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How does fire extinguisher material affect a cisco router?

I have an oddball disaster-type situation where a fire extinguisher of type dry powder (ABC) was sprayed around a lot of Cisco gear in a server room. Could this material be corrosive to the circuit boards or would it just be dirty from the material?

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Re: How does fire extinguisher material affect a cisco router?

Computer rooms are expected to have specialized extingushers because ABC material (usually Ammonium Phosphate) can be corrosive to electronics.

You would need to get a professional inspect to determine if these is damage to the electronics.  Your insurance agent might be able to recommend someone.

Some reading: http://www.ilpi.com/safety/extinguishers.html

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