4.5kg Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher ABE

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4.5kg Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers is a great multi purpose fire extinguisher that delivers a fantastic level of fire protection for it’s size. They are the most widely used type of fire extinguisher in Australia. Suitable for use on fires of Class A – paper, wood, plastics and rubber, Class B – flammable liquids and Class E – electrically energised equipment.

Includes: 4.5kg dry chemical fire extinguisher (ABE), wall bracket, maintenance tag, 12 month warranty.

    • Add the 2 signs required for installation
    • Inspect then stamp the maintenance tag


Our 4.5kg Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher is:

  • Certified and approved to Australian Standards
  • Brand new in the box
  • Minimum 12 month warranty


Australia wide

General information

This 4.5kg Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher (ABE DCP Fire Extinguisher) comes with a hose, wall bracket and maintenance test tag. This is one of our most popular fire extinguishers and for obvious reasons. The 4.5kg Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher ABE is powerful, works on a wide variety of fires and is a great size that anyone can use. This fire extinguisher features a hose which makes it better and easier to aim the dry chemical powder allowing the user to get directly into the fire for increased efficiency. This fire extinguisher will provide you with a high level of protection for your residential, commercial and industrial applications. Buy online today at this incredibly low price.

When to use

4.5kg ABE Fire Extinguishers

  • Class A fires – ordinary combustibles
  • Class B fires – flammable and combustible liquids
  • Class E fires – electrically energised equipment

This 4.5kg dry powder fire extinguisher can be used for floor areas up to 225m2 in accordance with AS2444:2001*.

Where to use

This 4.5kg extinguisher can be used in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

  • Building
  • Shop
  • Office
  • Workshop
  • Industrial unit
  • Factory
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Truck

Technical information

Certified & Approved to AS/NZS 1841.5

 Extinguisher Type  4.5kg Dry Chemical Powder ABE
 Agent Capacity  4.5kg
 Agent Type  Dry Chemical Powder ABE
 Total Mass  7.55kg
 Fire Rating  4A:60B:E
 Approvals  AS/NZS 1841.5
 Pressure  1400kPa
 Discharge Time  19 seconds
 Dimensions: Height  560mm
 Dimensions: Diameter  145mm
 Cylinder Pressure Test  5 yearly
 Periodic Pressure Test  2.5MPa
 Construction: Cylinder  Steel
 Construction: Valve  Brass
 Finish: Cylinder  Powder Coated Red
 Finish: Valve  Nickel Plated Brass
 Finish: Handle  Powder Coated Red/Stainless  Steel


General information

Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers are a highly versatile type of fire extinguisher that will handle most types of fire risks.  It is suited for fires of types A, B, C and E. Dry powder fire extinguishers are versatile and safe.  They are suited to high risk environments that have mixed fire hazards. They can handle fires containing flammable liquids and gases. They are also ideal for fires in a range of vehicles such as tow trucks, buses, caravans and campers. ABE dry powder fire extinguishers are not a conductor of electricity which means they are effective on electrical fires as well as flammable liquids and gases.

The 4.5kg Dry Powder fire extinguisher can be used on most types of fires while still being compact enough to be installed in to smaller areas.  This is a perfect size for your office, shop, workshop or hotel. It is an extremely flexible fire extinguisher that has enough size to offer you great fire protection. It comes delivered with a wall bracket for easy installation.

This dry chemical fire extinguisher can be used on fires involving flammable liquids and gases like petrol, LPG, oil and paint.  And as mentioned previously it can be used on live electrical equipment fires as well as with ordinary combustibles like wood, paper, plastics, textiles and rubber.

The 4.5kg Dry Chemical Powder fire extinguisher is the most common type of fire extinguisher. It works by discharging a very fine powder that absorbs fuel molecules which chokes the fire of a fuel source. This fire extinguisher comes with free fire tag and keyring. For the best in fire protection supplies, buy online from Aegis Safe now.

This type of fire extinguisher is often referred to as ABE Dry Powder fire extinguisher, or ABE dry chemical fire extinguisher.


Discharge hose

  • Easy to use and aim at the fire.
  • Makes it suitable for commercial vehicles.

Pressure gauge

  • Easy to read.
  • Can tell if it has charge and is ready to use at a quick glance.

Corrosion resistant handle

  • Will last longer.
  • Works more effectively in the long run as it remains easy to use and has less corrosion.

Certified and approved to Australian Standards

  • You will pass any approval requirements for your insurance as well as government and council.

Fire rating 4A:60B:E

  • You can fight a wide range of fires. Classes A, B & E.
  • Has a high rating therefore is powerful as a first attack fire fighting product.

Comes with wall mounting bracket

  • Sturdy, easy to use bracket that can be mounted to most surfaces.

Comes with maintenance tag

  • Ready for installation and maintenance procedures.
  • Easy to read maintenance record.

Which vehicles  are suited to use the 4.5kg extinguisher?

