Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The car uses fuels and lubricants that come into contact with high temperatures. Sometimes the cause of a fire is a frayed wiring or a short circuit from an overload in the on-board network. Since there is always a risk of fire, for personal safety, it is necessary to carry a fire extinguisher in the cabin or trunk. In addition to personal interest in its presence, the obligation to have such a means of protection is imposed by the rules of the road. But it is inconvenient to transport a large cylinder, therefore, small models of 1-2 kg have been specially developed for such purposes. Our review will help you choose the best fire extinguisher from the already tested products, which have collected positive reviews and have been evaluated by our experts.
Rating of the best fire extinguishers for a car
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best fire extinguishers for a car||1||BONTEL 1 l.||RUB 3,700|
|2||Yarpozhinvest OP-2||490 RUB|
|3||KRAFT KT 830601 OP -2||410 RUB|
|4||Melanti OP-1||278 r|
|5||MIG OP-1 (z) (1A, 21V, S, E)||650 RUB|
BONTEL 1 l.
In the first place we put a fire extinguisher for a car from the manufacturer Bontel. The model holds 1 liter of a special powder composition, squeezed out by nitrogen under a pressure of 1 MPa. The product weighs 1.75 kg. The valve lever is located at the top and opens by pushing. The length of the stream is 3 m. The composition of the extinguishing powder does not deteriorate at temperatures from -20 to +50 degrees. Judging by user reviews, it can be seen that fire extinguishing granules isolate hot particles from air access for up to 8 hours.
A fire extinguisher is the best for a car as it has a shelf life of 10 years, while most competitors have it up to 4-5 years. After the end of the specified period, the case is opened in a certified institution, the powder and expelling gas are refilled, which makes it possible to carry the protective equipment in the car for the next 10 years. The second distinctive feature of the product is the stainless steel case made using seamless technology. This increases its strength and resistance to corrosion. It is allowed to store a fire extinguisher even in an open body, such as a pickup truck, or near heating elements.
- there is a pressure gauge to determine the pressure;
- long service life;
- can be stored even next to the salon stove;
- compact dimensions 31×9.7 cm.
- high price;
- the product runs out quickly and may not be enough if the engine compartment catches fire;
- you need a special mount.
The second place was taken by a domestic fire extinguisher from a manufacturer in Yaroslavl. The OP-2 model belongs to the powder type and is suitable for extinguishing fires of classes A, B, C and E. The powder is squeezed out with a pressure of 1.4 MPa, which forms a jet, 2 m long.This is enough to supply the extinguishing agent to the flame from a safe distance . The means of protection is even applicable for extinguishing wires under voltage up to 1000 V. Compact dimensions of 38×11 cm make it easy to find a place for it in small cars. From the date of manufacture, the product is considered good for 5 years, after which it is recharged. Unlike the previous model, there is twice as much substance here, so the fire can be extinguished within 6 seconds.
This fire extinguisher is the best in terms of maintaining its performance at temperatures down to -40 degrees. Despite the severe frost, the powder inside does not turn to stone and does not cake. If you live in a cold region and it is not possible to park your car in a heated garage, the fire extinguisher in the trunk will not deteriorate.
- flat bottom for vertical positioning in a car (in a bus or minibus);
- can be recharged;
- suitable for extinguishing all types of fires;
- light weight 3.2 kg.
- no spray to direct the stream;
- not suitable for class D extinguishing (if the metal has already melted);
- delivers extinguishing agent for only 6 seconds.
KRAFT KT 830601 OP -2
Further in the review is a fire extinguisher for a car with a lever type and a charge mass of 1 kg. The powder model contains a pressure gauge with a green and a red zone from which the owner can monitor the pressure level. Shaking is required once every half a year so that the powder does not cake. Regardless of the supply of displacement gas, a recharge is carried out every 5 years at a certified center. The body of the model is made of carbon steel and has two seams (the bottom and the lid are welded). There are protrusions on the bottom to keep the extinguisher stable when installed vertically. Drivers in the reviews note informative instructions on the case, which will be understandable even for a beginner.
This fire extinguisher is the best in two positions at once. It is designed for even lower negative temperatures – the maximum operating rate is -50 degrees. It also extinguishes all types of fires, including F, D and C, which not all competitors are capable of.
- stable legs on the base;
- own pressure indicator;
- high quality powder coating;
- attractive cost.
- requires recharging every 5 years;
- do not overheat over 50 degrees (there can be more in the trunk of a car left in the sun).
And here is another fire extinguisher from another domestic manufacturer, Melanti. Powder “Volgalit” is used inside, designed for fire class ABCE. It forms an aerated cloud, which eliminates the access of oxygen, as a result of which the flame is extinguished. With their mass, the granules close the fire, taking its temperature, and do not allow other objects that come into contact with hot parts of the car to ignite. To prevent the device from working unintentionally, a receipt with a seal is provided in it. The plastic bridge breaks easily if necessary. In the reviews, the owners are pleased with the speed of the protective agent, as well as the fact that it is not necessary to shake the cylinder before use.
We consider a fire extinguisher to be the best because of its familiarity with most Russians. OP-4 versions are often used in municipal institutions due to their low cost, and many people working in such buildings are familiar with them, passing the annual fire drill audit. Models for OP-1 cars differ only in reduced dimensions. This product also has the most affordable price among the TOP-5 participants.
- the weight of the model is only 1.5 kg;
- compact dimensions 26×14 cm;
- detailed instructions on the case;
- no need to shake before use.
- you need to approach the fire site at 1 m;
- needs to be recharged every 5 years;
- do not expose the case to precipitation.
MIG OP-1 (z) (1A, 21V, S, E)
Our TOP-5 is completed by the fire extinguisher MIG OP-1. The product is produced by a Belarusian manufacturer and is designed to extinguish ABCE class fires in a car. The cylinder is filled with granules at a pressure of 1.2 MPa. A pressure gauge is provided to monitor serviceability. The fire extinguisher is equipped with three protrusions on the bottom for stability. The price of imported goods is much more affordable than other foreign counterparts.
In the reviews, the drivers are happy that there are brackets on sale for this fire extinguisher, which are easy to buy in any city. This is important for attaching the protective equipment to the side wall in the trunk or installing next to the driver in the bus so that the cylinder does not roll on the floor. Thanks to this, the fire extinguisher is always in place and does not emit extraneous sounds when driving over bumps. It is more difficult to find brackets for other fire extinguishers, for which it is recognized as the best.
- fits easily into a vehicle's toolbox;
- a wide range of temperatures allows you to carry it at any time of the year;
- light weight 2.2 kg is convenient for a girl;
- stable base.
- some drivers lack pressure in reviews;
- needs to be recharged every 4 years;
- the jetting time is only 6 s.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.