What is the EASA position on Lithium batteries installed as "loose parts"? For example Lithium batteries installed in portable In-Flight Entertainment systems (with multiple cells <100Wh) ?
Loose parts are addressed by EASA SIB 2016/08. In the SIB, the Agency reminds operators of the need to obtain from their competent authority an authorisation when the limits are exceeded. To calculate the limits, the SIB establishes that the addition of Wh of all the batteries powering the device should be considered instead of that of each individual battery.