FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the main applications of Elide products?
A: Passive Use- Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball is mounted in areas of concern to act as a 24/7 surveillance and suppression system.
Installation Examples: electrical panel, fuse box, washer/ dryer, electrical outlet, kitchen appliances, engine compartments etc.
B: Active Use- Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball is thrown, rolled, or launched into active fire situation in an effort to extinguish or reset (knockdown) a fire.
*All Elide Fire Extinguishing Balls comes with mounting bracket & screws for simple installation.
At what temperature does the Elide Fire Ball activate?
Heat DOES NOT activate the Elide Fire Ball; The Elide Fire Ball only activates when it is exposed to flame.
Are there any temperatures where the Elide Fire Ball should not be used?
We recommend storing and installing our products in areas that do not exceed -40F and +200F. Even at temperatures outside this range the Elide Fire Ball will not activate, but the components can begin to degrade and result in a less effective product and activation.
I found cheaper Extinguishing Balls Online? Why are Elide Fire USA products more expensive?
There is only one Patented Fire Extinguishing Ball in the world, and that is our Elide Fire Extinguishing Balls. Cheaper imitation and knockoff products are not produced to the standard of the Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball and have a high rate of malfunction and not working! Simply put they are counterfeit knockoffs that are infringing on our patent. We are continuously working with our legal team to take down and remove these products from the internet.
Can I replace my fire extinguisher with an Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball?
No! The Elide Fire Ball is not meant to be a replacement for any of your existing fire safety and suppression tools. The Elide Fire Ball is meant to be an added layer of fire safety and suppression in addition to what is already required and mandated by law.
Is the activation process dangerous? Can I be hurt if I am close by when it activates?
No, the activation process is not dangerous. Within 3-10 seconds of activating you will hear a loud noise which also acts as an alert system to notify you that there is an active fire situation. The Elide Fire Ball's polystyrene shell is light weight and the dry chemical inside is Non-Toxic and Eco-friendly.
Does my Elide Fire Ball need to be refilled or serviced?
No! The Elide Fire Ball is not pressurized and does not require any maintenance or service. Each ball is 5 year warranted (by Elide Fire USA) and has a shelf life of 7+ Years (Note the Blue all weather product carries a 3-year warranty with a shelf life of 5+ years)
Are Elide Fire USA products Certified?
Unfortunately Elide Fire USA products are currently not certified by US agencies. Elide Fire has won multiple awards worldwide and received certifications in various other countries. The US certification will be coming soon!
Certification is a complicated process and we are taking numerous steps to gain certification.
- Creation of a new Standard to test the product against
- Witness Validation Testing of the certified components of the ball (powder, shell, fuses) at a Nationally Recognized Fire Testing Lab
- Fire Department Endorsements
Please note that Certification issues usually come up in situations where compliance codes must be met and represents only a portion of the areas of opportunity for the Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball.