The Best Small Portable Charger for Your Carryon
A portable charger is vital when you travel. With the right portable charger, you’ll never get caught with 0% battery, whether that’s on your smartphone, headphones, tablet or e-reader.
But when you’re traveling by plane, there are a few rules that need to be followed and some factors to consider to find the best portable charger for air travel.
What are the Rules for Taking a Portable Charger on a Plane?
All portable device chargers will need to be taken on a plane in your carry-on – they won’t be allowed in your hold luggage. This is because portable chargers use li-ion batteries and in extremely rare cases, these can malfunction and cause fires. As a precaution, flight operators have banned portable chargers from the hold of the plane, as this area is inaccessible and could cause a disastrous situation if a fire were to break out.
You can carry a maximum of two portable chargers in your carry-on luggage. Each must have a maximum battery capacity of around 27,000 mAh, which is 100Wh. Some airlines may allow portable chargers with a battery capacity up to around 43,000 mAh or 160Wh, but you will need to get approval prior to travel.
The airline will usually need to verify the specifications for your portable charger before you board. Some portable chargers will have the information printed on the device, or you should make sure to retain the original packaging and take it with you when you travel.
MAGFAST Portable Chargers for Travel
All MAGFAST chargers are flight-safe, so they can be taken and used on board an aircraft. All our power banks have the battery specifications clearly printed on the device, so they can easily be verified when boarding.
MAGFAST’s Best Small Portable Charger for Air Travel
MAGFAST Life is our compact, everyday charger, perfect for throwing into your carry-on. But just because it’s small, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still pack a punch – MAGFAST Life has a battery capacity of 6,000 mAh. So, not only is it perfectly safe to take on a flight, it can also take your smartphone from 0% to 100% in no time at all, and even have some power spare to top up your other devices.
Like all MAGFAST chargers, MAGFAST Life can charge all types of portable devices. It features a Qi wireless charging zone, perfect for placing on your tray table and keeping your phone topped up throughout the flight without messy wires. It also has charging ports for USB-C and USB-A, a built-in mini cable and adaptor tips available for Apple Lightning, micro-USB and USB-C. So, whatever you need to charge on your flight, MAGFAST Life has you covered.
MAGFAST’s Best Extreme Portable Charger for Air Travel
If you’re taking a longer flight and you know you’ll need more battery capacity, you’ll need a bigger portable charger. MAGFAST Extreme is our beast of a power bank, with an incredible 18,500 mAh battery capacity. With MAGFAST Extreme, you’ll have enough power to keep all your devices going for the entire flight and probably still have power left over when you arrive at your destination. This can be especially helpful if you have a transfer or stopover and you’re not sure if you’ll be able to get to an outlet to top up your devices or the charger itself. Discover more via can I bring a wireless charger on a plane?
MAGFAST Extreme is the world’s first portable charger to feature three Qi wireless charging zones, so you can easily keep multiple devices charged up throughout your flight without messing around with cables. For your devices that don’t support wireless charging, MAGFAST Extreme has the capability to charge via USB-C or USB-A and, with its mini cables, micro-USB and Apple Lightning.
To find the perfect portable charger for your carry-on and for all your other day-to-day charging needs, discover MAGFAST’s family of premium chargers.