Conditions for transporting batteries

Are you planning on bringing a battery-powered electronic device? See the information on transporting it in this section.

Battery type

Batteries are used to supply electrical current to the electronic devices we use daily. They can be made of different materials and sizes, so their method of transport may vary:

Battery type

Watt hours (Wh) = Amp hours (Ah) x Voltage (V)
Allowed in hand luggage? Allowed in checked baggage?
Installed in device Spare Installed in device Replacement
Lithium ion equal to or less than 100 Wh Lithium metal less than or equal to 2 g

Examples: mobile phones, cameras, tablets, most laptops, watches, mp3 players, hearing aids, remote controls, drones, smart bags with removable batteries.
OK

Maximum 15 devices
OK

Maximum 20 batteries
OK

Maximum 15 devices
KO
Lithium Ion greater than 100Wh, less than or equal to 160Wh Lithium Metal greater than 2g, less than or equal to 8g

Examples: Audio-visual equipment (professional), portable medical equipment (AED - Automated external defibrillator), drones. 20,000 mAh power banks. Smart bags with removable battery.
OK

Approval required
OK

Approval required
OK

Approval required
KO
Lithium Ion/Lithium Metal OK

Maximum 15 devices
OK

Maximum 20 batteries
KO KO
Lithium Ion Self-balancing devices of any Wh

Examples: Hoverboards, solo wheels, air wheels, oxboards, skates, waveboards, electric scooters of any type.
Not permitted (with or without battery)
Lithium Ion of more than 160 Wh Not permitted
*Only a maximum of 2 spare batteries (between 100 Wh and 160 Wh) per person is permitted in hand luggage. Battery-operated equipment is permitted in hand luggage or in checked baggage in the hold with the approval of Air Europa. For additional information, please contact your travel agency, the Air Europa Bookings telephone number + 34 902 401 501, via www.facebook/AirEuropa or twitter.com/AirEuropa, available from 7 am to midnight on Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
A maximum of 15 devices and 20 spare batteries per passenger, less than or equal to 100Wh is permitted. This limit may be exceeded with approval from the airline — always check carriage options with the company if you plan to transport equipment operated by lithium batteries in your checked baggage; - Always protect spare batteries by insulating the terminals to prevent short circuits in lithium batteries, placing insulation tape on exposed terminals or placing each battery individually in a plastic bag, protective bag or original retail packaging.- -Do not place any spare battery in your checked baggage in the hold; - Whenever you can carry your lithium battery-powered devices in your hand luggage; - If you charge your devices during the flight, always keep an eye on them, never charge them while you sleep; - Always disconnect the connector from the electrical socket when charging is complete; - Never move your seat if your device has slipped/trapped between the seat frame. Always notify the cabin crew for assistance; - It is not permitted to transport damaged lithium batteries or use them in your device on the aircraft.

Disposable battery type

A type of battery with less restrictive transport and storage standards compared to other types of batteries:

Disposable battery type Allowed in hand luggage? Allowed in checked baggage?
Installed in device Spare Installed in device Replacement
Dry Alkaline

There is no transport limit, provided that it cannot be considered a commercial item.
OK OK OK OK
Dry Rechargeable

Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), nickel-cadmium (NiCad)... There is no transport limit, provided that it cannot be considered a commercial item.
OK OK OK OK
Lithium Metal equal to or less than 2g

Used in small electronic devices such as: cameras, LED torches, watches, etc. (2 grams or fewer of lithium per cell battery) A maximum of 15 devices and 20 spare batteries per passenger is permitted.
OK OK OK KO
Always protect spare batteries by insulating the terminals to prevent short circuits, placing insulation tape on exposed terminals or placing them in the original retail packaging.
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