Fireboy CG2 Series Automatic Discharge Fire Extinguisher
Fireboy CG2 marine fire extinguishers protect boats with engine rooms up to 1,000 cubic feet. The CG2 is a total flooding system that stays on board and on guard 24 hours a day. Each extinguisher automatically discharges when temperatures reach 175 degrees F.
Each system includes stainless steel mounting brackets, 2" round system status indicator light, owner's manual, and installation instructions. CG2 extinguishers feature 3 year warranties and are approved for use by the USCG, Factory Mutual, and Bureau Veritas.
Multiple capacities available.
NOTE: These systems are made to order, and ship direct from the manufacturer. Please allow at least 7 business days for delivery.
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Will this product work in the engine area of a class A MOTORHOME....I am concerned about the 175 degree limit and my engine bay is not contained,.i.e. It is open to the road.
Not sure about that, contact Fireboy: Phone (616) 735 9380
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Hi, I would like to install this system in a trailer to put out a fire that may start at the trailer tires or wheels.Do you have an application that that would work on a tractor trailer, installed at the back of the trailer? it would spray at the back or the trailer wheels where the brakes are.
Hi - that is definitely a manufacture type of question. Here are my thoughts though: they are probably at first say that it is not meant for that, but I think exterior exposure should not be an issue given the typical marine environment. The only other thing I can think of is some of the effectiveness might be lessened since an engine compartment is closed/confined where with a tire well there is some openness. I could see where you aim it well, it could do the job. Again, that is a somewhat dirty area (road grime etc) and I could see where the temperature sensor might not work correctly if dirty. Interesting question.
No sorry I do not have an answer as I am technically not equipped to provide an answer . Maybe talk to a boat dealer and they can show you how the system is set up. The guys at Tiara are great, check them out
This is usually used in boat engine compartments. I don't think it will take the weather in that location.
How often do you need to replace the fire extinguisher? Mine is from 2005 should I replace it?
First you should always have your system checked by a professional fire extinguisher service my understanding is they weigh the unit and check the gauge and the cylinder and re-certify the unit if all is good.
Unfortunately, I have not yet had the opportunity to install the fire extinguisher that I purchased in Feb. I hope to do it within the next two weeks though. However, to answer the question, I would change an unused fire extinguisher in my boat every 2 years at the earliest and every three years at the latest, just to be on the safe side.John M. Searle
John M Searl
Unless the cylinder is corroded there is no need to replace it. However, you can remove the cylinder and have it recharged.
I replaced mine on a 1998 Sunstar Houseboat. It is just my opinion that as long as the system is charged (guage) there is no reason to change it out. I also have a 2000 31' Formula Fastech that has the original system in it. Just my opinion. Hope this helps!!
How do you figure out the square footage of your engine room?
Measure and then multiply length x width x height = cubic feet of space. Then select extinguisher size with equal to or greater volume rating.
They want the volume of your engine compartment (cubic feet) and not just square footage. In general that is: length x width x height; for example 4 ft in length x 3 ft wide x 3 feet high would equal: 36 cubic feet. This reply system would not let me enter an exact website, but the fireboy site does have some helpful worksheets for figuring engine compartment volume. Just enter in fireboy CG2 into a search engine and it should be the first fireboy site listed (just after Jamestown's site).Hope this helps -- John D.
Square footage is length multiplied by width. For extinguisher capacity, you want cubic feet, which is length multiplied by width, multiplied by height at the lowest point in the compartment (tallest height you can measure). The manual says, "Confirm the volume of the compartment to be protected in cubic feet orcubic meters by multiplying the width in feet, by the length in feet, by thedepth at the keel in feet; make no deductions for installed equipment."
Hello Rodney, Add lenth x with x height of engine room but don't subtract for the engine
I need to replace a Sea Fire g500a halon cylinder. Is your wiring consistent with the two wire plug on the Sea Fire system?
Yes 2 connector hookup. Very easy. Basically it completes a ground circuit so the blowers will not work when it dicharges in the event of a fire or when pressure is low and needs replacement
If there are two wires it is the same
can it be used without any wiring?
Using it without wiring negates the effectiveness of the agent. The wiring is through the ground of the engine compartment power vent. When the valve fuses and releases, the path to ground is broken and the power vent stops. This means that the extinguishing agent is not discharged from the engine compartment and can do the job of putting out the fire at the proper concentration.
The unit would automatically discharge, however, you would have no visual verification on the bridge indicating system status and in the case of Diesel engines you would not have the required engine shutdown. Hope this helps.
Yes, the wiring is the ground for the blowers only. If a fire triggers the extinguisher, the ground is broken so the blowers cannot turn on. It is for safety. The running blowers will actually force air into the engine room which you do not want.
Best to call the company. There is an indicator light ---wired---that is attached to the unit that tells you the unit is armed and ready. I would imagine the unit works based on temperature -- when one turns off the ignition key, the indicAtors turns off---as boats usually reside in a near poweess mode most of the time.
the wiring merely gives the ability to monitor the status of the extinguisher. as the name implies, the operation is automatic activated by a fire
Yes. Wiring is just for a status indicator.
I cannot say for sure, but as far as I can tell, the wiring is to show the status of the extinguisher at the helm, so it probably can be installed without wiring. I was pleased to learn that the wiring on this model was identical to the older model that had been installed on my boat, so I was able to upgrade with no change to the wiring.
Yes, you can use it without wiring, but there is also the option to have it wired to automatic engine shutdown in case of discharge.
Thanks a lot Jeff C,appreciate your advice.Krinos.
