Taking power banks on South African flights – What you need to know
Power banks are useful gadgets to take with you when travelling, allowing you to top up your smartphone’s battery at will. Airlines can be particular about how you transport your power bank when flying, however, and certain power banks are not allowed on flights. ADATA, a manufacturer of power banks, recently advised travellers to choose a device which meets airline safety specifications.
“South Africa does allow passengers and crew to carry power banks on both domestic and international flights,” a CAA spokesperson told MyBroadband.
“Notwithstanding, such power banks can only be carried in person or in carry-on baggage.”
According to the CAA, power banks may not exceed a watt-hour rating of 100Wh and must be produced by a manufacturer who subscribes to United Nations requirements for testing of lithium batteries.
|Taking power banks on South African flights – What you need to know
Airlines can be particular about how you transport your power banks when flying.