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Vortex Wind Sensors

Vortex Wind Sensors
Vortex Wind Sensors
SKU: WXISP-WS-025
Brand: Inspeed
The Vortex series of wind sensors have a reputation for being well made, accurate, reliable, and affordable. More details...
Price: $55.00
Availability: Typically ships within 7 days
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Original Vortex & Vortex II Wind Sensors

Rugged wind sensor handles speeds from 5 to over 125 mph. Comes with 25' exterior grade wire, custom lengths and/or extra cable available on request. It is designed to provide accuracy at an affordable price. Comes with a sapphire/tungsten carbide bearing system for super low friction and long life. The VORTEX wind sensor is great for do-it-yourself projects, replacement, or additional parts. Mounting pole not included.

The Vortex II heavy duty models have a longer shaft than the original Vortex for reduced vibration, and includes options for Reed Sensor, Hall Sensor or 8-Pulse High Resolution Optical Sensor. TubularMount, and/or Metal Rotor (cups) options also available. Ideally suited for applications to measure wind speed in all conditions.

Please note:

  • The Original Vortex sensors are available with a reed switch only.
  • The Vortex Wind Sensor has been tested successfully on various electronic devices with over 1,500 feet (500 m) of wire.
  • Converting pulses to wind speed is simple using the following formula: 2.5 mph per Hz (1 Hz = 1 pulse/second)

Original Vortex Features:

  • High quality 3-cup rotor pressed on a stainless steel shaft
  • Rugged Delrin body with bronze and Rulon bushings
  • Reed Switch
  • Flat aluminum mounting bracket with 2 holes

Vortex II Features:

  • Hand made Delrin body with longer shaft and internal PC Board for sensors and options
  • Reed Sensor, Hall Sensor or 8-Pulse High Resolution Optical Sensor options
  • Optional heavy duty aluminum tube mount
  • Optional metal rotor (cups)
  • Optional Diplay Kit (ONLY the reed switch verion works with the Display Kit)
  • Completely serviceable and rebuildable!

Original Vortex Specifications:

Sensor Type:
3-Cup Lexan rotor. Reed switch/magnet provide 1 pulse per rotation.
Output:
1 pulse per rotation, 2.5 mph per Hz
Rotor Diameter:
approx. 5 in (~125 mm)
Speed Range:
approx. 3 mph to 125+ mph (~5 kph to over 200 kph)
Mounting Bracket:
Supplied with an aluminum mounting bracket with 2 holes for screws. Designed to be mounted on top of a pole or bracket.
Wire
Standard length is 25 feet (8m), custom lengths available upon request. Tested OK to over 1,500 feet. The wire is provided stripped and unterminated. 2 small wire nuts provided to connect to the display once installed
Power:
None Required

Vortex II Specifications:

Sensor Type:
3-Cup Lexan Rotor (w/ Metal Option).
  • Dry Contact Reed Switch (standard)
    Accuracy:
    +/-4% of reading or 1 mph, whichever is greater (depends on the display used)
    Power:
    None Required
  • Hall Sensor (optional)
    Accuracy:
    +/-4% of reading or 1 mph, whichever is greater (depends on the display used)
    Power:
    Requires 5VDC input
  • Optical Sensor with 8-flag disc (optional - best for low wind speed readings)
    Accuracy:
    <4% of reading or 1mph, whichever is greater
    Power:
    Input: 5VDC +/-5%, less than 50mV noise
    Output: Low: <0.1VDC High: 3-3.3VDC, 0.31 mph/Hz
Rotor Diameter:
approx. 6 in (152 mm)
Speed Range:
approx. 3 mph (0.5 mph for 8-pulse sensor) to 125+ mph (~5 kph to over 200 kph)
Mounting Bracket:
Flat metal bracket: 2 holes provided
Tubular mounting option: 2 holes provided
Designed to be mounted on top of a pole or bracket.
Wire
Standard length is 25 feet (8m), custom lengths available upon request. Tested OK to over 1,500 feet. Any wire will work. Inpeed wire is 2-conductor (Reed Switch) or 3-conductor w/ UV-rated jacket, 22 gauge
Length:
pprox. 11 in (280 mm) overall
Width
approx. 6 in (152 mm)

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Support Info:

Downloads:

8 Pulse Sensor Specs

If you're having troubles with this device, contact support at 530-899-8434, or send an e-mail to info@weathershop.com.

Available Accessories:

Wind Sensor Repair Kit

Includes 1 year warranty from the manufacturer.


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