Have you ever been on a plane and thought, “I wonder what type of battery I can bring?” Well, wonder no more! Sure, batteries are not allowed on planes, so you must know which ones you should leave at home before you take off. Read on to find out all the juicy details about which batteries permit you to board an aircraft.
It is one of those situations where the rule-breakers don’t get away with their shenanigans. Any lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries in your carry-on must be removed and placed into your checked luggage. That includes cameras, laptops, cell phones, power banks, and any other device with this type of battery. When these batteries’ power is less than 100 Wh, you can take it with you.
But wait—there’s more! If you want to bring spare batteries for any of these devices onto the plane with you. They must be adequately insulated and protected from short-circuiting (for example, stored in their original packaging). The same rules apply if these items pack in your checked baggage—the batteries must be protected entirely from short-circuit and stored in their original packaging.
While talking about airplane safety rules related to batteries, did you know that car batteries aren’t allowed on planes? Yep – it’s true. If a car battery is leaking acid or damaged in any way (or has been discarded), it must stay at home when you fly away for your next business trip. And even if the car battery isn’t leaking or appears perfectly fine, it still can’t come onboard the plane with you!
So there you have it – now you know precisely which types of batteries are not allowed on planes! Double-check your carry-on and checked bags before heading off for your next flight – as a precautionary measure. Remember – safety comes first! So make sure those lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries stay tucked away in their original packaging when traveling by air – no exceptions! Happy travels, everyone!