The 410-SKYSCAN Lightning Detector is a hand-held instrument used to detect lightning as far as 40 miles away and accurately range its approach, by both an audible tone and by four LEDs which are ranged in miles (20-40, 8-20, 3-8, 0-3) and kilometers (30-60, 15-30, 5-15, 0-5). This feature tells the user if the storm is moving towards, away, or parallel to their position.
State-of-the-art electronics and full digital microprocessor ensures accuracy and reliability.
SkyScan can be powered by six AA batteries, 120Vac adapter, or by a 12Vdc cigarette lighter adapter. Unit has automatic shut-off after five hours of continuous operation for extended battery life.
Allows user to choose range at which detected lightning strokes will sound audible alarm.
Permits user to turn on/off the audible tone, permitting operation in situations where a distinctive audible warning alarm would be intrusive.
Indicates range of detected lightning strokes by lighting high-intensity LEDs and sounding audible alarm. One LED will light for a lightning strike 20-40 miles away, two for a lightning strike 8-20 miles away, three for a lightning strike 3-8 miles away (highly dangerous situation), and all four for a lightning strike within three miles.
This mode deactivates all LEDs except battery save. SkyScan still provides audible warning of lightning strikes, while extending battery life from 40-50 hours to as much as 75+ hours.
Lights when SkyScan has approx five hours of operational life remaining in the batteries.
Severe Storm Warning:
Warns users of especially strong thunderstorms or squall lines which might produce especially strong winds, heavy rains, or even tornados. SkyScan will sound a continuous alarm for fifteen seconds and lights the severe storm warning LED for a minimum of fifteen minutes. The unit will repeat the process every fifteen minutes until the severe weather activity has cleared.
Electronics are protected by a rugged, weather-resistant plastic case, permitting use in any typical outdoor application.
- Dimensions: 6.5" H x 3.1" W x 1.5" D
- Weight: 10.8 oz without batteries