What Kinds of Power Banks are Allowed on a Flight?


As the New Year 2020 is drawing close, new resolutions are being set up, midnight kisses are being anticipated, and that perfect holiday trip with friends and family is being planned.


Just a few days ago, one customer contacted us regarding whether Imazing Products can be taken in hand luggage on a flight travel.

That's what we're gonna talk about.



Whether you're packing short trip, an international vacation, or going abroad, some power-hungry devices are sure to tag along. You'll surely want your devices to keep you entertained on the journey there. Between your phone, laptop, camera and other devices, that's a lot of battery to keep charged. 

Imagine if we couldn’t carry power banks with us on a long trip, it would be frustrating, right? The rules regarding power banks on flights have shifted over the years, but now we can usually bring our power banks along with us.

What kind of power banks are allowed on flights?

The following rules are according to the Civil Aviation Administration in China. These rules are standard for many airlines around the world:

  1. "Power bank must be carried for personal use.
  2. Power bank must only be carried in hand luggage or carried around. It is not allowed to carry power banks in checked luggage.
  3. If the rated power is less than 100Wh, power banks can be carried without approval; power banks with the power between 100Wh and 160Wh can be carried after approval of air carrier. However, each passenger is only allowed to carry no more than two power banks.
  4. It is not allowed to carry the power banks with power higher than 160Wh or the power banks without identified rated power and with rated power unable to be worked out with the marked parameters. Attachment: Calculation methods for the rated power of power banks.”

It’s heavily dependent on the capacity in Wh (watt hours), and under 100Wh is OK to bring on board. If they are loose spare batteries you can bring them in your carry on but not in the hold. It applies for batteries between 100-160Wh as well but you are restricted to 2 spare loose batteries and again not allowed to check in. If over 160Wh you have to declare it and it has to be packed in cargo under the Dangerous Goods guidelines. 

ALL IMAZING portable Power Banks are under 100Wh and can be taken on a flight.


How to Calculate the Capacity

Someone may feel confused about the calculation of the capacity. Here is the method to find Watt Hours: Just take Milliamp Hours/1000 x Voltage = Watt Hours

(MAH)/1000 X (V) = (WH)

Normally the output voltage is 5V, so the allowed capacity would be 20000mAh. That means the capacity of power banks within 20000mAh would be applicable. ALL Zendure portable chargers are under 100Wh and can be taken on a flight. 

Here IM25 would be a preferable choice.

The IM25 is one of the most compact and lightweight external batteries in the market for its capacity, thanks to the use of top quality components. With 8,000 mAh capacity, this little thing can easily extend your phone usage 2-3 times.


Have A LOT of power-hungry devices? IM31 portable charger can recharge your phone 5-7 times and charge a MacBook at full speed. With 100W Power Delivery and a 21,000mAh(77.7Wh) capacity, IM31 is hugely powerful and it can keep you going for a whole week! It also offers 110V AC power supply, provides power for laptops, camera batteries, fans (working time depends on its output power) and other small appliances. Built-in LED Flashlight with SOS mode. Perfect companion for your trip.

Bearing the regulations in mind and grabbing a IM25 or IM31, you could enjoy a carefree air journey.



Our mission as an Imazing brand is to help the customers with their queries, and we assure to help you whenever or wherever you are on the road or at home, we offer you complete safety. We customize and built our products as per consumers’ requirement. To meet your needs, we provide the best quality of products along with high technology to ease your daily life. Few essential measures like automatic, portable, easy, light, and multifunctional are our features.


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