Questions tagged [lightning]

The tag has no usage guidance.

4
votes
2answers
613 views

Preventing Arduino from getting lightning strikes and protecting it

I want to use an Arduino as a weather station and I want to put it high up in a tree. It should be independent and powered by solar panels. This is where the problem starts. Lightning strikes occur ...
4
votes
2answers
12k views

direct ZigBee communication with Philips Hue smart light bulbs

Philips Hue light bulbs use a Bridge(transmitter) to connect between your network and their smart lights via a ZigBee protocol called Light Link. Can you control the lights directly with your own ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How to add lightning protection on a PCB?

Currently, I have the PCB design ready, and I want to add lightning protection to the PCB. Can someone suggest a good, low cost solution for it? I am new to adding lightning protection. One of the ...
0
votes
1answer
303 views

Is it possible for lightning strike to travel up ground / earth pin on a mains outlet?

I live in a country that follows the UK mains specification, where there are 3 pins on a wall outlet with the topmost pin being earth/ground. Now, is it possible that during a lightning strike, extra ...
0
votes
2answers
116 views

How does a neutral wire add any protection from near-by lightning strike

As an amateur radio operator for 60 years now I have been aware that a major worry vis-a-vis lightning is not so much the very rare "direct hit" that blows up the house, but the far more common "near ...