Talos™  SFD-1000: LIghtning Detector

Talos™ SFD-1000 Series Lightning Detector

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The new patent-pending Talos™ SFD-1000 Storm Front and Lightning Detector.

SFD-1000 Storm & Lightning Detector

Lightning causes over a 6000 deaths and injuries per year. Since 2006, lightning strikes were reported as the second leading cause of storm deaths in the United States. Most of these injuries could have been prevented had they known that lightning was in the area.

PMT developed the Talos™ SFD-1000, an innovative storm front detector sensor, that can be used to detect lightning and provide situational awareness of approaching storms up to a distance of 25 miles.

The SFD-1000 series comes in standard (SFD-1000), remote (SFD-1000R) and rocker switch (SFD-1000RS) versions.

Key Features

  • Detection of both cloud to ground and cloud to cloud lightning activity within a 25 mile range
  • Intelligent algorithm provides for false disturber rejection
  • Supply voltage range of 2.4-5.5V with power down, listening and active power modes
  • 3 Different Colors Indicate the Distance (approaching or departing) of the Storm Front
    Green:25 miles
    Blue:16 miles
    Red:6 miles
  • Antenna Auto Tuning
  • Same Technology as Used in Expensive Weather Stations

Key Benefits

  • Provides early warning beyond human senses & gives distance estimation to head of storm
  • Algorithm minimizes false indications
  • Selectable power modes make it suitable for low power portable devices
  • Antenna Auto tuning provides for optimal receive performance
  • Low Cost - Easy to Mount

Talos SFD-1000 Applications