WE570 Wind Direction Sensor

Price$1,038.00 (US Only)


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The wind direction transmitter is molded to a marine grade cable, with lengths up to 500 ft available upon request. The wind direction sensor's output is 4-20 mA with a two wire configuration. The wind direction transmitter'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

    Why Measure Wind Direction?

    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 Direction is caused by air pressure gradients or the regions between weather fronts, air moves in the direction of the low pressure system. Additionally, wind direction is determined by many other factors including the Coriolis effect, friction, and land topography. Wind direction is always given as the direction the wind is coming from. For example a wind out of the east is given as an east wind, or wind direction or 90 degrees.

  • Specifications
    Type Wind vane with potentiometer

    4-20 mA

    Range 0 to 360° (352° electrical, 8° open) 

    1% of full scale

    Operating Voltage 10-36 VDC


    1 m/s (2.2 mph)

    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 (454 g) 
    Sensor Size

    8½" dia. x 10½" (21.5 cm dia. x 26.7 cm)

  • Accessories

    WQEXC Cable, Non-Vented

    Non-vented Cable

    WE550/570 Mounting Hardware

    Mounting Hardware

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