Wind Direction Smart Sensor

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Overview

The Wind Direction Smart Sensor is a research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind data. It provides average wind direction for the measurement interval. This highly-durable wind vane has a drip overhang for anti-icing. Its shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and static-dissipating housing provide a long sensor life. The sensor calculates a unit vector average of the wind direction, providing data directly in degrees.

NOTE: an M-CAA Full Cross Arm or M-CAB Half Cross Arm is required for mounting.

Interested in wireless sensors? The wireless Wind Speed and Direction sensor is available for use with the HOBOnet Field Monitoring System.

Manufactured by: Onset
Model: Wind Direction Smart Sensor

Services offered for this product

  • Sales
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  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance

Applications

Wind

Specification

Specifications Wind Direction
Measurement Range 0 to 355 degrees, 5 degree dead band
Maximum Wind Speed Survival 67 m/sec (150 mph)
Accuracy ± 5 degrees
Resolution 1.4 degrees
Starting Threshold 1.0 m/s (2.2 mph)
Measurement Definition Unit vector components of wind direction are accumulated every three seconds for duration of logging interval. Average direction is calculated from the average of these.
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Environmental Rating Weatherproof
Service Life 4 to 6 years typical depending upon environmental conditions
Housing Injection-molded housing and vane, static dissipating base, lead-free silicon bronze nose, and aluminum mounting rod.
Bearing Type Two shielded stainless steel ball bearings
Turning Radius Approximately 13.5 cm (5.25 in.)
Dimensions 46 x 20 cm (18 x 8.5 in) including 1.27 cm (0.5 in) diameter mounting rod, 2.5 mm (0.1 in) drip overhang
Weight Approximately 370 g (13 oz)
Number of Data Channels 1
Measurement Averaging Option Automatic averaging (see Measurement Definition)
Cable Length Available 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
Length of Smart Sensor Network Cable 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
CE The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)
Part Number S-WDA-M003

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