Use the 4.5kg ABE dry chemical powder fire extinguisher in most commercial vehicles. Suited for all types and sizes, from your work ute or work van to large vehicles like trucks, tractors, bulldozers, excavators etc.

Types of commercial vehicles:

  • trucks
  • utes
  • vans
  • heavy machinery
  • excavator
  • tractors
  • bulldozers
  • cranes
  • buses

When using in a commercial vehicle it’s best to use on of our vehicle brackets made specifically for the 4.5kg ABE dry chemical extinguisher.

Cabinets for the 4.5kg ABE extinguisher

The 4.5kg ABE extinguisher can also be used with a fire extinguisher cabinet. Here are the cabinets that  suit the 4.5kg:

Where not to use

This dry powder fire extinguisher is not recommended for use on or nearby sensitive equipment such as computers etc. The residue can be vacuumed up once it has dried but it can be hard to remove if it has contacted a very hot surface.

This fire extinguisher is not suitable for fires involving cooking oil and fats.

Installation of your 4.5kg fire extinguisher

4.5kg fire extinguishers should be installed and certified by a competent person in accordance with Australian Standards, Building Codes and council requirements.

How to use the 4.5kg ABE extinguisher

To use the extinguisher you will first need to pull out the safety pin. This metal safety pin prevents the operating lever from being pressed accidentally. You then have to depress the operating lever. The lever pushes on an actuating rod, which presses a spring-mounted valve down which opens up the passage to the nozzle.

The proper way to use the extinguisher is to aim it directly at the fuel, rather than the flames themselves, and move the stream with a sweeping motion.

What is a dry chemical fire extinguisher?

Dry chemical fire extinguishers are special pressurized devices that release dry chemicals to put out a fire. They are intended to put out small fires and keep small fires from spreading until the fire brigade arrives.

How does a 4.5kg dry chemical powder extinguisher work?

Dry powder extinguishers release an dry chemical powder extinguishing agent when the handle is squeezed. This extinguishant is forced out of the extinguisher under pressure by a non-flammable gas, in this case it’s nitrogen. The powder then smothers the fire and prevents re-ignition by removing one of the fire causing elements such as oxygen. As well as suppressing the flame in the air, it also melts at a low temperature to form a layer of slag which excludes oxygen from the fuel. Dry chemical powder is the best agent for fighting fires involving the multiple classes of fire types A, B and E.

Negatives to using the 4.5kg dry chem extinguisher

The  downside of using a dry chemical powder is the fact it is extremely messy. Once it is fired the powder is projected over a large area. The powder should be fully cleaned up after using on a fire and the powder should be disposed of correctly.

What is the powder in a dry chemical powder fire extinguisher?

The dry chemical powder consists of monoammonium phosphate and/or ammonium phosphate. It is effective on Class A, B & E type fires.

Where can you buy a 4.5kg extinguisher ABE?

4.5 kg DCP ABE fire extinguishers can be purchased at a variety of stores today, including discount shops, hardware, home improvement, auto parts store, and others. They may also be purchased at locations specializing in fire protection equipment. You will pay more from any of these outlets compared to buying from us with our cheap online prices. We also have a low price guarantee.

What should you look for when buying a 4.5kg ABE fire extinguisher?

The first thing for you to do is to make sure the extinguisher has the Australian Standard approval sticker. This is a requirement for all fire extinguishers in Australia. The next thing is to Look for fire extinguisher classifications including the letters “A-B-E”, which means that they are multipurpose fire extinguishers that can be used on any of the three types of fires that could normally be expected in residences, businesses, or vehicles. The rating for the 4.5kg DCP extinguisher should be 4A:60B:E.

Fire extinguisher testing, inspection and maintenance for your 4.5kg extinguisher

ABE fire extinguishers must be inspected and maintained on a regular basis to ensure their proper operation. As the owner or occupant of the property where the 4.5 kg fire extinguishers are located you may be responsible for arranging your fire extinguishers’ maintenance.

Fire extinguishers must be inspected or given a “quick check” every 30 days and a professional inspection every 6 months as stipulated by the Australian Standards. For the 30 day inspection that you should do, you should confirm that the extinguishers meet the following criteria.

  • Is the extinguisher in the correct location?
  • Is it visible and accessible?
  • Does the gauge or pressure indicator show the correct pressure?
  • Is it free from damage that could cause it to not work correctly?

Note for Tow Truck Operators

NSW Tow Truck Industry Regulation 2008, Part 5 Clause 44:

(2) It is a condition of a licence to do accident towing must be equipped with:

(b) a foam or dry powder fire extinguisher of at least 4.5 kg capacity, and that the fire extinguisher is maintained in a serviceable condition.

Additional information

Weight 8 kg

1 review for 4.5kg Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher ABE

  1. Mark Andrews

    Very happy with this purchase. Fast delivery.

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