Can jammers with batteries be shipped by air?
In recent years, we all know that aircraft have very strict requirements for transportation safety. In daily travel, we often encounter the situation that the items we carry are confiscated due to the battery, and sometimes the items are detained. The reason is that it contains a large capacity battery, why is this the case?
In February 2016, the ICAO—the United Nations agency that regulates the transport of Dangerous Goods aboard international aircraft—enacted a ban on transporting standalone lithium-ion batteries (UN3480) as cargo on passenger aircraft. The ban went into effect April 1, 2016 , and remains in force.
Since lithium metal batteries (UN3090) were already prohibited, the new regulation meant no standalone lithium batteries, in any quantity or packaging, could be shipped as cargo on passenger aircraft. There is still no compliant way to do so without a special permit or other approval from a competent authority.
The March 2019 PHMSA IFR harmonized United States lithium-ion battery transport regulations with those of the ICAO, along with extra requirements for ground shipments to ensure no batteries were loaded on aircraft contrary to the regulations.
Note: These restrictions apply only to standalone lithium-ion batteries and commercial aircraft. You can still compliantly ship lithium batteries, including lithium-ion batteries, by air.
Why do they all have built-in batteries, and some items can be shipped by air, while some items or equipment are not allowed to be shipped by air? That's because batteries are different, and the classification and identification of batteries is also complicated. Some batteries or devices with built-in batteries may be dangerous goods involving air transport in Class 8 and 9 of Item 4.3, and some are conventional ordinary batteries with battery capacity. If it is below, then air shipping is allowed, so can something with batteries be shipped by air?
In addition, passengers may still transport their battery-powered devices and spare batteries in their carry-on bags.
Plus, all lithium batteries may still be compliantly transported on cargo-only aircraft, subject to regulations. However, you should be aware that airlines may have variations in place that restrict lithium battery transport, even on cargo aircraft.
But remember—it’s forbidden to transport damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries by air.
So how can you be sure that a device with a battery can be shipped by air?
Air transport equipment must have an appraisal report. The full name of the air transport appraisal is the "Air Transport Conditions Appraisal Report", which is issued by a professional appraisal agency. For example, frequency jammer gps with batteries are generally customized products in small batches. Air freight is not possible unless the customer requests in advance and prepares to issue a report.
The key lies in the nature of the signal jammer's built-in battery. If built-in high-capacity lithium battery. Air transportation can cause spontaneous combustion, which is small enough to cause damage to aircraft and cargo, and large enough to affect aviation safety and even cause aircraft accidents, so strict restrictions are required.
Therefore, under normal circumstances, our large-capacity lithium battery signal jammer must not be shipped by air. If it must be shipped by air, the lithium battery in the signal jammer must be removed in advance and shipped separately. Instruments can be directly transported by ordinary cargo aircraft, while batteries need to be transported by dedicated cargo aircraft.