Guidelines for airline treatment of lithium battery-powered electronic devices in passenger baggage are issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA’s current guidelines stipulate the following for portable electronic devices brought aboard a passenger aircraft as either checked or carry-on baggage:
- The device must have a watt-hour rating of less than or equal to 100Wh.
- The battery design must have been tested to a test standard referred to as “UN38.3.”
The Livewarm™ battery meets both of these requirements and is marked as such by a label on the end of the battery pack.
Although IATA’s guidelines are widely adopted within the airline industry, each airline defines its own regulations.
Remember to remove the battery pack and place it in your carry-on when passing through security. The battery should never be kept in checked baggage.