Mophie Battery pack

Old Jul 3, 18, 7:38 am
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Mophie Battery pack

I have a Mophie Powerstation XXL which I have taken on a BA flight last year when I flew back from LAX.

I have read that recently some people flying BA from IST have had these confiscated from them when

I was just wondering if this is a policy just for flights from this airport or a wider BA policy across all flights? Donít want to take mine when I fly if itís gonna be taken off me
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Old Jul 3, 18, 7:40 am
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IST - and several other places in that region - have local restrictions, and only for the inbound flight to London direction:
BA Handling of laptop/tablet ban

On other routes I don't think there will be a problem.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
IST - and several other places in that region - have local restrictions, and only for the inbound flight to London direction:
BA Handling of laptop/tablet ban

On other routes I don't think there will be a problem.
Thatís what I was thinking, just didnít want to have spent £90 on this to have it taken off me. Thanks 😀
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Old Jul 3, 18, 11:55 am
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I think you're OK. Just.

BA state that Lithium based batteries up to 100Wh are permitted. https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...d-restrictions

The PowerStation looks like a 20,000mAh battery.
USB runs at 5V

20Ah x 5V = 100Wh
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Usually these work using up conversion from the nominal 3.6v Lion battery so the 20,000Mah relates to native cell capacity

20Ahr x 3.6v = 72W
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Old Jul 3, 18, 3:20 pm
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Usually these work using up conversion from the nominal 3.6v Lion battery so the 20,000Mah relates to native cell capacity

20Ahr x 3.6v = 72W
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I think you're OK. Just.

BA state that Lithium based batteries up to 100Wh are permitted. https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...d-restrictions

The PowerStation looks like a 20,000mAh battery.
USB runs at 5V

20Ah x 5V = 100Wh
Just had a closer look at the back of my power bank, itís got 76.0 wh so looks like it should be fine. 😀😀👌🏻
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Old Jul 3, 18, 10:36 pm
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I lost all my portable batteries at IST, even after checking that I could take them with Turkish before flying. The ground handlers that check you in are independent contractors that have a list of rules that they follow to the letter, they couldn't care less what the airline has told you.
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Whatís a Wh? When I did physics it was a Watt, named after Mr Watt who invented it. And abbreviated to W.
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What’s a Wh? When I did physics it was a Watt, named after Mr Watt who invented it. And abbreviated to W.




A watt hour - the amount of electricity used when your thingummy's power consumption is 1 watt and you use it for an hour. Much easier to get a feel for consumption than the SI joule.

Edit aside: all SI units are in lower case, irrespective of the capitalisation of its symbol - so 1W = "one watt"; similarly its correct to write "one newton", "one kelvin" etc.
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