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Date: 26/01/23

Lithium up, hot topic alert!

The increase in fire-related incidents caused by lithium-ion batteries has shown just how risky mass battery charging in one area can be. 

Most batteries contain a flammable electrolyte fluid which can be dangerous if not stored correctly. Incidents may occur when a battery is:

  • Pressurised
  • Made from low-quality materials 
  • Left to overheat  
  • Used or recharged improperly
  • Old or damaged.

Whilst there isn't specific guidance from HSE on how to store and charge your battery-powered tools on site, at Armorgard, we have some solutions that will help you to charge batteries more safely and to help minimise the risk of fire.

Within the industry, it’s become more and more important to look at how we can store and charge batteries safely, whilst still being practical for those on site.

Cue PowerStor… 

The stand-alone fire suppression system is automatically activated by heat or flames, resulting in an supressing vapour being released. 

This ensures the unit's surroundings and its contents are protected, reducing the risk of fire spreading at any time.

32 RCD protected individual sockets spread over 5 shelves, provides plenty of charging points for everyone on site. 

Powered by a single 32A / 230V supply, it will arrive pre-assembled, ready to get your tools charging.

Fork pockets & crane lifting eyes mean the unit can be easily moved around site, keeping your tools as accessible as possible.


Compact but Powerful

If you have a smaller site, or office where you're looking for a safe and secure charging solution, the Armorgard Powerstation might just be the product for you…

You can forget the makeshift charging stations and trailing extension cables, instead the lockers feature RCD protected double sockets so you know that your batteries and electrical devices are right on hand, charging for when you need them