Portable Car Jumper Battery Bank


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Old 05-01-22, 07:48 AM
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Portable Car Jumper Battery Bank

I was on a semi-retirement vacation for almost 2 months, only to rush back home because of an emergency.

I brought along my portable car jumper battery bank (the size of a hard drive) as a backup to charge my phone and laptop.

I went through airport security checkpoints and did not had any issues, including 4 international airports. At LAX, they did a swab of it and after it passed that it is not explosive, they gave it back to me and proceed onto my flight.

When I got to this one airport and checkpoint, they started to make an issue about my portable car jumper battery bank which I checked online before the trip that anything lithium related cannot be in checked-in luggage. They have to be in your carry-on.

https://travelnite.com/jump-starter-...arger-on-plane

Anyway, as they started to give me trouble and wanted to confiscate it, I am more than certain because they want to keep it for themselves, I pulled out my phone and started to record their faces and name badges. I told them if they want to take it, go for it and I will discuss with the embassy in a few days with this video. As soon as they saw that I did that, they started to talk among themselves and finally after 10 minutes, they gave me back my car jumper battery bank. I nodded my head in disgust and gave them a smirk as I walked away.

So getting back to the question, are there certain portable car jumper battery bank that are not allowed on the plane, according to spec?
 
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Old 05-01-22, 08:16 AM
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In the US you are allowed to carry on lithium batteries up to 100 watt hour capacity.

https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/...onic%20devices.
 
 

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