Introduction to Dyacon Wind Sensors

Source: Dyacon, Inc.

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Wind sensors are critical pieces of weather instrumentation for the professional and amateur meteorologist. Dyacon WSD wind sensors combine wind speed and wind direction in a digital sensor, with both Modbus RS-485 and SDI-12 versions. Additionally, these wind sensors provide wind gust measurements and 2- and 10-minute wind speed and direction averages. The enhanced data ensure accurate and real-time information while minimizing the tasks required of the data acquisition device. 


WSD sensors include the following features: hybrid stainless steel and ceramic bearings; no-contact, magnetic direction sensor; and field-replaceable vane and cup components. The wind direction sensor eliminates dead spots found in potentiometer products and allows for electronic calibration to any position without changing the mounting position. 

Dyacon wind sensors are made in the USA from 6061 machined aluminum and are designed as a rugged package, able to withstand wind speeds in excess of 75 mph (120 kph). The wind sensor can be installed with standard 1” structural pipe fittings or directly over a ¾” pipe. The slim mechanical construction minimizes snow accumulation, thereby improving data accuracy and instrument longevity. Anemometer cups are injection molded of UV-stabilized polycarbonate. 

The wind sensors are available in two versions: Modbus RS-485 (WSD-1) and SDI-12 (WSD-2). The Modbus version is included with Dyacon MS-100 weather stations. The Modbus version is also compatible with industrial automation controllers, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs). PC applications may also be used with Modbus RS-485. The SDI-12 output is compatible with environmental data loggers used in forestry, meteorology, and hydrology. 

Contact Dyacon today for more information about Dyacon wind sensors and/or other weather instrumentation.

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