This product is no longer available and has been replaced by: WINDSONIC4-L.
WINDSONIC-L 2-D Sonic Wind Sensor
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The WindSonic was a two dimensional ultrasonic anemometer that output an SDI-12 signal. Our WindSonics are an alternative to traditional mechanical cup and vane or propeller and vane anemometers. They do not have moving parts, which minimizes routine maintenance.

WindSonics are manufactured by Gill Instruments Ltd.



Temperature Range -35° to +70°C
Operating Humidity 0% to 100% RH
Power Requirements 9 to 30 Vdc, 40 mA (continuous)
Outputs Parameters Polar (direction and speed) or orthogonal (L.C. and L.C. wind)
Diameter 14.2 cm (5.6 in.)
Height 16.0 cm (6.3 in.)
Weight 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)


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) Requires a special PROM.
CR1000 (retired)
CR10X (retired)
CR200 (retired)
CR205 (retired)
CR206 (retired)
CR210 (retired)
CR211 (retired)
CR215 (retired)
CR216 (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295 (retired)
CR3000 (retired)
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR800 (retired)
CR850 (retired)
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information

The WindSonic is connected to one control port, +12 Vdc, and ground. The SDI-12 instruction is used to collect data from the WindSonic; up to ten WindSonics (each with a unique address) can be connected to one data logger control port.

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to WINDSONIC-L: 2

  1. After installing the mounting pipe, place the orientation ring, followed by the wind sensor, on the mounting pipe. Orient the junction box to the south, and tighten the band clamps on the orientation ring and mounting post. Final sensor orientation is done after the data logger has been programmed to measure wind direction as described in Appendix A of the instruction manual.

  2. Yes, but only with the appropriate CRBasic program. Short Cut does not support that type of programming. The custom program would have to be written by someone at Campbell Scientific, and the client would be charged for the time to write and test the code.

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