Wind Direction Sensor - Model 5710-00
Wind Direction Sensor - Model 5710-00

 

 

FEATURES:

 

  • Excellent Dynamic Response
  • Heavy-Duty Construction
  • Low Threshold
  • Long Operational Life

 


 

DESCRIPTION:

The Wind Direction Sensor - Model 5710-00 is a professional quality sensor which makes it ideal for use in many applications. This Wind Direction Sensor offers a level of quality and reliability often found only in a very high priced unit. The Wind Direction Sensor's thermoplastic and stainless steel components resist corrosion, and contribute to a high strength-to-weight ratio.

The Wind Direction Sensors employ a minimum number of parts while maximizing functional performance. The Wind Direction Sensor's vane is directly connected to a precision conductive plastic potentiometer located in the main body. An analog voltage output directly proportional to the wind direction is produced by the Wind Direction Sensor when a constant DC excitation voltage is applied to the potentiometer. The Wind Direction Sensor's potentiometer has superior linearity and low rotational friction. Supported by a stainless steel shaft, the Wind Direction Sensor's vane rotates in shielded, instrument-grade, stainless steel bearings.

Installation of the Wind Direction Sensor - Model 5710-00 is easily accomplished with the optional Mounting Arm & Hardware available for mounting to a tower or standpipe mast. The Wind Direction Sensor includes 25 ft (7.6 m) of cable.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Measurement Range ...........................   360° mechanical (352° minimum electrical, 8° maximum dead band)
Accuracy ...........................   Potentiometer linearity within 1%
Threshold ...........................   2.2 mph (1 m/s)
Signal Output ...........................   Analog DC Voltage from 10 kΩ Potentiometer
Sensor Type ...........................   Continuous rotation potentiometric wind direction vane
Lifespan ...........................   50 million revolutions (approx. 2 to 6 years normal operation)
Operating Voltage ...........................   1 to 15 VDC
Cable ...........................   25 ft (7.6 m), 24 AWG, 5 conductor with MS connector
Mounting ...........................   0.5 inch (13mm) Diameter mast with cotter pin and mast set screw
Materials ...........................   UV Stabilized Injection Molded Plastic,Stainless Steel Balance Weight,Brass Terminals, Potentiometer has Stainless Steel Shaft with Stainless Bearings, Conductive Plastic Potentiometer in a Machined Aluminum Housing.
Operating Temperature ...........................   -67° to 140° F (-55° to 60° C)
Operating Humidity ...........................   0 to 100% RH
Dimensions ...........................   8.3x4.3 inch (21.1x10.9 cm) (LxH)
Weight ...........................   0.25 Lbs (113 g)
Shipping Weight ...........................   1 Lb (0.5 kg)

 

ORDERING GUIDE:
HSE Warranty
General Terms and Conditions

Model 5710-00 ......... Wind Direction Sensor, Includes: 25 ft (7.6 m) signal cable with MS connector. (Model 5711-01 Cross-arm assembly sold separately)

OPTIONAL:
Model 5711-01 ......... Cross Arm Assembly, Includes: Mounting Arm & Hardware
Model 5102-00 ......... Extra Signal Cable, 5-conductor 24 AWG (Price per foot)


 

RELATED PRODUCTS:

Model 5711-00 ......... Wind Speed Sensor
Model 5712-00 ......... Wind Speed Wind Direction Sensor
Model 5720-00 ......... Temperature Sensor
Model 5723-11 ......... Temperature Humidity Sensor
Model 5730-03 ......... Barometric Pressure Sensor
Model 5790-00 ......... Solar Radiation Sensor
Model 3451-00 ......... Packaged Weather Station
Rain Gauges
Road Weather Sensors


 

SUPPORT:

Weather Station Applications: Applications
Wind Direction Sensor - Model 5710-00: Datasheet
Wind Direction Sensor - Model 5710-00: Manual
Wind Direction Sensor Mounting Arm & Hardware - Model 5711-01: Manual