Travel Tips When You’re Flying: Batteries Allowed in Carry-on Bags

Hi, peeps!

As some of you know, I was bitten by the travel bug way back in 1993.   Whew!  Traveling via land is cheaper and has lesser complications but it will test your patience and your butt because you’ll be in a sitting position longer than you’re used too.

I was introduced to airplanes in 1995. ( OMG, am I exposing how old I am right now? Lol)

Flying takes shorter travel time and is very much convenient. ( At least, for me! 😛 )

So, if you’re fond of flying and you’re a constant traveler you should be aware which batteries are allowed on your carry-on bags.

I researched about it and learned about which battery is allowed and which are not. So here you go:

Batteries Allowed in Carry-on Bags

  • Dry cell alkaline batteries; typical AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, button sized cells, etc.
  • Dry cell rechargeable batteries such as Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad).
  • Lithium ion batteries (a.k.a.: rechargeable lithium, lithium polymer, LIPO, secondary lithium).
  • Consumer-sized lithium ion batteries [no more than 8 grams of equivalent lithium content or 100 watt hours (wh) per battery]. This size covers AA, AAA, 9-volt, cell phone, PDA, camera, camcorder, Gameboy, and standard laptop computer batteries.
  • Up to two larger lithium ion batteries (more than 8 grams, up to 25 grams of equivalent lithium content per battery) in their carry-on. This size covers larger extended-life laptop batteries. Most consumer lithium ion batteries are below this size.
  • Lithium metal batteries (a.k.a.: non-rechargeable lithium, primary lithium). These batteries are often used with cameras and other small personal electronics. Consumer-sized batteries (up to 2 grams of lithium per battery) may be carried. This includes all the typical non-rechargeable batteries for personal film cameras and digital cameras (AA, AAA, 123, CR123A, CR1, CR2, CRV3, CR22, 2CR5, etc.) as well as the flat round lithium button cells.

Fill that energy gap and have a safe travel! 

Smile always!

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