[LCA2015-Chat] [Chat] Flying with soldering irons

Joshua Mesilane josh at zindello.com.au
Tue Dec 23 17:19:11 EST 2014

Hi Luke,

Thanks for the info. Fortunately it's a Jaycar unit and I've checked, tips are available in NZ and Jaycar is only a 20 minute walk from the venue.


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josh at zindello.com.au

> On 23 Dec 2014, at 16:50, Luke Weston <reindeerflotilla at gmail.com> wrote:
> NZ connectors are identical to Australia's as per AS/NZS 3112.
> Voltage/frequency standards are also the same, along with all the
> other standards that are unified AS/NZS.
> As a general rule for all international travelers bringing over
> electrical equipment and checking compatibility - "The same as
> Australia" is basically what you need.
> As for the soldering iron, which is obviously not dangerous goods
> since it's electrically powered and unpowered, I suppose it would
> depend on whether or not it's considered unacceptable as a physical
> stabby weapon, which is probably down to the discretion of the
> security contractor you get on the day.
> I'd just put it in checked luggage if that's at all possible, or
> failing that, remove the tip, or maybe remove the soldering iron from
> the power supply assembly (if possible on your unit) and put the iron
> in your checked luggage - this would keep most of the size and weight
> in your carry-on, if that's your goal, but the power supply part is
> really harmless and should have no security issues.
> "Jaycar is also in NZ, so worst case you can pick new tips up when you arrive."
> If only there were some sort of consistent worldwide standard for
> interchangable soldering tips. Hah, yeah right!
> Regards,
>  Luke
>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Joshua Mesilane <josh at zindello.com.au> wrote:
>> Has anyone flown with a plug-in type soldering iron before? Can they be
>> carried in carry-on baggage
>> Jetstars dangerous goods seems to indicate that it's OK, but I'd like to
>> hear from the experiences of others.
>> On that same topic, what kind of power points are there in NZ? Are they the
>> same or different to what we have here in Aus?
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