The lightning rod of the future

Have you realize that nothing changed regarding lightning protection on the past 260 years until now?

When it comes to lightning protection, most of the people are using old solutions and outdated technology or no protection at all exposing their material goods and even their life.

Historically the choices were:

  • Traditional lightning rod (Franklin)
  • Radioactive lightning rod
  • Early Streamer Emission lightning conductor
  • Multipoint lightning rod

The problem with the existent solution is that they are designed to attract or to draw a lightning. These methods are extremely dangerous for people and property since you cant really measure the impact of the lightning. These methods allow a serious potential damage with possible body injuries or death as well as expensive material damage


Why is the PDCE SERTEC different?

The PDCE uses de-ionizer technology to prevent the lightning to strike. The device contains a superior and an inferior layer that is separated by a thermoplastic dielectric. This prevents that the positive ions that goes from the ground connects with the negative ions on the environment. If these elements cant crash a discharge cant be formed (lightning).

Essentially the device creates a 100 meter protected area around the structure in which it is installed. It has been proven effective thousand of times around the world and it has been tested in several labs in South America and in Europe.

Unlike the traditional lightning rods that can cause power outages on the production lines around industries or there is risk of electrical accidents that can cost several US millions in compensations, the PDCE guarantees the reliability of the systems and computer data during the storms, it also optimizes the production competitive and improves the safety of people and goods, among other positive aspect.

Praised for its design and the technological innovation, the PDCE follows strict safety guidelines and also of electromagnetic compatibility in order to protect people, animals and goods in over 20 countries and its rapidly becoming the lightning rod of the future.

The PDCE is made of aluminum and methacrylate and doesn’t contain any electronic component or radioactive material. This means that there are no moving parts or electronic that could fail, so this makes a trouble free installation for the future.


Defined as a PASSIVE COLLECTOR system of electrostatic current ON TIME that shunts them to the ground, its working principal is based on balance or compensates the variable electric field on its environment, preventing the UPWARD LEADER on the PDCE SERTEC and on the protected structure depending on its coverage radio.

The PDCE doesn’t need power; the lower head is positively charge and induces the upper head to balance the potential difference attracting charges with opposite signs. During the increase of potential difference between the 2 electrodes of the PDCE there is a orderly flow of electrons (current) that is leak to the ground to prevent the condenser to be charge, transforming the charges into current. The result is a weak circulation of current (microamperes) that is constantly charge (during the storm) making the high voltage electric field null



NATO Certificate.
NATO has officially approved the DDCE under the concept of “Electromagnetic protector and lightning protection system”. It was also selected as a NATO cataloguing system (SOC) which tries to guarantee that a same article is known within the logistics of the nations users of the system (Currently there are 28 countries members of NATO), by one sole denomination and sole NATO catalogue number (NOC), being the DDCE NATO code: NCAGE:SUM83


We work with the Quality Management System under the international ISO 9001:2008 regulations applied to: design, marketing, management, assembly of de-ionizer lightning rods and smart earthing systems. Also, technical needs studies regarding the prevention of work risk regulations.

Protects the Environment. SERTEC S.R.L. Declaration by the Manufacturer that does not harm the environment.

Certify product for the prevention and collective protection against lightning to people and facilities by BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION (Num. ES036861).

Prevention of Work Risk according to the 31/1995 law; dated Nov. 8, to Prevent Work Risks, BOE No. 269 dated Nov. 10 and by Royal Decree RD 614/2001 dated June 8; June 21 BOE on minimum requirements to protect the health and safety of the workers against electrical hazard.

The device is certify for Electromagnetic Compatibility according to the EN 61000-6 (1,2,3,4):2002 regulation and from EN 61000-4-2 a EN 61000-4-9.

CE Marking on product safety according to the EN 55011 to EN 55015 and EN 55022 regulations. Approved by the IEC 5501 regulations and its series.

High Voltage Comparative Trials according to the NFC-17100, where the comparative difference is that there are no lightning strikes.

REGULATIONS WHERE THE PDCE IS CERTIFY BY BUREAU VERITAS. CERTIFICATE NUMBER ES036861 UNE-EN (IEC 62305:2012), protection against lightning: part 1 (General principle), 2 (Risk Assesment) and 3 (Damages on structures and human risk) NBR 5419:2005 IRAM 2184:2011 NTC 4552:2008 SANS 10313:2012 NFPA 780:2011 CTE (Construction Technical Code) SU8, Safety by lightning hazard)



Safety, prevention and protection oriented to capitalize your facility.
Unlike the conventional lightning rod that can cause the facility to crash because of the lightning effects such as moving to other places to repair the damages, risks of work accidents by the electrical effects or millions in compensations; the PDCE lightning rod guarantees the reliability of computer systems and data during the storms, it optimizes the production increasing competitiveness and improves personnel safety, among other positive aspects.

Technological differences between the PDCE Lightning rod and the conventional lightning rod.


  • Does not stimulate nor capture the lightning since it does not have upward leaders
  • It protects all sort of structures and environments with fire or explosion risk (ATEX)
  • Does not create overvoltage
  • It avoids electrical hazard
  • It complies with the basic principles of preventing work risks
  • It does not generates effects of electromagnetic compatibility
  • The ground take is compatible with low power electric ground takes according to the REBT.
  • It is safe for the environment.
  • Highly competitive price with regard to safety.
  • 5 year warranty


  • It stimulates and captures the lightning trough the upward leader.
  • It increases the risk of fire or explosion
  • Produces voltage surges
  • It creates high voltage electric risks
  • Does not comply with the basic principles of preventing work risks
  • The ground take is NOT compatible with low power electric ground takes according to the REBT
  • Some of them are radioactive
  • It can indirectly generate electromagnetic pollution
  • The price its not competitive with regard to safety
  • It does not offer any protection warranty.





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