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How to avoid lightning strikes for LED outdoor street lights

How to avoid lightning strikes for LED outdoor street lights

How to avoid lightning strikes for LED outdoor street lights

1. Set up lightning protection areas

At present, in addition to power supply equipment, LED street lights will also be equipped with some communication equipment to control the switch and brightness of the street lights. These equipment and power supplies need to be placed in the lightning protection area, and the protection area is directly shielded by the shell. The electromagnetic field here is much weaker.

2. Lightning protection equipotential connection

In order to completely eliminate the destructive potential difference caused by lightning, power lines, signal lines, metal pipes, etc. must be equipotentially connected with overvoltage protectors, and local equipotential connections must be made at the interface of each inner protection zone. The local equipotential junctions should be connected to each other, and finally connected to the main equipotential place.

3. Combination of external lightning protection and internal lightning protection

Nowadays, the exterior of general LED street lights is made of conductive material, which is equivalent to a lightning rod. In the design, down conductors and ground nets must be installed. These systems constitute an external lightning protection system. The system can avoid fire and personal safety accidents caused by direct lightning strikes of LED street lights. The internal lightning protection system refers to the protection of the equipment inside the street lamp by grounding and setting voltage protection. The system can prevent the intrusion of induced lightning and other forms of overvoltage, which can cause damage to the power supply, which cannot be guaranteed by external lightning protection systems. The two are complementary to each other. The internal lightning protection system must be connected to the external lightning protection system or set with overvoltage protectors on many components such as the housing, cables entering and leaving the protected area, and metal pipes, and equipotential connection is performed.

4. High-quality protection equipment lightning protection module and overvoltage protection module

The function of the lightning arrester is to connect the protected system to the equipotential system in the shortest time (nanosecond level), so that the equipment ports are equipotential. At the same time, the huge pulse energy generated by the lightning strike in the circuit is released to the ground through the short-circuit line, which reduces the potential difference between the equipment interfaces and protects the equipment.

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