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Vortex "Storm Chaser" Magnetic Mount Anemometer

Vortex "Storm Chaser" Magnetic Mount Anemometer
Vortex "Storm Chaser" Magnetic Mount Anemometer
SKU: WXISP-MM
Brand: Inspeed
A digital storm chaser anemometer with dual display. The Storm Chaser's magnetic mount lets you monitor the wind from inside your vehicle, not outside. Tested in winds well over 125 mph. Also available with a metal cup rotor for increased durability. More details...
Price: $98.00
Availability: Typically ships within 7 days
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Product Details

Designed Specifically with the Stormchaser in Mind

A rugged wind sensor with digital display, designed for vehicle mounting. Registers wind speeds up to and over 125 mph. Powered by a coin battery for about 1 year of typical (intermittent) use. The anemometer's magnetic mounting kit consists of 2 heavy-duty magnets on an aluminum bracket. Total rated pull strength of the magnets is over 110 lbs. Tested in winds over 115 mph!

Mount the Vortex Storm Chaser™ wind sensor firmly on your stormchaser vehicle, run the wire into someplace safe, dry, and warm, stick the display where you can easily see it, and you can get a wind measurement without getting wet or pelted by hail or flying debris. The Storm Chaser is fully portable, and comes with 25 feet of wire and a male/female jack connection so you can leave the wind speed sensor installed and remove the display when not in use.

Please note:

Important Note About Average Wind Speed:

  • Since bicyclists do not want their average speed to be diminished when they come to a stop, the computer will only record and average when the wind is blowing. It stops recording below approximately 1 mph. That means that if the wind blows for 2 hours at 20 mph and 2 hours at zero, the average shown will be 20, not 10! Please keep this in mind for your desired use of the Vortex anemometer. *
  • * WORKAROUND: if you want to know the real average wind speed - even with spells near zero, do the following: reset the computer, note the time. When desired, simply divide the total number of wind "miles" on the display by the number of hours since reset.

Includes:

  • Wind sensor
  • Magnetic mounting
  • Wire and display with connector

Specifications:

Sensor Type:
3-Cup rotor. Reed switch/magnet provide 1 pulse per rotation.
Rotor Diameter:
approx. 6" (150 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 heavy duty magnets. Total rated magnetic pull is over 100 lbs. Designed to be mounted on a sheet metal (ferromagnetic!) vehicle. Tested in winds over 125 mph (head-on). For best long term durability remove from vehicle between uses
Wire:
Standard length is 25 feet (8m), other lengths available on request, or wire can be extended using any 1/8" jack audio extension cables
Display:
Removable LCD Digital Display is a Cateye Velo8 bicycle computer. Dual Display simutaneously shows CURRENT SPEED (top display) plus: MAX, AVERAGE, KM/MILES, or several other (bicycle-related) functions. Select mph or km/h (knots too if you wish - see Owners Instructions for details). Water-resistant (not waterproof). Provided with high strength self-adhesive Velcro pads for mounting the display.
Power:
CR2032 Coin Battery located in the display, not the rotor/head. Battery life 1 to 3 years of intermittent, occasional use. A few months to over a year of continuous use, depending on wind conditions and mode of use. The display goes to low power mode when the wind speed drops to zero, or if removed from the bracket when not in use. Restarts automatically as soon as the display detects a pulse from the wind sensor.
Speed Resolution:
Top Anemometer Display (Current Speed): 0.5 mph. Bottom Anemometer Display (Max, Average, etc.): 0.01 mph
Digit Size:
Top Anemometer Display (Current Speed): 10mm (approx. 1/2"). Bottom Anemometer Display (Max, Average, etc.): 5mm (approx. 1/4")
Update Rate:
Approximately 1Hz (1 second)
Accuracy:
+/- 1 mph or ~4% of reading, whichever is greater, between 10 to 50 mph, estimated within 4% of reading above 50 mph.

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Support Info:

Downloads:

Manual Calibration Instructions

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

Includes 1 year warranty from the manufacturer.


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