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Anker PowerCore+ battery pack, allowed in-flight?

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Anker PowerCore+ battery pack, allowed in-flight?

24 hours basically to get to Philippines and don't want to bother hugging the wall to charge my LG V30.

Are battery packs allowed with me or carry on.

If so is there a limit. I'm thinking of buying the Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh.
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Ask your airliner, they have a toll free phone number.
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I've taken 5000mAh before with no issues. However 20100mAh is good enough to charge a car battery, so 50/50.

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sebastienbilodeau wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 1:59 pm
Your battery seems to deliver 5v, times 20.1 Ah. That brings you slightly above the limit, at 100.5 watt hours.
I don't think it's based on the delivery rate, but on the actual cells in the battery. Most use 3.7v cells. There were past threads that went into this but I can't seem to find them now.

Edit: this post mentions in-flight limits lightly, but the pack they are talking about is bigger than the 20100mah.
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Thanks. I'll try calling.

Worst case is that I have to put it in my luggage? I just don't want them confiscating it.

I'm ordering it on amazon this week.
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Check with the airline you're taking but I'm almost 100% certain that no airline will let you put the battery pack in your check-in luggage.
It'll need to be in your carry-on.

I flew with AirAsia, Cathay Pacific and Air Swift and none of them had any issues with the Anker PowerCore 20100 that I had.
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Here are the specs for the Anker PowerCore 20100:
Capacity :20100 mAh / 74.37 wh
Output :5V / 4.8A
Input :5V / 2A
Weight :356 g / 12.6 oz
Size :166 x 58 x 22 mm / 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9in
https://www.anker.com/products/variant/ ... 0/A1271012

Most airlines allow for 100 wh, here's Cathay Pacific's policy for example.
https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_CA/ ... eries.html
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I take mine on the plane. I have one that's good for 1 charge and is the size of lipstick. The other is larger, about 2 inches wide, and 4 long. Good for 3 charges. Never been denied
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I have traveled quite a bit with my RAVPower 26800mAh/99.16Wh unit both domestic and international and never had an issue, but as others stated check your airline. They must be in your carry-on though.
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bembol wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 5:02 pm
Thanks. I'll try calling.

Worst case is that I have to put it in my luggage? I just don't want them confiscating it.

I'm ordering it on amazon this week.
Don't do this. You are never allowed to put a powerbank in your checked luggage.
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bembol wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 12:50 pm
24 hours basically to get to Philippines and don't want to bother hugging the wall to charge my LG V30.

Are battery packs allowed with me or carry on.

If so is there a limit. I'm thinking of buying the Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh.
I'm travelling to Philippines I saw Philippine Airline have usb socket on the chair.
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