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Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

WindSonic

  • 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

  • Key Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Part Numbers
  • Wind Speed & Direction Sensor
  • Low Power consumption
  • 0-60m/s (116 knots) Wind Speed
  • Fast start-up
  • 0-359° Wind Direction
  • Solid-state - maintenance-free
  • NMEA output
  • Corrosion Free
Wind Speed
Range
0-60m/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
±2% @ 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 + NMEA 0183
Option 3
RS232, RS422, RS485, NMEA 0183, 0-5V or, 0-20mA or 4-20mA
Option 4
SDI-12 (refer to manual or separate datasheet for technical specification)
Baud Rate
2400 to 38400
Anemometer Status
Supplied as part of standard message
Power Requirement
Anemometer
5-30VDC Option 1 & 2
7-30VDC Option 3
9-30VDC Option 4
Current Drain
Dependant on option selected eg. <2mA @ 12V (SDI-12) to 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 160mm
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
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-021
WindSonic Option 1W (white)
1405-PK-068
Option 2 - RS232/422/485
WindSonic Option 2 (black)
1405-PK-038
WindSonic Option 2W (white)
1405-PK-072
Option 3 - RS232/422/485 + Analogue
WindSonic Option 3 (black)
1405-PK-040
WindSonic Option 3W (white)
1405-PK-073
Option 4 - SDI-12
WindSonic Option 4 (black)
1405-PK-100
WindSonic Option 4W (white)
1405-PK-110
Accessories
Cable 3 pair - For Option 1 & 2
026-02660
Cable 4 Pair - For Option 3
026-03156
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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