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Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

WindSonic 75

  • Low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor
  • Solid-state – maintenance-free
  • 0-75m/s wind speed, 0-359º wind direction
  • Corrosion-free polycarbonate exterior
ultrasonic wind sensor

WindSonic 75 Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

WindSonic 75 is a robust, low cost ultrasonic wind sensor with no moving parts. This 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor offers maintenance-free wind speed and direction monitoring for true ‘fit and forget’ wind sensing.

The Gill WindSonic is a genuine low cost alternative to conventional cup and vane or propeller wind sensors, with all of the advantages of solid-state ultrasonic technology. With no moving parts to jam, break or wear out, this ultrasonic wind sensor is ideal for use in harsh weather conditions.

WindSonic 75 is a 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor, providing wind speed and direction data via one serial or two analogue outputs. To confirm correct operation, wind sensor outputs are transmitted together with an instrumentation status code.

WindSonic 75 has been designed as a lightweight (0.5kg) and robust ultrasonic wind sensor, with a corrosion-free polycarbonate construction. With a true solid-state construction, WindSonic 75 can be operated in harsh environmental conditions without fear of damage often associated with fragile cup or propeller wind sensors.

WindSonic 75 is suitable for a wide range of wind monitoring applications, particularly suited to marine & offshore (ships, data buoys) and land based installations. With a corrosion free exterior and no moving parts, this ultrasonic wind sensor eliminates the need for expensive on-site maintenance, particularly in remote locations where access is difficult.

Wind Sensor Technical Information

  • Key Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Part Numbers
  • Wind Speed & Direction Sensor
  • Low Power consumption
  • 0-75m/s (145 knots) Wind Speed
  • Fast start-up
  • 0-359° Wind Direction
  • Solid-state - maintenance-free
  • NMEA output
  • Corrosion Free
Wind Speed
Range
0-75m/s
Accuracy
±2% @ 12m/s
Resolution
0.01m/s (0.02 knots)
Response Time
0.25 seconds
Threshold
0.01m/s
Wind Direction
Range
0-359º (no dead band)
Accuracy
±2º @ 12m/s
Resolution
Response Time
0.25 seconds
Measurement
Ultrasonic Output Rate
0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 Hz
Parameters
Wind speed and direction or U and V (vectors)
Units of Measure
m/s, knots, mph, kph, ft/min
Outputs
Option 1
RS232
Option 2
RS232, RS422 & RS485*
Option 3
RS232, RS422, RS485* & 0-5VDC, & 4-20mA
Baud Rate
2400 to 38400
Anemometer Status
Supplied as part of standard message
Power Requirement
Anemometer
12-30VDC Option 1 & 2
12-30VDC Option 3
Current Drain
Dependant on option selected eg. Typically 44mA @ 12V (4-20mA). Refer to manual for further advice.
Start up time < 5 seconds
Mechanical
External Construction
LURAN S KR 2861/1C ASA/PC6
Size
142mm x 163mm
Weight
0.5kg
Environmental
Protection Class
IP66
Operating Temperature
-35ºC to +70ºC
Storage Temperature
-40ºC to +80ºC
Operating Humidity
<5% to 100% RH
EMC
EN 61326: 1998
Precipitation
300mm/hr
Operational
MTBF
15 Years
Warranty
2 Years
Factory Calibration
Traceable to National Standards
Accessories
Pipe Mounting
44.45mm (1.75") diameter
WindView Software
Display / Logging Download here
Cables
Available to match output options
Display
WindSonic Wind Sensor Part Numbers & Options
Option 1 - RS232
WindSonic Option 1 (black)
1405-PK-400
WindSonic Option 2 (black)
1405-PK-420
WindSonic Option 3 (black)
1405-PK-430
Accessories
Cable 3 pair - For Option 1
026-02660
15m Cable 4 Pair - ready for Clipper Connector
1405-10-080
WindSonic Connector
1405-PK-069
WindSonic Support Tube, 500mm
1405-30-056

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