The DVLD-1 is designed to give advanced warning of the presence and approach of potentially hazardous lightning activity in the vicinity of a transmission site.
It uses a sophisticated statistical algorithm to provide an estimation of the distance to the storm and to reject potential man-made disturbers.
When connected to a Davicom Remote Monitoring and Control Unit*, it can be used to switch to an auxiliary power source (UPS) or to temporarily shut down critical equipment during a thunderstorm.
The Lightning Detector is designed to work only with the Davicom Remote Monitoring & Control System.
The DVLD-1 has a 4-wire RS-485 interface and it is provided with the Davicom USB-RS485LD USB to RS-485 adapter.
The DVLD is powered from the Davicom unit USB port and is provided with a 15-meter long waterproof Cat5E cable.
- Max. Detection Radius; 40 km
- Detection steps; 14 steps from 40 km down to 1 km
- Lightning type; Cloud-to-Ground, Cloud-to-Cloud
- Power; (USB) 5V, 65mA
*requires firmware version 5.54 or higher.