The device is charged via the lower electrodes using the ambient electrical field (several thousand volts/metre when storms are approaching).This means the PREVECTRON 3® is a fully autonomous system requiring no external
Whilst dynamically assessing the development of the surrounding electrical field, the PREVECTRON 3® detects the appearance of downward leaders. This innovative and patented OptiMax® system is then activated to neutralize the space charges, which naturally occur around the lightning conductor. The PREVECTRON 3® is ready to operate in
an optimal environment.
The controlled ionization process and the new OptiMax® technology guarantee the triggering of an upward leader ahead of any other protruding point within the area to be protected.
The PREVECTRON 3® is the preferential point of impact for the lightning discharge and provides the structure with maximum protection.
The ambient electrical field increases rapidly when a discharge is imminent and a downward leader decends from cloud to ground. This triggers the ionization process, using a spark ionization system between the upper electrodes and the central tip. The PREVECTRON 3® reacts at the precise moment, when the risk of lightning discharge is imminent.
FIRST EVER MODULAR LIGHTNING ROD
The PREVECTRON 3® also represents a major step in terms of maintenance of the lightning protection system. Each circuit is built and assembled separately. This unique modular design allows the possible replacement of a damaged module. The condition of the PREVECTRON 3® can be periodically tested with the INDELEC Tester. It enables the client to check the lightning conductor’s operational capabilities during the full period of installation of the lightning protection system. This operation is conducted on site and does not require the lightning rod to be dismantled.
The INDELEC Tester meets the requirements of NF C 17-102 : 2011 for lightning protection system maintenance.
With a five (5) year warranty, thanks to its unique design, the PREVECTRON 3® provides its users with an extra-long lifetime.