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Hybrid XT Vane

Reliably measure wind direction for turbine control in all climates.

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Hybrid XT Vane

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Hybrid XT Vane | 4-20mA Output | CW

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Hybrid XT Vane | Push-Pull Output | Active Low

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When your turbine control sensors are not working, your turbines are not producing, so we designed our sensors to maximize your turbine availability. Our Hybrid XT technology is based on 20 years of icing climate sensor experience and over 70,000 fielded sensors.

Hybrid XT sensors are engineered with a two-stage contamination protection system to prevent dust, dirt, and water from damaging the bearings. The first level of defense is a fully sealed body that minimizes contamination ingress. Inside, a sealed bearing cartridge system prevents contamination from affecting the bearings. The result: extended bearing life and a recommended maintenance interval of 10 years—meaning fewer maintenance trips to your turbines.

Icing and extreme climates are no challenge for Hybrid XT. The all-metal design conducts heat to the whole anemometer, preventing ice buildup that can affect sensor function. Heat is radiated to the sensor head using a 96W heater that provides ample de-icing power.  With Hybrid XT, you can count on worry-free operation in all weather conditions.

Reliability

  • Two-stage contamination protection extends sensor life
    • Fully sealed sensor body minimizes dust, dirt, and water ingress
    • Sealed cartridge bearing system prevents contamination from affecting the bearings
  • Shock-resistant bearing mounting prevents damage caused by rough handling
  • Rugged metal head prevents breakage due to accidental drops or icing
  • Recommended maintenance interval of 10 years eliminates unwanted trips to your turbines

Icing Performance

  • Metal sensor body conducts heat to the whole sensor, preventing ice buildup and increasing turbine availability in icing climates
  • 96W heating element provides ample de-icing power

Vane Accuracy

  • Resolution of 0.35°
  • Accuracy of ±1° with 100% factory calibration
  • Unique twin tail design improves accuracy in off-axis winds, providing greater accuracy in the turbulent wind
  • Patent-pending dynamic damping reduces erratic vane movement in gusty winds, providing superior wind tracking performance without increasing threshold

