The Wind Direction Smart Sensor is a research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind data. It provides the 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.
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- Research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind direction data
- Highly-durable wind vane has a drip overhang for anti-icing
- Shielded stainless-steel ball bearings
In what environment does this sensor operate?
This sensor operates in indoor and outdoor environments.
What measurements does this sensor support?
The S-WDA-M003 sensor supports the following measurement: Wind
|Measurement Range||0 to 355 degrees, 5-degree dead band|
|Maximum Wind Speed Survival||67 m/sec (150 mph)|
|Accuracy||± 5 degrees|
|Starting Threshold||1.0 m/s (2.2 mph)|
|Measurement Definition||Unit vector components of wind direction are accumulated every three seconds for the duration of the logging interval. The average direction is calculated from the average of these.|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)|
|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)|
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