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March 21, 2007

Kestrel 1000 Certified Pocket Wind Meter

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Want to know how fast the wind is at the beach before you fly that kite or take off wind surfing? Want to measure wind speed in a storm? You're going to need a wind meter. The Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter makes it easy to measure the wind anywhere. Kestrel instrument is individually calibrated, tested and certified against standards traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST).The new Kestrel wind meters feature a new ergonomic design, built in backlight, data hold function, and a sure-grip hardcase.

Full Feature list:

  • On-axis Accuracy: +/-3% of reading or +/-least significant digit, whichever is greater
  • Off-axis Response: -1% @ 5 °, -2% @ 10 °, -3% @ 15 °
  • Calibration Drift: <2% after 100 hours operation at 7 M/S
  • Minimum Speed: 0.3 M/S (~0.6 KT, 1KM/H, 0.7 MPH, 60 FPM)
  • Maximum Speed: 60M/S (~118 KT, 218 KM/H, 135 MPH, 11,948FPM).
  • Operating Modes: Moving 3 second average
  • Type: Reflective LCD.
  • Digit Height: 0.4in
  • Update: 1 second
  • Range: 0.0 to 19.9, 20 to 199
  • Units: Knots (KT), meters per second (M/S), kilometers per hour (KM/H), miles per hour (MPH) or feet per minute (FPM)\
  • Buttons: Two sealed tactile rubber buttons control all functions
  • Auto Shutdown: 30 minutes after last key press
  • Battery: User-replaceable CR2032 coin cell. Typical life, 400 hours
  • Sealing: Electronics enclosure IP67 - water resistant to 1meter (3feet). Unit floats
  • Shock: Drop tested to 2meters (6feet)
  • Temperature: Operating range -15 °C to 50 °C (5 °F to 122 °F)
  • Storage range -20 °C to 80 °C (-4 °F to 176 °F)
  • Impeller: Diameter 25mm (1in.). High precision jewel bearings
  • User replaceable impeller assembly.
  • Case: Slip-on hard case protects display, buttons and impeller
  • Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.7 x 0.6in
  • Lanyard Length: 10in
  • Weight: 1.5oz
  • Standard 2-year warranty covers parts and labor

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