A question that we get a lot (and we had ourselve) is whether you can take a powerbank on a plane or not. All airlines allow a powerbank on a flight. But there are different sizes of powerbanks and not all powerbanks are allowed in the air. Find out everything you need to know about powerbanks on airplanes.
Pack your powerbank in your carry-on luggage!
Powerbanks can never go in your checked luggage. You need to pack it in your carry-on luggage. A good tip. Don’t pack it too deep. You need to show it at the carry-on security check. It’s the best place to keep your powerbank. If you’re on a long flight, you can use your powerbank to charge your phone, tablet, laptop or any other electronic device.
Which max size of powerbank is allowed?
A general rule of thumbs is that your powerbank can’t be exceed 27.000 mAh or 100 Wh capacity. This is a general rule. Everything lower than 27.000 mAh should be a problem. But we recommend check the rules of the airline you’re flying with. It’s better to be prepared than to lose your powerbank.
Can you take multiple powerbanks?
Most airlines allow multiple powerbanks in your carry-on luggage. Keep in mind that a powerbank is calculated as a spare battery. So if you bring other spare batteries for your camera, drone, … you can’t exceed a specific number of batteries.
When you’re travelling with multiple people we recommend to divide the powerbanks in the carry-on luggage. It’s also recommend if someone would lose his/her carry-on luggage, you only lose one powerbank and not all powerbanks.
Things you should know about powerbanks on airplanes
- Powerbanks always need to be packed in the carry-on luggage
- Normally powerbanks that don’t exceed 27.000 mAh or 100 Wh are allowed
- Check with your airlines to be sure
- Don’t forget the cable to charge your device
Recommended powerbanks for a flight
There are loads of powerbanks available on the markets. Depending on why you need a powerbank, we can recommend some specific models and brands.
We are a huge fan of the Xtorm Powerbanks. We have a couple of Xtorm powerbanks we take with us on every trip. We use the powerbanks to charge our phones, camera and laptop.
Another good powerbank brand we can recommend is Anker.