Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Soldering irons

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes, it’s okay to take soldering irons, and other devices that generate heat onto the plane, but only if approved by your airline, and only if the battery does not exceed 160Wh.

What are the restrictions?

  • Ask your airline for approval to fly with a soldering iron
  • The battery must not exceed 160Wh
  • You cannot use them on the plane

Why is this item restricted?

Items that generate extreme heat may present a serious risk to passengers, crew and the plane.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.

What if my items are removed?

If you want to retrieve an item that has been removed, please contact your airline as soon as possible. The airline will dispose of items within three to seven days, so the sooner you make contact, the better your chance of having the items returned to you. For more information, see:

Retrieving your removed items