Vaisala Thunderstorm Local Lightning Sensor TSS928


Vaisala TSS928 provides superior performance in local-area lightning tracking. Lightning-sensitive operations rely on TSS928 to provide critical local lightning threat information to take advance precautions, initiate safety procedures, and isolate equipment with full confidence.

Vaisala's patented lightning algorithms give TSS928 the most precise ranging of any stand-alone lightning detection sensor available in the world today.

Technical Specifications
Detection Range
30-nautical miles (56 km) radius from sensor location.
Range Resolution
0-5 nautical miles (0-9 km), 5-10 nautical miles (9-19km) and 10-30 nautical miles (19-56km) (range can be set in nautical miles or kilometers).
Bearing Resolution
1° increments, 0° to 360°, reported by octant
Thunderstorm Detection Efficiency
90% within 10 nautical miles with one discharge; 99% with two discharges; 99.9% with three discharges
Electrical Specifications
AC Power115VAC±10% to 230VAC±10%
DC/AC Power11-32VDC, 115VAC±10%
DC Power11-32VDC
Power Consumption100 watts maximum
Standards/Approvals:UL, CSA, CE
- Metallic or fiber optic links
- Serial ASCII format
- RS-232 and RS-422 serial at 9600 bps
- Output via automatic one-minute preset weather messages, instantaneous broadcast of data as event occurs or sensor can store and be polled by user.
Mounting Configuration
Ground mount option
Roof mount option with tripod
Frame mount for either roof or ground options
Height3.0 m max height recommended
Environmental Conditions
Operating/Storage Temperature Range-50°C to +50°C (with heater)
Maximum Wind Load0–120 knots, 222 km/h
Humidity Tolerance0% to 100%
Siting RequirementsFlexible installation requirements. Questions should be referred to your distributor or your Vaisala sales representative.
Support Services
Vaisala TSS928™ is fully supported by our Customer Support Center, Technical Service Group, and Field Service Engineering Team. Maintain optimal performance by purchasing a service agreement customized to your unique system requirements.
Standard Warranty
Vaisala warrants all products manufactured by Vaisala to be free from defects in workmanship or material for one year from the date of delivery. Contact your Vaisala Sales Representative for specific product warranty and service warranty details.
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