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Electrically Safe Fire Extinguishers

When selecting fire extinguishers for live electrical equipment it is important to understand which extinguishers are effective and safe, as there is otherwise a risk of electrocution.

Electrically safe fire extinguishers have undergone dielectric testing to ensure the fire fighting agent are safe on or near live electricity. Traditionally, water based extinguishers, even with AFFF foams, have been unsuitable for use on electrical equipment fires; however, the use of de-ionised water in water mist extinguishers or the use of some specially designed spray nozzles now allows use of some water-based extinguishers on electrical fires. Below we have listed extinguishers suitable for use with live electrical equipment (less than 1000V and more than 1m distance).

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Service-Free 6ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

Remove the cost of maintenance with this non-corrosive fire extinguisher, fully compliant to all British and European Standards.

  • Service-free fire extinguisher
  • Kitemarked by BSI to BS EN3
  • Recyclable extinguisher
  • Manufactured in the UK

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2kg CO2 Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

Perfect for installation in server rooms & areas with high voltage, 2kg CO2's are light & easy to move & commonly partnered up with a foam or water extinguisher.

  • Extinguisher Rating 34B and electrical
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked (BS EN3: 1996) and CE marked

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Image of the 2ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

2ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

This compact unit is perfect for installation in both private and public use vehicles as well as being a handy unit to have around the house.

  • Extinguisher Rating 5A,55B
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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Refurbished 2kg CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Offering economical CO2 fire extinguisher solutions, these refurbished extinguishers are good quality, UK reworked units.

  • Refurbished to high standards
  • Rating 34B and electrical
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Available with or without hose and horn

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Service-Free 6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

A fire extinguisher that is Kitemarked and CE Marked and doesn't require an extinguisher company to service it. Reduce your maintenance costs.

  • Service-free fire extinguisher
  • Kitemarked by BSI to EN3
  • Recyclable extinguisher
  • Manufactured in the UK

129.99 ex VAT

155.99 inc VAT

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2kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

A handy all-rounder, these small powder units are great for commercial vehicles and small outdoor fire risks.

  • Extinguisher Rating 13A, 70B, C
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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1kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

A small extinguisher with relatively high fire fighting capabilities. 1kg powder extinguishers are great for sheds, garages and small workshops.

  • Extinguisher Rating 8A,34B, C
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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1kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Gloria PD1GA

The Gloria 1kg Powder extinguisher is supplied with a mounting bracket with quick release strap and is most often found in vans and cars.

  • Extinguisher rating 5A, 34B, C
  • 10 year warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • Also suitable for electrical equipment fires

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23.15 inc VAT

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Image of the 2kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

2kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

Excellent for tackling a variety of small fires these 2kg powder extinguishers are ideal for small vehicles, sheds and domestic workshops.

  • Extinguisher rating: 13A 70B C
  • 10 year warranty - Exclusive to Safelincs
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 3: 1996 and CE marked
  • UK Manufactured

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Kidde Multi-Purpose Fire Extinguisher

Designed with the home-owner in mind, these multi-purpose extinguishers cover most fire risks in the home.

  • Kitemarked 2kg powder fire extinguisher
  • Multi purpose use - A, B and C rating
  • 6 year warranty

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Small Automatic Powder Fire Extinguishers

Designed to be mounted (on the wall bracket supplied) in un-manned areas, these automatic extinguishers are triggered by heat levels commonly associated with fire.

  • Extinguisher fixing bracket is included
  • Effective on class A, B & C fires
  • Suitable for boat / vehicle engine compartments / generator rooms

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6ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

One of the most popular extinguishers on the market, a 6l foam offers protection against class A & B fires. Most commonly found in offices and public areas.

  • Extinguisher Rating 21A, 144B
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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1kg Powder Fire Extinguisher (Easy-Action) - Gloria P1GM

These extinguishers are designed to simplify fighting fires and have been designed with the untrained home owner in mind. Simple 'point and spray' use.

  • Extinguisher rating 8A, 34B, C
  • 10 year warranty
  • Kitemarked (BS EN3: 1996)
  • MED marine approved for life boat use

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4kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

Ideal for installation near small fuel reserves or in workshops where fuel may be stored in small volumes. Easy to handle and manoeuvre.

  • Extinguisher Rating 21A, 89B, C
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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9kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

Excellent fire-fighters, the 9kg powder extinguisher is suitable for warehouses and fuel reserves or on lorries and industrial vehicles.

  • Extinguisher Rating 43A, 233B, C
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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9ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

With high fire ratings, these extinguisher units are often installed on caravan parks, ideal for extinguishing burning wood, furniture and flammable liquids.

  • Extinguisher Rating 27A, 183B
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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Image of the 3ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

3ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

Manufactured in the UK, these 3ltr foams are great for small commercial premises, providing good coverage for low risk environments.

  • Extinguisher rating: 13A, 55B
  • 10 year warranty - Exclusive to Safelincs
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 3: 1996 and CE marked
  • UK Manufactured

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Image of the 6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Ultrafire

Often found in warehouses, on commercial trucks and at goods inwards areas, 6kg powders are ideal for fighting a variety of fires.

