How to do lightning protection measures for LED screen?

Lightning damage is one of the most common failures of outdoor LED screens. Especially in the outdoor environment in summer, LED screens with metal structures are particularly prone to lightning strikes. Even if the lightning strike does not cause direct damage to the LED screen, due to the high integration of electronic components in the LED screen, its sensitivity to anti-interference is getting higher and higher, which is particularly easy to cause abnormalities in the display screen.

How to do lightning protection measures for LED screen

Lightning can harm the display screen in various ways. If it is hit, the lightning current will cause mechanical, electrical and thermal damage, which will cause serious damage to the LED screen and even cause a fire. Therefore, lightning protection for LED screen is essential. This article will explain to you how to take appropriate lightning protection measures for LED screen from 4 aspects.

No lightning protection measures LED screen
No lightning protection measures LED screen

1. Lightning protection measures for LED screen

Install lightning rods on the supporting structure of the LED display (outdoor), indoor LED displays or LED displays with tall buildings next to them, you don’t need to consider installing lightning rods.

2. Counterattack against steel structures.

Connect the rigid structure with the shell of the ED display, equipotential, and ground. The grounding resistance is generally required to be less than 10 ohms. If the resistance does not meet the requirements, an additional artificial grounding grid is required. The lightning arrester should also be well-grounded.

3. For the lightning current induced on the power line.

Install a single-phase or three-phase power surge protector on the power line. The cross-sectional area of the link line of the phase line should not be less than 10mm square, and the cross-sectional area of the connecting ground wire should not be less than 16mm square.

4. For the lightning current induced on the signal line.

With lightning protection measures LED screen
With lightning protection measures LED screen

Install a signal surge protector on the signal line. The signal arrester depends on the signal interface of the system. If it is a network cable, install a network signal arrester, and a serial interface, install a DB9 interface arrester, etc. The cross-sectional area of the connecting ground wire cannot be less than 1.5mm square.

Finally, here are some suggestions on how to use the LED screen reasonably under harsh conditions:

     First of all, it is necessary to regularly check the firmness of the joint. If there is any looseness, pay attention to timely adjustment, re-reinforcement or re-hoisting.

     Secondly, according to the environment where the LED screen is located, insect bites should be avoided, and rodenticide should be placed if necessary.

     Again, when installing the LED screen, avoid looking directly at ultraviolet rays and avoid prolonged direct sunlight.

     Finally, the grounding socket must be installed correctly to avoid mistakes in the transfer of zero and live wires. If the power goes out frequently, check the power supply carefully.

     Due to its excellent communication function, LED screens are widely used by merchants. We would like to remind all merchants to use LED screens reasonably during periods of frequent thunderstorms. Avoiding fires is the greatest savings.

If you still have questions about the lightning protection measures of the LED screen or are interested in the maintenance knowledge of the LED screen, please contact our senior technical engineers. As an LED screen manufacturer with more than 20 years of professional experience, GalaxyAV has a very good performance in flexible led screens and immersive led screens. Our large-scale LED screen projects around the world have won a lot of recognition from customers. If you need to purchase an LED screen, please contact us, from design to product delivery, we will provide you with a one-stop solution for LED screens.

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