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Gill Instruments WindSonic 60: Low Cost Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

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The Gill WindSonic is a low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic anemometer, providing wind speed (0-60m/s) and direction data in a robust housing. This anemometer has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications. 

Key Features 

  • 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: ±2º @ 12m/s

Resolution: 1º

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 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: See Gill Display



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