Wind Speed Sensor

WindObserver 65

  • 0-65m/s (145mph) Wind Speed Range
  • Optional de-icing System
  • IP66 Rated Stainless Steel Construction
heated anemometer

Wind Speed Sensor - WindObserver 65

The Gill WindObserver 65 is a precision, solid-state ultrasonic anemometer providing wind speed and direction data via 1 digital and 3 optional analogue outputs and features an IP66 rated stainless steel housing, which is particularly suitable for use in salt-water environments.

Offering a high wind speed measurement range, this anemometer has an optional de-icing system enabling the sensor to operate effectively in environmental conditions experienced at high altitude or at sea and is recommended for use in aviation, marine and offshore applications.

Heated Anemometer Technical Information

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Part Numbers
  • 2-axis heated anemometer providing wind speed and direction data
  • 0-65m/s wind speed
  • 0-359º wind direction range (no dead band)
  • Optional heating system (Power 3A @ 24VAC or DC)
  • Calibration traceable to NAMAS standards
  • IP66 Rated Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Multiple base mount options (customer selectable)
  • Integral Connector or Cable Gland Options
Wind Speed Specifications
Range
0-65m/s (0-145mph)
Starting Threshold
0.01m/s
Accuracy
±2% @ 12m/s
Resolution
0.01m/s
Offset
±0.01m/s
Wind Direction Specifications
Range
0-359º (no dead band)
Accuracy
±2º @ 12m/s
Resolution
Sonic Temperature
Range
-40ºC to +70ºC
Measurement
Ultrasonic Output Rate
1Hz, 2Hz, 4Hz, 5Hz, 8Hz, 10Hz
Parameters
UV, Polar, NMEA, Tunnel
Units
m/s, knots, mph, kph, ft/min
Averaging
Flexible, 1-3600 seconds
Digital Output
Communication
RS422 / RS485 full duplex / half duplex
Baud Rates
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
Formats
8 bit data; odd, even or no parity
Anemometer Status
Supplied as part of standard message
Power Requirement
Anemometer only
9-30VDC (40mA @12VDC)
Heating (optional)
3A @ 24V AC or DC
Analogue Output - Optional
Quantity
3 (speed, direction, status or sonic temp)
Scale
Multiples of ±10m/s up to ±70m/s
Type
±2.5V, 0-5V or 4-20mA
V output resistance
60 Ohms
4-20mA loading
10-300 Ohms
Mechanical
External Construction
Stainless Steel 316
Size
381mm x 213mm
Weight
1.4kg
Environmental
Protection Class
IP66 (NEMA4X)
Humidity
< 5% to 100% RH
Operating Temperature
-55ºC to +70ºC (heated option)
Precipitation
300mm/hr
EMC
EN 61000-6-2: 2001, EN 61000-6-3: 2001
Icing
MILSTD810F Method 521.2 Procedure I
Approvals
Standards
Traceable to NAMAS standards
Site Calibration
None required. Integrity check unit (Zero wind) supplied as optional extra
Accessories
Pipe Mount
Contact Gill
WindView Software
Display/logging software
WindCom Software
Configuration, display and logging software
WindObserver Part Numbers & Options

All Gill WindObserver wind sensors follow the same part number convention, which is driven by the selected product options. Use the chart below to build your part number.

Part numbers explained diagram

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