The WindSonic4-QD is a two-dimensional ultrasonic anemometer for measuring wind speed and direction. This sensor provides an alternative to the 034B-QD, a traditional mechanical cup and vane anemometer. Unlike mechanical anemometers, there are no moving parts to be periodically replaced—minimizing routine maintenance costs.
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The "-QD" version of this product has a cable that terminates in a military style connector (instead of pigtails) and is the ideal length for attachment to a RAWS-F Fire Weather Quick Deployment Station.
The WindSonic4 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.
The WindSonic4-QD outputs an SDI-12 signal that is read by the RAWS-F's on-board CR1000M module. This sensor provides an alternative to the 034B-QD, a traditional mechanical cup and vane anemometer. Unlike mechanical anemometers, there are no moving parts to be periodically replaced—minimizing routine maintenance costs.
|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.)|
|Cable Length||2.74 m (9 ft)|
|Length||16.0 cm (6.3 in.)|
|Weight||0.5 kg (1.1 lb)|
|Range||0º to 359° (no dead band)|
|Range||0 to 60 m/s|
|Accuracy||±2% (@ 12 m/s)|
The sensor cable terminates in a military style connector for attaching to the RAWS-P enclosure.
The WindSonic is mounted to the RAWS-F via the 17387 Mounting Pipe Kit. This kit is shipped with the WindSonic4-QD and RAWS-F. The 17387 is also offered as a replacement item (see Ordering Info tab for more information).
Number of FAQs related to WINDSONIC4-QD: 3
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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:
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.
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:
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.
Many Campbell Scientific sensors are available with different cable termination options. These options include the following:
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.