The WindLog™ is a compact, inexpensive wind data logger, designed to meet the
needs of people considering the purchase of a wind turbine. While many people
rely on wind maps to assist them with this purchase decision, these maps don’t
provide the detailed information for a specific area. The WindLog allows you to
do your own accurate wind study to optimize your turbine placement and its
performance, once installed.
The wind logger operates on three AA batteries. Battery life will depend on
the environment and logging rates. Typical life should be around 6 months.
Lithium batteries are recommended for cold environments. When connected to a
computer the WindLog will use the USB ports power to run. This further extends
the life of the batteries.
The Mini-Aervane wind sensor is equipped with low friction race bearings.
This reduces the threshold to approximately 1 mile per hour. The wind direction
sensor has a 16-point resolution. Logged direction readings are averaged
WindSoft - Free Windows Software Package
ships with a free Windows based application, WindSoft. The software uses a
SQLite database to track and record wind information. While connected, WindSoft
will update the database every minute. Downloaded data is integrated into the
database. By combining both logged and real-time data the WindLog can be used
both online and offline.
WindSoft, can generate statistics, graphs and
reports. It also can export CSV files for use with Microsoft Excel or any other
application that supports CSV files.
The WindLog ships with a 15 foot USB cable. This is the maximum standard USB
cable length. A USB extender is available that will allow you to extend this
cable to 100 feet using CAT5e network cable.
A support mast is included with the WindLog. This mast can be used with the Mono Mount, and tripod. The mast may also be attached to a support
structure using U-Bolts or lag screws.
- 1 MB of Flash memory stores over a years worth of wind data.
- Operates on 3 AA Alkaline or Lithium batteries.
- Uses USB power when connected to a computer.
- USB port provides fast downloads.
- Free Windows software.
- Logs average speed, wind gust and average direction.
- User selectable logging intervals from 1 minute to 1 hour.