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Lithium Batteries Allowance

Lithium/Lithium-Ion batteries are very practical for use in portable electronic devices due to their large storage capacity, yet they can be dangerous if NOT transported properly on board the Aircraft.

There are two types of lithium batteries:

  • LithiumIon(Li-ion): They are rechargeable
  • LithiumMetal: Non-rechargeable

 

Battery Type Batteries Carry-on baggage Checked-In baggage Allowable quantity and protection

Small ones:

Rechargeable and Non-rechargeable ones used in:

  • Cameras
  • Cell phones
  • iPods
  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • mp3 players
  • Watches

In equipment




 

Spares

 

Allowed

Incluido

 

Allowed

Incluido

 

Allowed but recommended as carry-on baggage

Incluido

Prohibited

×

2 Laptop batteries and 12 x AA or square 9-volt batteries.
Must be in their original packaging or insulated terminals, or individually packaged in plastic bags.

Medium:

Rechargeable (between 100-160 Wh) for use in:

  • Professional cameras
  • Video cameras
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Medical devices

 

In equipment




 

Spares

 

 

Allowed

Incluido

 

 

Allowed

Incluido

 

 

Allowed but recommended as carry-on baggage

Incluido

 

Prohibited

×

Limited to 2.
Must be in their original packaging or insulated terminals, or individually packaged in plastic bags.

Wheelchairs with built-in batteries

In equipment

Prohibited
Incluido

Allowed

×

May not exceed 300 Whz or may be divided into 2 which may not exceed 160 Whz. Passenger must make arrangements ahead of time by calling our Call Center.

Medium and large:

Non-Rechargeable (containing more than 2 grams of Lithium):

  • ‘C’-size batteries and above.

Prohibited

×

Must be carried only as Cargo / freight in accordance with current dangerous goods regulations.






Large:

Rechargeable (160 Wh and above).

All types carried for commercial purposes (a larger quantity than that normally required for a trip)

 

Notes:

  1. All devices carried as checked-in baggage must be switched off.
  2. For conversion purposes, Watt-Hour (Wh) = Ampere-Hour (Ah) x Voltage (V).
  3. For more information, please see the Ground Handling Manual (GHM) 6-11-13.

Source: IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation for battery-powered portable electronic devices.