CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Our CO2 fire extinguishers are designed to quickly and effectively extinguish fires caused by electrical equipment and flammable liquids. Lightweight and easy to use, they are an essential safety tool for any workplace.

All of our Fire Extinguishers are supply only and do not arrive commissioned. A competent installer is required.


CO2 Fire Extinguishers: The Ideal Solution for Electrical Fires

CO2 Fire Extinguishers are a critical component of any comprehensive fire safety plan, especially in environments where electrical equipment is prevalent. Understanding the unique properties of CO2 extinguishers, their optimal use cases, and how they complement other types of fire extinguishers can significantly improve fire safety preparedness in your workplace or home.

Understanding CO2 Fire Extinguishers

CO2 fire extinguishers are designed to combat electrical fires (Class E) and are also effective against Class B fires, which involve flammable liquids. They extinguish fires by displacing oxygen and cooling the fuel, effectively suffocating the fire without leaving any residue, which is particularly important for sensitive electrical equipment.

Optimal Use of CO2 Fire Extinguishers

  • Electrical Fires: Perfect for offices, server rooms, and any area with a high density of electrical appliances and components.
  • Flammable Liquids: Suitable for fires involving solvents, paints, and petrol, where using water or foam could be counterproductive.

CO2 vs. Other Fire Extinguishers

  • Powder Extinguishers: While powder extinguishers are versatile, capable of handling Class A, B, and C fires, they leave a residue that can be damaging to electrical equipment. In contrast, CO2 extinguishers leave no residue, making them safer for use on electrical fires.
  • Foam and Water Extinguishers: Foam is primarily used for Class A and B fires, and water extinguishers are best for Class A fires only. Neither is suitable for electrical fires due to the risk of conducting electricity and potentially damaging equipment.
  • Wet Chemical Extinguishers: These are specifically designed for Class F fires (cooking oils and fats) and are not suitable for electrical fires. CO2 extinguishers offer a safe alternative without the risk of spreading the fire further or causing damage to cooking appliances.

Maintenance and Safety Tips

Maintaining CO2 fire extinguishers involves regular checks for damage, ensuring the tamper seal is intact, and verifying the pressure. Safety tips include understanding the correct usage technique—aiming the discharge horn at the base of the fire and avoiding holding the horn during discharge due to the risk of frostbite.


CO2 fire extinguishers are indispensable for environments with significant electrical hazards, offering effective fire suppression without the risk of damaging sensitive equipment. While they play a crucial role in electrical fire safety, it’s important to have a variety of extinguishers available to cover all potential fire risks adequately. Assessing the specific needs of your environment—whether it requires powder for broader fire types, foam or water for organic materials, or wet chemical solutions for kitchen areas—ensures comprehensive fire preparedness.

Incorporating CO2 fire extinguishers into your fire safety equipment lineup not only enhances protection against electrical fires but also underscores the importance of selecting the right extinguisher type for different fire scenarios. Explore our range to ensure your property is equipped with the most effective fire-fighting tools for any situation.

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