Placement of outdoor Lightning Detector.

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I am thinking of purchasing the new 5 in 1 Pro with HD display and lightning detection. I see reference to making sure the sensor is placed away from large metal objects for maximum range. Are they referring to the range between the sensor and display? Or the range of lightning detection. I am thinking of placing it under an eave, but my soffits are aluminum. Would this impede the sensors range when detecting lightning?
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Mary Colombaro Blackmoor

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I have mine under my soffits and so far I've had no issues EXCEPT sometimes, on a clear, sunny, day, I get several lightning strikes. I'm still trying to figure that one out! 
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Hello MuskokaJohn,

You would want to keep it away from any metal objects for maximum range to prevent interference between the display and sensor. You would also want to keep it away from the aluminum siding when it comes to lightning detection. If it is too close it may provide a false reading or register as interference.
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Can I place the lighting sensor, inside  a weather proof box?
Im thinking of putting it in a plastic box to protect it from the rain.
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