If you rely on your wireless power bank to keep your devices charged while you're on the go, you may wonder whether you can bring it with you on a plane. The good news is that, in most cases, you can! But some important things to remember before you pack your power bank in your carry-on luggage.
Rules for power banks
First and foremost, it's important to understand that the rules regarding power banks on planes can vary depending on the airline you're flying with and the country you're traveling to. In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has set guidelines that allow power banks with a battery capacity of less than 27,027mAh (100 watt-hours) to be brought on a plane. This means that most wireless power banks on the market fall within this limit and are safe to bring with you.
However, there are some important rules to remember when packing your power bank. For example, you cannot place your power bank in checked luggage. Lithium-ion batteries, which power most wireless power banks, can be a fire hazard if damaged or short-circuited. For this reason, it's important to carry your power bank in your carry-on luggage. If anything happens, you can quickly and safely address the issue.
Double-check with airlines
Another thing to remember is that you should always double-check with your airline before you fly to confirm their specific rules regarding power banks. While the FAA sets guidelines for airlines to follow, individual airlines may have additional regulations or restrictions that you must be aware of. For example, some airlines may limit the number of power banks you can bring on a plane or require that they be stored in a certain way. Double-check with the airline every time before you fly because different airplanes might have separate policies. Even the same airline flying to different destinations have different policy. Be safe; email or call them to confirm before you pack up.
To summarize, you can bring your wireless power bank on a plane if it falls within the FAA's guidelines and is carried in your carry-on luggage. It's always a good idea to double-check with your airline before you fly to ensure you comply with regulations. With these guidelines in mind, you can safely and conveniently bring your power bank wherever you go.