Thomas Cook headset on a British Airways airplane?

I have always travel on long haul flights with Thomas Cook. This year we are Traveling with British Airways. Can the headset from Thomas Cook be used on British Airways?
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Protect laptop (and fellow passengers) from turbulence?

Suppose I’m traveling in an airplane and I’m watching a movie on my laptop placed on the tray table. Is it prudent to take some measures against the possibility of sudden severe turbulence that might ...
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Are workstation monitors safe to pack in checked luggage?

I need to take my monitors for my workstation with me. Can I pack them in checked luggage? I have two monitors and they are 13 1/2 inches length by 16 inches width.
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How can I get a 220 V European plug into a 220 V wall outlet in Taiwan?

I have to help someone plug a European built electronic device into a 220 volt wall outlet in Taiwan. Right now they have a cord with a two round pin type-C plug. We're in northern Taiwan, Hsinchu ...
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What is the use of this socket/port seen on an airplane passenger's seat?

What is the use of this socket/port seen on an airplane passenger's seat? Seen on flight LA 833.
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Converter vs Adapter

I'm looking at travel Converters so I can use an American appliance abroad. Something like this. However, all of those I've seen are both Converters and Adapters. As far as I know, that means that if ...
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Bringing computer parts into Iran

I'm going on holiday to Iran and an Iranian friend has asked me to bring a few computer parts with me from Australia, the total value is about $700. I'll be taking a motherboard, AMD CPU and memory. ...
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Is there any printer at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) that airline passengers can use?

Is there any publicly available printer at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) that airline passengers can use?
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Can I take my Macbook Pro 2015 on my Aegean/Lufthansa flight?

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned these kind of laptops. However, I will fly from Munich to London, and at a later date from Munich to Athens. FAA is a USA organisation though, which makes ...
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My checked through baggage got stuck in transit airport due to security reasons

I was flying A -> PEK -> B, where flights A -> PEK and PEK -> B are operated by different airline companies (Air China and Azerbaijan Airlines in my case). My baggage was checked through by carrier A ...
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Must hearing aids be taken off when passing through security?

When someone uses hearing aids which is usually a small electronic device that is inserted into the ear, should they be taken off the person and passed through the x-ray machine along with electronics?...
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How to not forget things? [closed]

I travel a lot and I constantly forget various small items in the places I go. For instance, I recently left my travel adapter in a Starbucks and a few months ago I forgot many toiletries in an Airbnb....
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A normal desktop computer [closed]

I am going to the US on a work visa and would like to take my desktop computer with... am I allowed to take only the tower through customs if I pack it in a travel case?
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Where should I pack my electronic Tesla Coil? [closed]

I'm a coiler; I make Tesla Coils. I have various sizes. I would like to carry it on if possible because they are a little fragile. It will fit size restrictions. I hope I can at least check it.
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Can I travel with a laptop without a functioning battery? [duplicate]

In a few days' time, I will be going to Australia to further my studies. I have a laptop whose battery died a while back. It turns on with the power cord, but not with the battery. Is it a problem if ...
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