Inspeed wind sensor, hand held wind meter, anemometer, windsensor, windmeter, and weather instruments for stormchasers and weather enthusiasts
 
 

anemometer, wind sensor, wind meter, stormchaser weather instruments HELP!

OK, so things happen. Here are some tidbits to help you get your Vortex back on track!

SETTING THE WS (WHEEL SIZE) FOR THE CATEYE VELO8 OR VELO9

Click HERE to view or download the instructions for setting the WS for the Cateye Velo 8 and/or Velo9.

NOTE: new units are provided calibrated to mph (clock not set). If this is acceptable you do not need to do anything - just connect the wires to the wind sensor and enjoy. But if you want to set the display to kph or knots or if you want to set the clock - refer to these instructions or to the printed Cateye instructions included with the product.

NOTE 2: To conserve battery life, do NOT take it out - you will have to recalibrate (reset the WS). Simply disconnect it from the wind sensor by either disconnecting the wires or popping the display out of the backing - this will cause the display to go to "sleep". Reconnecting it will cause it to wake up automatically...

 


VELO8
(Discontinued by Cateye in
APRIL 2012)


VELO9
Introduced
APRIL 2012

 

HOW-TO
YOUTUBE
VIDEOS

 

 


Changing the battery and setting the WS on a Sigma Sport BC1200 Display


Setting the WS on a Sigma Sport BC1200 that has a battery in it already


Setting the WS on a new model BC1200


Trouble-shooting your Pole Mount Anemometer


LEVITY / FUN: check out some Out-Takes...

 

 
Setting the WHEEL SIZE

If you have replaced the battery or need to set the WS on one of your displays, here are some Wheel Sizes (WS) and selected instructions on how to do it:

This document is helpful for Changing Settings/WS on the Sigma Sport BC1200
...and a Shorter Version...

For the SIGMA SPORT BC1200 and D2 Rotor (see photos below):
the WS for mph is 0711
the WS for kph is 1144
the WS for knots is 0641 (select k or m for units and ignore them)
Link to Instructions

For the SIGMA SPORT BC906 and D2 Rotor (see photos below):
the WS for kph or mph is 1144
cannot set it to knots (cannot set a WS small enough...! sorry!)
Link to Instructions

For the CATEYE Velo8 or Enduro8:
the WS for mph or kph is 114
the WS for knots is 100 (select k or m for units and ignore them)
Instructions:SETTING THE WS for VELO8
More instructions:Instructions

For the SIGMA SPORT BC1200 and M1 Rotor (see photos below):
the WS for mph is 0952
the WS for kph is 1532

 
BC1200
DISPLAY ISSUES


If the display is completely blank, the battery is likely dead.
To change the battery in the display - DO NOT UNDO ANY SCREWS!
The BC1200 TWISTS OFF the backing:

Battery access is right in back of the display. The battery is a CR2032.

When you change the battery, make sure to put in the correct WS! The M1 and D2 rotors have different WS numbers. Find your item on this web site and click on the blue MANUALS tab to get to that information!

If this display is alive, but there is no wind reading, chances are the wind sensor is not working. Test the display by disconnecting the wind sensor and tapping the bare wires of the display together. This should produce a reading.

BROKEN
D2
ROTOR

...and this the D2
Cups tight to the center, rotates clockwise when viewed from the TOP.

IF YOU ARE REPLACING AN M1 ROTOR WITH A D2:
- be careful to set the WS to 0711 (if you have a BC1200 display)
- note where the WIRE comes into the head of youor existing unit. It is comes in from the BOTTOM, everything is fine. If it comes in from the SIDE, let us know in COMMENTS when ordering (the magnet in the rotor is different).

Replacement rotors come with magnet, shaft, spare circlips, and instructions.

$12.00 + S&H

Add to Cart
BROKEN
M1
ROTOR

Inspeed has offered 2 rotor models - the M1 and the D2.
The M1 (below) is no longer available. The good news is that the D2 replacement will fit all models. Just be careful to CALIBRATE the display to match the rotor! (The WS setting is different for the M1 and the D2)...

Replacement rotors include a shaft, magnet, and circlip.
Here are instructions for all kinds of things, including rotor replacement:
This is the M1:
Cups about 1 inch out, rotates counterclockwise when viewed from the TOP...

No longer available

Order a D2 instead
(fits all Vortex models)

INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
OLDER
MODELS

 

Vortex Instructions for D2 Rotor and Cateye Velo8 Display (CURRENT): CLICK HERE

Vortex Instructions for D2 Rotor and the BC1200 Display: CLICK HERE

Vortex Pro-1200 Hand Held D2
If the rotor on your Vortex Hand Held Wind Meter looks like the photo above AND it has a Sigma Sport BC906 display (silver square with TWO bar buttons on the top: Vortex BC906 "D2 Rotor" Instructions. This applies to Hand-Helds purchased after May/June 2007.

If the rotor on your Vortex Hand Held Wind Meter looks like the photo above AND it has a Sigma Sport BC1200 display (silver square with ONE bar button on the top: Vortex Pro-1200 Hand-Held "D2 Rotor" Instructions. This applies to Hand-Helds purchased between May/June 2005 and May/June 2007.

Vortex Pro-1200 Hand Held Wind Meter
If the rotor on your Vortex Hand Held Wind Meter looks like this: Vortex Pro-1200 Hand-Held Users Instructions. This applies to Hand-Helds purchased prior to May/June 2005.

NOTE: Make sure to select the proper instructions; different rotor styles have different calibration numbers
Thank you!

Click here to view or download simplified instructions for the Sigma Sport BC1200 Computer.

For existing customers, here are instruction sheets for previous models:
Vortex "LC " with Pyramid Display
Vortex Hand-Held with Sigma Sport BC800
Vortex Hand-Held with Cateye Enduro 2 or 8

 

 

 

BC906
Max Speed Problem

 

Mid January 2008 we discovered that the BC906 has a max speed of about 70 mph, contrary to our specs and what we thought it could do (the BC1200 goes to about 200.
If you have a BC906 click contact us for more information.