034B-L Wind Set
Reliable, Accurate Wind Measurements
Compatible with most Campbell Scientific dataloggers
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux & turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

The 034B, manufactured by Met One, combines a three-cup anemometer and vane into a single integrated package to measure wind speed and direction. It is cabled for use with our dataloggers, and it can provide you with measurements for a variety of applications.

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Benefits and Features

  • Designed for continuous, long-term, unattended operation in adverse conditions
  • Constructed of lightweight aluminum
  • Compatible with the CWS900-series interfaces, allowing it to be used in a wireless sensor network

The "-L" on a product model indicates that the cable length is specified at the time of order.

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Detailed Description

The 034B monitors wind speed using a three-cup anemometer that contains a sealed magnetic reed switch. Rotation of the cup wheel produces a pulse that is directly proportional to wind speed. The frequency of the pulse is measured by the datalogger pulse count channel, then converted to engineering units (mph, m/s, knots).

Wind direction is sensed with a potentiometer. With the precision excitation voltage from the datalogger applied to the potentiometer element, the output signal is an analog voltage that is directly proportional to the azimuth of the wind direction.

Specifications

Operating Temperature Range -30° to +70°C
Weight 907 g (2.0 lb)

Wind Speed (Anemometer)

Range 0 to 75 m/s (0 to 167 mph)
Accuracy < 10.14 m/s (22.7 mph) 0.1 m/s (0.25 mph)
Accuracy > 10.14 m/s (22.7 mph) ±1.1% of true
Resolution (0.7998 m s–1) / (scan rate in seconds) or (1.789 mph) / (scan rate in seconds)
Starting Threshold 0.4 m/s (0.9 mph)
Sensor Output Pulsed contact closure
Anemometer Radius 10.7 cm (4.2 in.)
Anemometer Height 24.4 cm (9.6 in.)
Output Signal Contact closure (reed switch)

Wind Direction (Vane)

Mechanical Range 360°
Electrical Range 356° (4° open)
Accuracy ±4°
Damping Ratio 0.25
Resolution < 5°
Potentiometer Resistance 0 to 10 kΩ (open at crossover)
Threshold 0.4 m s–1 (0.9 mph)
Vane Length 33.5 cm (13.2 in.)

Compatibility

Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Data Loggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000
CR1000X
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR300
CR3000
CR310
CR500 (retired) Measurements are typically processed for output with the Wind Vector instruction, which is not present in the CR500.
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR6
CR800
CR850
CR9000 (retired) *Measurements are typically processed for output with the Wind Vector instruction, which is not present in the CR9000.
CR9000X

Additional Compatibility Information

Mounting

The 034B can be attached to a Campbell Scientific crossarm using a 17953 Nu-Rail fitting or a CM220 Right Angle Mounting Bracket. Alternatively, the 034B can be attached to the top of our stainless-steel tripods via the CM216 Sensor Mounting Kit. The CM216 extends 4 inches above the mast of a CM106B, CM110, CM115, or CM120 tripod.

Datalogger Considerations

The 034B's anemometer uses one pulse count channel on the datalogger. Its wind vane requires one single-ended channel and access to an excitation channel (the excitation channel can be shared with other high impedance sensors).

Programming

The 034B's anemometer is measured by the PulseCount Instruction in CRBasic, and by Instruction 3 (Pulse Count) in Edlog. The wind vane is measured by the BrHalf Instruction in CRBasic and by Instruction 4 (Excite-Delay-SE) in Edlog. The measurements are typically processed for output with the Wind Vector instruction (not present in the CR500 or CR9000).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to 034B-L: 15

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  1. Wind vane tails are user-replaceable and are available for purchase as pn 13765Replacement Wind Vane Tail for 034B or 034A.

  2. No. A datalogger is needed to measure and store data from the 034B-L.

  3. For proper siting of the wind sensor, refer to the 034B-L manual. The 034B-L can be mounted using a 1.00 IPS pipe of any length.

  4. They are completely interchangeable, and no changes are needed.

  5. The sensor does not consume power to operate.

  6. The 034B-L uses a switch closure for wind speed measurement, and the 03002-L uses a low-level ac output for wind speed measurement. Both use a pulse channel on the datalogger to measure wind speed.

  7. The information included on a calibration sheet differs with each sensor. For some sensors, the sheet contains coefficients necessary to program a datalogger. For other sensors, the calibration sheet is a pass/fail report.

  8. Most Campbell Scientific sensors are available as an –L, which indicates a user-specified cable length. If a sensor is listed as an –LX model (where “X” is some other character), that sensor’s cable has a user-specified length, but it terminates with a specific connector for a unique system:

    • An –LC model has a user-specified cable length for connection to an ET107, CS110, or retired Metdata1.
    • An –LQ model has a user-specified cable length for connection to a RAWS-P weather station.

    If a sensor does not have an –L or other –LX designation after the main model number, the sensor has a set cable length. The cable length is listed at the end of the Description field in the product’s Ordering information. For example, the 034B-ET model has a description of “Met One Wind Set for ET Station, 67 inch Cable.” Products with a set cable length terminate, as a default, with pigtails.

    If a cable terminates with a special connector for a unique system, the end of the model number designates which system. For example, the 034B-ET model designates the sensor as a 034B for an ET107 system.

    • –ET models terminate with the connector for an ET107 weather station.
    • –ETM models terminate with the connector for an ET107 weather station, but they also include a special system mounting, which is often convenient when purchasing a replacement part.
    • –QD models terminate with the connector for a RAWS-F Quick Deployment Station.
    • –PW models terminate with the connector for a PWENC or pre-wired system.
  9. Not every sensor has different cable termination options. The options available for a particular sensor can be checked by looking in two places in the Ordering information area of the sensor product page:

    • Model number
    • Cable Termination Options list

    If a sensor is offered in an –ET, –ETM, –LC, –LQ, or –QD version, that option’s availability is reflected in the sensor model number. For example, the 034B is offered as the 034B-ET, 034B-ETM, 034B-LC, 034B-LQ, and 034B-QD.

    All of the other cable termination options, if available, are listed on the Ordering information area of the sensor product page under “Cable Termination Options.” For example, the 034B-L Wind Set is offered with the –CWS, –PT, and –PW options, as shown in the Ordering information area of the 034B-L product page.

    Note: As newer products are added to our inventory, typically, we will list multiple cable termination options under a single sensor model rather than creating multiple model numbers. For example, the HC2S3-L has a –C cable termination option for connecting it to a CS110 instead of offering an HC2S3-LC model. 

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