  Hybrid XT Vane (#4715) Hybrid XT Vane | 4-20mA Output | CW (#5762) Hybrid XT Vane | Push-Pull Output | Active Low (#7894)
Description  
Sensor type Heated Wind Turbine Yaw Control Vane Heated Wind Turbine Yaw Control Vane Heated Wind Turbine Yaw Control Vane
Applications Wind Turbine Control Wind Turbine Control Wind Turbine Control
Sensor range 0° to 360°, free rotation 0° to 360°, free rotation 0° to 360°, free rotation
Instrument compatibility
  • Digital inputs of turbine controllers
  • PLCs
  • 4-20 mA current loop inputs of wind turbine controllers
  • PLCs
  • Other instruments with 4-20mA inputs
  • Digital inputs of turbine controllers
  • PLCs
Certifications
  • conforms to UL STD 61010-1
  • conforms CSA STD C22.2 No. 61010-1
  • CE Marked
CE Marked CE Marked
Output signal  
Signal type
  • High level square wave frequency (see manual for details)
  • Amplitude equals supply voltage
  • Other formats from optional personality module
Current loop, 4 to 20mA, sourced by the sensor Push/Pull (compatible with NPN or PNP inputs)
Transfer function
  • 0° = 100 Hz to 359° = 459 Hz
  • (280 Hz is center for turbine control applications)
  • 1° per Hz
  • 4 to 20 mA corresponds to 0° to 360° in clockwise (CW) direction
  • For turbine control, orient so that 180° corresponds to on-the-wind
Two yaw-error signals
  • VR (left / right)
  • VL90 (front / back)
    see manual for details
Accuracy
  • Within +/- 2 ° of transfer function
  • Linear to +/-1°
  • +/- 1.8° (0.5%)
  • Factory calibrated at 180° (on the wind)
  • +/-1.8° (0.5%)
  • factory calibrated at 180° (on the wind)
Dead band None None None
Recommended load resistance 1200 Ω minimum 50 Ω to 1000 Ω (depending on power supply) 1200 Ω minimum
Pull-up resistors not required
Output signal range
  • 100 Hz to 459 Hz
  • 0 Hz output indicates fault
4 to 20 mA n/a
Resolution 10-bit (<1°) 0.4 degrees, guaranteed monotonic 10-bit (<1°)
Response characteristics  
Threshold < 2.4 m/s (< 5.4 mph) <2.4 m/s (<5.4 mph) < 2.4 m/s (< 5.4 mph)
Power requirements  
Supply voltage 8 to 24 V DC 11 to 24 V DC 8 to 24 V DC
Supply current
  • 40 mA typical
  • 51 mA max. (not including heater)
20 mA typical, plus output current.
  • 40 mA typical
  • 51 mA max. (not including heater)
Heater supply voltage 24 V, AC or DC 24V, AC or DC 24 V, AC or DC
Heater supply current
  • Self regulating
  • 1 to 4 A, thermal load dependant
  • Cold start inrush current: 9 A peak
  • Inrush drops below 4 A within 30 secs.
  • Self regulating
  • 1 to 4 A, thermal load dependant
  • Cold start inrush current: 9 A peak
  • Inrush drops below 4 A within 30 secs.
  • Self regulating
  • 1 to 4 A, thermal load dependant
  • Cold start inrush current: 9 A peak
  • Inrush drops below 4 A within 30 secs.
Installation  
Mounting Sensor housing compatible with:
  • 25 mm pipe per BS1387, or
  • 32 mm tube, or
  • 1 inch IPS pipe
  • 1-1/4" Tube
    Quick disconnect allows for easy mounting or dismounting
    captive M6 clamp bolt, nut, and connector
Sensor housing compatible with:
  • 25 mm pipe per BS1387, or
  • 32 mm tube, or
  • 1 inch IPS pipe
  • 1-1/4" Tube
    Quick disconnect allows for easy mounting or dismounting
    captive M6 clamp bolt, nut, and connector
Sensor housing compatible with:
  • 25 mm pipe per BS1387, or
  • 32 mm tube, or
  • 1 inch IPS pipe
  • 1-1/4" Tube
    Quick disconnect allows for easy mounting or dismounting
    captive M6 clamp bolt, nut, and connector
Tools required 10 mm wrench 10 mm wrench 10 mm wrench
Accessories
  • Pre-wired cable assembly (not included)
  • Personality module (interface converter) (not included)
Pre-wired cable assembly (not included)
  • pre-wired cable assemblies(not included)
Wiring Sensor plugs onto captive connector - see manual for wiring details Sensor plugs onto captive connector - see manual for wiring details sensor plugs onto captive connector - see manual for wiring details
Environmental  
Operating temperature range -40 ° C to 60 ° C ( -40 ° F to 140 ° F) -40 ° C to 60 ° C ( -40 ° F to 140 ° F) -40 ° C to 50 ° C ( -40 ° F to 122 ° F) Ambient
Operating humidity range 0 to 100% RH 0 to 100% RH 0 to 100% RH
Other
  • IP55 per IEC 60529 and DIN40050-9 (Ingress Protection)
  • MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4 (96 Hour Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC 60068-2-52, Severity 1 (28 Day Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC60068-2-38 Z/AD (Cyclic Humidity & Temperature)
  • IEC 60068-2-78 (Constant Humidity)
  • IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc (Sinusoidal Vibration)
  • IEC 60068-2-64, Test Fh (Random Vibration)
  • Packaging meets ISTA 1A (Drop Test)
  • IP55 per IEC 60529 and DIN40050-9 (Ingress Protection)
  • MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4 (96 Hour Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC 60068-2-52, Severity 1 (28 Day Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC60068-2-38 Z/AD (Cyclic Humidity & Temperature)
  • IEC 60068-2-78 (Constant Humidity)
  • IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc (Sinusoidal Vibration)
  • IEC 60068-2-64, Test Fh (Random Vibration)
  • Packaging meets ISTA 1A (Drop Test)
  • IP55 per IEC 60529 and DIN40050-9 (Ingress Protection)
  • MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4 (96 Hour Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC 60068-2-52, Severity 1 (28 Day Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC60068-2-38 Z/AD (Cyclic Humidity & Temperature)
  • IEC 60068-2-78 (Constant Humidity)
  • IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc (Sinusoidal Vibration)
  • IEC 60068-2-64, Test Fh (Random Vibration)
  • Packaging meets ISTA 1A (Drop Test)
Physical  
Connections
  • Quick release connector mount
  • 300V rated insulation
  • Outside diameter of cable = 8.89mm(0.35inches)
  • braided shield overall
  • two heater wires 20 AWG
  • sensor wires: power, common, signals, 22 AWG
  • Quick release connector mount
  • 600V rated insulation
  • Outside diameter of cable = 8.89mm(0.35inches)
  • braided shield overall
  • two heater wires (20 AWG)
  • three sensor wires: power, common, signal (22 AWG, shielded from heater power)
  • Quick release connector mount
  • 600V rated insulation
  • Outside diameter of cable = 8.89mm(0.35inches)
  • braided shield overall
  • two heater wires (20 AWG)
  • three sensor wires: power, common, signal (22 AWG, shielded from heater power)
Weight 1.68 kg (3.71 lbs) 1.68 kg (3.71 lbs) 1.68 kg (3.71 lbs)
Dimensions
  • Overall height 247 mm (9.72 inches)
  • Swept diameter: 150 mm (5.92")
  • Body diameter: 58 mm (2.3")
  • Overall height 247 mm (9.72 inches)
  • Swept diameter: 150 mm (5.92")
  • Body diameter: 58 mm (2.3")
  • Overall height 247 mm (9.72 inches)
  • Swept diameter: 150 mm (5.92")
  • Body diameter: 58 mm (2.3")
Materials  
Wing Anodized Aluminum Anodized Aluminum Anodized Aluminum
Body Zinc Zinc Zinc
Shaft Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless Steel
Bearing Double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings in a protective cartridge Double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings in a protective cartridge Double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings in a protective cartridge
Hybrid XT Personality Module

Hybrid XT Personality Module

Convert the frequency output of the Hybrid XT sensor to the signal that your wind turbine controller requires.

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