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Old Wed, Nov-14-2012, 03:11:12 AM   #1
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Default school me: in-car fire extinguishers

for now, i'm looking to have a fire extinguisher in the car in case of emergencies. i may consider something permanently installed in the engine bay if it's also practical enough for a daily driver

this is for a project car with lots of custom fueling components and electronic gadgets...and lots of money spent

i started browsing on the net but there are so many options: size, type of agent, brands, type of installation, etc.

basically i'm trying to learn:
- what good for car environment
- safe for electronics
- pros and cons of mobile unit vs. permanently installed solutions
- where/what to buy

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http://www.lifeline-fire.co.uk/motor...tinguishers-18
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Default Re: school me: in-car fire extinguishers

thanks for adding more confusion to the mix

j/k, so lifeline is the stuff i should be looking at?

i'm still not sure what type of gas/foam/power/whatever works for my application. i guess if i can narrow down to the fire fighting agent...i now see novec 1230, dupont fe-36, haltron1, blah blah blah...
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the DOT requires all commercial vehicles to be equipped with a fully-charged, minimum rated 5BC fire extinguisher, these are suitable for extinguishing the types of fires that may occur in an automobile, our trucks have 4BC rated fire extinguishers, you are going to want one with one of these designations, you can Google to see the differences in ratings and the types of fires that different extinguishers are designed to suppress.
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oh and you can get a suitable extinguisher at any auto parts store, Costco, or order online, should be like 20 bucks
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I haven't seen a system designed for that use. Most of the racing systems out there are not designed to put a fire out, but more give the driver time to escape the vehicle.

I had this system in my race car, but never had to use it.
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr...p?Product=2436

It will ruin non-sealed electronics if used.
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Default Re: school me: in-car fire extinguishers

TY!

any reason a permanently installed system might be better/worse than a handheld or two?

most i've seen so far are rated, A (ordinary combustibles), B (flammable liquids), and C (electrical fires) so i've got that covered. i'm still not sure which whether gas/foam/power/other will work best for me

if it make any difference, there will be lots or fuel flowing (possibility of E85 as well) through a system capable to feed 6x1200cc/min injectors, a 2L surge tank about 10 inches away from the engine behind a secondary firewall, a methanol tank + lines, and a myriad of car stereo equipment worthy of it's own listening room in the trunk
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i was looking at these for a simple handheld unit but again, unsure what fire fighting agent is the best for my needs

Is this too good to be true?
H3R Performance HalGuard Fire Extinguishers sold @ summit
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These H3R Performance HalGuard fire extinguishers feature a clean agent--an electrically non-conducting liquid or gaseous fire-extinguishing agent that does not leave a residue. They feature high-quality steel cylinders with all-metal valve construction, are available in chrome or red painted finishes, and are compact, lightweight, and easy to use. H3R Performance HalGuard fire extinguishers will leave no mess or damage to the vehicle or surfaces, will not impair the operator's vision, provide no thermal shock to electronics, and are EPA-approved. The liquefied gas extinguishes those hard-to-reach fires that are common in many applications. Clean agent fire extinguishers like these H3R Performance HalGuards have long been the product of choice for protecting classic automobiles and race cars, not to mention aircraft, computer rooms, and other high-tech equipment.
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I say you should have both permanent and hand held. Permanent will take care of your car, but if you run into another car on fire, you can grab the handheld and help that person.
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I'm guessing this is for the Audi?
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