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Skyscan Lightning Storm Detector

SKYSCAN P5 AU$440.00 ea + GST

SkyScan detects electromagnetic emissions from individual lightning strokes, and can be detected at long range by use of ad hoc sensors.You are at immediate risk any time there is detected lightning activity within 9 miles of your location.The SkyScan lightning detector is the newest high technology weather monitoring product available anywhere in the world. It is a hand-held instrument with an electronic system to detect the presence of lightning/thunderstorm activity occurring within 40 miles of your location. It uses patented technology (Full digital microprocessor insuring accuracy and reliability) to determine the distance to the detected stroke. The distances are indicated in four ranges: 0-3 miles (0-5 km), 3-8 miles (5-13 km), 8-20 miles (13-32 km) and 20-40 miles (32-64 km).Since SkyScan allows you to know the level of activity of the storm, it determines if it is moving towards, away or parallel to your position. Each time SkyScan detects a lightning stroke, it emits an audible warning tone (if this feature has been turned on by the user) and lights the Range Indicator column. The full column stays lit for approximately 3 seconds. This feature allows you to see the distance to the last, closest, detected stroke without waiting for SkyScan to detect a new stroke.

Optional Accessories

P5 220vAC adaptor $149.00 ea + GST P5 Carry Case $55.00 ea + GST P5 Wall Mount Bracket $29.00 ea + GST

 

INTRODUCTION

Skyscan is he finest personal, portable lightning/storm detector available today. SkyScan gives you advance weather warning technology you can use at home, indoors or out, and take wherever you go, for any kind of outdoor sports and recreation.

Your SkyScan offers you the ability to detect the presence of lightning/thunderstorm activity occurring within 60km of your location. SkyScan detects the characteristic electromagnetic emissions from individual lightning strokes and uses patented technology to determine the distance to the detected stroke. The distances are indicated in four ranges: 0-3miles; 3-8 miles; 8-20 miles; and 20-40 miles (units are imperial). This allows you to track the approach of dangerous storm activity.

IMPORTANT! SkyScan uses the latest electronic and computer technology to provide the most accurate information possible. However, thunderstorms are a dangerous and rapidly changing weather phenomenon. The information about storm activity obtained from your SkyScan should always be used in conjunction with information from your local weather professionals. Common sense and extreme caution should always be used when confronting lightning and thunderstorm activity.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Dimensions: 160 x 75 x 30mm, weight 100gm approx. Each time SkyScan detects a lightning stroke, it emits an audible warning tone (if this feature has been turned on by the user; see Section 5 in Basic Operation) and lights the Range indicator column. The full column stays lit for approximately 3 seconds. The single indicator corresponding to the range of detected stroke will then blink for approximately 25 seconds. This feature allows you to quickly see the distance to the last, closest detected stroke without waiting for SkyScan to detect a new stroke.

VERY IMPORTANT! Because the average stroke of lightning is 10km long, and because thunderstorms can move at speeds of up to 40kph or more, you are in immediate danger any time there is detected lightning activity within 8-10 miles of your location. You must also remember that SkyScan does not predict where the next lightning stroke might occur. Thunderstorms are unpredictable and should be considered extremely dangerous. BE AWARE THAT STORMS CAN FORM DIRECTLY OVER YOUR LOCATION, OFFERING LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE WARNING, EVEN WHEN USING A SKYSCAN.

IMPORTANT! Whenever thunderstorms are present, take immediate shelter and obtain more information from your local or regional weather professionals.

Your SkyScan may also identify certain types of especially strong storms. These storms can produce dangerous winds, heavy rains or tornadoes. When SkyScan detects lightning patterns indicating the presence of these storms, it activates the Severe Thunderstorm Alarm and emits a distinctive 15 second continuous audible tone different from the detection of normal lightning activity.

Once activated, the severe thunderstorm alarm remains on for approximately 15 minutes. At the end of this period, the SkyScan checks again for indications of severe storm activity. If none is detected, the Severe Thunderstorm Alarm is turned off. If severe thunderstorm conditions are still detected, the indicator remains on for another 15 minutes, accompanied by another 15 second warning tone.

IMPORTANT! There are two types of lightning produced by a thunderstorm, cloud to-ground and cloud-to-cloud. For any user on the ground, the cloud to-ground is the most dangerous. SkyScan is designed to detect cloud to-ground lightning strokes. While it may detect cloud-to-cloud lightning strokes, there may be occasions where storms will produce cloud-to-cloud lightning strokes that are not detected by the SkyScan. User should therefore still exercise extreme caution when exposed to lightning storms.

