WindSonic 60

WindSonic ultrasonic anemometers are designed to provide wind measurements and flexible output options. Customers around the world have found WindSonic easy to use and reliable and have integrated it into a wide range of their own products.

The Gill WindSonic is a low-cost anemometer, which utilises Gill’s proven ultrasonic technology to provide wind speed and direction data via one
serial or two analogue outputs. To confirm correct operation, outputs are transmitted together with an instrument status code.

With a robust, corrosion-free polycarbonate housing, this small, lightweight wind sensor is recommended for use in harsh environmental conditions and is particularly suited to marine & offshore (ships, data buoys) and land based installations. The WindSonic has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications.

Wind Speed

Range 0-60m/s (116 knots)
Accuracy ±2% @12m/s
Resolution 0.01m/s (0.02 knots)
Response Time 0.25 seconds
Threshold 0.01 m/s

 

Wind Direction

Range 0 - 359° (No dead band)
Accuracy ±2° @12 m/s
Resolution
Response Time 0.25 seconds

 

Measurement

Ultrasonic Output Rate 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 Hz
Parameters Wind Speed & Direction or U and V (vectors)
Units of Measure m/s, knots, mph, kph, ft/min

 

Outputs

Option 1 RS232
Option 2 RS232 + RS422 + RS485*** + NMEA*
Option 3 RS232 + RS422 + RS485*** + NMEA*
0-5 V or, 0-20mA or 4-20mA
Option 4 SDI-12 (refer to manual or separate datasheet
for technical specification)
Baud Rate 2400 to 38400
Anemometer Status Supplied as part of standard message

 

Power Requirement

Anemometer 5-30 VDC Option 1 & 2
  7-30 VDC Option 3
  9-30 VDC Option 4
Current Drain Dependent on option selected e.g.
< 2mA @ 12V (SDI-12)
to 44mA @ 12V (4-20mA)
Refer to manual for further advice
  Start up time < 5 seconds

 

Mechanical

External Construction LURAN S KR 2861/1C ASA/PC
Size 142mm x 16􀀔mm
Weight 0.5kg

 

Environmental

Protection Class IP66
Operating Temperature -35°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +80°C
Operating Humidity < 5% to 100% RH
Precipitation 300mm/hr
EMC EN 61326: 1998

 

 

Operational

MTBF 15 years
Warranty 2 years
Factory Calibration Traceable to National Standards

 

Accessories

Wind Software Display / Logging**
Pipe Mounting (optional) 44.45mm (1.75 in) diameter
Cables (optional) Available to match output options
Display (optional) See Gill Display datasheet