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Are Lithium Batteries Allowed On Planes-Introduction, Transportation And Type

Are Lithium Batteries Allowed On Planes-Introduction, Transportation And Type

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Traveling in planes with electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc., which contains lithium-ion batteries, is very common. Still, various questions might strike in your mind and create confusion regarding which type of electronic devices are allowed to carry in the planes and which are not allowed. Multiple risks are associated with the batteries of these electronic devices that you carry. Therefore it becomes essential for you to know the answers to the questions below. Have a look.

Can you stow a lithium-ion battery on planes

Lithium-ion batteries are generally used for powering laptops, mobile phones, power banks, etc. These batteries are hazardous as they can generate high and threatening heat and become the origin of short circuit and ignition.

Now the question is - Can you carry these batteries on planes  Then the answer to this question is "Yes." A passenger can stow and take a lithium-ion battery on airplanes with special instructions and restrictions.

If a passenger has two luggage bags, there are the carry-on luggage and the checked luggage. A lithium-ion battery with 100 watt-hours or less can be carried in the carry-on luggage. If we talk about the checked baggage, then you can stow these batteries only when they are still attached to the device i.e., the device must be completely switched off.

But you are not allowed to stow the lithium-ion batteries with 100-watt hours or more in the checked luggage. And for stowing it in the carry-on luggage, you must have to take the airlines' prior approval as there are special instructions for it.

How do you transport a lithium-ion car on planes

Since there are many risks associated with carrying lithium-ion batteries on a plane. Therefore one must keep in mind the following tips for moving and transporting lithium-ion batteries:

Buy the cells from the reputable source and look for the UL and IEC mark on them because duplicate cells might cause a fire in your equipment.

While carrying 100-watt hours or less lithium-ion battery with you, make sure to keep the cells in the original packaging or place a tape across to separate the terminals and prevent short-circuiting.

Keep each spare battery away from one another and other metal objects like keys, coins, etc.

The batteries must be carefully packed to avoid puncturing, crushing, and any high level of pressure to prevent the risk of overheating and short-circuiting.

The devices with the lithium-ion batteries must be switched off and kept in protective cases.

The on and off switch of the device with lithium-ion battery must be taped in the off position to avoid accidentally turning on the device.

So, while carrying or transporting any of the lithium-ion battery devices with you, you need to make sure that all the guidelines as mentioned above or safety tips are kept in mind and strictly followed to avoid any damage or risk for yourself or any other passenger traveling with you, you need to make sure that all the guidelines as mentioned above or safety tips are kept in mind and strictly followed to avoid any sort of damage or risk for yourself and other passengers who are traveling with you.

What type of battery is not allowed on planes

As we travel these days from one place to another with all the electronic devices we have, it is a common question that strikes in mind that what kind of batteries are allowed and what kind of batteries are not allowed in airplanes  There are various kinds of batteries like the dry battery, lithium battery with 100-watt hours or less, and lithium batteries with more than 100 watt-hours, lithium metal batteries, etc. Since, certain types of batteries may pose a fire risk; therefore, they are not allowed in carry-on luggage bags and some in checked luggage.

Among all of these battery types, the rules with lithium-ion batteries on airplanes are somewhat complex. The lithium-ion batteries are generally equipped in laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices. The law regard whether these batteries are allowed or not, entirely depends upon the watt-hour of the cell.

Talking about the carry-on baggage, lithium-ion batteries with more than 100-watt hours are allowed in carry-on bags but with special instructions only. You can get these batteries pack in your carry-on bag if you get the prior airline approval. But only two spares are allowed, and these batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit.

Talking about the checked luggage, the lithium-ion battery with more than 100-watt hours is not allowed in the airplanes. And this rule is for both the attached or loose batteries. The same is the case with lithium metal batteries. A lithium metal battery of more than 2 grams is not allowed in the airplanes. The Spillable batteries are also banned in both the checked and carry-on luggage.

Conclusion

In this article, almost all the queries related to the safety tips that you should know and follow if you are carrying lithium-ion batteries or equipped devices while flying are clear. So as you have read, these lithium-ion batteries are full of risk to carry as they can pose fire risks to you and other passengers as well; therefore, you need to follow the guidelines issued by airlines to prevent any danger that can be caused by lithium-ion batteries. Hope that this article will provide you the answers to most of your questions.

 

 

 

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