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NRG 200P Wind Vane

The 200P Wind Vane is one of the most widely used wind direction sensors in wind, solar, and meteorological applications worldwide.

  • NRG 200P Wind Vane

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Constructed of thermoplastic and stainless steel components, the 200P resists corrosion and features a high strength-to-weight ratio. The 200P is directly connected to a precision conductive plastic potentiometer located in the main body. When a constant DC excitation voltage is applied to the potentiometer, it produces an analog voltage output directly proportional to the wind direction.

The 200P includes a PVC terminal boot for additional protection from the elements.

Two wind tunnel calibrated versions of the sensor are also available.  Wind tunnel calibration serves as an additional quality check and record that an individual wind vane is performing normally prior to installation on a met tower. A physical calibration report is included with each calibrated sensor. The calibration procedure is based on the following standards:

  • IEC 61400-12-1: Power performance measurements of electricity producing wind turbines
  • IEC 61400-12-2: Power performance of electricity producing wind turbines based on nacelle anemometry
  • ISO 16622: Meteorology - sonic anemometers/thermometers
  • ASTM 5366-96: Standard Test Method of Measuring the Dynamic Performance of Wind Vanes
  200P Wind Direction Vane (#1904) MEASNET Calibrated, DWG (#2274) MEASNET Calibrated (#14620)
Description  
Sensor type Continuous rotation potentiometric wind direction vane Continuous rotation potentiometric wind direction vane n/a
Applications
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Meteorological studies
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Meteorological studies
  • Environmental monitoring
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Sensor range 360° mechanical, continuous rotation 360° mechanical, continuous rotation n/a
Instrument compatibility All Symphonie Data Loggers All Symphonie Data Loggers n/a
Output signal  
Signal type Analog DC voltage from conductive plastic potentiometer, 10K ohms Analog DC voltage from conductive plastic potentiometer, 10K ohms n/a
Transfer function Output signal is a ratiometric voltage Output signal is a ratiometric voltage n/a
Accuracy Potentiometer linearity within 1% Potentiometer linearity within 1% n/a
Dead band 8° Maximum, 4° Typical 8° Maximum, 4° Typical n/a
Output signal range 0 V to excitation voltage (excluding deadband) 0 V to excitation voltage (excluding deadband) n/a
Response characteristics  
Threshold 1 m/s (2.2 mph) 1 m/s (2.2 mph) n/a
Power requirements  
Supply voltage Regulated potentiometer excitation of 1 V to 15 V DC Regulated potentiometer excitation of 1 V to 15 V DC n/a
Installation  
Mounting Onto a 13 mm (0.5 inch) diameter mast with cotter pin and set screw Onto a 13 mm (0.5 inch) diameter mast with cotter pin and set screw n/a
Tools required 0.25 inch nut driver, petroleum jelly, electrical tape 0.25 inch nut driver, petroleum jelly, electrical tape n/a
Environmental  
Operating temperature range -55 °C to 60 °C (-67 °F to 140 °F) -55 °C to 60 °C (-67 °F to 140 °F) n/a
Operating humidity range 0 to 100% RH 0 to 100% RH n/a
Lifespan 50 million revolutions (2 to 6 years normal operation) 50 million revolutions (2 to 6 years normal operation) n/a
Physical  
Connections 4-40 brass hex nut/post terminals 4-40 brass hex nut/post terminals n/a
Weight 0.14 kg (0.3 pounds) 0.14 kg (0.3 pounds) n/a
Dimensions
  • 21 cm (8.3 inches) length x 12 cm (4.3 inches) height
  • 27 cm (10.5 inches) swept diameter
  • 21 cm (8.3 inches) length x 12 cm (4.3 inches) height
  • 27 cm (10.5 inches) swept diameter
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Materials  
Wing Black UV stabilized injection molded plastic Black UV stabilized injection molded plastic n/a
Body Black UV stabilized static-dissipating plastic Black UV stabilized static-dissipating plastic n/a
Shaft Stainless steel Stainless steel n/a
Bearing Stainless steel Stainless steel n/a
Boot Protective PVC sensor terminal boot included Protective PVC sensor terminal boot included n/a
Terminals Brass Brass n/a
Boom Extensions

Boom Extensions

Extend and retrofit NRG booms to meet your project’s needs with our boom extensions and adapter kits.

Mounting Boom | 2.4m (95"), Tubular

Mounting Boom | 2.4m (95"), Tubular

Mount your anemometers and wind vanes on NRG TallTowers™ according to industry best practices.

Sensor Cable Kit - 3C

Sensor Cable Kit - 3C

Use this three-conductor (3C) cable for unheated vanes and Hall Effect anemometers.

Sensor Terminal Boot

Sensor Terminal Boot

Protect your sensor terminal from exposure to the elements with a terminal boot.

Symphonie® SCM Card

Symphonie® SCM Card

Condition your sensor’s output signal so that a SymphoniePLUS3 Data Logger can read it by installing a Symphonie Signal Conditioning Module (SCM).