IEC 62561-6:2018 specifies the requirements and tests for devices intended to count the number of lightning strikes based on the current flowing in a conductor. This conductor may be part of a lightning protection system (LPS) or connected to an SPD installation or other conductors, which are not intended to conduct a significant portion of lightning currents.
LSCs may also be suitable for use in hazardous atmospheres and there are therefore extra requirements necessary for the components to be installed in such conditions.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) removal of previous classification and introduction of a simple division into Type I for impulses (direct lightning current detection) and Type II for lightning surge current detection, with appropriate testing for each type;
b) modification and addition of terms and definitions;
c) addition of a new Annex C (tests flow chart).