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8375.U13

Lufft WS510 Multi-Parameter Weather Sensor

Lufft WS510 Multi-Parameter Weather Sensor

Description

The Lufft WS510 Multi-Parameter Weather Sensor integrates the Kipp & Zonen CMP10 pyranometer along with sensors for air temperature, humidity, pressure & wind.

Features

  • Integrated Kipp & Zonen CMP10 pyranometer for solar radiation measurements
  • Easily mounts to 2" diameter pipe with integrated bracket mount & U-bolts
  • SDI-12 output for integration with NexSens and other data loggers
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Overview
The Lufft family of multi-parameter weather sensors offer a cost-effective, compact alternative for the acquisition of a variety of measurement parameters on land- and buoy-based weather stations. Depending on the model, each sensor will measure a different combination of weather parameters to meet a wide variety of applications.

Air Temperature & Humidity
Temperature is measured using a highly accurate NTC-resistor, while humidity is measured using a capacitive humidity sensor. Both sensors are located in a ventilated radiation shield to reduce the effects of solar radiation.

Pressure
Absolute air pressure is measured using a built-in MEMS sensor. The relative air pressure referenced to sea level is calculated using the barometric formula with the aid of the local altitude, which is user-configurable on the equipment.

Wind Speed & Direction
The wind sensor uses four ultrasound sensors which take cyclical measurements in all directions. The resulting wind speed and direction are calculated from the measured run-time sound differential.

Compass
The integrated electronic compass can be used to check the north-south adjustment of the sensor housing for wind direction measurement. It is also used to calculate the compass-corrected wind direction.

Solar Radiation
The pyranometer is based on the Kipp & Zonen CMP10 that uses the ISO 9060 Secondary Standard for measurements in the spectral range from 285 to 2800nm. The output is expressed in Watts per square meter.

Notable Specifications:
  • Air Temperature
  • Principle: NTC
  • Measuring Range: -50 to +60 C
  • Resolution: 0.1 C (-20 to +50 C); otherwise 0.2 C
  • Accuracy: +/-0.2 C (-20 to +50 C); otherwise +/-0.5 C
  • Units: C; F
  • Humidity
  • Principle: Capacitive
  • Measuring Range: 0 to 100% RH
  • Resolution: 0.1% RH
  • Accuracy: +/-2% RH
  • Units: % RH; g/m3; g/kg
  • Pressure
  • Principle: Capacitive
  • Measuring Range: 300 to 1200hPa
  • Resolution: 0.1hPa
  • Accuracy: +/-1.5hPa
  • Unit: hPa
  • Radiation
  • Response Time (95%): <5s
  • Directional Error (at 80° with 1,000 W/m2): <10 W/m2
  • Temperature Dependence of Sensitivity: <1% (–10 to +40° C)
  • Spectral Range (50% points): 285 to 2,800 nm
  • Measuring Range: 4000 W/m2
  • Wind Speed
  • Principle: Ultrasonic
  • Measuring Range: 0 to 60m/s
  • Resolution: 0.1m/s
  • Accuracy: +/-0.3m/s or 3% (0 to 35m/s); +/-5% (>35m/s)
  • Response Threshold: 0.3m/s
  • Units: m/s; km/h; mph; kts
  • Wind Direction
  • Principle: Ultrasonic
  • Measuring Range: 0 to 359.9 degrees
  • Resolution: 0.1 degrees
  • Accuracy: +/-3 degrees
  • Response Threshold: 0.3m/s
  • Compass
  • Principle: Integrated Electronic Compass
  • Measuring Range: 0 to 359.9 degrees
  • Resolution: 1.0 degree
  • Technical Data
  • Interface: SDI-12, Modbus
  • Operating Temperature: -50 to +60 C
  • Operating Humidity: 0 to 100% RH
  • Included Cable Length: 10m
What's Included:
  • (1) WS510 Multi-Parameter Weather Sensor
  • (1) 10m sensor cable
  • (1) Operations manual
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Questions & Answers

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What is the measuring range for the radiation sensor?
The measuring range is 4000W/m^2.
What maintenance do I need to perform?
It is suggested to annually carry out a functional test. When doing so, make sure to visually inspect the equipment for soil, check the sensors by carrying out a measurement request, and check the operation of the fan.
What is the response time for the weather sensor?
The response time is less than 5 seconds.

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