Batteries and electronic devices can have dangerous effects due to sparks or short circuit. The requirements regarding the transport of batteries are considerable, and for spare batteries, the restrictions are especially extensive.
Like all devices containing lithium batteries, e-cigarettes can only be carried in the cabin. They must be deactivated and it is strictly forbidden to recharge them while on board the aircraft.
Lithium batteries and power banks
Loose lithium spare batteries and power banks are forbidden in the checked baggage.
The transport in carry-on baggage is allowed under certain circumstances. The information notice (PNG, 138 kB, 08.11.2017) (image on the left), illustrates, which the special requirements are, and shows, which electronic devices may contain lithium batteries. Loose lithium spare batteries and power banks must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits.
Electronic devices and spare batteries
Portable electronic devices, which contain non-spillable batteries fulfilling the following criteria, may be carried in the carry-on baggage as well as in the checked baggage:
- correspond to A67 (see ICAO)
- maximum voltage of 12 V
- maximum 100 Wh
A maximum of two spare non-spillable batteries meeting Special Provision A67 may also be carried, when each battery is protected from short circuit.
Ordinary batteries (non-lithium) such as AA, AAA, C, D or 9-Volt batteries are allowed in carry-on as well as in checked baggage. Spare batteries must be individually protected from damage and short circuit.