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FAQs

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Why is my detector flashing all colors again & again?

When your TALOS lightning detector quickly flashes through the color cycles, it is experiencing electrical interference. For the most accurate performance, move your device 3 feet away from any electrical noise to avoid future false positives.

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Why is my TALOS Lightning Detector beeping twice but flashing green?

When lightning is detected at 25 miles away the TALOS Lightning Detector will flash green and beep once. The reason that your TALOS Lightning detector may be beeping twice but flashing green is because your detector is counting two lightning bolts that are appearing 25 miles away in quick succession. So while it sounds like it's beeping twice, it's actually just detecting a second bolt.

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Are batteries required?

Yes - 4 AA batteries (lithium recommended)

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How long does battery last?

1-year battery life (based on average use)

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How long can I expect my battery to last if I live in a highly active thunderstorm area?

If you use Lithium AA batteries, you should get approximately 12 months. If you have constant interference from electronic devices, the batteries will not last as long.

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Do I need a WIFI connection?

No WIFI is needed.

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Will the detector work under metal awnings, carports, etc?

Yes, it does, but the signal may be diminished slightly due to interference. Our internal interior testing was very close to the lightning activity map.

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Can I leave my mobile device near the detector

Electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, computers, etc. can cause interference that blocks your lightning detector from being able to receive the lightning signals.

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Will my lightning detector work inside concrete structures?

Your lightning detector is optimized for outdoor operation and will be less sensitive inside structures. Some structures like metal buildings and steel-reinforced concrete provide a good deal of shielding, so the lightning detector may not work well or at all.

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How do I know when my battery is low?

The batteries in the TALOS lightning detector last for about a year but is dependent upon storm activity. If you live in an area prone to more active weather, then the batteries will be depleted quicker. When the batteries begin to die, a low battery warning will come on. Look for the low battery LED to flash red to indicate when it is time to change batteries.

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What tools do I need to mount my lightning detector?

If you mount the Storm Front Detector permanently, you will need a drill and a screwdriver. The mounting method may vary depending on the material you are mounting the Storm Front Detector on.

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Should I rely on my Lightning Detector as my only indication of lightning in the area?

Your TALOS Lightning Detector is intended to provide notification that there may be lightning in the area, but it shouldn’t be relied upon as your only source of information.

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