The only suitable choice when a lithium-ion battery causes a fire, the 6 litre Lith-Ex Fire extinguisher features a unique design which makes it easy to spot in an emergency. While it is often used for portable electronic devices such as power tools and phones, it is also suitable for locations where larger batteries are used such as in boats, electric vehicles, and solar energy storage.
AVD (Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion) – a revolutionary and non-toxic extinguishing agent, is deployed as a mist which then creates a film over the surface that instantly dries to cool down flames, preventing re-ignition, and creates an oxygen barrier. The Lith-Ex fire extinguisher works even where a powder can’t, and is the only one which is safe to use on a lithium-ion battery.
Featuring a 13A fire rating for wood, paper, and cloth fires, whilst also being suitable for use on live electrical equipment up to 1000V, the lightweight extinguisher is perfect for vehicles, marine, aviation, and medical facilities. Plus, you are able to tackle a large fire easily thanks to a long discharge time of 107 seconds.
Currently, there is no standard for extinguishing Lithium batteries. However, the 6 litre Lith-Ex fire extinguisher from FireChief is CE marked, manufactured in accordance with BE EN3, and also has a 6-year warranty.