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Gill WindSonic & Gill GMX MaxiMet RS232 Configuration Cable (D9 Serial Connector)

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For easy configuration of the Gill WindSonic and Gill GMX (MaxiMet) range of sensors. This RS232 configuration cable enables communication from sensor to PC via HyperTerminal Windows (or another terminal emulation package). The RS232 configuration cable provides a connection between the sensor and the serial port of a PC. The power lead is provided with a standard car cigarette lighter socket adapter.

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Gill Configuration Cable Description

The Gill Configuration Cable enables easy configuration of a Gill WindSonic and Gill GMX (MaxiMet) sensor using RS232 connection to a computer PC serial port. Power is supplied by a standard car cigarette lighter socket adapter*

*Note that the plug is supplied separately and must be wired to suit the version of Gill WindSonic or Gill MaxiMet sensor to be configured. This is due to the supply voltage connections for WindSonic Options 2 and 3 being reversed compared to the Option 1 unit. Damage will not occur from a reverse voltage connection.

Configuration Setup Guide

Gill WindSonic Option 1 & Gill GMX (MaxiMet) Sensors

Connect to a PC either directly to an RS232 serial port, or via a serial to USB converter. The sensor may be configured using a terminal emulation package such as HyperTerminal Windows. Set to a baud rate of 9600.
NB: Flow control must be set to 'None'

Gill WindSonic Option 2 or 3

Connect to a PC RS232 serial port, or via a serial to USB converter, as per Option 1 but with the baud rate set to 19200. To communicate using RS232 (rather than the default RS422) the unit must be in Safe Mode. To enable Safe Mode apply power to the Gill WindSonic and immediately hold down the * character (shift 8). After approximately 3 seconds the unit will respond with Safe Mode.
NB: Flow control must be set to 'None'
NB: For old model WindSonic Option 2 and 3 sensors, pre serial number 08100001, the configuration cable and HyperTerminal must be set up as per instructions for WindSonic Option 1.

For more details on configuration, please refer to the Gill Instruments WindSonic or Gill GMX (MaxiMet user manuals.


• Enables easy configuration of a WindSonic sensor using RS232
• Connection to PC serial port
• Power supply to WindSonic sensor
• Cable suitable for both WindSonic Option 1 and WindSonic Options 2 and 3 (*)
• Cable lengths: 2m
• Includes WindSonic connector

Power 2m cable
Power requirements: 9-30 V dc
Connection: Car cigarette lighter/accessory socket
RS232 Cable 2m cable
5 core, tinned copper conductor 24(7) AWG, 0.22mm2, PVC insulation, Cores laid up, overall aluminium/polyester foil screen, tinned copper drain wire (24AWG), PVC sheath.
PC Connection RS232 Serial Port Connector
Sensor Connection WindSonic Connector Plug

The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change.