SkyScan is designed to operate in a vertical position. The case is designed for proper orientation when placed on a flat, stable surface. An alternative is to use the Optional Wall Mount (see the Accessory Order Form included with this manual). If the SkyScan is used in any other fashion, loss of accuracy and sensitivity may result.

Your SkyScan contains hardware and ware protection against false triggering False triggering is defined as displaying strikes that are not real. Certain electronic products and other devices (TVs, corm computer displays, motors, gasoline engines, radio transmitters, or other high power communications equipment) emit high levels of electromagnetic noise which interfere with the normal detection of lightning/storm activity, and will cause the unit to false trigger. This is particularly true of some brands of older TVs at computer equipment. SkyScan has the ability to identify this type of problem alert you by continuously cycling all o indicators on the unit, as it does whet unit is first turned on.

IMPORTANT! The false triggering alert process takes approximately 60 seconds to initiate. During this time, the SkyScan may continue to display false triggers as if they were lightning strokes. When the noise source has been identified as coming from something other than lightning, the SkyScan will start the continuous cycling of its indicators. Turn the SkyScan OFF, move the unit to a different location, turn it ON.

BASIC OPERATION

1.) BATTERY INSTALLATION
The SkyScan operates on two standard 9-volt batteries (not included). These are installed by first removing the battery compartment door on the lower back portion of the SkyScan. Proper installation position of the batteries is shown on the diagram inside the battery compartment.

IMPORTANT! Always install batteries in the proper direction and polarity to avoid damaging the unit. It is recommended that you use only batteries which fit securely into the SkyScan unit.

Under typical conditions, your SkyScan will operate for more than 50 hours on fresh 9-volt batteries. To extend battery life, use the Battery Save function whenever possible. This feature is described in Section 6. Whenever the reserve battery power falls to approximately 5 hours of operation, the Low Battery Indicator will activate.

IMPORTANT! Always replace the batteries as soon as the Low Battery indicator comes on. As battery power drops, the SkyScan loses accuracy and sensitivity.

SkyScan is programmed to automatically turn off if left unattended, and if no storm activity is detected for a period of 5 hours. This automatic turn-off feature can be deactivated by using the Battery Save switch described in Section 6.

2.) OPTIONAL EXTERNAL A/C POWER ADAPTER
Your SkyScan can also be powered by attaching the Optional External Power Adapter. Insert the plug into the Jack located on the right side of the SkyScan. The External Power Adapter can also be used with batteries installed in the unit.

When using the SkyScan with an External Power Adapter, press the Battery Save switch twice to deactivate the automatic turn-off feature. The automatic turn-off function is reactivated by turning off the Power On/Off switch.

IMPORTANT! Use of an External Power Adapter other than that supplied by SkyScan will damage the unit or result in a loss of sensitivity and performance. See the list of Optional Accessories (at the end of this manual). Many adapters available through normal retail outlets produce high levels of noise which can produce false triggering of your SkyScan.

3.) POWER ON/OFF SWITCH
Pressing the switch turns the unit on or off. When the SkyScan is turned on, the indicators cycle once, beginning with the severe thunderstorm indicator and ending with the On/Off Indicator. This allows the user to be certain that all indicators are functioning. After several seconds, the On/Off Indicator will begin to blink. The SkyScan is now operating normally.

4.) RANGE SELECT SWITCH
Range Select
allows you to choose the distance at which detected lightning strokes will trigger the Audible Warning Tone.

IMPORTANT! It is recommended you use the Audible Warning Tone at maximum range whenever possible.

To activate the Range Select function, press the switch repeatedly until the desired range category indicator is on. Do not touch the switch for a period of 3 seconds, and this range will be entered in the computer. To change the selected range, simply repeat the process.

5.) TONE SWITCH
The Audible Warning Tone sounds for approximately 1 second each time the SkyScan detects a lightning stroke. The Audible Warning Tone can be turned on or off by pressing the Tone Switch. When the Tone indicator is blinking, the Tone is operational. When the indicator is off, the Tone has been deactivated.

IMPORTANT! The Tone function must always be turned on by the user when SkyScan is turned on. ALWAYS check to see that the tone indicator is blinking to be sure it is active.

