GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Charge Transfer System (CTS)

A system intended to prevent a lightning strike from occurring within a protected zone or area. The CTS collects the induced charge developed by thunderstorm clouds from a designated protected area of the earth and transfers this charge through the ionizer into the surrounding air…read more

Charge Transfer Technology

See Charge Transfer System (CTS)

Dissipation Array System (DAS®)

A lightning protection system based on the principles of Charge Transfer Technology invented by Roy B. Carpenter in the early 1970’s. Lightning Eliminators and Consultants owns the patent on this product.

Earthing

The connecting of electrical equipment and wiring systems to the earth by a wire or other conductor. The primary purpose of grounding is to reduce the risk of serious electric shock from current leaking into uninsulated metal parts of an appliance, power tool, or other electrical device.

Grounding

The connecting of electrical equipment and wiring systems to the earth by a wire or other conductor. The primary purpose of grounding is to reduce the risk of serious electric shock from current leaking into uninsulated metal parts of an appliance, power tool, or other electrical device.

Lightning Eliminators

Another term for a lightning protection system or the abbreviated name of the company known as Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc.

Lightning Protection

Such as lightning protection systems, lightning rods and lightning arresters, of protecting electrical systems, buildings, and other property and people from direct lightning strikes and their secondary effects.

Lightning Protection Design

The proprietary and comprehensive  plan and/or drawing completed by engineers specific to a facility’s needs, created to protect it against lightning strikes and lightning’s secondary effects incorporating a lightning protection system, grounding engineering and surge protection solutions.

Lightning Protection Products

Products manufactured specifically to protect against a lightning strike and its secondary effects.

Lightning Protection Services

Services such as consulting, engineering, design, recertification, testing and analysis specific to lightning-protection guidance and solutions.

Lightning Protection Systems  (LPS)

A complete system of strike termination devices, conductors, grounding electrodes, interconnecting conductors, surge protective devices, connectors or fittings.

Lightning Rod

A metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or other tall structure to divert lightning harmlessly into the ground invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1749, over 265 years ago.

Lightning Rod Systems

Lightning Protection Systems using Lighting Rods

Lightning Suppression System

Another term for lightning protection systems (LPS)

Lightning Surge Protection

Surge protection devices (SPD) specifically used to protect electronics from the secondary effects of lightning, whereas temporary rises in voltage and current on an electrical circuit and voltage ranges are greater than 2000 volt and current ranges are greater than 100 ampere,  such as Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS) and other devices. Surge protection usually follows guidelines set forth by organizations such as the IEEE.

Surge Protection

Is protection provided by a surge protector (or surge suppressor) which is a device designed to protect electronics from voltage spikes. A surge protector attempts to limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or by shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold.