Kestrel 2000 Hand-Held Thermo-Anemometer Kestrel 2000 Hand-Held Thermo-Anemometer Kestrel 2000 Hand-Held Thermo-Anemometer
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Kestrel 2000 Hand-Held Thermo-Anemometer

Product code: K2000 - 0820

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The Kestrel 2000 thermo-anemometer provides high quality, performance and functionality. Temperature and wind chill functionality make it a must have device for sailors, skiers, snowboarders, climbers and any outdoor enthusiast. It has three buttons below the display, making operation simple and allowing the user to view data in current, maximum and average wind speed displays, temperature and wind chill displays and also the data hold function.

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Wind chill is an equivalent temperature that indicates to the user how their environment really feels. Wind chill is the combination of wind speed and temperature.

The Kestrel 2000 is a small, electronic rotating vane type anemometer (wind meter) with a built-in temperature sensor. It uses high precision Zytel® bearings and a lightweight impeller to provide accurate air flow measurements even at low speeds. The impeller assembly is replaceable by the user in the case of damage. In order to quickly determine a steady temperature reading, the precision thermistor temperature sensor is mounted externally.

The liquid crystal display has large 9mm high digits and is backlit for a clear readout in low light conditions. Power is from an easily replaceable standard lithium coin cell battery, which will typically give up to 300 hours of operation. The instrument automatically switches off if no keys are pressed for 45 minutes.

The Kestrel 2000 thermo-anemometer is made from high impact injection moulded plastic and corrosion resistant materials with the electronics fully sealed. It will float if accidentally dropped into water. There is a hard cover for protection when not in use and a lanyard for added security.

Primary Measurement Units Resolution Accuracy (+/-) Range:
(if less)
Wind Speed
or Air Velocity
m/s 0.1 Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min 0.6 to 60.0 m/s
0.6 to 40.0 m/s
1 inch diameter impeller with precision axle and low-friction Zytel® bearings.
Start-up speed stated as lower limit, readings may be taken down to 0.4 m/s | 79 ft/min | 1.5 km/h | .9 mph | .8 kt after impeller start-up.
Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5° off-axis; -2% @ 10° -3% @ 15°.
Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH | 7 m/s.
Replacement impeller (NK PN-0801) field installs without tools (US Patent 5,783,753).
ft/min 1 18 to 11,811 ft/min
118 to 7,874 ft/min
km/h 0.1 2.2 to 216.0 km/h
2.2 to 144.0 km/h
mph 0.1 1.3 to 134.2 mph
1.3 to 89.5 mph
knots 0.1 1.2 to 116.6 knots
1.2 to 77.8 knots
Beaufort 1 0 to 12 B
Temperature °F 0.1 1.8 °F -49.0 to 257.0
-20.0 to 158.0
Air, water or snow temperature. Hermetically-sealed, precision thermistor mounted externally and thermally isolated (US Patent 5,939,645) for rapid response. Airflow of 2.2 mph | 1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insulation effect. Calibration drift negligible.
°C 0.1 1.0 °C -45.0 to 125.0
-29.0 to 70.0
Wind Chill °F 0.1 1.8 °F Refer to stated ranges for wind speed and temp. Perceived temperature resulting from combined effect of wind speed and temperature. Calculated based on the NWS Wind Chill Temperature (WCT) Index, revised 2001, with wind speed adjusted by a factor of 1.5 to yield equivalent results to wind speed measured at 10 m above ground. Specification temperature limits established by WCT Tables.
°C 0.1 1.0 °C
Max/Avg Wind One-button clear and restart of Max Wind Gust and Average Wind measurement by powering down and restarting unit.
Display & Backlight Reflective 3 1/2 digit LCD. Digit height 0.36 in / 9 mm. Aviation green electroluminescent backlight (except in Kestrel 1000). Manual activation with auto-off.
Response Time & Display Update All measurements except those based on relative humidity respond accurately within 1 second. Relative humidity and all measurements which include RH in their calculation may require as long as 1 minute to fully equilibrate to a large change in the measurement environment. Display updates every 1 second.
Operational & Storage Temperature Range The operational temperature range of the liquid crystal display and batteries is 14° F to 131° F / -10 °C to 55 °C. Measurements beyond the operational range can be taken by briefly exposing unit to extreme conditions such that the display and batteries remain within the operational range. Storage range -22 °F to 140 °F / -30 °C to 60 °C.
Auto Shutdown After 45 minutes of no key presses.
Certifications CE certified, RoHS and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards (written certificate of tests available at additional charge).
Battery CR2032, one, included. Average life, 300 hours. Battery life reduced by backlight use in 2000 to 3500 models.
Environmental Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6). MIL-STD-810F, Transit Shock, Method 516.5 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller.
Size & Weight 4.8 x 1.9 x 1.1 in / 12.2 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm, 3.6 oz / 102 g (including slip-on cover).
Colour Options Green

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

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