Can you bring your power bank on a flight?

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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 guidlines 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.

Power banks are prohibited in the hold baggage. The battery of a power bank contains the flammable material lithium, which is risky in the hold of the aircraft. Therefore, it is only allowed to take power banks in your hand luggage.

Tip: Make sure you have (the information about) the power bank with you at the airport. By having the information about the powerbank, such as the manual, it will limit the chances of not being allowed to take the power bank on board at the security check. It will also prevent you from having to wait a long time because you still have to find the power bank or the information about the power bank.

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How do I know if my power bank meets the  requirements?

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 is expressed in watt-hours (Wh), you will most likely find information about both units on your power bank.

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 it in the user manual. When packing your power bank(s), make sure to check the amount of mAh so you will be sure it is allowed on the plane.

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Make sure the power bank is charged

During a security check, you may have to turn on your electronic device to demonstrate that the power bank works. Make sure that the power bank is charged. Besides, it is also convenient to use the power bank on the plane.

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


Hopefully you now have a better idea about taking a power bank on the plane. Do you have another powerbank than mentioned above and are you not sure if it's allowed on the plane? Don't hesitate to contact us or the airline. We are happy to help you!

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