Lithium batteries

The transporting of lithium batteries may be limited by number and depends on whether the battery is installed in the equipment or carried as a spare.

When checking-in a battery that is installed in a laptop computer, camera, mobile telephone or another similar device, you must disconnect the battery and take special care to ensure it cannot be accidentally activated.

You must cover the terminals of all spare batteries carried in hand baggage in order to avoid a short circuit. Please make use of the original packaging to do so or use individual plastic bags for each battery.

TYPES OF LITHIUM BATTERIES

The transporting of lithium batteries not only depends on whether or not they are installed in the equipment, but also on their watt hours (Wh) (for rechargeable batteries) or their lithium content (LC, in grammes) (for non-rechargeable batteries).

 

Watt-hour rating ( for rechargeable) Or Li content for non-rechargeableConfigurationCabin BaggageChecked BaggageOperator Approval

Values equal or less than 100 Wh.or 2 gr. of Li

In equipment

Yes (max 15)

Yes (max 15)

No

As spare

Yes (max 4)

No

Values between 100 and 160 Wh

In equipment

Yes

Yes

Yes

As spare

Yes (max 2)

No

Values higher than 160 Wh.

Must be presented and carried as Cargo, in accordance of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation