Can you bring your power bank on a flight?

Powerbank mee in het vliegtuig MOJOGEAR

When traveling, a power bank is indispensable. You can charge your devices everywhere so you will not have to worry about having a flat battery. But what if you travel by plane? Can you take your power bank with you on the flight? How many power banks are allowed on the plane? Read along to find out if you can take your power bank with you on the plane and what you should pay attention to.

Which power bank is allowed on the plane?

According to the rules of the IATA, the International Air Transport Association, you are allowed to take a power bank of up to 100W (27,000 mAh) with you in your hand luggage. If you want to take a power bank above 100W with you, you must request permission from the airline you are traveling with. Batteries larger than 160 Wh are never allowed.

Many manufacturers therefore develop power banks with a capacity that is permitted. The MOJOGEAR ULTRA laptop power bank , for example, has a capacity of 26,800 mAh (100W) and can therefore be taken on an airplane.

Luggage hold

Power banks are prohibited in the luggage hold. This is because the battery of a power bank contains the flammable material lithium, which is risky in the hold. So always take your power banks with you in your hand luggage.

Tip: Make sure you have (the information on) the power bank at hand at the airport. This prevents you from having to take your power bank on board during the security check and from having to wait a long time because you still have to look for the power bank.

How do I know whether my power bank meets the requirements to be allowed on the plane?

Each power bank has a certain capacity. This is expressed in milliampere hours (mAh) or watt hours (Wh). The capacity of your power bank is probably expressed in mAh. Because the official, international unit for this is expressed in watt hours (Wh), both units are often mentioned.

The more mAh, the more power the power bank can provide to your device. You can often see the number of mAh on the back of the power bank. You can also find this in the instructions for use. So check the mAh amount of your power bank(s) carefully before departure.

Power bank on the plane with various airlines

In general, it is good to stick to the maximum of 27,000 mAh, but the rules between airlines can sometimes differ. For example, some airlines allow you to take a power bank larger than 27,000 mAh with you, as long as you indicate this in advance. The airline has a special room for this, so that these power banks can travel safely.

Do you have a large power bank that you would like to take with you on the plane? Always contact the airline first. They can always explain the company-specific rules to you. For example, KLM allows you to take a power bank of up to 160 Wh on the plane, but you must indicate this in advance. You can convert this to 43,000 mAh.

Maximaal aantal Wh powerbank in een vliegtuig

Als je op internet aan het zoeken bent naar welke powerbank wel mee mag in het vliegtuig, kan het zijn dat je een maximaal aantal wattuur (Wh) tegenkomt. Hoe kan je weten hoeveel Wh je powerbank is? Daar is een simpele berekening voor:

Neem het aantal mAh van je powerbank, vermenigvuldig dit met 3,7 en deel dit door duizend.

Een voorbeeld hiervan met een powerbank van 10.000 mAh: (10.000 x 3,7)/1000 = dit is dus 37 Wh. Deze powerbank mag dus altijd mee. Een ander voorbeeld is bijvoorbeeld een powerbank van 43.000 mAh: (43.000 x 3,7)/1000 = 159,1 Wh. Dit is dus de grootste powerbank die mee zou mogen met KLM.

Zorg dat de powerbank is opgeladen

During a security check, you may have to turn on your electronic equipment to demonstrate that the power bank is working. Therefore, make sure that the power bank is charged. In addition, it is of course also nice to be able to use the power bank on the plane.

All MOJOGEAR power banks are suitable for taking with you on a plane.

To ask?

Hopefully, after reading this article, you have a better idea of ​​the options for taking a power bank on the plane. Do you have a power bank other than those mentioned above and are you not sure whether it is allowed on the plane? Please contact the airline or leave a message below. We are happy to find out for you

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