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New electricals must be powered up rules?

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New electricals must be powered up rules?


Has anyone traveled with an external hard drive which can only be powered up with a computer or lap top?

I am taking a hard drive with me in September containing family photos and films to the Czech Republic and I won't be able to power it up as I won't be carrying a computer, is there a problem now carrying this sort of electrical?


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1. Re: New electricals must be powered up rules?

God knows, reports so far are that security staff are "using their discretion" and not bothering to power up anything

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2. Re: New electricals must be powered up rules?

It's electronic. Devices such as iPads, iPods, phones and computers. Hard drive should not come under this category, because it can't be powered up stand alone. I would email the airport and ask them, but I can't think there would be a problem.

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3. Re: New electricals must be powered up rules?

Despite the security queue taking over an hour at Manchester last Monday, OH wasn't asked to power up phone, laptop or tablet. At Frankfurt he left his phone is his bag. No one checked anything at security, or the gate, or either flight.

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