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Can I Carry A Power Bank On A Plane?

Can I Carry A Power Bank On A Plane?

Whether it’s for charging your smartphone or laptop, power banks are an essential part of everyday life, especially during this modern age of telecommuting. There's nothing as bad as having a low cell phone battery when you need to communicate, that's why we carry them everywhere with us, including when traveling.

Powerbanks and Air Travel

If you’re a frequent flyer, you know what a damper it can be not being able to carry your power bank on checked luggage. This rule was introduced by airlines in 2018 for safety purposes, given that power banks that run on lithium-ion batteries are prone to combusting every now and then.

Airlines now limit you to carrying a maximum of two power banks in your hand luggage provided the rated power is below 100Wh. Maximum airline safe battery capacity for TSA/EASA is 27,000mAh / 100Wh, however this has been reduced in some Asian Airlines such as Air Asia where it is now 20,000mAh /100Wh. So stringent are they that they insist on the power banks being kept in their original packaging, or having their terminals taped. This is a big setback, of course, if you want to keep your smartphone charged during travel.

Luckily new technology has provided a way around the problem of lithium-ion battery power banks that are prone to catching fire. You can now enjoy the benefits of a high capacity power bank that’s also safe to carry on a plane thanks to graphene technology.

Graphene Power Banks

When it comes to safety, graphene technology addresses many of the shortcomings that lithium-ion batteries have.

For starters, graphene has five times more energy density than the best lithium-ion battery in the market today and doesn't lose capacity after multiple charge/discharge cycles. It also provides an extra layer of protection for your power bank's battery, making it extremely safe.

Graphene also increases battery life over five times compared to lithium-ion batteries. In fact, you can use it over 1,500 times before the battery is degraded. Graphene batteries are also echoed friendly and low cost in the long run.

Introducing the new Flash power bank

Every air traveler can do with a high capacity super-fast power bank to meet all their device charging needs. That’s what the new Flash power bank does. Powered by Tesla graphene batteries, Flash is indeed the world's most powerful 210W USB-C power bank.

It is powered by 4 x 21,700 Tesla Lithium Polymer graphene-based batteries manufactured by Panasonic that give it a total capacity of 20,000 mAh. Flash features two USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 ports. It also includes 2 x USB-A ports to cater to your other devices as well as a wireless charging pad for devices such as your Apple watch and airpods. Its ability to provide 100W of power in a single USB-C port means that Flash stands head and shoulders above competing power banks, which struggle to reach 60W. 

Flash is, without a doubt, one of the most versatile power banks in the market that’s capable of charging every device you can imagine, whether it’s a Dell XPS 13/15, a 15/16-inch Apple MacBook Pro, Apple Watch or any flagship smartphone. The best part is that it’s TSA/EASA airline approved and therefore allowed on planes.

That means no more hassles when charging your smartphone during air travel.