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Lithium Battery Fire Blankets

Lithium battery fire blankets offer an effective and safe method of handling a fire involving a lithium-ion battery so you can keep it under control to prevent it from escalating and spreading until the fire brigade arrive. Where you have large quantities of rechargeable devices, or large lithium batteries, you should consider being prepared with lith-ex fire extinguishers and lithium fire blankets.

In stock for next working day delivery, at Fire Protection Online, we stock a range of sizes of the highest-quality lithium fire blankets you’ll find on the market, at the lowest prices online.

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What is the risk of a lithium battery fire?

Due to the chemicals used in the lithium battery, when these components start to break down, causing a fire or explosion, they burn at an intense temperature and produce toxic fumes.

You’ll find lithium batteries in pretty much every rechargeable portable device that’s available. These include your devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops, as well as your handheld power tools, electric toothbrush, cameras, and vapes. These also power hoverboards, scooters, e-bikes, and electric vehicles as well as storage batteries for solar panels.

While the majority of these pose no risk, when they become damaged, incorrectly used or recharged using the wrong power supply, this is when things can go wrong.

How do you put out a lithium battery fire?

Unfortunately, traditional fire extinguishers like foam, water and dry powder will not work on a lithium battery fire. Instead, the only way to extinguish one of these types of fire is to cool down the battery. Lith-ex fire extinguishers are the only extinguisher on the market that will put the fire out as they use AVD (a revolutionary extinguishing agent) which is deployed as a mist to create a film over surfaces. This film instantly dries to create an oxygen barrier that cools and prevents re-ignition.

However, these extinguishers only work if you have direct access to the battery itself. Often, you’ll find the lithium battery is hidden behind a protective casing, such as at the bottom of your electric car. In these circumstances, the only solution is to deploy a lithium fire blanket over the device itself, call the fire brigade and then leave it covered until they arrive and assess the situation.

How do you use a lithium fire blanket?

Our lithium battery fire blankets are manufactured for Vigil Products and are all supplied in a red kit bag which is easily identifiable with clear text. These should be hung in a location which is easy to access in an emergency.

Once you have removed the lithium fire blanket from the bag, place it on the ground to unroll and unfold the blanket at a safe distance from the device. With two people as these are very heavy, each holding a handle, pull the blanket over the device in one continuous movement, taking extra care of the fire, toxic fumes and chemical risks.

The weight of the fire blanket will settle, and you should check that it is tight around the object with the edges tucked in. This should then be left on until the brigade arrives for them to remove – remember, this will not extinguish the fire, but will reduce the associated risks and prevent the fire from spreading.

Once used on a fire, you will need to responsibly dispose of, and replace, your lithium battery fire blanket.

Our accreditation and guarantees

While there is currently no standard for lithium battery fire blankets, you can be sure that we only supply products that are made of the highest quality and come with our usual guarantees.

All of our products come with:

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