Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ covers common support and usage questions related to our products.

What is Redetec?

Redetec is the leading 19” Rack mount cabinet Fire Detection and Extinguishing System on the global market, providing cost effective localised fire protection to the most valuable assets within the data centre comms room, eliminating the threat to business continuity due to fire.

Where would you suggest we put the unit in the cabinet to perform the best?

The Redetec unit is perforated on the bottom, therefore it is suggested to install the standard unit at the top of the cabinet leaving 2U of free space below. However if installation at the top of the cabinet is not practical then we do offer remote detection as an option which enables you to place the detection at the top of the cabinet whilst installing the Redetec at any point with in the cabinet. We would always recommend installation of the Redetec to be as high up in the cabinet as possible.

How quickly does redetec detect the fire & release the extinguishant?

The Redetec triggers as soon as the smoke detector(s) have detected presence of smoke, the Redetec is set to double knock as default but has the option for single knock. Once smoke has been detected the extinguishing agent, either FK-5-1-12 or HFC227ea(FM200) releases over a period of approximately 9 seconds. As default the Redetec is set with a 10 Second delay between confirmed alarm and extinguishing agent release, however this delay can be easily changed to either 1, 5, 10, 15, 30 & 120 seconds.

Does HFC227ea (FM200) Or FK-5-1-12 effect the electronic equipment?

Both HFC227ea (FM200) and FK-5-1-12 Extinguishants are non conductive, non corrosive and leaves no residue therefore it does not effect the equipment with in the cabinet.

What happens after the extinguishant has been discharged?

Redetec Limited have the facility to service / re-charge the cylinders at our offices in Manchester, UK. We also hold stock of new replacement cylinders if a quick turn around is required.

What We Offer

View the Redetec product range, find your nearest distributor / reseller or contact us for more information:


Redetec Limited, Unit 24, Berkeley Business Park, Turner Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 8LB, UK


+44 (0) 330 120 0575

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