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HOBO Wind Monitoring Station

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The new HOBO Wind Monitoring Station is an easy to deploy, low-cost cellular solution, allowing you to reliably monitor and alarm wind conditions.
Part Number: RX2102, S-WCF-M003, S-WCG-M003
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Description

The HOBO Wind Monitoring Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular wind monitoring solution. The web-enabled HOBO® MicroRX station, together with the Davis Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor offers long-term, reliable monitoring of wind conditions.

With the introduction of the Ultrasonic Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor, you now have the option to upgrade your Wind Monitoring Station. Compact and rugged with no moving parts, it will make moving your station between sites even easier. Because this sensor is ultrasonic it is able to measure very low wind speeds, down to 0.4 m/s (compared to 1.0 m/s for our mechanical sensors). This sensor is also powered by its own built-in solar panel.

Configurable station-side alarms provide immediate notification of critical conditions, allowing you to easily maintain OH&S compliance, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink® platform makes it easy to view, access, and share your data.

Key Advantages:

  • Integrated solar panel for easy long term deployment
  • Remote access to data and current conditions with a customizable dashboard for analysis
  • Alarm notifications via text/email when conditions reach user-set thresholds 
  • Inputs for five plug-and-play smart sensors 
  • Real-time monitoring with up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular

Powerful Access to your Data in Real Time

HOBOlink, Onset's cloud based software platform, allows you to access your data anywhere on your mobile device or desktop. Customizable dashboards and easily-configurable alarms make your field data more accessible and meaningful. HOBOlink can send an email or a text/SMS message to your phone when conditions exceed set thresholds.

What's in the box?

  • HOBO RX2102 MicroRX Station
  • Grease packet
  • Cable ties
  • Screws and washers
  • Battery pack 
  • Davis Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor OR Ultrasonic Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor

Note: Do you need a Relay Output that can be activated or pulsed in response to alarms? This option is available if you upgrade to the RX3000 Station, please contact us for further details.

HOBO MicroRX Station

To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available

Operating Range

RX2101 and RX2103: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
RX2102 and RX2104: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Smart Sensor Connectors

5

Smart Sensor Network Cable Length

100 m (328 ft) maximum

Smart Sensor Data Channels

Maximum of 15 (some smart sensors use more than one data channel; see sensor manual for details)

Logging Rate

1 minute to 18 hours

Time Accuracy

±8 seconds per month in 0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) range;
±30 seconds per month in -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F) range

Battery Type/Power Source

RX2102 and RX2104: Integrated 1.7 watt solar panel and NiMH rechargeable battery pack; optional AC power adapter (P-AC-1) or external solar panel (SOLAR-xW) can be used in place of integrated solar panel
RX2101 and RX2103: 6 AA 1.5 V lithium batteries or AC power adapter (P-AC-1)

Battery Life

RX2102 and RX2104 Battery Life:

Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4° to 104°F); operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life.

Maximum connection rates with built-in solar panel, in full sun:

  • 10 minute connections year round for latitudes less than ±40°
  • 10 minute connections through three seasons in other regions, reduced to 30 minute connections in winter

Maximum connection rates with external 5W or 15W solar panels:

  • 10 minute connections year round, in full sun
  • Connection rate with external solar panels may be less if deployed in partial sun

Battery life without solar recharging, with hourly connections and
1 minute logging:

  • RX2102: 3 months
  • RX2104: 2 months

RX2101 and RX2103 Battery Life:

Battery life with daily connections:

  • RX2101: 1 year with 1 minute logging
  • RX2103: 1 year with 2 minute logging

Battery life with hourly connections and 1 minute logging:

  • RX2101: 3 months
  • RX2103: 2 months

Note: Deployments in areas with weak cellular strength could reduce battery life.

Memory

16 MB, 1 million measurements, continuous logging

Alarm Notification Latency

Logging interval plus 2–4 minutes, typical

Enclosure Access

Hinged door secured by two latches with eyelets for use with user-supplied padlocks

LCD

LCD is visible from 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F); the LCD may react slowly or go blank in temperatures outside this range

Materials

Outer enclosure: Polycarbonate/PBT blend with brass inserts; Interior: Polycarbonate/PBT; Gasket: Silicone foam; Cable channel: Santoprene™ TPE; U-Bolts (not included): Steel with zinc dichromate finish

Dimensions

19.95 x 13.68 x 7.49 cm (7.85 x 5.39 x 2.95 in.)

