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Amerex B500 5 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Extinguisher, 2A:10B:C
Amerex B500 5 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Extinguisher

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Amerex B500 is a FM Approved 5 lb. ABC fire extinguisher built to protect your home, office, workshop or warehouse. This 5lb ABC extinguisher is rechargeable and ships with a wall hanger. If you prefer a vehicle bracket to protect your boat or vehicle, the B500T is the extinguisher for you.

What is the difference between the B500 and the B402?

FM Approved
UL Rating - 2A:10B:C

Not FM Approved
UL Rating - 3A:40B:C


Your best option is a multipurpose or an ABC dry powder fire extinguisher to cover all of your bases. The important thing to look for is the UL rating when choosing an extinguisher for your home or vehicle. The UL rating can be found on the side of the fire extinguisher or in the specifications online.

OSHA explains it simply - the UL rating is broken down into Class A and Class B:C ratings. These numerical ratings allow you to compare the relative extinguishing effectiveness of various fire extinguishers.

For example, an extinguisher that is rated 4A:20B:C indicates the following:

  • The A rating is a water equivalency rating. Each A is equivalent to 1 1/4 gallons of water. 4A = 5 gallons of water.
  • The B:C rating is equivalent to the amount of square footage that the extinguisher can cover, handled by a professional. 20 B:C = 20 square feet of coverage.
  • C indicates it is suitable for use on electrically energized equipment.

ABC or Multi-Purpose extinguishers utilize a specially fluidized and siliconized mono ammonium phosphate dry chemical. It chemically insulates Class A fires by melting at approximately 350 F and coats surfaces to which it is applied. It smothers and breaks the chain reaction of Class B fires and will not conduct electricity back to the operator. Available in Wheeled and Stationary extinguishers.


  • Dependable Drawn Steel Cylinders
  • 6 Year Warranty
  • Stored Pressure Design
  • Dependable Drawn Steel Cylinders
  • Durable High Gloss Polyester Powder Paint
  • All Metal Valve Construction
  • Temperature Range -65 F to 120 F
  • Easy and More Economical to Maintain and Service
  • USCG Approved with Bracket Listed on UL Label


Size & Capacity (lbs.) 5
Application Hose and Nozzle
Model Number B500
U/L Rating 2A:10B:C
Height 15 1/4 inches
Width 7 1/4 inches
Depth 4 1/4 Diameter inches
Range 12 -18 ft
Discharge Time 14 seconds
F.M. Approved Yes
Standard Bracket Bracket Model #16591(included)
USCG Bracket Bracket Model # 818
Bracket Model #821
Bracket Model #861H
Heavy Duty Bracket Bracket Model # 818S
Bracket Model #821
Bracket Model #821S
Bracket Model #807
Bracket Model #862

Fire Types

class a fire extinguisher class b fire extinguisher class c fire extinguisher
Class A
Class B
Class C

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