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Amerex® is the best known brand form providing the highest quality made fire extinguisher on the planet. Don't trust the survival of your car, truck, trailer or shop an anything less!

Amerex® is the best known brand from providing the highest quality made fire extinguisher on the planet. Don't trust the survival of your car, truck, trailer or shop an anything less!

These refillable extinguishers use a durable metal head and valve system resistive to the bumps and jars commonly seen in high performance street and competiton vehicles.

Anyone of these extinguishers are a perfect companion for car, boat, truck or trailer and even the shop. With pressures up to 195 psi you get maximum distribution to put fires out fast, reliably, every time. Did you expect anything less? Well... and some popular brand fire extinguishers have been known to do just that. Not

Excellent for use in the Garage Office Farm Car Truck Camping RV Boat Fireplace Workshop Trailers

  6 Year Warranty (1 Year Warranty on Halon)
  Stored Pressure Design
  Dependable Drawn Steel Cylinders
  Durable High Gloss Polyester Powder Paint
  All Metal Valve Construction
  Aluminum Valve - Light to Medium Duty
  Anodized Aluminum Valve Body
  Anodized Aluminum Handle & Lever
  Large Loop Pull Pin
  Easy and Economical to Maintain, Service, Recharge
  Highest U/L ratings per size
  U.S. Coast Guard approved
   (except 1.4 & 2.5 Halotron Chrome)
   Temperature Range:
  Dry Chemical: -65F to 120F
  Gas Halotron:  -40F to 120F
  Gas Halon:      -65F to 120F

1 lb  10" x 2.625" dia. (3.5" w/vehicle bracket)
2.5 lbs  5-8' range - 10 sec discharge time (

1.25 lb  10" x 2.625" dia. (3.5" w/vehicle bracket)
2.75 lbs  9-12' range - 10 sec discharge time (

1.4 lb  10" x 2.625" dia. (3.5" w/vehicle bracket)
3.25 lbs  6-8' range - 9 sec discharge time (

2.5 lb  15.5" x 3" dia. (5.75" w/vehicle bracket)
5.5 lbs  9-15' range - 10 sec discharge time (

5 lb  15.25" x 4.25" dia. (7.25" w/vehicle bracket)
9.5 lbs  12-18' range - 10-14 sec discharge time (

Wood, paper, rubber, fabrics, many plastics and fiberglass

Gasoline, oils, paint, lacquer and tar


DRY B:C  extinguishers contain a siliconized sodium bicarbonate based dry chemical with free flowing and non-caking additives. Economical Class B & C protection with lower initial cost and recharging. This chemical smothers fires in flammable liquids and pressurized gases and will not conduct electricity back to the operator.

  utilizes a specially fluidized and siliconized mono ammonium phosphate dry chemical. It chemically insulates Class A fires by melting at approximately 350F and coats surface to which it is applied. It smothers and breaks the chain reaction of Class B fires and will not conduct electricity back to the operator in Class C fires.

PURPLE K  contains specially fluidized and siliconized potassium bicarbonate dry chemical which is particularly effective on Class B flammable liquids and pressurized gases. It is electrically non-conductive. Purple K has been the choice of oil, gas, chemical and utilities industries as the preferred fire fighting agent.

HALOTRON I   is made up of a a proprietary blend of HCFC-123 and two gases which is a clean agent that discharges as a rapidly evaporating liquid, which is non-conductive and non-corrosive leaving behind no residue. Ideal for data centers, laboratories, manufacturing plants, general office areas, computer rooms, telecommunication facilities, clean rooms, control rooms, warehouses, military electronics, vehicles including classic autos, boats, engine compartments, aircraft ramps, onboard aircraft and in facilities that service aircraft and any facility where dry chemical extinguishers could cause unacceptable damage or contamination. This is the accepted replacement for Halon and has one of the longest shelf life's of all extinguishers listed here!

HALON 1211  is a liquefied gas, pressurized with nitrogen, which discharges as a vapor and considered a clean agent recommended for protection of delicate, sensitive and expensive computers, electrical equipment, tapes and film. The agent is much more expensive, more difficult to find a recharging provider than any of the other agents listed above, but pound for pound, more effective than Halotron and therefore it tends to be lighter in weight ...although both are gaseous and both are also considered to be less effective than most dry solid powder extinguishers due to the lack of cover left behind to smother the surface of the fire source and the limited range and low wind environment the Halon and Halotron's can be used in.

The Halon units are about 10% lighter. As an example a 2.5 pound Halotron weight 6 pounds, the same in a Halon weighs 5.5 pounds. The 2.5 Halon 1211 units listed have an aircraft rated bracket included.

