Fire Retardent Batteries
It is crucial that fire professionals and fire businesses must stay abreast of the latest developments in fire safety. The Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) is an essential piece of legislation that brings into focus the need for fire retardant batteries.
When installing batteries in the CIE installer/maintenance technicians should confirm with their suppliers any flammability requirements for the batteries to be used.
When confirmed, batteries with a suitable flammability rating should be installed.
Note: The use of flame-retardant batteries (e.g., UL 94 V2 or higher) where they are not required may be preferable if the EN 54-4 approval does not preclude their use.