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Wind Direction Smart Sensor


A research-grade plug-and-play sensor that provides average wind direction for the measurement interval.

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A research-grade plug-and-play sensor that provides average wind direction for the measurement interval. This highly-durable wind vane has a drip overhang for anti-icing. Its shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and static-dissipating housing provide a long sensor life. The sensor calculates a unit vector average of the wind direction, providing data directly in degrees.

NOTE: an M-CAA Full Cross Arm or M-CAB Half Cross Arm is required for mounting.

Interested in wireless sensors? The wireless Wind Speed and Direction sensor is available for use with the HOBOnet Field Monitoring System.

Highlighted Features

  • Research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind direction data
  • Highly-durable wind vane has a drip overhang for anti-icing
  • Shielded stainless-steel ball bearings

In what environment does this sensor operate?

This sensor operates in indoor and outdoor environments.

What measurements does this sensor support?

The S-WDA-M003 sensor supports the following measurement: Wind

The country of origin for this product is the United States. To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available.
Measurement range: 0 to 355 degrees, 5 degree dead band
Maximum Wind Speed Survival: 67 m/sec (150 mph)
Accuracy: ± 5 degrees
Resolution: 1.4 degrees
Starting Threshold: 1.0 m/s (2.2 mph)
Measurement Definition : Unit vector components of wind direction are accumulated every three seconds for duration of logging interval. Average direction is calculated from the average of these.
Operating Temperature Range : -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Environmental Rating : Weatherproof
Service Life : 4 to 6 years typical depending upon environmental conditions
Housing: Injection-molded housing and vane, static dissipating base, lead-free silicon bronze nose, and aluminum mounting rod.
Bearing Type : two shielded stainless steel ball bearings
Turning Radius : Approximately 13.5 cm (5.25 in.)
Dimensions: 46 x 20 cm (18 x 8.5 in) including 1.27 cm (0.5 in) diameter mounting rod, 2.5 mm (0.1 in) drip overhang
Weight: Approximately 370 g (13 oz)
Number of Data Channels : 1
Measurement Averaging Option : Automatic averaging (see Measurement Definition)
Cable Length Available : 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
Length of Smart Sensor Network Cable : 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
Part Number : S-WDA-M003
-The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)
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