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.
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.
A wind tunnel calibrated version of the sensor is 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
- Connecting a #40 anemometer or 200P wind vane to a Campbell Scientific datalogger
- How should I install the sensor boot to keep out water?
- How to test an NRG Systems #200P vane.
- Installing NRG sensors on a lattice tower
- My 200P does not show readings around zero. Why is this?
- Telling the age of a 200P wind vane
- Using a long cable with a 200P wind vane
- Using very long cables with NRG sensors
Specifications Print Specs
|200P Wind Direction Vane (#1904)||MEASNET Calibrated, DWG (#2274)|
|Sensor type||Continuous rotation potentiometric wind direction vane||Continuous rotation potentiometric wind direction vane|
|Sensor range||360° mechanical, continuous rotation||360° mechanical, continuous rotation|
|Instrument compatibility||All Symphonie Data Loggers||All Symphonie Data Loggers|
|Signal type||Analog DC voltage from conductive plastic potentiometer, 10K ohms||Analog DC voltage from conductive plastic potentiometer, 10K ohms|
|Transfer function||Output signal is a ratiometric voltage||Output signal is a ratiometric voltage|
|Accuracy||Potentiometer linearity within 1%||Potentiometer linearity within 1%|
|Dead band||8° Maximum, 4° Typical||8° Maximum, 4° Typical|
|Output signal range||0 V to excitation voltage (excluding deadband)||0 V to excitation voltage (excluding deadband)|
|Threshold||1 m/s (2.2 mph)||1 m/s (2.2 mph)|
|Supply voltage||Regulated potentiometer excitation of 1 V to 15 V DC||Regulated potentiometer excitation of 1 V to 15 V DC|
|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|
|Tools required||0.25 inch nut driver, petroleum jelly, electrical tape||0.25 inch nut driver, petroleum jelly, electrical tape|
|Operating temperature range||-55 °C to 60 °C (-67 °F to 140 °F)||-55 °C to 60 °C (-67 °F to 140 °F)|
|Operating humidity range||0 to 100% RH||0 to 100% RH|
|Lifespan||50 million revolutions (2 to 6 years normal operation)||50 million revolutions (2 to 6 years normal operation)|
|Connections||4-40 brass hex nut/post terminals||4-40 brass hex nut/post terminals|
|Weight||0.14 kg (0.3 pounds)||0.14 kg (0.3 pounds)|
|Wing||Black UV stabilized injection molded plastic||Black UV stabilized injection molded plastic|
|Body||Black UV stabilized static-dissipating plastic||Black UV stabilized static-dissipating plastic|
|Shaft||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Bearing||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Boot||Protective PVC sensor terminal boot included||Protective PVC sensor terminal boot included|
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Extend and retrofit NRG booms to meet your project’s needs with our boom extensions and adapter kits.
Mounting Boom | 2.4m (95"), Tubular
Mount your anemometers and wind vanes on NRG TallTowers™ according to industry best practices.
Sensor Cable Kit - 3C
Use this three-conductor (3C) cable for unheated vanes and Hall Effect anemometers.
Sensor Terminal Boot
Protect your sensor terminal from exposure to the elements with a terminal boot.
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).