This product is no longer available and has been replaced by: WINDSONIC4-L. Some accessories, replacement parts, or services may still be available.
WINDSONIC-L 2-D Sonic Wind Sensor


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.

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



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)


WINDSONIC-L 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 datalogger control port.

WINDSONIC-L Compatibility by Datalogger

CR200 Series CR800/CR850 CR1000 CR3000 CR9000X

WINDSONIC-L Compatibility by Retired Datalogger

CR500 CR510 CR10 CR10X 21X CR23X CR9000 CR5000 CR7X

Compatibility Notes:
CR10: Requires a special PROM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to WINDSONIC-L: 2

  1. 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.

  2. 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 datalogger has been programmed to measure wind direction as described in Appendix A of the instruction manual.