The general rules on Carrying Lithium Batteries on Aircraft
Passenger carries PED-Personal Electronic Devices(such as cameras,phones,laptops etc.) on board containing lithium(-ion and metal) batteries must comply with the following rules apply:
|Watt Hour rating(Wh) of battery||Need operator approved?||Allowed in hand carry baggage||Allowed checked baggage||Max number/Per person|
|≦100Wh/2g lithium ||No||Yes||Yes||15＊|
(including power bank):
|Spare batteries: 101-160Wh/2-8g||Yes||Yes||No||2|
|Over 160Wh/8g||Not allowed on board of a flight as baggage.|
＊The operator approval is requested when passenger carry more than 15 PED’s or more than 20 spare batteries.
For passengers who carried electronic devices installed with lithium batteries in checked baggage, please make sure that:
- Measures must be taken to protect the device from damage and to prevent unintentional activation. (Wrapped with cloths/other cushioning material or packed in a rigid package).
- The device must be completely switched off. (Not in stand by, sleep or hibernation mode).
The lithium batteries contained in the following items must pass the tests specified in Section 38.3 in Part III of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria and be allowed by the airline:
- Wheelchairs or other electric mobility aids with lithium batteries
- Equipment with security devices
- Portable electronic medical equipment
Baggage Policy for Smart Baggage with Lithium (Lithium-Ion) Batteries:
- Non-removable lithium batteries:
- Batteries containing less than 0.3 g of lithium or with a capacity of under 2.7 Watt-hours, such as button cells, may be checked in or carried onboard.
If the smart baggage is checked in, electronic devices installed on the baggage must be powered off during the flight.
If the smart baggage is carried onboard as a carry-on, transmitting devices must comply with the electronic device use policy provided in our in-flight magazine.
- Batteries containing more than 0.3 g of lithium or with a capacity of over 2.7 Watt-hours may not be checked in nor carried onboard.
- Removable lithium batteries:
- Capacity of the lithium battery must be lower than 160 Watt-hours:
If the smart baggage is checked in, the battery must be removed and carried as carry-on baggage. Electronic devices installed on the baggage must be powered off during the flight.
If the smart baggage is carried onboard as a carry-on, it must comply with carry-on baggage restrictions. Transmitting devices must comply with the electronic device use policy provided in our in-flight magazine.
For details of ROC's restrictions on carrying lithium batteries (the electric wheel chair and the other similar mobile devices) on aircrafts, please click here.
For details of PRC's restrictions on carrying lithium batteries on aircrafts, please click here.
For details of the U.S. restrictions on carrying lithium batteries on aircrafts, please click here.