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.
Also available in a wireless model for use with the HOBOnet Field Monitoring System
- 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
The country of origin for this product is the United States. To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available.
|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 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)|
|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)|
A single HOBO Weather Station logger can accommodate 15 data channels and up to 100 m (325 ft) of smart sensor cable (the digital communications portion of the sensor cables).