The abundant stored energy that makes lithium batteries practical also makes them dangerous when not carried properly. There are limits to the lithium batteries you can carry on board an aircraft.
Lithium batteries are two general types: Lithium Ion (Rechargeable) and Lithium Metal (Non-rechargeable). The terminals on spare batteries must be protected to prevent short circuiting. Methods include taping the terminals, putting batteries individually into plastic bags or using the original battery packaging.
Note: All Equipments in the checked baggage must be securely turned OFF
|Battery Type||Batteries||Carry-on Baggage||Checked Baggage||Number of Spares & Protection|
|Small Rechargeable & Small Non-rechargeable (up to 100Wh/up to 2g lithium) as used in:
||In equipment||Yes, but recommended in your carry-on baggage||2 pieces of laptop battery and 12 pieces of up to the equivalent size of AA batteries or the 9V square batteries. To be;
|Medium Rechargable (i.e. greater than 100Wh and less than 160 Wh) as used in:
||In equipment||Yes, but recommended in your carry-on baggage||Limit 2 only. To be;
|In Medium & Large Non-rechargeable (i.e containing more than 2 grams of lithium)
||Must be carried only as cargo/freight in accordance with the current dangerous good regulations|
|Large Rechargeable (i.e 160Wh and above)|
|All types carried Commercially|
Watt hour (Wh) = Amps (Ah) x Voltage (v)
Example (14000 mAh 12 Volt) 14000/1000 (Ah) X 12 (V) = 168 Wh
Download our Lithium Battery Brochure.