The world’s first Fire Extinguisher for tackling Lithium-Ion battery fires in devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, toys, power tools and electrical scooters, the Lith-Ex 500ml is designed for use on Lithium battery fires up to a battery power rating of 50Wh.
The 500ml Lith-Ex Extinguisher is compact, lightweight, easy to store, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. It will extinguish uncontrollable flames, quickly cool the excessive heat and prevent re-ignition, something that an ABC powder extinguisher or other liquid-based extinguishers will not be able to do on a Lithium-ion battery fire.
Lithium-Ion Batteries are part of life in today’s world, but they also pose a risk in the home. London Fire Brigade alone attend an average of 24 fires each week that have been started by chargers, Lithium-Ion batteries and cables.
The high performance Lith-Ex Extinguishers contain AVD (Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion) compound – a revolutionary fire extinguishing agent – and are designed to target high risk fires of a limited size. The Lith-Ex 500ml is designed for confined spaces such as homes, hotel rooms, vehicles, public transport, marine or leisure environments where fires need to be suppressed in their infancy before developing into a fully established blaze.
Top tips to minimize the risk of fire or explosion:
The risk of fire or explosion increases if the Lithium-Ion battery is exposed to hot conditions or the battery or internal components are damaged, so simply dropping or crushing your mobile phone could cause it to catch fire.
To reduce the risk of a battery fire incident:
- Avoid storing devices with lithium-ion batteries in places with high temperatures such as in a hot vehicle or even a warm pocket.
- Avoid overcharging your devices.
- Avoid keeping all your lithium ion battery devices together. When you travel, especially on a plane, you’ll likely have all your electronic items in one bag. This may be unavoidable but try to keep some space between the devices. Although having lithium-ion batteries in close proximity does not increase the risk of a fire, if there is an accident, the other batteries could catch fire and make the situation worse. Lithium Battery Fires can quickly exceed temperatures of 800ºC – three times hotter than an oven!
The Firechief high performance Lith-Ex extinguishers are designed, tested and manufactured in Europe, ensuring complete control over the quality of this technically advanced product. Together with our technical expertise and support, Lith-Ex extinguishers are a safe and reliable choice.