NOTE: The production of Halon has been banned in most countries since January 1, 1994 due to its ozone depleting substances. However, recycling of Halon 1211 allows it to remain in use, although parts availability is limited to a few manufacturers and can be an issue. Halon 1211 is still widely used in the United States, despite its high cost, with the US Military being the biggest user, but Europe and Australia have banned its use for all but "critical applications" such as aviation, military, and police use. The manufacture of UL Listed halon 1211 extinguishers was supposed to cease on October, 2009. The future listing is still in discussion. Halotron I is the replacement extinguishing agent. It takes a larger volume to get the same ratings as 1211 has.

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We have been the end user of many different Fire Extinguishers for decades used in on and off road racing, shops, transport and marine and have found several hints and tips that should very helpful to our customers! Our straight forward no nonsense tips below come from those years of experience...

If you want a quick summary for vehicle protection, a 2.5 pound Purple K unit would be the best all around pick with the 2.5 pound ABC a close second with each having an advantage over the other in different conditions. Having a Halotron I on the side for interior fires would be optimal. Bigger is better so if you can swing a 5 pounder, do it. Or at least having two extinguishers, one as a back up really makes a lot of sense. Below are the details for you to decide...

1, 1.4, 2.5 and 5 pound units
dispense it's extinguishing agent all at about the same time interval, between 9-14 seconds. The larger extinguishers just put out more volume of agent in the same time frame, so bigger is better! Think of the difference between throwing a cup of water on a lawnmower fire versus dousing it with a gallon bucket in the same time frame.

The 2.5 pound extinguishers are considered to be the
absolute minimum and the 5 pound the recommended standard. The smaller 1 and 1.4 pound units are typically too small to combat serious fires and we would only recommend them as an "alternative" to attack a known small and minor fire without having to expel your main extinguisher. This is the only practical condition for the smaller 1 and 1.4 pounders to be effectively used in.

If interior space dictates you can only fit the 1 and 1.4 pounders in the cockpit, you would need two of them and if a serious situation arose you would have to pull both out at the same time and use them together like a two fisted gunslinger. Not a great option and difficult to perform if not practiced, but it works.

We always suggest having at least TWO extinguishers on board, because if one is used, obviously there is a problem and
now you have none! Many times a fire will flare back up or occur later and without a backup you are completely defenseless. In another situation you may find yourself in a situation where you need to rescue a defenseless friend's fire with your extinguisher. While you may have saved his day now you have no extinguisher left and there may be no one there to come to your rescue. You may be faced with a choice of letting his or your car burn to the ground, or, just have another back unit on board. It should really be an easy and simple choice.

The best scenario is to have either have at least one 2.5 pounder in the cockpit and at least one 5 pounder in the trunk if a serious fire demands it. The next best scenario is to have two 2.5 pounders mounted on board within easy reach.

An nice option would be to have one 1.4 or 2.5 pound Halotron I unit as well as one 2.5 or 5 pound Dry Chem unit as the main unit. You can chose between using the clean Halotron I on interior, underdash and other fires where any residue is undesirable while saving the Dry Chem unit for when you need to put our serious fires where the gas may allow it to relight after the Halotron I extinguisher is spent.

Dry Chem "B:C" may be a be more acceptable compromise for it's cleanliness between the most effective version (the A:B:C), and the least effective version (Halotron/Halon). While Dry Chem powders will not cause immediate corrosive damage upon use, the "A" type agent contains Monoammonium Phosphate is more corrosive than the "B" or "C" agents. Type "A" is more useful for wood, cloth, and other solid combustibles. Halon is more effective than Halotron pound for pound so the Halon may be a better choice when using them in the smaller 1 and 1-1/4 pound units, although Halotron has the longest shelf life of all the extinguishers listed above.

Halon is twice as effective than Halotron, and B:C is twice as effective as Halon. Purple K is more effective than B:C (especially on oil/fuel fires) and A:B:C is even more effective than Purple K in all environments.
However, Purple K would be the most effective for grease, oil, gasoline, alcohol, diesel or other petroleum combustibles.

IN SUMMARY: Purple K would have all the cleanliness attributes of B:C but with more fire fighting power across the board, especially with grease, oil and fuels. Halotron I would be the cleanest by far, but not as reliable on larger, more serious fires. A:B:C is the most effective for all fire coverage, but can be messy to clean up, corrosive and damaging to electrical equipment.

Extinguishers should be mounted in the cockpit so either occupant can reach it while still strapped in, as well as easily and quickly remove and operate it all from the driver or passenger seats. The mounts should be strong and firm attached. Having a 5 pound metal extinguisher flying through the air is not something anyone would want in their car.

While we do not recharge extinguishers here, there is usually a local recharging facility that serves local businesses on a required annual basis. Here are some approximate recharge costs to expect.

Dry Chem   units cost about $18-$23 to recharge (1 pound to 5 pounds)
Halon 1211 units cost about $45-$90 to recharge (1 pound to 5 pounds) - uses Recycled Halon
Halotron I   units cost about $80-$155 to recharge  (1 pound to 5 pounds)