The transportation of the devices powered by lithium and lithium-ion batteries
All lithium and lithium-ion batteries carried by passengers or crew the purpose of which is to provide power to different electronic devices are subject to restrictions which are mostly applied for spare lithium and lithium-ion batteries a watt-hour rating exceeding 100Wh and for devices equipped with such batteries.
Considering the recommendations of the UN experts and IATA Safety and Standards group lithium and lithium-ion batteries carried by passengers and crew on Belavia flights are limited by the following restrictions:
|Watt-hour Rating (Wh) or Lithium Content||Carry-on Baggage||Checked Baggage||Operator Approved|
|≤100 Wh (2 grams) In Equipment||YES||YES||NO|
|≤100 Wh (2 grams) Spares||YES (no limit)||NO||NO|
|>100≤160 Wh In Equipment||YES||YES||YES|
|>100≤160 Wh Spares||YES(max 2)||NO||YES|
|>160 Wh||Must be presented and carried as Cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.||Must be presented and carried as Cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.||Must be presented and carried as Cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.|
Small Lithium Batteries and Cells include mobile phone batteries, watch batteries, MP3 player batteries and most original laptop batteries. The maximum rating for these batteries is 100 watt-hours (Wh).
Medium Lithium batteries and cells include larger batteries and cells – examples include some extended life batteries for laptop computers, and batteries used by audiovisual professionals. A “medium” battery provides between 100 and 160 watt-hours of power.
Large lithium batteries and cells are primary those used in industry. A large rechargeable battery provides over 160 watt-hours of power. Large batteries may be found in some electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as mobility devices and scooters.
REMEMBER! NO BATTERY MAY BE TAKEN FOR CARRIAGE IF THERE IS NO MARKING OF THE MANUFACTURER ON IT
Devices with lithium batteries(mobile phones, laptops, electronic cigarettes and other electronic devices) are not accepted as checked baggage. Such devices are only allowed in carry-on baggage.
During the flight the batteries contained in devices such as laptop computers, cameras, mobile phones, etc must be switched off.
Special measures shall be undertaken to ensure that such devices placed in checked baggage the batteries cannot be accidentally activated.
The terminals of all spare batteries must be protected against short circuit. For this reason the batteries must be enclosed in their original retail packaging or their terminals must be taped or each battery must be placed in a separate plastic bag.
DON’T PUT LITHIUM IN YOUR CHECKE BAGGAGE. Lithium and lithium-ion batteries shall be carried in carry-on luggage only.