Battery Safety Data Sheets

The airlines now require this to prove (a) the lithium content (b) that the batteries conform with the UN Manual of Standards for batteries (which all airlines globally now use as the standard).

Download the PDF document for the required battery, print out and keep with your battery.

 

Matrice 600 pro TB47s Material Safety Data Sheet

ATL TB47S-4500-22.2-6S-International-MSDS report

Inspire 1 TB47 and TB48 Material Safety Data Sheet

Inspire TB47 4500mAh MSDS

Inspire 1 TB48 MSDS

 

Inspire 2 Material Safety Data Sheet

Inspire 2 MSDS

Matrice / Inspire 2 TB50-4280mAh-22.8V-International-MSDS report

 

Matrice 200 Series TB55 Material Safety Data Sheet

Matrice Series ATL-HK MSDS(785075-TB55 Pack)

DJI Spark Material Safety Data Sheet

Spark_ATL MB1-1480mAh-11.4V-International-MSDS report

 

DJI Phantom 3 Safety Data Sheet

PH3 MSDS-2016 version

DJI Phantom 4 Material Safety Data Sheet

Phantom 4-MSDS-5350mAh

DJI Phantom 4 pro High Capacity Material Safety Data Sheet

Phantom 4P high capacity battery

DJI Mavic Pro Material Safety Data Sheet

Mavic Pro MSDS

 

Lithium Battery Guidance Document

Traveling With LiPo Batteries and Your Drone

How to carry batteries safely

Watch the CASA safety video –  to learn how to carry everyday batteries safely.

Batteries under 100Wh rating

  • The batteries that power your phone, laptop and camera are usually under the 100 watt-hour (Wh) rating.
  • If you’re carrying a spare battery that’s not in one of these devices, it must be in your carry-on baggage only.
  • Spare batteries, regardless of their size are not to be carried in checked luggage.

Lithium-Ion batteries 100-160Wh rating

  • These are more powerful batteries and can be found in industrial equipment such as power tools and mobility aids between 100 and 160Wh.
  • You must have approval from your airline before flying.
  • If the battery is installed in a device, it can be carried in either checked or carry-on baggage.
  • If the battery is spare – that is, the battery is by itself and not contained in equipment – it must be in your carry-on baggage only.
  • Spare batteries, regardless of their size are not to be carried in checked luggage.
  • There is a limit of two spare batteries per person. These batteries must only be packed in carry-on luggage and should have their terminals individually protected to minimise the risk of contacting other metal objects in your luggage.

How to protect your battery from short circuits

Short-circuiting batteries have been responsible for numerous onboard fires, so it’s important that all spare batteries have their terminals protected properly.

You can do this by:

  • Keeping batteries in original retail packaging or
  • Insulating the battery terminals by taping over exposed terminals or
  • Placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.

We also demonstrate these techniques in our safety video above.

Lithium-Ion batteries 160Wh rating and above

  • You can’t carry lithium batteries above 160Wh unless they are for wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
  • These batteries must be transported as declared dangerous goods cargo.

Please contact your airline for guidance.

What’s your watt-hour rating (Wh)?

  • Most modern batteries have the watt-hour rating (Wh) displayed on their casing so you can see how powerful they are.
  • Some older models might not have their watt-hour rating clearly displayed but you should be able to see the voltage and amp hour which will make calculating the watt-hour simple.
  • To calculate your battery’s watt-hour rating, you multiply the voltage (V) by the amp-hour (Ah).
  • For example, a 12 volt battery with a 5 amp hour rating will be 60 watt-hours. V x Ah = Wh.
  • If the battery is rated in milli-amp hours (mAh), divide your final answer by 1000 to arrive at the watt-hours. V x mAh / 1000 = Wh. For example, a 6 volt; 2500 mah battery will be 6 x 2500/1000 = 15 Wh.