Tighter airline restrictions on LiOn batteries

Joined
Jun 15, 2015
Messages
1,104
Reaction score
280
An New York Times article from 12/26/Why Some of Your Holiday Gifts Might Not Fly

So far I've never had trouble carrying on my P3 batteries. Up to 8 of them. And I'm pretty sure each battery falls under the specs they won't allow.
But- is it possible we will have problems now?
What are the actual power specs for the P4 & P4 & P5 Pro batteries?

Quote from article:

"Under the International Civil Aviation Organization’s dangerous goods regulations, lithium-ion batteries with power greater than 100 watt-hours are not allowed on passenger aircraft without advance approval of the airline. Batteries with power greater than 160 watt-hours are not allowed in passenger carry-on or checked baggage."



Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
 

Oso

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 19, 2015
Messages
4,351
Reaction score
3,056
Location
Western US
So far I've never had trouble carrying on my P3 batteries. Up to 8 of them. And I'm pretty sure each battery falls under the specs they won't allow.
But- is it possible we will have problems now?
Hasn't 100 watt-hours been the normal (no approval) limit for a while? P3 batteries are 68 watt-hours if I recall correctly.
 

N017RW

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 2, 2014
Messages
8,961
Reaction score
3,237
Location
Palm Beach Co.- FL
All Phantom OEM batteries have it marked on them. They are all below 100Wh.
The formula for calculating Wh is easily found on-line if you want to learn more.
 

msinger

Approved Vendor
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
31,003
Reaction score
10,289
Location
Harrisburg, PA (US)
Joined
Jan 10, 2016
Messages
2,513
Reaction score
814
Location
Surrey, England
Hasn't 100 watt-hours been the normal (no approval) limit for a while? P3 batteries are 68 watt-hours if I recall correctly.
Correct.... never had a problem with BA/Air France et al even with four of them in the backpack...
 
Joined
Jun 15, 2015
Messages
1,104
Reaction score
280
Again- I've. It had an issue yet- even with 7 or 8 batteries. Just couldn't remember the actual watt/hour rating for our batteries.


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
 

Meta4

Moderator
Staff Member
Premium Pilot
Joined
Jan 8, 2014
Messages
13,849
Reaction score
7,867

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
135,770
Messages
1,404,586
Members
98,848
Latest member
listermister