Vaisala WINDCAP® Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WXT532

Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WXT532

Vaisala WINDCAP® Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WXT532

WXT532 is part of the Weather Transmitter WXT530 Series. It is an ultrasonic wind sensor in a lightweight package. It incorporates decades of Vaisala experience in wind measurement using ultrasound to determine horizontal wind speed and direction. With no moving parts, the sensor has high sensitivity as the measurement time constant and starting threshold are virtually zero. This makes it superior to conventional mechanical wind sensors. It is ideal for use in marine applications as the housing with the mounting kit is water resistant. The sensor is also suitable for meteorological and environmental monitoring, for example, for measuring wind speed and direction in automatic weather stations.

Key Benefits

Easy to Install
WXT532 is compact and lightweight. The sensor can be mounted either on top of a pole mast or on a cross arm. The sensor is delivered fully assembled and configured from the factory. With Vaisala Configuration Software Tool you can change the settings, such as averaging times, output mode, update intervals, measured variables, and message contents.
Low Power Consumption
WXT532 has very low power consumption. The average power consumption is typically about 3 mA at 12 VDC. It is ideal for solar panel and battery power operation.
Reliable
With solid state technology, WXT532 is designed to operate without periodic field calibration and maintenance. The optional heating available in WXT532 assists measurements in freezing or snowy weather conditions and in humid environments. Since the heating circuit is independent of the operational power, separate power supplies can be used. Heating is switched on automatically at low temperatures, well before the freezing point. The sensor fulfills IEC60945 maritime standard and is DNV type approved wind sensor.