G. Lufft Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH

- Model WS503-UMB - Smart Weather Sensor

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Compact all-in-one weather sensor from the WS-Series. Measurement of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed and radiation. From the WS product family of professional intelligent measurement transducers with digital interface for environmental applications. Integrated design with ventilated radiation protection for measuring: Air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed and radiation. One external temperature or rain sensor is connectable.

  • Parameters measured: Temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, radiation
  • Measurement technology: Ultrasonic/Wind, NTC/T, Capacitive/RH, MEMS capacitive/Pressure, Tiltable Pyranometer Kipp&Zonen/Radiation
  • Product highlights: Compact all-in-one weather sensor, tiltable pyranometer, low power, heater, aspirated radiation shield, maintenance-free operation, open communication protocol
  • Interfaces: RS485 with supported protocols UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, XDR and optional SDI-12

Advantages of the Smart Weather Sensor WS503
  • All-in-one housing concept of a compact weather sensor combining 6 measurement parameters in one housing with only one cable connection
  • Tuiltable Kipp & Zonen CMP3 Pyranometer integrated into all in one housing
  • Built-in data pre-processing, universal interfaces and selectable output protocols
  • Compatible with many commercially available Met/HydroMet dataloggers and PLS systems thanks to an open communication protocol
  • Maintenance-free operation – no moving parts that can wear out
  • Suitable for all climate zones; also for solar-powered automatic meteorological stations
  • Ventilated temperature and humidity measurement according to WMO guidelines
  • Integrated heater that can be switched on if there is danger of frost

Examples of use of the Smart Weather Sensor WS503

The robust and maintenance-free smart weather sensor WS503 is designed for professional meteorological applications in all climate zones. It delivers reliable data, even in extreme ambient conditions.

Examples of use:

  • PV-Monitoring / Solar Monitoring on photovoltaic farms
  • Automatic weather station / Automatic weather sensor (AWS)
  • Hydro-meteorological stations
  • Meteorological reference stations
  • Integration into various other systems/solutions, where this measurement parameters are needed...

General:

  • Dimensions: Ø approx. 150mm, height approx. 392mm
  • Weight: Approx. 1.5kg
  • Interface: RS485, 2-wire, half-duplex
  • Power supply: 4...32 VDC
  • Operating temperature: -50...60°C
  • Operating rel. humidity: 0...100% RH
  • Heating: 20VA at 24VDC
  • Cable length: 10m
  • Protection level housing: IP66
  • Mast mounting suitable for: mast diameter 60 - 76mm

Radiation:

  • Response time (95%): < 18 s
  • Non-stability (change/year): < 1 %
  • Non-linearity (0 to 1,000W/m²): < 1 %
  • Directional error (at 80° with 1,000W/m²): < 20 W/m²
  • Temperature dependence of sensitivity: < 5 % (–10... +40 °C)
  • Tilt error (at 1000W/m²): < 1 %
  • Spectral range: 300...2800 nm
  • Measuring range: 2000 W/m²
  • Altitude: 0...60 °
  • Azimuth: -10 °...10 °

Temperature:

  • Principle: NTC
  • Measuring range: -50 ... 60 °C
  • Unit: °C
  • Accuracy: ±0.2°C (-20...50°C), otherwise ±0.5°C (>-30°C)

Relative humidity:

  • Principle: Capacitive
  • Measuring range: 0 ... 100 % RH
  • Unit: % RH
  • Accuracy: ±2% RH

Air pressure:

  • Principle: MEMS capacitive
  • Measuring range: 300 ... 1200 hPa
  • Unit: hPa
  • Accuracy: ±0.5 hPa (0...40°C)

Wind direction:

  • Principle: Ultrasonic
  • Measuring range: 0 ... 359.9 °
  • Unit: °
  • Accuracy: < 3° RMSE > 1.0m/s

Wind speed:

  • Principle: Ultrasonic
  • Measuring range: 0 ... 75 m/s
  • Unit: m/s
  • Accuracy: ±0.3m/s or ±3% (0...35m/s) ±5% (>35m/s) RMS
  • Resolution: 0.1 m/s

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