Lightning Distance Sensor (Arduino & Raspberry Pi Compatible)

Lightning Sensor Breakout that detects the distance of lightning between 1km and 40km away in 14 steps! Arduino & Raspberry Pi Compatible

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Last Updated: 12/04/2022





  • Detects both:
    • Cloud to ground lightning strikes
    • Cloud to cloud flashes
  • Estimates distance to lightning strikes
  • Lightning distance range: 1km - 40km in 14 steps
  • Embedded ‘man made’ disturbance rejection algorithm
  • Lightning detection thresholds can be programmed for increased of decreased sensitivity (outdoor vs indoor, for example)
  • Wide supply voltage range: 2.4V – 5.5V
  • SPI and I2C operation supported by default, I2C address 0x03
  • Breakout board ships fully calibrated
  • Mounting holes for 4-40 sized screws
  • Connections are spaced for 0.1" (2.54mm) pin header (header included!)
  • Works with:
    • All Arduino based boards
    • Teensy
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Orange Pi
    • Particle Photon
    • Any other microcontroller with an operating voltage of 2.4V to 5.5V & SPI / I2C Capabilities
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