WINDWARE WIND DATA LOGGING KIT
This wind speed data logging kit provides comprehensive wind speed data at an affordable price. Includes quality Vortex Wind Sensor, wire, COM port cable (USB adapter available as an option), and software - a complete kit that is very easy to set up and use.
Price: From $99.00
|The Windware Kit includes everything necessary to collect wind speed data: a quality Inspeed Vortex Wind Sensor, wire, and an interface cable to the PC.
25 feet of wire come standard, custom lengths available on request. Tested fine with more than 500 feet of wire.
The live display provides a real-time readout of the following information:
If the Alarm Speed is exceeded, the color of the Current speed will change and the Digital Output will be triggered.
The live display also includes the following controls:
Stopping and starting the program APPENDS the new data and does NOT overwrite existing data.
|SPEED RANGE||Approx. 3 to approx. 150 mph. (~5 to ~ 240 kph)|
|ACCURACY||better than +4% of reading (ex: 20 mph +0.8 mph)|
|SAMPLING RATE||peak wind gusts are monitored at a constant rate of 1 Hz (once per second)|
|SAMPLING INTERVAL||minimum 1 minute, user-selectable at one minute intervals|
|DATA STORAGE INTERVAL||same as the averaging interval: minimum 1 minute, user-selectable at one minute intervals|
|DATA FILE||Data files are created in ASCII format with time and date stamp
Data stored includes current, and max/min/averae for the selected interval
The amount of data stored depends on available disk space
Stopping and restarting the data collection APPENDS data in the same file, does NOT overwrite
|OTHER APPLICATIONS||Windware 1.0 Wind Speed Data Logger is a high speed background program, utilizing less than 1% of CPU power on a typical, modern PC. Therefore, other programs should run simultaneously without problems.|
at least one COM port needs to be available for the wind sensor input.
Attach to the COM2 25-pin connector as follows: WIND SENSOR is connected between pins 20(DTR) and 6(DSR). The alarm output is on pin 4 (RTS) with respect to pin 7 (Signal ground). It will go high (RS232 positive level) when it trips, and return low (RS232 negative level) when reset. The RS-232 output is specified to be in the range of 5 to 9 volts (positive or negative) when driven into a maximum load of 300 ohms.
USB: Windware will work with a COM to USB adapter (OPTION)
|GRAPHING||Sorry – no graphs included at this time – just data - but making them is a piece of cake.
(it takes only seconds to create a graph using Microsoft Excel®...).
|OPERATING SYSTEM||The wind speed data logging software is compatible with PC’s running Windows® XP, 2000, Vista, Windows 95, Windows ME, and Windows 98.|
Windware 1.0 Wind Speed Data Logging software is only compatible with the Inspeed Vortex wind sensor, which provides one digital pulse per rotation. One wind sensor is included in the Windware Kit.
Comes standard with 25 feet of wire. Custom lengths available on request.
|DIGITAL OUTPUT ALARM||The Wind Alarm is configured to change the color of the Live Display and to switch a digital line on the COM Port: the alarm is on pins 7 and 5 of the 9-pin COM1 connector, or on pins 4 and 7 on a 25-pin COM2 connector (see COM Ports above).|
|MULTIPLE SENSORS||Windware requires one COM port for each sensor.
It is possible to run multiple copies of Windware with multiple sensors provided each has its own COM port.
Note that settings will only be auto-saved for one copy; closing and re-opening multiple Windware requires that you check to see that the proper settings are in place.
Thank you for Inspeed's donation of an anemometer to aid in our efforts to provide power for a medical clinic in the village of Lare Njoro, Kenya. The installation went well. We installed the anemometer on quest house near the clinic. With several months of data collection we should know if wind power is a feasible option for the clinic.
The clinic is part of a Mercey Center Foundation development plan and will be used by the Virginia College of Ostiopathic Medicine (VCOM). Many students from VCOM will have the opertunity to rotate through the clinic to gain medical experience as well as serve the people of Lare Njoro. Thank you again, and I hope you enjoy the attached pictures.
...the Windware wind speed sensor being installed in Kenya...
Another windware kit in use for wind energy research.
Please send us your photos!
INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to dowload the Windware Instructions.
NOTE TO CURRENT USERS: Please make sure you are using the correct version of Windware:
If the rotor on your Vortex looks like this you should be using VERSION 1.1X ("M1 Rotor")
If the rotor on your Vortex looks like this you should be using VERSION 1.2X ("D2 Rotor")
Different rotor styles have different calibration numbers - using the incorrect version will produce incorrect data!