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4 hours 13 min ago Image from the TSA Instagram account with the following caption: Ever feel like you can relate to a battery? You know, never included in anything? Let’s focus on the positive side of things. You all follow us for a reason, right?  Hopefully you rely on us as an outlet to stay informed! So allow us to share our rules on traveling with batteries. Hopefully by the end of all this you’ll give us an A or cough,cough… AA for sharing! Cause let’s face it…it would sure beat a D.
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External battery chargers, power banks, uninstalled or spare lithium ion batteries including battery-powered e-cigarettes and vapes, must be packed in carry-on bags.  Lithium ion batteries that are less than 100wh are allowed in carry-on bags with no quantity limitations. However, lithium ion batteries that are between 101–160wh require prior airline approval to fly. Best to check with FAA.gov for guidelines before your travels.
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And finally it is important to note that any personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone must be removed from the carrying case and placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening at checkpoint.
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Still have questions on traveling with batteries? Send us your questions on Facebook or Twitter to @AskTSA. Our energetic team is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
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