How to ride an electric skateboard on an airplane4 months ago | 0 Replies
Despite all the negative pressures, there are many ways you can put an electric skateboard on a plane without having to do anything crude. Let’s take a look at what you need to know
I can’t begin to tell you how great it is to enter a new city and see the attractions on a scooter board.You’ve probably thought about this many times, otherwise, you wouldn’t be looking here to see if you could travel on an airline’s electric skateboard.
Unfortunately, electric skateboards have been added to the airline’s danger list. This is largely due to the continuing impact of airlines banning hoverpads. But you can also see why the airline made this decision after watching a video like this…
But that’s not bad news. Even if they are considered dangerous, you can still put them on the plane if you follow certain guidelines.
For those who don’t know, part of the electric board is the battery. In general, batteries are extremely flammable, and extra care must be taken, because if not, then… KABOOM!That’s not what you want on a flight.
Like most portable electronic devices, such as smartphones and laptops, the scooter is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Cell phones and laptops can be carried on airlines without any hassle because they comply with the guidelines provided by the airlines.So, what are the airline rules for traveling on electric boards? I won’t keep you waiting any longer.
Here’s what you need to know.
If the battery in the scooter is less than 100Wh, it can be brought with the airline. This is the Federal Aviation Administration’s current rule regarding lithium-ion batteries.If your battery is between 101Wh and 160Wh, the FAA recommends that you contact your airline to seek approval before traveling. If your airline allows you to do this and allows you to carry the electric skateboard with you, make sure you take the necessary steps to properly protect the battery terminals to prevent a short circuit.
It is strictly prohibited to carry objects larger than 160Wh on any passenger airline. If you want to ship batteries to your location, you need to have a specialist trucking company capable of transporting hazardous materials. As you might expect, this is an expensive exercise.
They are the rule. Clean and neat.But, a word of caution.If you are considering carrying a “non-compliant” electric skateboard on board an aircraft, I strongly recommend that you contact your airline and inform them of your unique cargo and let them know that you are taking all safety measures to properly protect the battery terminals from a short circuit.
This little note simply instills some confidence in them by letting them know that you understand the dangers and are proactive in preventing any catastrophic problems.Do all of these things before you get to the airport, because the last thing you want to do is get turned away just a few hours after takeoff.
Every airline will respond differently to your request to carry an electric board on board, so do your research and get in touch before you book your flight. Electric Boarding Co lists some of the most popular airlines and their regulations to help you get started.
If your electric skateboard exceeds the 160Wh limit, you still have the option. One is to disconnect the battery, leave it at home, put the empty Eboard on the plane, and then clean yourself up with the battery when you arrive at your destination. Maybe the manufacturer has a warehouse there and you can borrow a warehouse from it. Or, if you have a popular Eskate brand and model, contact the community to see if anyone would be willing to lend you a battery for your vacation. Who knows, you may even make new friends from them.
Now that you know, there are some electric skateboards already below the 90Wh threshold that you can easily ride on an airplane.