Overview

The SG000 is an optical-coincidence lightning sensor that detects actual lightning strikes for up to 20 miles away. Available as an option for our CS110 Electric Field Meter, the SG000 Strike Guard is used in conjunction with the CS110 to create a complete lightning-threat measurement and analysis system. Data from the two sensors can be used to control warning systems and to help personnel make evacuation and shutdown decisions.

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Benefits and Features

  • Fully integrates into CS110 system
  • 20-mile detection radius
  • Avoids false alarms with patented technology

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Detailed Description

The SG000 Strike Guard detects cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning within a 20-mile radius. Strike information is classified in three range categories as lightning detected within 5 miles, 10 miles, and 20 miles. To prevent false alarms, the SG000 requires an optical signal to coincide with a magnetic-field-change signal before reporting lightning.

The SG000 is typically mounted on the same tripod or pole as the CS110. The SG000 connects to the CS110 via the FC100, the 14291 Field Power Cable, and the FC100CBL1-L (typically 10+ feet), and the following equipment depending on which CS110 port it is connected to.

CS I/O Port

  • CS110CBL2-L (typically 9 feet)
  • SC932A
  • 16987 Peripheral Mtg kit

RS-232 Port

  • CS110CBL1-L (typically 9 feet)

The SG000 is an add-on option to the CS110. Due to a contractual agreement, it cannot be sold without the CS110, as a stand-alone sensor.

Specifications

General

Detection Range Up to 32.19 km (20 mi) radius
Enclosure Rating NEMA 4X

Compatibility

The SG000 is used with our CS110 Electric Field Meter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to SG000: 1

  1. The FC100 is required to communicate with the SG000 Strike Guard Lightning Sensor. The SG000 is an option for the CS110 Electric Field Sensor and the LW110 Lightning Warning System.