Lightning current measuring

Acquisition, evaluation, application

Acquisition, evaluation, application

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The measuring system detects and analyzes all important parameters of lightning surge currents. Evaluation and remote signaling is in realtime. Consolidation of the operating parameters of the system and the measured data provide a better basis for making decisions on control and maintenance.

Your advantages

  • Easy detection and evaluation of lightning current loads thanks to the intelligent measuring system
  • Maintenance can be planned better, thanks to continuous remote monitoring
  • Easy data output and configuration, due to integrated web server
  • Integration into standard network systems through RJ45 Ethernet interface

Structure of the measuring system

The unique lightning monitoring system from Phoenix Contact  

Lightning monitoring system for remote monitoring

The system essentially consists of an evaluation unit with up to three sensors. The sensors are mounted on various different arresters of a lightning protection system. Signal transmission takes place via fiber optics.

Safe measuring method

Unique lightning monitoring system from Phoenix Contact: Faraday effect  

Unique lightning monitoring system: Faraday effect

The system operates in accordance with the Faraday principle. In the event of a lightning strike, the surge current generates a magnetic field around the protective device that is detected by the sensors.

The measured results are sent to the evaluation unit via fiber-optic cable.

The evaluation unit analyzes the data from the sensors and determines the following parameters of the lightning current:

  • Amplitude
  • Rate of current rise
  • Load
  • Specific energy


1201N-1206N, Dubai Science Park Towers - North
P.O. Box 345002
Tel.: +971 4 4370324
Fax: +971 4 4370323
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Customer Care Center: 800-PHOENIX (800-7463649)


Easy startup

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