WE550 Wind Speed Sensor

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The wind speed transmitter is molded to a marine grade cable, with lengths up to 500 ft available upon request. The wind speed sensor's output is 4-20 mA with a two wire configuration. The wind speed sensor’s electronics are completely encapsulated in marine grade epoxy within a rubber sleeve.

  • Overview


    • 4-20 mA output
    • Marine grade cable with strain relief
    • Fully encapsulated electronics
    • 1" mounting elbow

    Global Water's PC320 Wind Speed Alarm and Controller uses the Wind Speed sensor's output to trigger motors and alarms. In addition, Global Water offers the GL500 Wind Speed Data Logger, which adds recording capabilities to the Wind Speed indicators. The GL500 Wind Speed Data Logger connects to the anemometer's 4-20mA output to record data.

    Why Measure Wind Speed?

    Wind speed is an important weather parameter to monitor and record for many applications including meteorology, aviation, shipping, industry, construction, and many more. Some of the more common applications are for predicting and supporting weather forecasts, determining the safety of operating mechanical equipment like cranes and lifts in industry, estimating the efficiency of operating power generating wind farms, navigation and safe operation in the shipping industry, aircraft safety, wastewater and landfill odor control, and others.

    Wind Speed is caused by air pressure gradients or the regions between weather fronts, air moves in the direction of the low pressure system. The steeper the gradient the stronger the wind. Additionally, wind speed is determined by many other factors including the Coriolis effect, friction, and land topography. Wind speed is typically reported in meters per second or miles per hour in the United States. For the shipping or boating industry wind speed can be reported in knots (a knot equal to one nautical mile per hour or approximately 1.15 miles per hour or approximately 0.5 meters per second).

  • Specifications
    Type Three cup anemometer

    4-20 mA

    Range >=4 to 110 mph (>=1.8 to 50 m/s)

    0.2 mph over the range 11 to 55 mph (0.09 m/s from 4.9 to 24.6 m/s)

    Operating Voltage 10-36 VDC


    <=3 mph (1.35 m/s)

    Current Draw

    Same as sensor output

    Warm-Up Time 3 seconds minimum
    Operating Temperature

    -40 ° to +131 °F (-40 ° to +55 °C)

    Weight 1 lb (0.5 kg)
    Sensor Size

    7 inch diameter x 8.5 inch (18cm diameter x 21.6 cm)

  • Accessories

    WQEXC Cable, Non-Vented

    Non-vented Cable

    WE550/570 Mounting Hardware

    Mounting Hardware

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