Product code: SL017PL014
The SpaceLogger.W10 (WindLogger) has been developed for economic logging of real-time wind speed and direction data when using Gill Instruments' anemometers with a single serial output and for full environmental data logging from the MetPak Weather Station.
WindLogger is compatible with the following Gill Instruments' meteorological sensors:
• WindSonic ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors
• WindObserver ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors
• WindMaster ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors
• MetPak Weather Station
• MetPak Pro Weather Station
• MetPak RG Weather Station
• MaxiMet GMX 200
• MaxiMet GMX 400
• MaxiMet GMX 500
• MaxiMet GMX 501 (& 501 GPS)
• MaxiMet GMX 531 (& 531 GPS)
• MaxiMet GMX 600
These sensors may be set to output in the following compatible modes:
• ASCII UV (or UVW) continuous
• ASCII Polar continuous (default setting)
• ASCII Tunnel continuous
• MODBUS RTU (MaxiMet GMX range)
WindLogger is also compatible with other sensors with RS232 serial output starting <STX> and ending <LF>.
For data logging NMEA data from WindSonic or MetPak sensors and for logging from other RS232 & NMEA sensors please see the SpaceLogger.S10 model.
WindLogger is ideal for field data acquisition due to its low power consumption, high capacity data storage and compact design.
Wind data is date and time-stamped and conveniently stored onto an SD card so no PC hook-up is required in the field.
A new data file (.CSV) is generated for each day's recording and when transferred to a PC, may be analysed with any standard spreadsheet program.
The WindLog.xls spreadsheet template may be used to import WindSonic data quickly to Excel.
SD and MMC cards are available with up to 2GByte capacity.
• WindSonic sensor compatible
• Recording of wind speed and direction data
• Recording of full meteorological data with a MetPak Weather Station
• Real-time clock for date and time-stamping of data with battery backup
• Compact, economical and robust design
• Low power consumption
• SD or MMC card for high capacity data storage in easily removable and transferable format
• Stored data files simple to read with standard PC office software
• Customisable file names and extensions for saved data
• Optional RS232 output of incoming or recorded data stream
• Remote site data collection
• Wind & weather sensor data recording
• Data buoys
• Meteorological data collection for:
• Weather monitoring
• Wind farm surveying and operations
• Construction industry, including crane operations
• Education and research projects
• Aviation operations
• Health and safety
• Sports and outdoor activities
Example of WindLogger application
With WindLogger, the logging interval may be selected from the WindSonic settings of 4, 2 or 1 reading per second, or set to one reading every 1 to 60 seconds. With a logging interval of one reading per second, using a 2GByte card, WindLogger will store up to 19 months worth of WindSonic data.
When logging from a WindSonic sensor, each data reading comprises up to 41 bytes. The following table gives the approximate capacity of various sized memory cards, depending on the logging interval selected, assuming a WindSonic sensor is connected:
Logging Interval (Readings per time interval)
|Memory Card Size||4 per sec||2 per sec||1 per sec||1 per 2 sec||1 per 5 sec||1 per 10 sec|
|1 GB||75 days||150 days||300 days||600 days||>4 years||>8 years|
|2 GB||150 days||300 days||600 days||>3 years||>8 years||>16 years|
When logging from a MetPak weather station, each data set comprises at least 75 bytes. The following table gives the approximate capacity of various sized memory cards, depending on the logging interval selected, assuming a MetPak is connected:
Logging Interval (Readings per time interval)
|Memory Card Size||1 per sec||1 per 2 sec||1 per 10 sec|
|1 GB||>150 days||>300 days||4.5 years|
|2 GB||>300 days||>600 days||9 years|
Width: 67 mm
Depth: 67 mm
Height: 28 mm (excluding optional rubber feet)
|Enclosure material||GP ABS (UL94-HB) plastic and acrylic|
Input / Output
Gill Instruments' WindSonic, WindObserver II and WindMaster
ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors
MetPak II weather station
Other sensors with data output starting <STX> and ending <LF>
|Transmission standard||RS232 compatible, 8 bits and no parity|
|Sensor output format||Continuous mode: ASCII UV (or UVW), Polar or Tunnel from all sensors
NMEA output from MetPak II only
|Transmission speed||9600 Baud (default) or selectable to 115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 4800, 2400 or 1200 Baud|
|Wire acceptance||0.32 to 0.65 mm diameter (AWG 28 to 22)|
|Data Storage||Data storage card||Removable SD, MMC or MMC mobile card|
|Data capacity||2 GByte (max)|
|File system||FAT16 or FAT32 with 8.3 file names
Sector size 512 Bytes
|Data sample||Records only the data between specified start (STX) and end (ETX) characters|
|Data logging interval||
Default is to log every data sample output - e.g. as per WindSonic
setting (1, 2 or 4 readings per sec)
or select logging interval from 1 to 60 seconds
|Audible / Visual
|LED indicators||Green: Ready to record data
Red: Writing data to SD card
Two tone signal on correct card insertion
Single tone when data purge button depressed
Four bleeps per minute when time and date not set
|Real Time Clock||Accuracy||±40 ppm at 25°C|
|Power||Power requirement||7 to 30 V DC|
|Current at 12 VDC||10 mA typical|
|Supply input protection||Polarity reversal protected and internal resettable fuse – 140 mA|
|Connection options (both included)||1.3 mm centre pin DC connector, or Screwless terminals (0.32 to 0.64 mm diameter, AWG 28 to 22 conductors)|
|Environmental||Temperature range||Operating: -25°C to +70°C [or dependent on card conditions]
Storage: -40°C to +70°C
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC - CE marked
(Emissions: EN61326:1997 inc A1/A2/A3:2003, EN60945:1997
FCC/CFR 47: Part 15:2004
The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change.
|WindLogger data sheet|
|WindLogger User Manual|
|SpaceLogger Power Options Application Note|
WindLog is an Excel spreadsheet program to enable easy download of WindLogger .CSV data files into Excel. It is particularly useful when the data files for each day exceed the maximum number of lines that can be imported into one Excel worksheet. WindLog is only compatible with data recorded by a WindLogger from WindSonic sensors.
The data output format from the WindSonic sensor must be as per the default configuration of ASCII Polar Continuous.
Our following Case Studies give an overview of how this product applies to different sectors.
Please click on the title below to read the full case study.
|Environmental Monitoring (Data Loggers)|
|Environmental Monitoring (Wind Systems)|
|Health & Safety Monitoring|
|Marine, Ships & Harbours|
|Scientific Research (Data Loggers)|
|Scientific Research & Education|
|Sport (for Wind Systems)|
|Sports (for Data Loggers)|