Detect Lightning with the AS3935 Lightning Detector

July 13th, 2018
According to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), over the last 20 years, the United States averaged 51 annual lightning strike fatalities. Deaths could have been avoided had they known lightning was in the area.

The AS3935 ams Franklin Lightning Sensor has the capability to detect lightning and provide situational awareness up to a distance of 24 miles with a high degree of accuracy, both cloud-to-ground and cloud-to-cloud. It also has an automatic antenna tuning which increases sensitivity and it can distinguish between man-made disturbers and real lightning. Because of its very low power consumption and small size, it is ideal for small portable battery operated devices.

If this important technology has application in your products and you would like to discuss a modular solution, contact Precision Measurement Technology (PMT). As a Technology and Design Center for these products, PMT can help integrate this technology into your products differentiating you from the competition and providing your customers immediate information to help keep them safe as storms approach.