Fire Extinguisher For Electrical Fire

Fire extinguishers for electrical fire or electrical appliances are always at risk of catching on fire. Knowing the types of fire extinguisher and how to use them is vital for fire safety. What type of fire extinguisher to use in the event of a fire depends on what material is burning. In the case of an electrical fire, one should use a fire extinguisher associated with class C fires.

A class C fire refers to a fire involving energised electrical equipment, that is, equipment that is connected to a power source. These fires can be especially dangerous as they have a steady supply of fuel coming to them. They can even turn into yet another type of fire if the electrical fire spreads to other places in the room.

CommanderEDGE 2kg CO2 Aluminium

£63.96
• Product Code: CO2EA • Supplied with frost-free or safe-hold horns and mounting brackets • Corrosion resistant finish • 5-year warranty

CommanderEDGE 5kg CO2

£69.99
• Product Code: CO5E • Supplied with frost-free or safe-hold horns and mounting brackets • Corrosion resistant finish • 5-year warranty

CommanderEDGE 5kg CO2 Aluminium

£80.00
• Product Code: CO5EA • Supplied with frost-free or safe-hold horns and mounting brackets • Corrosion resistant finish • 5-year warranty

Contempo – 2kg CO2 Brushed Antique Copper

£205.00
• Product Code: COEX2AC • Corrosion-resistant finish • 5-year warranty • Plastic base skirt for protection

Contempo – 2kg CO2 Polished

£61.00
• Product Code: COEX2P Supplied with double-wall swivel horn and wall-mounting bracket.

Contempo – 2kg CO2 Polished Gold

£205.00
• Product Code: COEX2PG • 5 Year Warranty • Corrosion-resistant finish • Full Range of spare parts • Plastic base skirt for protection

3 Kg Powder Commander c/w Transport Bracket

£22.99
• Corrosion-resistant finish • Full range of spare parts available

6 Kg ABC Powder – Commander Range

£29.99
Increased fire ratings Kitemarked to BS EN3 Huge 5-year warranty on all models Full range of spare parts available Built to last – ideal for harsh environments Easy to service

9 Kg ABC Powder – Commander range

£45.00
Increased fire ratings Kitemarked to BS EN3 Huge 5-year warranty on all models Full range of spare parts available Built to last – ideal for harsh environments Easy to service

CommanderEDGE 1kg ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

£14.99
Dry powder is a multi-purpose extinguishing medium with excellent knock-down properties. A dry powder fire extinguisher is often called an ABC unit because it can tackle Class A, B and C fires. The low minimum operating temperature of a powder fire extinguisher makes it suitable for all-year-round external situations. The 1kg models come with transport brackets that have a stainless steel centre strap. They’re also Kitemarked and have CE-marked brass valve assemblies. Plus, its MED ‘Ship’s Wheel’ approval. It has a fire rating of 8A 34B C.

CommanderEDGE 2kg ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

£21.99
Dry powder is a multi-purpose extinguishing medium with excellent knock-down properties. A dry powder fire extinguisher is also known as an ABC extinguisher, thanks to its capabilities of tackling Class A, B and C fires. The low minimum operating temperature makes them suitable for all-year-round external situations and has CE-marked brass valve assemblies. It has a fire rating of 13A 70B C.

CommanderEDGE 4kg ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

£35.99
A dry powder fire extinguisher is a multi-purpose extinguishing medium with excellent knockdown properties. Suitable for use on Class A, B and C fires, their low minimum operating temperature makes them suitable for all-year-round external solutions. This 4kg has an extremely strong bask skirt, is Kitemarked and has CE-marked brass valve assemblies. It has a fire rating of 21A 89B C.

CommanderEDGE 6kg ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

£32.99
A powder fire extinguisher, also known as an ABC fire extinguisher, is extremely versatile and suitable for most types of fire. The low minimum operating temperature means they’re suitable for all-year external situations. This large 6kg unit as an extremely strong bask skirt and benefits from CE-marked brass valve assemblies. It’s Kitemarked and has a fire rating of 43A 233B C. Dry Powder is a multi-purpose extinguishing medium with excellent knock-down properties. The low minimum operating temperature makes them suitable for all-year external situations. The 6kg unit has a new ‘super-strong’ bask skirt and have CE marked brass valve assemblies.

