Anemometer PCE-WL 1

Order no.: PCE-WL 1
US$ 987.00
ex. VAT, ex. delivery costs
Cup vane
Up to 40 m/s
Yes (Micro SD)
Yes (RS-232)
Available in: 1-2 days
Anemometer PCE-WL 1
for long-term measurements of the wind speed / microSD card storage
battery operation up to 3 years / operating temperature: -15 ... +50 °C 
internal temperature sensor / 2 digital inputs / 1 analogue input / 1 NTC input

The anemometer PCE-WL 1 is an ideal tool to measure and store the wind speed over a long period of time. The battery operation enables you to use the anemometer for mobile applications. Since a wind power station is an expensive investment, you usually want to know what profits it will generate in advance. The anemometer PCE-WL1 helps you determine these profits. The measurement data is recorded on a microSD memory card. The user can select the desired measurement rate (1 min or 10 min) when setting up the device. The anemometer creates a report file once a month which is saved in *.csv format. The *.csv files stored on the microSD memory card can be transmitted to a computer via the RS-232 interface and can be analyzed there by using Excel.


This way, it is possible to determine the optimal location for a wind power station. The device comes with two digital inputs where you can connect sensors with isolated contacts, Hall effect devices, TTL signals and output SO-signals. The anemometer has an analog input to record the wind direction, as well as a NTC input for an external temperature sensor. The anemometer is configurated via an RS-232 port. This option also allows real-time data transmission. The cup wind sensor of the anemometer does not need to be aligned with the wind direction to measure the horizontal wind speed. The dynamic and supportive materials are made of plastic and ensure a safe and almost maintenance-free condition. The resolution of the wind speed measurement is 0.4 m / s. The L-bracket for mounting that is included in the delivery easily holds the wind sensor. The Wind sensor also comes with a built-in heater (needs an external power source), which warms up the device for an optimal performance at low temperatures in winter.

- Measuring range: 0.8 ... 40 m/s
- Accuracy: ± 0.5 m/s or 5% of measurement value
- battery life up to 3 years
- 512 MB microSD card incl.
- RS-232 interface
- internal real-time clock
- 2 digital inputs
- 1 analogue input
- 1 NTC input for ext. temperature sensors
- report files are saved in *.csv format
- average values, max/min values and standard deviations
- internal temperature sensor

Storage unit
Inputs2 x digital inputs
1 x analogue input
1 x NTC input for external temperature sensors
Sampling interval1 min or 10 min
MemorymicroSD card (FAT32), max. 2 GB
Data formatCSV file, ASCII format
Recorded parametersaverage values, min/max values and standard deviations (with date and time stamp)
Power supply2 x 1.5 V type C batteries
Battery lifeup to 1 year (with 1 min sampling interval); up to 3 years (with 10 min sampling interval)
Housingrobust plastic housing
Protection classIP65
Dimensions160 x 80 x 55 mm
Weight450 g
Wind sensor
Output0 ... 100 Hz at 40 m/s
Measuring range0.8 ... 40 m/s
Accuracy± 0.5 m/s or ± 5 % of measurement value
Max. loadmax. 60 m/s (short-term)
Contact classification10 VA, max. 42 V DC, max. 0.4 A
Mountingwith support bracket
Heatingmax. 24 V DC/AC, max. 1 A
Environmental temperature-25 ... +60 °C (ice-free)
Cable3 m; LiYY 4 x 0.5 mm²
Protection classIP54
DimensionsØ134 x 160 mm
Weightca. 300 g

1 x anemometer PCE-WL 1
1 x wind sensor
1 x 512 MB microSD card
1 x mounting bracket
2 x 1.5 V typ C batteries
1 x instruction manual