- Measures evaporation rate, air velocity, air flow, air density, relative air density, delta T, and much more. 17 measurements in all!
- Large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight and is backlit for use in low-light conditions.
- Handheld, portable, data logger with on-screen graphing and measurement statistics.
- Optional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth Smart® provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers.
- Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards), waterproof (sealed to IP67 standards) and floats.
- Protective pouch, neck lanyard and Lithium AA battery included.
- 5-year warranty.
The next generation of professional environmental monitoring is here with the Kestrel 5200 Weather Meter.
The Kestrel 5200 provides the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the original Kestrel 4200 and 4300. With its complete suite of environmental measurements plus special features designed to aid HVAC technicians, construction and agriculture professionals, the Kestrel 5200 outperforms the competition as the most compact and complete environmental meter and data logger for all professional uses.
The new Kestrel 5 Series platform adds many new features and options. If you’re familiar with the Kestrel 4200 or 4300, the first thing you’ll notice is the larger, higher-resolution and contrast display and improved font readability. The Kestrel 5 series also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens and AA battery operation and offers optional LiNK iOS and Android wireless connectivity and app support. Like all Kestrel meters, the Kestrel 5200 is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage – so it can work as hard as you do, wherever you go. A range of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel meter with you.
The Kestrel 5200 offers advanced calculators and readings that are unique in the portable meter market and are designed to make your job easier. In addition to measuring current environmental conditions, the Kestrel 5200 tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data. Your data log can be transferred to a mobile device wirelessly with the LiNK wireless communication option and Kestrel LiNK app, or to a PC/MAC with either the accessory Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable (Both sold separately).
Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch the Weather Channel during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Technicians have been purchasing Kestrel meters for their toolboxes for years, knowing they will provide the readings they need immediately and reliably. Construction managers all over the world have relied on their Kestrel meters to ensure work-site safety and cost-effective concrete pours. Farmers know a Kestrel meter can help them avoid property damage and maximize productivity. Shouldn’t YOU be working with Kestrel?
- Air Density
- Air Flow
- Air Velocity
- Barometric Pressure
- Density Altitude
- Delta T
- Dew Point Temperature
- Evaporation Rate
- Heat Stress Index
- