Are your chargers (power banks) TSA approved?


There you are at the airport, ready to embark on your latest journey to a new destination when suddenly your bag check goes all wrong. You’re probably wondering how you got here, and it’s all thanks to your non-TSA approved power bank.

In the federal government there will always be rules on how to travel. So let's look at the TSA today and look at a specific area that can help you keep your phone charged with power banks also know as "portable chargers". You can only carry on power banks.

What are "portable chargers"?

Before we touch on how you know you're charger will get through TSA lets first make sure everyone knows what a portable charger is. 

Portable chargers are essentially batteries used to put energy into your electronics when on low battery. The reason some chargers are regulated are due to how they’re created and what material was used which could start a fire if misused. Mainly lithium batteries are chargers.

Now that we covered that let's see what TSA says about portable chargers.

Now here is exactly what TSA says about portable chargers.

"(ii) For a lithium-ion battery, the Watt-hour (Wh) rating must not exceed 100 Wh. With the approval of the operator, portable electronic devices may contain lithium-ion batteries exceeding 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh (and no more than two individually protected lithium-ion batteries each exceeding 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh, may be carried per person as spare batteries in carry-on baggage."

 Heres more info about power banks and how TSA deals with the item. 

faa.gov/hazmat/packsaf