LIGHTNING STRIKE COUNTER
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Our Lightning six digit events counter is a device to be connected on the down-conductor. It allows the automatic counting of the strikes received by the lightning protection system. It’s included weather proof enclosure, internal protection and mounts to any flat surface.
The lightning counter has been successfully tested in official and independent laboratories. In these tests, it has proved its effective operation, counting capacity and strength withstanding lightning currents (200kA, 10/350µs) without suffering any damage.
LIGHTNING STRIKE COUNTER – LSC 7D
Easy At any moment there are almost two thousand thunderstorms in progress around the world. As a result the atmosphere endures around 44 lightning strikes per second, or about 8,640,000 times each day.
ALLTEC’s Lightning Strike Counter can register and record local strikes for you. This information is then used to enhance lightning protection security and increase the effectiveness of inspection and maintenance procedures.
System failures happen. Replacing equipment is expensive. Often the cause of problems stays undetermined. Lightning damage is often subtle and the underlying cause of undocumented failure. The Lightning Strike Counter keeps track of the number of times that a facility or equipment has suffered a direct strike and can assist in determining the need for additional means of security such as grounding, surge suppression and lightning protection.
How it Works
Unique in both operation and design, the Lightning Strike Counter uses a 2-wire connection to any metal conductor for the detection of lightning induced voltage so conductor dimensions are unimportant. The unit captures up to 999,999 events before automatically resetting. Requiring no external power supply or internal battery for operation, the design of the LSC-7D includes a NEMA 4X/IP66, UV stabilized polycarbonate enclosure with surface mount flanges, which is UL94V-0 flame rated and suitable for either indoor or outdoor installation. Enclosures are built to provide protection against extreme environmental conditions and hazards.
Features & Benefits
- No Maintenance
- Easy to Install
- Easy to Monitor
- Provides Security
- Weather Resistant