Traveling with ErosTek gear
I’ve been a loyal customer for several years now (thanks for all the fun!). I was wondering if you or anyone you know has experience traveling on airlines with an ET312 unit and “accessories”?
Thanks for your email. I’m glad you’re enjoying e-stim and our products. I have traveled with my ET312 and ET232 [and ET302R remote] many times and in each case, I’ve carefully packed each in my checked baggage. I’ve heard of users carrying on their ET312 and explaining that it’s a test instrument used for home theater systems (or something similar). The agent usually asks for you to turn it on just to prove that it does something, but otherwise, passes it through with no problems. It’s a good idea to pack your accessories and electrodes separately if possible or just pack them together in your checked baggage. I’ve attended a variety of fetish events in the USA and other countries over the years with loads of e-stim and other gear and have never had a problem getting them through customs or domestic baggage inspectors.
I hope this helps!
I bag my accessories in opaque nylon bags like the ones found in your local hiking or camping store (I bought mine at REI) and stow them in my checked bag. This keeps the gear from getting separated during flight and seems to keep inspectors from noticing or handling my personal gear. The less shocked or interested they become when inspecting your bag – if they do – the better.
I remove the 9-volt battery in the ET232 and ET302R and make sure the power on my ET312 is turned OFF and packed securely so that it doesn’t get turned back ON during flight or handling. My Samsonite luggage has a zippered vinyl compartment attached to the inner front panel that accomodates my ET312 and keeps it from getting bumped around or having its power button pressed ON.
If you have any ideas regarding traveling with your e-stim gear, post your comments to this post and I’ll respond to them.