CommanderEDGE 9kg ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

£35.99
A dry powder fire extinguisher is extremely versatile in that it can tackle almost any fire. Known as ABC extinguishers, this type of extinguisher is suitable for Class A, B and C fires. It smothers the fire by creating a barrier between the fuel and the source of oxygen. This 9kg unit has a ‘super strong’ bask skirt and CE-marked brass valve assemblies. It has a fire rating 55A 233B C.

Contempo – 6kg Powder Antique Copper

£225.00
• Product Code: DPEX6AC • 5 Year Warranty • Corrosion-resistant finish • Full range of spare parts • Plastic base skirt for protection • Polyethylene internal lining

Contempo – 6kg Powder Stainless Steel Fire Extinguisher

£70.00
For fire safety equipment that truly elevates its environment, look no further than the Contempo range from Commander. This 6kg dry powder extinguisher is an all-rounder, recommended for Class A (combustible materials), Class B (flammable liquids) and Class C (flammable gases) fires. Choose stainless steel for a highly polished finish that’s as tough as it is aesthetically pleasing. Stainless steel can withstand even the harshest of environments. The Contempo range offers an industry first. These unique extinguishers combine fire safety with the most exquisite hand finish and are available in silver, gold and copper colourways. Mandatory fire equipment can now complement the very finest interior design and even prove to be a feature. Perfect for modern bars and restaurants, luxury hotels and contemporary offices, opt for fire safety equipment you’re proud to display.

Contempo – 9kg Powder Stainless Steel

£85.00
• Product Code: DPEX9SS 9kg Powder Stainless Steel

Contempo – 6kg Powder Polished Gold

£225.00
• Product Code: DPEX6PG • 5 Year Warranty • Corrosion-resistant finish • Full Range of spare parts • Plastic base skirt for protection • Polyethylene internal lining

Classes of Fire

First, let’s go over the classes of fire and what they refer to.

Class A: for fires involving organic materials like wood, paper, or fabric

Class B: for fires involving flammable liquids (petrol, diesel) and flammable gases (propane, methane)

Class C: for fires involving energized electrical equipment

Class D: for fires involving burning metals

Class F: for fires involving cooking oils (such as those found in deep-fat fryers)

Fires Involving Electrical Equipment or Fire Extinguishers For Electrical Fires

Electrical fires can happen due to a number of causes:

  • Bad wiring
  • Overcharged devices
  • A circuit that has shorted
  • Damaged power cords
  • Overloaded power outlets

The thing about electrical fires is that they must be extinguished with a solution that isn’t conductive. If water fire extinguishers or foam extinguishers are used, there will be a significant risk of electrocution, which can be fatal.

What Type of Fire Extinguisher to Use

The best type of fire extinguisher to use for an electrical fire would either be a carbon dioxide extinguisher or a dry powder extinguisher.

The dry powder extinguisher contains substances like phosphates and potassium, which are non-conductive and very effective at putting out fires.

The carbon dioxide fire extinguisher contains, as the name suggests, CO2. This primary ingredient is excellent for putting out fires because it depletes an electrical fire of oxygen as well as takes away the fire’s heat (carbon dioxide is very cold when discharged from the extinguisher).

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

You can use a fire extinguisher by remembering the”PASS” method.

The PASS method goes like this: 1. “P” for pulling the pin, 2. “A” aim at the fire, 3. “S” squeeze the handle, and 4. “S” sweep the nozzle from side to side.

If you know the PASS method, you know how to use any type of fire extinguisher. It’s easy to memorize and a perfect addition to your fire safety toolbox.

Fire Safety Tips For Fire extinguishers for electrical fires

As with any fire safety device, an extinguisher will require regular maintenance to keep it working properly.

Be sure to get any fire extinguishers that you own inspected as regularly as it is recommended to do so. Additionally, after using a fire extinguisher, ensure that you get it replaced or recharged, as you don’t want to be left with an empty extinguisher in the event of another fire.

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