Onset recently announced its new Wind Direction Smart Sensor, a research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind direction data.

The sensor, which works with the company’s HOBO Weather Stations, offers years of reliable performance in harsh outdoor environments. Customers will use the wind sensor in a broad range of applications, including agricultural research, crop management, wind resource assessment, building energy studies, meteorology, and environmental studies.

The sensor’s features include:

  • Shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • Balanced wind vane
  • Plug-and-play design
  • Wind averaging
  • Drip overhang

The new Wind Direction Smart Sensor can be used individually or coupled with Onset’s Wind Speed Smart Sensor. By combining the two sensors (sold optionally as a set), customers can collect average wind speed, highest three-second wind gust, and average wind direction.

HOBO U30 stations feature a double-weatherproof enclosure for use in harsh environments, a choice of Web-based and standalone communications options, and a range of plug-and-play Smart Sensors.

The Wind Direction Smart Sensor is priced at $350. A bundled set that includes Onset’s Wind Speed Smart Sensor can be purchased for $560. Click here for more information.