6.) BATTERY SAVE SWITCH
The Battery Save
feature allows you to extend the operational life of the 9-volt batteries by deactivating most of the SkyScan visual indicators. To activate the Battery Save feature, simply press the Battery Save switch once. The Battery Save indicator will blink, and all other indicators on the SkyScan will turn off. Activating the Battery Save feature automatically turns on the Audible Tone, even if this function has been previously turned off. once in Battery Save mode, the SkyScan continues to detect lightning strokes. Now, however, each detected stroke is indicated only by a 1 second warning tone at the range set by the user (see Section 4). To return the SkyScan to normal visual display of detected lightning strokes, simply press the Battery Save switch once.

IMPORTANT! if the Audible Tone was deactivated before selecting Battery Save it will be disabled when the SkyScan is returned to normal display mode.

Pressing the Battery Save switch twice in quick succession turns off the automatic 5 hour turn-off feature. To indicate activation of this feature, the On/Off indicator stays on continuously, without blinking.

IMPORTANT! This feature should be used only when SkyScan is connected to an external power source via the optional External Power Adapter.

Even in Battery Save mode, the Severe Thunderstorm indicator will illuminate whenever this type of storm has been identified by the SkyScan.

SKYSCAN EWS-PRO AU$1690.00 ea + GST

 

EWS-Pro is the only professional grade portable lightning detection and early warning device available today. In a rugged self-contained case, it has the electronic sophistication to detect lightning strikes over 40 miles away, and to accurately track a storm's approach with both its audible horn and its large LED visual alerts. The LED alerts are in four ranges, providing vital information when the storm is moving towards, away or parallel to your position. The audible horn is set by the user to any strike range to make storm tracking easier. Not only does the EWS-PRO allow for an informed decision on when to evacuate and area, but it also indicates when it's safe to resume outdoor activities. EWS-PRO Features Accurate digital microprocessor with patented dual antenna receiving system Built in 12 volt rechargable power source, operating for 7+ days on a single charge Loud 95db alert horn, with an adjustable range setting Rugged weather-resistant case Low battery indicator Severe thunderstorm alert that warns of large storm cell approaching Flase signal filtering feature to warn against any possible location interference Accurate identification software that eliminates alerts to harmless cloud-to-cloud activity EWS-PRO Applications Construction Sites Mining/drilling sites Golf course work crews Airport/airline ground crews Outdoor events, e.g. sailing regattas, concerts Military training sites Professional/university/school training faculities Outdoor parks & recreation programs

CARE AND MAINTENANCE
SkyScan has been manufactured of the highest quality materials and components. It should provide you with years of service with minimum maintenance. A few important tips will maximize the operational life of your SkyScan.

Remember, SkyScan is weather-resistant, but it is NOT waterproof. Your SkyScan should NEVER be immersed in water.

Whenever you have used your SkyScan under damp, humid or rainy conditions, it is recommended you remove the batteries and dry the battery terminals to prevent corrosion.

If SkyScan is to be stored for an extended period of time, the batteries should be removed and the unit should be stored away from high temperature, high humidity, or corrosive substances.

IMPORTANT! Your SkyScan contains no user serviceable parts and is not intended to be opened, other than to insert or remove the 9-volt batteries. Opening the case will void the Product Warranty.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT
As a Procureit Australia customer, we are committed to your satisfaction for the life of your SkyScan product. The SkyScan service and customer support system is designed to ensure fast and friendly solutions to any problems you may have with this quality SkyScan product.

ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Procureit Australia agrees to repair or replace this product for one year from the original date of purchase absolutely free. This warranty does not include any physical damage to the unit or any of its accessory items and does not cover damage to the SkyScan unit resulting from the use of accessories not manufactured or authorized for use by SkyScan. Any modifications or repairs by unauthorized service personnel will void this warranty. You are responsible for all shipping charges to SkyScan. SkyScan will pay for postage back to the customer.

NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY HAS BEEN MADE OR WILL BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE UNIT AND NO PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE ANY OTHER WARRANTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF OUR PRODUCTS BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF.

IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. Procureit Australia RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PERFORM MODIFICATIONS OR IMPROVEMENTS ON ITS PRODUCTS WITHOUT INCURRING THE OBLIGATION TO INSTALL THE CHANGES ON UNITS PREVIOUSLY SOLD, DELIVERED OR SERVICED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Procureit Australia's LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE UNIT AND SKYSCAN SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

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PO Box 249
Geebung, Qld 4034 AUSTRALIA
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