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Ultrasonic Wind Sensor


  • Low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor
  • Solid-state – maintenance-free
  • 0-60m/s wind speed, 0-359º wind direction
  • Corrosion-free polycarbonate exterior
ultrasonic wind sensor

WindSonic Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

WindSonic 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 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 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 can be operated in harsh environmental conditions without fear of damage often associated with fragile cup or propeller wind sensors.

WindSonic 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

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
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  • Low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor
  • Solid-state – maintenance-free
  • 0-60m/s wind speed
  • 0-359º wind direction
  • Corrosion-free polycarbonate exterior
  • NMEA Output
  • SDI-12 V1.3 Compatible
  • Low Power <2mA – standby
Ultrasonic Output Rate
0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 Hz
Wind Speed
0-60 m/s
Wind Direction Range
0 to 359º (no dead band)
Operating Temperature
-35ºC to +70ºC
Moisture Protection
External Construction
Digital Outputs
RS232 / RS422 / RS485 / SDI-12
NMEA Output
Analogue Outputs
2 (optional)
Sonic Temperature Output
WindSonic Wind Sensor Part Numbers & Options
Option 1 - RS232
WindSonic Option 1 (black)
WindSonic Option 1W (white)
Option 2 - RS232/422/485
WindSonic Option 2 (black)
WindSonic Option 2W (white)
Option 3 - RS232/422/485 + Analogue
WindSonic Option 3 (black)
WindSonic Option 3W (white)
Option 4 - SDI-12
WindSonic Option 4 (black)
WindSonic Option 4W (white)
Cable 3 pair - For Option 1 & 2
Cable 4 Pair - For Option 3
15m Cable 4 Pair - ready for Clipper Connector
WindSonic Connector
WindSonic Support Tube, 500mm

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