[Transportation Knowledge] Why can’t batteries be transported by air?

[Transportation Knowledge] Why can’t batteries be transported by air?

[Transportation Knowledge] Why can’t batteries be transported by air?

1. Batteries are flammable and leaky items, so they cannot be transported by air.

2. Batteries transported by air are prone to spontaneous combustion. In fact, a piece of cargo spontaneously ignited during transportation, causing damage to the aircraft and the cargo, affecting aviation safety, so restrictions are now strict.

3. In fact, polymer lithium batteries are not afraid of short circuit at all, but they are still prone to explosion if they are generally used.

4. If the delivery and receipt are not strict, the express delivery industry generally requires fast movement and there are many violent transportations. There will be problems during the transportation process. In order to make zero mistakes, the airlines would rather not make this money than make such mistakes.

Lithium batteries in portable electronic equipment such as cameras, laptops, and video cameras carried by passengers can be carried with them or transported if they are installed in the equipment and the lithium content does not exceed 100wh watt-hour. Lithium batteries with a lithium content of 100wh but no more than 160wh must be carried with the approval of the airline. Spare batteries must be insulated and protected individually and can only be carried in hand luggage. Lithium batteries exceeding 160wh are strictly prohibited.

It should be noted that spare lithium batteries cannot be checked in, and must be carried in hand luggage, and should be individually maintained to prevent short circuits. Passengers can put the spare batteries in the original packaging, or use other methods to insulate the electrodes, such as Place tape on exposed electrodes, or place each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective box.

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