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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I am buying a 2000 Carver 396 but the tank is missing. Do I just replace the tank?
I would think so. I replaced mine in an open bow boat with enclosed engine compartment. There is a wired plug that goes to an indicator on the helm that just shows it is ready. Our blower in the engine compartment wouldn't work if the Fireboy was disconnected or had been bypassed.
You may be able to simply replace the tank, but like with any new boat, you may want to evaluate the rest of the system to verify that it is fully functional.
JD Tech Associate
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
JD Tech Team
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.
This is usually used in boat engine compartments. I don't think it will take the weather in that location.
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
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.
How often do you need to replace the fire extinguisher? Mine is from 2005 should I replace it?
Unless the cylinder is corroded there is no need to replace it. However, you can remove the cylinder and have it recharged.
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
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!!
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.
How do you figure out the square footage of your engine room?
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.
Measure and then multiply length x width x height = cubic feet of space. Then select extinguisher size with equal to or greater volume rating.
Hello Rodney, Add lenth x with x height of engine room but don't subtract for the engine
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."
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?
Don't know, I wired mine. Contact Fireboy customer service, they should be able to help you out.
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.
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. Wiring is just for a status indicator.
Thanks a lot Jeff C,appreciate your advice.Krinos.
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.
Yes but you won't get feedback on whether it was discharged or empty. It then becomes an auto extinguisher.
Thank you John for your kindness to answer to my question,and appreciate a lot your suggestion.Best regards< Krinos.
Peter, Thanks for answering!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
is this big enough for a 26' Penn Yan boat?
thank you very much for your help, I will be ordering one here shortly
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.
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.
thanks for responding, I will be ordering one soon
Until there is a fire then this review is somewhat worthless. The product appears well built and the brackets are heavy duty. The install was simple. So far good and hopefully never needed.
I bought this item several months ago and was so impressed with the price and quality, I decided to buy one for our entire fleet. Thanks Jamestowndistributors!
Doug the Slug
Got what I needed. Easy to install as a replacement to old empty original in 2002 Chapparrel boat. These are made by order so it takes over a week to get. I had a previous boat go up in flames. So while these seem expensive I found lowest price at Jamestown and I consider it good insurance for the family.
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
Fireboy CG2 Series Automatic Discharge Fire Extinguisher