Wind Direction Smart Sensor

Part # S-WDA-M003
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The Wind Direction Smart Sensor is a research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind data. It provides average wind direction for the measurement interval. This highly-durable wind vane has a drip overhang for anti-icing. Its shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and static-dissipating housing provide a long sensor life. The sensor calculates a unit vector average of the wind direction, providing data directly in degrees.

NOTE: an M-CAA Full Cross Arm or M-CAB Half Cross Arm is required for mounting.

Highlighted Features

  • Research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind direction data
  • Highly-durable wind vane has a drip overhang for anti-icing
  • Shielded stainless-steel ball bearings

In what environment does this sensor operate?

This sensor operates in indoor and outdoor environments.

What measurements does this sensor support?

The S-WDA-M003 sensor supports the following measurement: Wind

To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available.

Specifications Wind Direction
Measurement Range 0 to 355 degrees, 5 degree dead band
Maximum Wind Speed Survival

67 m/sec (150 mph)

Accuracy ± 5 degrees
Resolution 1.4 degrees
Starting Threshold 1.0 m/s (2.2 mph)
Measurement Definition Unit vector components of wind direction are accumulated every three seconds for duration of logging interval. Average direction is calculated from the average of these.
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Environmental Rating Weatherproof
Service Life 4 to 6 years typical depending upon environmental conditions
Housing Injection-molded housing and vane, static dissipating base, lead-free silicon bronze nose, and aluminum mounting rod.
Bearing Type two shielded stainless steel ball bearings
Turning Radius Approximately 13.5 cm (5.25 in.)
Dimensions 46 x 20 cm (18 x 8.5 in) including 1.27 cm (0.5 in) diameter mounting rod, 2.5 mm (0.1 in) drip overhang
Weight Approximately 370 g (13 oz)
Number of Data Channels 1
Measurement Averaging Option Automatic averaging (see Measurement Definition)
Cable Length Available 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
Length of Smart Sensor Network Cable 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
CE The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)
Part Number S-WDA-M003

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Documentation for the S-WDA-M003

Wind Direction Smart Sensor (S-WDA-M003) User's Manual

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