Electronic devices

 

BATTERIES

 

Lithium batteries (including portable electronic devices)

 

Each battery must be of a type which meets the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3; and must not exceed the following:

 

— for lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 2 grams; or

— for lithium ion batteries, a Watt-hour rating of 100 Wh;

 

Each battery may exceed 100 Wh but not exceed 160 Wh Watt-hour rating for lithium ion with the approval of the operator;

Each battery may exceed 2 grams but not exceed 8 grams lithium content for lithium metal for portable medical electronic devices with the approval of the operator;

 

Batteries contained in portable electronic devices should be carried as carry-on baggage; however, if carried as checked baggage:

  • measures must be taken to prevent unintentional activation and to protect the devices from damage; and
  • the devices must be completely switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode);
  • batteries and heating elements must be isolated in portable electronic devices capable of generating extreme heat, which could cause a fire if activated, by removal of the heating element, battery or other components;
  • spare batteries, including power banks:must be carried as carry-on baggage; and must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch);

Baggage equipped with a lithium battery(ies) exceeding:

— for lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 0.3 grams; or

— for lithium ion batteries, a Watt-hour rating of 2.7 Wh must be carried as carry-on baggage unless the battery(ies) is removed from the baggage, in which case the battery(ies) must be must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch); 

No more than two spare batteries may carried.

 

Non-spillablewet , nickelmetal hydride and dry batteries

 

For a non-spillable battery must meet the requirements of Special Provision A67;

Each battery must not exceed a voltage of 12 volts and a Watt-hour rating of 100 Wh;

Each battery must be protected from short circuit by the effective insulation of exposed terminals;

No more than two spare batteries per person may be carried; and if contained in equipment, the equipment must be either protected from unintentional activation, or each battery must be disconnected and its exposed terminals insulated.

For a dry battery or nickel-metal hydride battery, each battery must comply with Special Provision A123 or A 199, respectively; and batteries and heating elements must be isolated in battery-powered equipment capable of generating extreme heat, by removal of the heating element, battery or other components.

 

Battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices (e.g. e-cigarettes, ecigs, ecigars, epipes, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems)

 

If powered by lithium batteries, each battery must comply with restrictions described at lithim batteries, the devices and/or batteries must not be recharged on board the aircraft; and measures must be taken to prevent unintentional activation of the heating element while on board the aircraft.

 

Mobility aids wheelchairs powered by spillable batteries; non-spillable wet batteries; dry batteries; nickel-metal hydride batteries, or lithium ion batteries

 

For use by passengers whose mobility is restricted by either a disability, their health or age, or a temporary mobility problem (e.g. broken leg);

The passenger should make advance arrangements with each operator and provide information on the type of battery installed and on the handling of the mobility aid (including instructions on how to isolate the battery);

In the case of a dry battery or nickel-metal hydride battery, each battery must comply with Special Provision A123 or A199, respectively;

In the case of a non-spillable wet battery, each battery must comply with Special Provision A67; and a maximum of one spare battery may be carried per passenger;

In the case of a lithium ion battery, each battery must be of a type which meets the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3;

When the mobility aid does not provide adequate protection to the battery, the battery must be removed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;

The battery must not exceed 300 Wh, the battery terminals must be protected from short circuit (by insulating the terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals);

The battery must be protected from damage (e.g. by placing each battery in a protective pouch)

If the battery must be carried in the cabin, a maximum of one spare battery not exceeding 300 Wh or two spare batteries not exceeding 160 Wh each may be carried.