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TALOS Lightning Detector for Boats & Water Craft

SKU SFD-1000-G

Finally getting some time out on your boat, jet ski, or kayak? Set sail and leave your worries behind knowing the TALOS®️ lightning detector is on hand tracking when potential dangerous lightning is in the area.

Lightning can strike up to 25 miles away from a storm. If your boat or water craft is the only one in the vicinity when lightning strikes, the odds of being struck go way up. Most strikes occur between noon and 6 pm. Keeping the TALOS®️ lightning detector on board, will keep you aware when lightning is in the area.


  • Alerts up to 25 mile range
  • The BRIGHTEST visual alerts: 3 colors to indicate distance of approaching or departing storms
    • Green: 25 miles
    • Blue:   16 miles
    • Red:    6 miles
  • The LOUDEST audible alerts
    • 1 beep for Green: 25 miles
    • 2 beeps for Blue: 16 miles
    • 3 beeps for Red: 6 miles
    • Compact design
    • Auto sleep functionality**
    • 1 year battery life (*based on average usage)
    • Antenna auto tuning - increases efficiency
    • Same technology as used in expensive weather stations
    • Battery powered: requires 4 AA batteries (lithium recommended)
    • **When the unit is first turned on, the unit is in "Normal Mode" and will actively listen for lightning/storm activity. Pressing the ON button a second time puts the unit into the auto-sleep mode. In this mode, the detector will sleep until motion is detected, then it will turn on. If no motion is detected for 30 minutes, the unit goes back to sleep.


    • Early warning alerts - giving you time to find safety
    • Provides distance estimation of storm
    • Antenna audio tuning - increases efficiency
    • Easy to mount
    • Easy to detach

    Where to Mount Lightning Detector

    The lightning detector detects low-level signals from lightning and must be mounted a minimum of 3 feet away from cell phones, wearables, or any other devices emitting electrical noise. If the detector goes through a sequence of all colors, this indicates that it is detecting electrical noise.

    What's Included in the Box:

    1- TALOS Lightning Detection Device

    1 - Mounting Base

    1 - User Guide


    Download User Guide

    Download Datasheet

    Battery Instructions & Installation

    It is necessary to replace batteries as soon as the lightning detector indicates the batteries are almost dead. The detector will beep and flash the LED twice indicating that batteries need to be replaced. This alert is given every 10 seconds. If you are not using the lightning detector, make sure you remove the batteries prior to storing the detector.

    Operational Instructions

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    I recommend this product

    I like the fact this unit mounts on my boats fiberglass cockpit. I have had handheld units more expensive then this unit that I didn’t like as well. Turn it on when leaving the dock, turn it off after loading. Always on active monitoring, I like it.

    Dan L.
    United States United States
    struck by lightning

    Our house was struck by lightning at 2 am in the morning, and burn to the ground. The emotional trauma still has us watching the Doppler and not sleeping till the threat has past, this has been every storm for the last 11 years. I would love to own one that could keep me from counting the seconds between thunder and strike trying to figure out how far away it may be. On the boat would be a bonus having a limited space for safety.