Lithium-ion Battery Fires

Lithium-ion Battery Fires

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 Firebox new LI-ion Fire Solution extinguisher, Certified to Australian Standards and Available in both 4L & 9L portable and wheeled type fire extinguishers. This LI-ion Fire Solution is Fluorine Free, and our 4L is rated for Class (A & F fires ) and the 9L class (A,B & F fires). These extinguishers are suitable for use on Lithium-Ion battery fires, and perform extraordinarily well on combustible materials that output extremely high temperatures.

Lithium-Ion batteries are widely used in electronic devices, including Tablets, Mobile Phones, Laptops, Power tools, Electric/Hybrid vehicles, Caravans/Motorhomes, Marine vessels, Emergency Lights, Recharge Stations, Public Transports, Mining vehicles and Solar system batteries, etc.
The LI-ion Fire Solution extinguisher is a water type fire extinguisher using F-500 Encapsulator Agent (F-500EA). This Extinguisher has been manufactured and approved to Australian Standard 1841.2. Extensive testing has been performed, and this cooling agent, performs exceptionally well against lithium-Ion Battery Fires.

We encourage you to discuss your individual fire needs with your Fire Service provider to ensure that you are covered for all Fire-types not just Lithium-Ion Battery Fires. Our4L Extinguisher has been tested on a 2.4kWh Li-ion battery fire. Our 9L Lithium-Ion Fire Extinguisher has been tested on a 4.8KWh, Lithium-Ion battery.

This Extinguisher is not for used on 240V/10A or higher voltage Electrical Fires.

Lithium-ion batteries are extremely sensitive to high temperatures and can become inherently flammable. Overcharged, overheated, short circuited and damaged Li-ion batteries have the potential to catch fire or explosion, and might cause widespread damage.

How does F-500EA (Lithium-Ion Fire Solution) work differently from an ABE/DCP Extinguisher on Lithium-Ion Battery Fires? Lithium-ion batteries burn at an extremely high temperature. The key to stopping a Lithium-ion battery fire is to quickly remove the heat and stop the reaction of the electrode material with other components of the battery. F-500EA provides a perfect solution for both scenarios.

Most foam or powder type fire extinguishers only work for 2D fires which can only be applied to a flat surface as the extinguishant cannot adhere to vertical or other angular surfaces. However, F-500EA can penetrate inside the structure of a battery, thus successfully extinguishing the type of fire.