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WINDSONIC4-LC 2-D Sonic Wind Sensor with SDI-12 Output for MetData1

Overview

The WindSonic4-LC is a two-dimensional ultrasonic anemometer for measuring wind speed and direction. This version of the WindSonic4 has a connector instead of pigtails that attaches to the the MetData1 Weather Station.

WindSonics are manufactured by Gill Instruments Ltd.

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The "-LC" version of this product terminates in a connector (instead of pigtails) for use with a CS110 Electric Field Meter or MetData1 Weather Station.  The length of the cable is specified at the time of order.

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Detailed Description

The WindSonic4-LC uses two pairs of orthogonally oriented transducers to sense the horizontal wind. The transducers bounce the ultrasonic signal from a hood, thus minimizing the effects of transducer shadowing and flow distortion.

Unlike mechanical anemometers, the WindSonic4-LC has no moving parts to be periodically replaced—minimizing routine maintenance costs.

The WindSonic4-LC outputs an SDI-12 signal that is read by the MetData1's on-board CR10XM module.

Specifications

Operating Humidity < 5% to 100% RH
Operating Temperature -35° to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40° to +80°C (typical)
Input Voltage 9 to 30 Vdc
Typical Current Drain < 10 mA (@ 12 V)
Measurement Frequency 40 Hz block averaged to a 1 Hz output frequency
Outputs Parameters Polar (direction and speed) or orthogonal (Ux and Uy wind)
Output Signal SDI-12 version 1.3
Diameter 14.2 cm (5.6 in.)
Weight 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)

Maximum Cable Length

-NOTE- For longer cable lengths, contact an applications engineer at Campbell Scientific.
1 Sensor Connected to 1 Port 91.44 m (300 ft)
2 to 10 Sensors Connected to 1 Port 60.91 m (200 ft)

Wind Direction

Range 0º to 359° (no dead band)
Accuracy ±3°
Resolution

Wind Speed

Range 0 to 60 m/s
Accuracy ±2% (@ 12 m/s)
Resolution 0.01 m/s

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to WINDSONIC4-LC: 3

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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.
  3. Many Campbell Scientific sensors are available with different cable termination options. These options include the following:

    • The –PT (–PT w/Tinned Wires) option is the default option and does not display on the product line as the other options do. The cable terminates in pigtails that connect directly to a datalogger.
    • In the –C (–C w/ET/CS110 Connector) option, the cable terminates in a connector that attaches to a CS110 Electric Field Meter or an ET-series weather station.
    • In the –CWS (–CWS w/CWS900 Connector) option, the cable terminates in a connector that attaches to a CWS900-series interface. Connection to a CWS900-series interface allows the sensor to be used in a wireless sensor network.
    • In the –PW (–PW w/Pre-Wire Connector) option, the cable terminates in a connector that attaches to a prewired enclosure.
    • In the –RQ (–RQ w/RAWS Connector) option, the cable terminates in a connector that attaches to a RAWS-P Permanent Remote Automated Weather Station.

    Note: The availability of cable termination options varies by sensor. For example, sensors may have none, two, or several options to choose from. If a desired option is not listed for a specific sensor, contact Campbell Scientific for assistance.

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