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The WindSonic wind speed and direction sensor is based on proven ultrasonic technology from Gill Instruments.
It provides many advantages over conventional cup anemometers and vane sensors.
There are three sensor options with different outputs:
WindSonic 1 sensors that only transmit using RS232 standard communications are suitable when the connection distance between the sensor and the WS-15A display is less than 20 metres and the electrical environment is benign.
For connection distances which are in excess of 20 metres, or where there may be heavy duty electrical equipment being switched or in operation in the vicinity, the WindSonic 2 sensor is appropriate, which uses the more robust RS422/RS485 communication standard.
If analogue output is required, the WindSonic 3 sensor is available. This is also compatible with the WS-15A display if it is set to output via RS422/485.
A WindSonic connector is required for wiring to the sensor.
To find out how this ultrasonic anemometer works, click here
WindSonic can be configured using the free software provided to select the output rate and units of measurement that suit the application.
WindSonic automatically transmits an anemometer status code with each output to indicate its operating status. This ensures accuracy and reliability.
For details of the WindSonic default serial output, click here