Small and impact-resistant, StrikeAlert clips to your belt, golf bag or backpack.
Take it wherever you go!
Loud audible warning sounds before (and while) lightning is within striking distance.
Up to 100 hours of reliable operation with a single AA battery.
With the flip of a switch, you can see the lightning strike distance, track the storm direction and view battery life.
The power switch has three positions: On, Off and On with tone. The switch may also be
depressed to indicate the direction of storm movement.
When first turned on, StrikeAlert performs a battery test. The LEDs will indicate the
battery level, with each LED indicating about 20 hours of operation. The LEDs will light up,
beginning with the red LED and leading up to the current battery level. The current
battery level will be the final LED to light and will remain lit for two seconds.
StrikeAlert will then begin its normal operation.
During normal operation, the green LED will be on continuously to indicate StrikeAlert
is monitoring for lightning strikes. If the green LED is blinking, StrikeAlert is in
the presence of interference.
Detecting Lightning Strikes
When a lightning strike is detected, StrikeAlert will light the appropriate LED indicating
the distance of the strike This LED will remain lit for two minutes- unless another
strike occurs during that time. If a more recent strike is further away, the LED
indicating this distance will light for two seconds, and then return to complete the
two minutes from the nearest strike. If a more recent strike is nearer, it will replace
the previous LED reading. This LED indicator will be held for two minutes. This allows
the user to see all the lightning activity within a 40 mile range, giving clearer
visibility to the nearest strike in the last two minutes. If the power switch is in the
"On with Tone" position, StrikeAlert will also generate tone(s) indicating the distance
of the strike along with lighting the appropriate LED. This allows the user to determine
the storm's activity without having to monitor the LEDs.
Strike Alert uses a trend of strike distances over the last five minutes to determine
if a storm is approaching or departing. By depressing the power switch, the LED will
change to one of three patterns:
- If the LED cycles from green to red, the storm is approaching.
- If the LED cycles from red to green, the storm is departing.
- If the LED cycles from the center LED to the outside LEDs, the storm is stationary or
there's not enough data to determine the direction of the storm. Direction cannot be
determined if there has not been enough strikes to identify a trend or StrikeAlert has
not been running long enough. Approximately five minutes is needed in the presence of
lightning strikes to determine direction.
StrikeAlert is designed to be used outdoors. While StrikeAlert will work indoors, its
ability to detect lightning strikes can be affected by common sources of electromagnetic
emissions, such as:
- CRTs - (televisions or computer monitors).
- Motors and engines.
- High-powered electronics equipment
Moving StrikeAlert a safe distance away from these devices (usually a few feet) should
allow the detector to return to normal operation. If StrikeAlert is receiving
interference due to such electromagnetic emissions, the green LED will blink or may give
a false lightning indication. The static generated by some garments may also produce a
false indication. Again, moving the detector just a few feet away from the source of the
interference should allow StrikeAlert to resume normal operations. This will be indicated
by the green LED remaining constantly lit.
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This page was updated August 3, 2012
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