Weight

678 g (23.9 oz)

Mounting

Optional U-bolts are compatible with masts up to 4.14 cm (1.63 in.) mast diameter; can also be mounted with zip ties or mounted to a flat surface with screws

Environmental Rating

Weatherproof enclosure, NEMA 4X and IP66 (requires proper installation of cable channel system)

Wireless Radio

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS/HSPA+: Seven band 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
LTE: Twelve Band 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz

Antenna

4G LTE

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The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)

FCC Logo Australia/New Zealand General Compliance mark 

FCC ID QIPPLS62-W, IC ID:7830A-PLS62W

Davis Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor S-WCF-M003

 

Wind Speed/Gust

Wind Direction

Measurement Range

0 to 76 m/sec (0 to 170 mph)

0 to 355 degrees

Accuracy

±1.1 m/sec (±2 mph) or ±5% of reading, whichever is greater

±7 degrees

Resolution

0.5 m/sec (1.1 mph)

1 degrees (0 to 355 degrees)

Starting Threshold

≤1 m/sec (2.2 mph)

1 m/sec (2.2 mph)

Measurement Definition

Cup revolutions are accumulated every three seconds for the duration of the logging interval

Wind speed: Average speed for the entire logging interval

Gust speed: The highest three-second wind recorded during the logging interval

See Measurement Operation.

Unit vector averaging used; vector components for each wind measurement are calculated every three seconds for duration of logging interval (see Measurement Operation)

Operating Temperature Range

-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

Environmental Rating

Weatherproof

Housing

Polycarbonate wind cups

UV-resistant ABS wind vane and black-anodized aluminum anemometer arm

Bearing Type

Sealed stainless steel

Turning Radius

108 mm (4.25 in.)

Approximately 135 mm (5.25 in.)

Dimensions

470 x 191 x 121 mm (18.5 x 7.5 x 4.75 in.)

Weight

1.332 kg (2 lb, 15 oz)

Bits per Sample

8 for each channel, 24 total

Number of Data Channels*

3

Measurement Averaging Option

Automatic averaging (see Measurement Operation)

Cable Length Available

3 m (9.8 ft)

Length of Smart Sensor Network Cable*

0.5 m (1.6 ft)

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The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU).

Ultrasonic Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor S-WCG-M003

  Wind Speed/Gust Wind Direction
Measurement Range 0 to 41.16 m/s (0 to 92.07 mph) 0 to 359 degrees
Accuracy ±0.8 m/s (1.79 mph) or ±4% of reading, whichever is greater 0.2 to 3 m/s (0.44–6.7 mph):
±4 degrees
>3 m/s (6.7 mph): ±2 degrees
Resolution 0.4 m/s (0.89 mph) 1 degrees (0 to 359 degrees)
Measurement Definition Wind speed readings are taken every three seconds for the duration of the logging interval
Wind speed: Average speed for the entire logging interval
Gust speed: The highest three-second wind recorded during the logging interval
See Measurement Operation.
Unit vector averaging used; vector components for each wind measurement are calculated every three seconds for duration of logging interval (see Measurement Operation)
Operating Temperature Range Without Icing -15°C to 55°C (5°F to 131°F)
Environmental Rating Weatherproof
Housing Polyacetal
Dimensions Sensor length: 380 mm (14.96 inches)
Sensor head diameter: 60 mm (2.36 inches)
Sensor rod diameter: 16 mm (0.63 inches)
Weight 200 g (7 oz)
Power Supply Photovoltaic panel, LIFEP04 3.2 V -600 mAh battery
Bits per Sample 8 for each channel, 24 total
Number of Data Channels* 3
Measurement Averaging Option Automatic averaging (see Measurement Operation)
Cable Length Available 3 m (16.4 ft)
Length of Smart Sensor Network Cable* 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU).

Description

The HOBO Wind Monitoring Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular wind monitoring solution. The web-enabled HOBO® MicroRX station, together with the Davis Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor offers long-term, reliable monitoring of wind conditions.

With the introduction of the Ultrasonic Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor, you now have the option to upgrade your Wind Monitoring Station. Compact and rugged with no moving parts, it will make moving your station between sites even easier. Because this sensor is ultrasonic it is able to measure very low wind speeds, down to 0.4 m/s (compared to 1.0 m/s for our mechanical sensors). This sensor is also powered by its own built-in solar panel.

Configurable station-side alarms provide immediate notification of critical conditions, allowing you to easily maintain OH&S compliance, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink® platform makes it easy to view, access, and share your data.

Key Advantages:

  • Integrated solar panel for easy long term deployment
  • Remote access to data and current conditions with a customizable dashboard for analysis
  • Alarm notifications via text/email when conditions reach user-set thresholds 
  • Inputs for five plug-and-play smart sensors 
  • Real-time monitoring with up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular

Powerful Access to your Data in Real Time

HOBOlink, Onset's cloud based software platform, allows you to access your data anywhere on your mobile device or desktop. Customizable dashboards and easily-configurable alarms make your field data more accessible and meaningful. HOBOlink can send an email or a text/SMS message to your phone when conditions exceed set thresholds.

What's in the box?

  • HOBO RX2102 MicroRX Station
  • Grease packet
  • Cable ties
  • Screws and washers
  • Battery pack 
  • Davis Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor OR Ultrasonic Wind Speed/Direction Smart Sensor

Note: Do you need a Relay Output that can be activated or pulsed in response to alarms? This option is available if you upgrade to the RX3000 Station, please contact us for further details.