Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries as baggage on Widerøe flights

Lithium batteries are used as energy source to a variety of consumer goods eg. mobile phones, children toys,  computers and medical equipment. The batteries can generate a great amount of heat if short circuited, or may catch fire if damaged. Therefore lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods that can pose a safety risk. The cabin crew shall be informed immediately if an electronic device is damaged, hot or produces smoke.

On Widerøe flight the following restrictions on lithium batteries as baggage apply:

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Max 100 Wh: Mobile phones, MP3- players, power banks, laptops, etc.
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No
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Max of 20 spare batteries pr passenger (max 100Wh per battery)
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Spares
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No
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101 Wh to 160 Wh: Video cameras, portable medical devices, etc.
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Yes*
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Over 160 Wh: Electric and hybrid vehicles, mobility devices, scooters, Segways, etc.
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Any
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No
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No
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-
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Hoverboards, Solowheels, Airwheels, etc.
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Any
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No
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No
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-
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Damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries or recalled devices on Widerøes aircraft
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Any
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No
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No
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-
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*Airline approval will be granted provided that:

- Spare batteries are adequately protected against short circuit by either enclosing them in their original retail packaging, taping over the terminals or enclosed in separate plastic bags for each battery.

- Batteries contained in equipment are switched off and measures taken to ensure that they cannot be accidently activated.

- Homemade electronic devices (radio controlled cars, aircraft, drone etc), will not be accepted for transport unless the batteries are removed from the equipment, and carried according to rules for spare batteries.