Which Jackery power banks or power stations can you bring on a plane?
Do you have or plan on buying a Jackery power bank, but don’t know whether you can bring it on a plane or not? Today I am going to help you figure out the answer. I will list the Jackery power banks and stations available on the market right now, and tell you whether it’s airplane friendly or not.
Jackery Power Banks And Power Stations Listed
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What Makes A Power Bank Or Power Station Airplane Friendly?
FAA sets rules for how big batteries you bring on planes can be. These can be found on the TSA website here.
The battery can’t be larger than 100Wh. You’re also not allowed to check-in loose lithium batteries. For example, if you have drone batteries, they must go in your carry-on or be placed in the drone, but they can’t be left loose in the checked-in bag.
Note that these are the rules in the United States, other countries might have different regulations.
Can I bring a 20,000mAh, 30,000mAh, 40,000mAh, or 50,000Mah power bank on a plane?
To answer this question, you must know a couple of things. First, it depends on what battery cells it uses, as we must know the voltage of each cell to do the math. Second, you need to know what makes a power bank airplane friendly.
To quickly answer the second thing, it must be under 100Wh. So how do you turn mAh into Wh (watt-hours)?
Most power banks today use lithium-ion cells, typically 3.7V. With this number we can then do the math to figure out whether it’s OK to bring this power bank onto a plane or not, this is how:
So for example, since most power banks use the 3.7V cells, here are the numbers:
20,000mAh/1000*3.7=74Wh = Airplane friendly
30,000mAh/1000*3.7=111Wh = Not Airplane Friendly
40,000mAh/1000*3.7=148Wh = Not Airplane Friendly
50,000mAh/1000*3.7=185Wh = Not Airplane Friendly
What is the largest power bank I can bring on a plane?
If we do the math above but reverse it (100Wh/3.7*1000=27,027)
It tells us that the largest battery bank we can bring on a plane can be 27,027mAh, a power bank like the E Egoway 27000mAh Power Bank.
What if my power bank exceeds 100Wh?
If you still want to bring a power bank larger than 100Wh on a flight, you’re going to need special permission from the airline.