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

Michael Schmitz schmitzmic at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 18:15:35 EST 2014

Hardware guys,

if one of you happens to have their soldering gear confiscated - I have 
one at work (5 minutes off the venue), and could probably borrow some 
from our electronics tech in a pinch.



> 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.
> Cheers,
> Josh
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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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>>> josh at zindello.com.au
>>> http://www.zindello.com.au/
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