Cordless Tool Charging Rack
I use cordless tools almost daily. I have my chargers all in my garage workshop area. After reading about Lithium Ion Battery fires I decided to add some protection to my charging rack. I bought the Fire Guard Outlet as one of two steps I took to better protect my garage / home from fire. The smoke and heat sensor for the FG Outlet is the only detector in the garage, so right off the bat I got more alert protection and the peace of mind knowing the power to my chargers would be disconnected should there be an “event”. I also added a timer to my charging rig to automatically turn power off after a preset time. More than once I’ve left Lithium Ion batteries to charge overnight; in my opinion a bad habit in one’s home.
Since many homes, like mine, have an attached garage with a workshop area, but typically never have a smoke or heat detector / alarm inter wired into the homes interior smoke detector(s) circuit the garage can easily be an undetectable source of fire; and there’s a lot of fuel in the garage to feed a fire.
I’m very familiar with electrical work, I found the installation of the FG Outlet very straightforward, and my opinion is the quality of the hardware is good.
As a former VFF I’ve seen the devastation fire can cause yo a home. Fire prevention , early detection , alarm(s), and good housekeeping can go a long way to save one from a very bad event.
I think using the FG Outlet in other closed areas of the home with appliance loads is going to be on my…