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Compact Anemometer

Standard Compact Wind Vane:

  • All Stainless Steel Construction
  • Anti-ice Coated Shaft Tower
  • Hardened Stainless Steel Shaft
  • Compact Profile and Light Weight
  • .50" O.D. Tubing Mount
  • Field Replaceable Stainless Steel Bearings
  • 10K Potentiometer Output

Technical Specifications:

Wind Direction Vane Output and Range
Analog DC voltage output proportional to wind direction angle with excitation voltage supplied by data logger, 360° continuous mechanical rotation, direction range, uses a 360° magnetic encoder with a 0-5 volt DC output with no dead band.
Wind Direction Vane Performance
Threshold 0.9 mph or 402 m/s
Angular Accuracy <.05 degrees @ 25°C
Life Expectancy 50 million revolutions or 4-6 years operation
Environmental Specifications
Operating Humidity Range 0 to 100% RH
Bearing Operating Temperature -65°F to 300°F or -54°C to 148°C
Instrument Operating Temperature -67°F to 140°F or -55°C to 60°C
Materials of Construction
Shaft Tower 316 stainless steel
Shaft Hardened 303 stainless steel
Wind Vane Housing 316 stainless steel
Wind Vane and Hub Assembly 316 stainless steel
Bearings Double shielded and hardened stainless steel balls
Physical Dimensions
Height 9.25 Inches or 234.95 mm)
Weight 1.87 Pounds or 849.58 grams
Body Diameter 1.50 inches or 38.10 mm
Vane Height 5.20 Inches or 132.08 mm
Vane Length Length 10.75 Inches or 273.05 mm)
Swept Diameter of the Vane 12.00 Inches or 304.80 mm
Electrical Connections and Cables
Wind Direction Vane 108”, 3-wire cable, shielded, drain wire, PVC jacket
Cable Split and bare leads
Tools Required for Mounting, Installation, and Maintenance
Tools 1/8, 5/32, Allen wrench, Phillips screwdriver and .25 inch torque pin
Mounting 0.5 inch or 12.7 mm diameter mast with three set screws
Electrical Techncial Data
Signal 0-5 volts DC proportional to wind vane position, no dead band
Wind Vane Protection
Finish Modified green anti-ice coating
Climatic Protection Protection against water, high humidity, salt spray, and dust
Power Requirements
Power Supply 4.5 VDC min to 5.5 VDC max, Typical 5.0 VDC
Supply Current Typical 16 mA, 20 mA maximum
Analog Output 0.015 VDC minimum and 4.987 VDC maximum

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Now you can purchase these products directly through our sister website: Off Grid Options

AS Richards wind direction vane, compact

Please call +1-507-454-2727
for ordering details.

Part: APRS6526
Weight: 1.87 lbs

AS Richards wind direction vane, compact, magnetic encoder with a 0-5 Volt DC Output, green anti-stick coated vane (D5-2263-1).

This is a special order item that may require a two week lead time prior to shipping.

Mounting Options:

AS Richards, buck horn wind sensor crossarm

Please call +1-507-454-2727
for ordering details.

Part: APRS6530
Weight: 6.64 lbs

The BHC-36-C-SS Buck Horn Wind Sensor Crossarm is a heavy duty, stainless steel wind sensor mounting platform for C5C series anemometers and D5C series wind vanes. The arm is used to securely mount two wind sensors horizontally on a common mast.

914 mm (36 in) span, 13 mm (0.5 in) O.D. sensor mounts, 1" female NPT, 316 stainless steel (BHC-36-C-SS).

This is a special order item that may require a two week lead time prior to shipping.

AS Richards, wind sensor mast adapter

Please call +1-507-454-2727
for ordering details.

Part: APRS6531
Weight: 1.05 lbs

Mast adapter, 152 mm (6 in) long, 1" NPT female, solid 316 stainless steel (C-MMA-16-06).

For applications requiring only a single anemometer or wind vane mounted on a mast or pole.

This is a special order item that may require a two week lead time prior to shipping.

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