WE570 WIND DIRECTION SENSOR
Wind direction transmitters and wind direction indicators for wind monitoring
- 4-20 mA output
- Marine grade cable with strain relief
- Fully encapsulated electronics
- 1” mounting elbow
Wind Direction Sensor Product Description
The Global Water Wind Direction Sensor is designed to accurately measure wind
direction even in the harshest environments. The wind direction transmitter is
molded to 25’ of marine grade cable, with lengths up to 500’ available upon
request. The wind direction sensor's output is 4-20 mA with a two wire
configuration. The wind direction transmitter's electronics are completely
encapsulated in marine grade epoxy within a rubber sleeve.
Global Water's PC300 Wind Direction Alarm and Controller uses the Wind
Direction sensor's output to trigger motors and alarms. In addition, Global
Water offers the GL500 Wind Direction Recorder, which adds recording
capabilities to the Wind Direction transmitter. The GL500 Wind Direction
Recorder connects to the wind direction sensor's 4-20mA output to record wind
Why Measure Wind Direction?
Wind speed is an important weather parameter to monitor and record for many
applications including meteorology, aviation, shipping, insdustry, construction,
and many more. Some of the more common applications are for predicting and
supporting weather forcasts, determining the saftey of operating mechanical
equipment like cranes and lifts in industry, estimating the efficiency of
operating power generating wind farms, navigation and safe operation in the
shipping industry, aircraft safety, wastewater and landfill odor control, and
Wind Direction is caused by air pressure gradients or the regions between
weather fronts, air moves in the direction of the low pressure system.
Additionally, wind direction is determined by many other factors including the
Coriolis effect, friction, and land topography. Wind direction is always given
as the direction the wind is coming from. For example a wind out of the east is
given as an east wind, or wind direction or 90 degrees.
Wind Direction Sensor Specifications
Type: Wind Vane with potentiometer
Output: 4-20 mA
Range: 0-360° (352° electrical, 8° open)
Sensitivity: 1 m/s (2.2 mph)
Accuracy: 1% of full scale
Operating Voltage: 10-36 VDC
Current Draw: Same as sensor output
Warm Up Time: 3 seconds minimum
Operating Temp: -40° to +55°C
Sensor Size: 8 1/2" diameter x 10 1/2"
Wind Direction Sensor Options
|WE570 Wind Direction Sensor
|WQEXC Extra Cable
Standard Wind Direction sensors include 25' of cable, but can be purchased
with up to 500' of cable.