Model RT A600 - Halon 1211-1301 Blend
Typical use: Cockpit/Cabin
All the RT A400 features, with 0.3 lbs additional firepower. It's light weight and low maintenance makes this a very popular general aviation fire extinguisher, and it is standard equipment on many light aircraft. 12 year shelf life.
These extinguishers contain a unique blend of liquefied gas 1211/1301, two highly effective fire fighting agents. These units are self expelling which means that the pressure remains constant even when the extinguishers are almost empty.
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This is a nice little extinguisher. I bought one 13 years ago and if fits nicely behind the passengers seat. The latest annual inspection showed the plastic valve body had cracked and the halon escaped so I ordered another one. Looking at the new instructions it says to replace every 8 years so I guess I got a few extra years of service out of the old one. Hopefully never have to use it.
HALON FIRE EXTINGUISHER 1.3LB + WITH MOUNTING BRACKET
Never had to use it, but due to aircraft vibration, the bracket ate a hole in the bottle, causing the Halon to leak out over a long period. Didnt even know it happened until I did an annual check of the weight. It had been in my aircraft for about 500 hours, and the bottle lays almost horizontally, so theres a chance for some contact between the bracket and the bottle. Bought another one and will modify the bracket to prevent contact.
the bracket to hold the F E is made of peanut butter. handle very gently as it will bend making it impossible to use until you bend it back into shape.
Can't comment on efficiency since I never had to use it (fortunately), but I can comment on the shelf life. Had an A400 that self emptied after 6 years, and replaced that with an A600 that self emptied after 3-4 years. Don't expect 12 years of life if it's mounted in a plane and exposed to heat.
Note the weigh before every flight requirement from the manufacturer Service Bulletin: 2015-01 https://www.h3raviation.com/download/h3r-aviation-sb-2015-01.pdf Ended up going with the A344T
DONT DO IT! The aerosol can loses all pressure within a few years, just like everybody else here warns about. I bought this extinguisher because I liked the idea of a 1211/1301 blend. (1301 is an area-flooding gas form of Halon which also serves as the expellant: so the expellant also has extinguishing properties.) The extinguisher lasted 4 years then was completely empty. Do yourself a favor and buy an Amerex model A344T or A344TC (sold here on the Aircraft Spruce website). The price is about the same, but the A344T is a proper rechargeable extinguisher with a pressure gauge, sturdy steel cylinder, and the same amount of Halon as this model (and a better bracket).
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Yes, this product includes the mounting bracket.
The RT-A600 uses a blend of Halon 1211 and Halon 1301. The 1301 also acts as the propellant. The UL rating is 2 B:C.
Yes, we have added the MSDS PDF to the Documents tab of the web page for download.
The manufacturer has a 12 year shelf life for their RT-A units. The units will come with instructions how to weigh them and determine how full they are.