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WindSonic 75
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WindSonic 75

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Key Features

• Wind Speed & Direction Sensor
• 0-75m/s (146 knots) Wind Speed
• 0-359° Wind Direction
• NMEA output
• Low Power consumption
• Fast start-up
• Solid-state maintenance
• Corrosion Free

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• 24 hour order processing Mon-Fri on all in-stock models.
• If you're not 100% satisfied, return your order within 21 days.
• Free standard delivery. Next day delivery available.

Introduction

The Gill Windsonic is a low-cost, high speed anemometer, which utilises Gill's proven ultrasonic technology to provide wind speed and direction data via one serial or two analogue outputs. To confirm correct operation, outputs are transmitted together with an instrument status code.

With a robust, corrosion-free polycarbonate housing, this small, lightweight wind sensor is recommended for use in harsh environmental conditions and is particularly suited to marine & offshore (ships, data buoys) and land based installations. The WindSonic has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications.

Typical Applications

• Remote weather monitoring stations
• Building controls
• Data buoys
• Marine vessels
• Small airports & helipads
• Road & rail tunnels
• Environmental field sites
• Ports & harbours
• Mobile weather monitoring vehicles
• Coastal weather monitoring stations
WIND SPEED
Range 0 - 75m/s (146 knots)
Accuracy ±2% @ 12 m/s
Resolution 0.01 m/s (0.02 knots)
Response Time 0.25 seconds
Threshold 0.01 m/s
DIRECTION
Range 0 - 359° (No dead band)
Accuracy ±2% @ 12 m/s
Resolution
Response Time 0.25 seconds
MEASUREMENT
Ultrasonic Output Rate 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 Hz
Parameters Wind Speed & Direction or U and V (vectors)
Unit of Measure m/s, knots, mph, kph, ft/min
OUTPUTS
Option 1 RS232
Option 2 RS232 + RS422 + RS485*** + NMEA*
Option 3 RS232 + RS422 + RS485*** + NMEA* 0-5V or 0-20mA or 4-20mA
Baud Rate 2400 to 38400
Anemometer Status Supplied as part of standard message
POWER REQUIREMENT
Anemometer 12-30VDC Option 1 & 2
  12-30VDC Option 3
  Start up time < 5 seconds
Current Drain Dependent on option selected typically
e.g. to 44mA @ 12V (4-20mA)
Refer to manual for further advice
MECHANICAL
External Construction LURAN S KR 2861/1C ASA/PC
Size 142mm x 163mm
Weight 0.5kg
Current Drain Dependent on option selected typically
e.g. to 44mA @ 12V (4-20mA)
Refer to manual for further advice
ENVIRONMENTAL
Protection Class IP66
Operating Temperature -35°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +80°C
Operating Humidity < 5% to 1000% RH
Precipitation 300mm/hr
EMC EN 61326: 1988
OPERATIONAL
MTBF 15 years
Warranty 2 years
Factory Calibration Traceable to National Standards
ACCESSORIES
Pipe Mounting 44.45mm (1.75 in) diameter
Wind Software Display / Logging**
Cables Available to match output options
* NMEA 0183
** Download software free from gillinstruments.com
*** 2-wire is point to point only
Data sheets
WindSonic 75 Sensor Data Sheet
User Manual
WindSonic User Manual - Issue 25 (Current Version)

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