I bought mine awhile back but have not installed it. Mine is the one that is automatically discharged when a certain air temp is detected in the engine compartment. Fireboy also makes a device that can be purchased that either or in addition to (I pretty sure) allows a manual discharge be activitated. That option requires a tether of sorts that might be what you are referring to as wiring. My understanding is that it is not "electrical" type wire but mroe of a cord or tether (discharge cable kit) that you would install to an area a bit away from teh actual engine compartment so that if either you saw a fire start (and before the air temp got too high to trigger the automatic discharge) or if someehow the auto feature failed, you could pull the tether and activate the unit. Othewise I do not believe there is any wiring required for teh auto unit.
Don't know, I wired mine. Contact Fireboy customer service, they should be able to help you out.
Peter, Thanks for answering!
Thank you John for your kindness to answer to my question,and appreciate a lot your suggestion.Best regards< Krinos.
Yes but you won't get feedback on whether it was discharged or empty. It then becomes an auto extinguisher.
is this big enough for a 26' Penn Yan boat?
thanks for responding, I will be ordering one soon
Yes, the engine compartment cu/FT is correct
You would need to calculate the volume of your engine compartment. A Length x Width x Height should provide you with a rough cubic foot number, and then find the next biggest sized Fireboy system. So, if 45 cubic feet, get a 50, etc. They have sizes from 25 to 1,000.
Most likely it is. You really need to measure the volume of the engine room though. That will determine whether it will provide adequate protection. You should visit Fireboy's website for more information. They have instructions for measuring the engine room and installation instructions. You also need to determine the nominal current draw for your engine room blower. This is needed because the blower needs to shut down through ground interruption for the system to work properly and not vent the extinguishing agent from the protected space. Hope this is useful.
thank you very much for your help, I will be ordering one here shortly
I am hearing that Fireboy is the only entity that will recharge these CG2 extinguishers.So if you do send an empty one to them...you may do so by common carrier; but when Fireboy returns it to sender by freight the cost of filling charge (by Fireboy)and return freight is almost as expensive as buying a new one.On top of that Fireboy reps when contacted were vague about refill-price and what consitiute a non-refillable cylinder.Anyone have a real experience with Fireboy and refilling extinguishers?
I checked locally and no one would refill. Also no one locally supplied the size I needed because of the expense of keeping them in inventory. After research it made more sense to order through a reputable distributor.
I believe what happened to cause it to lose pressure in my case was a brief engine overheat event. The extinguisher did not empty completely but the "gel" fuse disappeared (melted?) and pressure was lost. Cylinder is in perfect condition but due to the "only filled by Fireboy" option and the excessive cost of refilling, it appears that its only use now would be as a club to kill bilge rats. ;)
I can't help there since I just ordered it for the first time, but it seems that I've heard of this same issue before. I'd just assume that if it was used, I'd to get a new one. Hopefully they don't go off unless needed and if so then getting a new replacement still seems inexpensive compared with the alternative!
I need a engine room fire extinguisher for my 38' Trojan International boat to replace an older unit. What do you suggest?
Fireboy is the most dependable. Place a large unit in the space. You will pay high dollar but what is your vessel and life worth. It takes 10 mins to place
Fireboy is good equipment. If you have diesels, really need the automatic shut down for your engines and the air dampers which shuts off air to the engines. Gets a little comicated to do the job really right
The cg2 is an easy to install unit that meets the standard. If you have Diesel engines, you will need a shutdown panel (accessory). You also need to calculate the engine room volume in order to select the proper size. The use of 2 units to meet the volume requirements is not recommended. I installed my system in an afternoon.
What is the difference between CG2 and MA2 extinguishers?
The main difference is that the MA2 has a manual release cable in addition to the automatic activation. Check the fireboy xintex homepage. They have owner and installation manual links
Use MA2 if you are replacing a system with a manual cable/handle. Use CG2 if only automatic operation is present.
Fantastic /quick service
Fantastic experience. Very fast shipping quicker than promised. Great price! I hope I never need another but I would certainly deal with your company again. I have told friends if they need fire suppression products to contact you. Thanks again
Middle river Md. Crescent Yacht Club
I installed this on my new Bayliner 175, Mercruiser I/O 3.0 liter 4 cylinders engine compartment. Easy to mount and wire up the instrument panel indicator lamp, took about 1 hour. I have had one engine fire 48 years ago and since then every boat gets an auto fire extinguisher, it's cheap insurance.
I would definitely purchase this item again!!
Excellent replacement. Was a perfect fit.
Excellent Customer Service & Delivery
This is an automatic Fire Extinguisher. I have not installed it in my houseboat yet. But, it is a perfect replacement for my discharged unit. This had to be shipped from Manufacturer & I was told 2-3 weeks. It came in less than one week. Awesome!!
BUY IT, YOULL LIKE IT !!
HERE`S MY COMMENT
NO Fire in the Hole!
I used this as a direct replacement for a similar unit that discharged due to rust. These are terrific safety devices and are fully automated. The unit is designed to disable the blower fan in the event of a discharge to prevent any oxygen to fuel that fire. Worth every penny - best price I found!
Buddha on the water
First Order with Company
The first time ordering from the Company. They kept me well informed on shipping and the item arrived when they said it would. I definitely would use them again.
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Hazzard Marine- Georgetown, SC
Sooner than expected
Great peace of mind knowing the engine room is protected.Staff at Jamestown Distributers was very helpfulProduct is shipped from manufacturer and was delivered before expected ship date
Fireboy Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Used for fire suppression in engine room on single engine trawler. Automatic discharge in high temperatures is a must. Wiring to include engine shutdown system relatively straight forward. The extinguisher is expensive and could be set off accidentally. It would be costly to replace in the event of an accident. Halon models are dangerous to humans since they remove the oxygen from true atmosphere making a quick exit a matter of life and death.
Headline was accurate and complete
Good product with good installation instructions and operations manual
Fireboy CG2 Series Automatic Discharge Fire Extinguisher