Flying with the M1 and PowerShift Battery


Inboard Technology has developed the M1 and PowerShift Battery to be compliant with applicable laws for flying within the US and internationally.

Whenever flying with your M1, always follow instructions from authorized air travel personnel, including pilots, flight attendants, airline ground staff, transportation security, police, and other security personnel. Airline security information changes often, before you fly please check and with your carrier for the latest updates on flying with batteries.

Here are some tips for flying with the Inboard M1: 

  • Remove the PowerShift Battery from your M1 whenever flying.
  • Check your M1 as checked luggage. The M1 does not comply with carry-on requirements for most US airlines.
  • Keep your PowerShift battery (or batteries) with you in your carry-on luggage. The PowerShift battery MUST travel in the cabin with you.
  • FAA regulations limit the number of PowerShift Batteries you can travel with to one primary battery, and two spare batteries.
  • Do not use or transport a PowerShift Battery if the casing breaks open, leaks any substance, becomes excessively hot, or if you detect an unusual odor. Do not handle a damaged or leaking battery unless you are wearing disposable rubber gloves, eye protection, and are in a well-ventilated area. Dispose of the rubber gloves and damaged battery properly in accordance with regulations governing disposal of toxic materials. If you notice a malfunction or any of the above happening with your battery when flying, alert airline personnel immediately, and safely dispose of the battery.
  • Lithium-ion batteries are regulated as “Hazardous Materials” by the U.S. Department of Transportation. More information on shipping Lithium-ion batteries is available from the U.S. Department of Transportation at:
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