  • Extinguisher Rating 27A, 183B, C
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3: 1996
  • CE marked

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2kg CO2 Fire Extinguisher - Gloria C2GH

A fire extinguisher designed to fight fires around electrical equipment without endangering the user or damaging the equipment.

  • Extinguisher rating: 34B and electrical
  • 10 year warranty
  • Kitemarked (BS EN3: 1996)
  • Supplied with frost-free horn

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Image of the 2kg CO2 Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

2kg CO2 Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

Ideally situated alongside a foam or water extinguisher, the 2kg CO2 is perfect for office environments or areas with high voltage equipment.

  • Extinguisher rating: 34B and electrical
  • 10 year warranty - Exclusive to Safelincs
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 3: 1996 and CE marked
  • UK Manufactured

33.69 ex VAT

40.43 inc VAT

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Image of the 6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

A very versatile extinguisher, this 6kg powder is often found on commercial vehicles or in warehouse loading bays and is lightweight and easy to handle.

  • Extinguisher rating: 27A 183B C
  • 10 year warranty - Exclusive to Safelincs
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 3: 1996 and CE marked
  • UK Manufactured

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41.63 inc VAT

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Image of the 6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Gloria PD6GA

6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Gloria PD6GA

Most commonly found in industrial locations and on industrial vehicles alike, these extinguishers have a good all round fire fighting capability.

  • Extinguisher rating 27A, 183B, C
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Kitemarked (BS EN3: 1996)
  • MED marine approval

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4kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

A compact fire extinguisher with excellent fire fighting ratings,the 4kg powder extinguisher is often used on industrial sites & medium-sized commercial vehicles.

  • Extinguisher rating: 13A, 113B, C
  • 10 year warranty - Exclusive to Safelincs
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 3: 1996 and CE marked
  • UK Manufactured

36.69 ex VAT

44.03 inc VAT

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Image of the 6ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

6ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia

This 6ltr foam is perfect for offices, staff rooms, corridors, storage areas and receptions. Often paired with a CO2 fire extinguisher.

  • Extinguisher rating: 13A, 144B
  • 10 year warranty - Exclusive to Safelincs
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 3: 1996 and CE marked
  • UK Manufactured

36.69 ex VAT

44.03 inc VAT

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Lith-EX 400ml AVD-Li Lithium Battery Fire Extinguisher

  • Low pressure aerosol fire extinguisher
  • Suitable for Lithium batteries up to 60Wh
  • Safe for use on electrical equipment
  • Factory sealed with a 2 year life

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Refurbished 5kg CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Refurbished in the UK, these second-life cylinders are re-tested to ensure safety and effectiveness and they provide an economical alternative to new units.

  • Refurbished to high standards
  • Rating 55B and electrical
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Available with or without hose and horn

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Dielectrical Testing

Dielectrical Testing

Dielectrical testing verifies that even with an incredibly high voltage of 35000 Volt, no electrical current can flow back to the person discharging an extinguisher on a fire involving live electricity. Certain test distances between user and fire apply for this test. Once the extinguisher has passed this stringent test, it is still limited for safety reasons for use on maximum 1000V and a minimum distance between extinguisher and fire of 1 meter (1000V is four times the voltage used in a domestic building!). If a liquid is used on a fire involving live electricity there is still a risk of a pool of liquid forming and if this liquid is able to transport current there could be a risk to the user from electrocution if the user stands in the pool. However, one has to keep in mind that the use of any liquid on live electrical equipment usually leads to immediate fuse-triggering. So the pooling issue is more theoretical. Our dry water mist extinguishers apply de-ionisde water and discharge an extremely fine spray. Pooling is almost impossible and in addition, de-ionised water cannot carry electrical current, so dry water mist extinguishers are a new option to fight electrical fires and cause minimum damage to the equipment on fire by the fire fighting agent.
What is Electrical Fire?

What is Electrical Fire?

Strictly speaking there is no such thing as electrical fire, as electricity does not burn. Neither do the cable cores and other conductors. However, electrical current can heat up other materials and start fires. Often, it is the cable covering or foreign bodies in the electric equipment start start to burn first. If the electric supply to the equipment on fire continues we speak of a fire involving live electrical equipment and the use of, for example, a simple water extinguisher could lead to electrocution of the person fighting the fire. When planning extinguishers for your business or home you therefore need to consider the electrical equipment eg laptops, printers, kettles or washing machines. Our section of electrically safe extinguishers will help you select a suitable extinguisher for your building or application.
Which extinguishers are suitable for electric equipment?

Which extinguishers are suitable for electric equipment?

Traditionally, CO2 extinguishers are used for electric equipment, as the CO2 gas does not carry electricity. However, CO2 gas can drift off and the fire can re-ignite.
Powder extinguishers were also used in the past, as they are powerful and do not conduct electricity. However, they are not recommended for use indoors any longer, as they cause inhalation issues and can cloud the escape route.
Some foam extinguishers are dielectrically tested and can therefore be used on or near the fire. You need to carefully read the product description to see if the focus in on 'near' or actually 'on' live electrical fires.
A new solution are dry water mist extinguishers using de-ionised water which cannot conduct electricity combined with a very fine mist generation that does not pool and protects the user from both fire and electrocution.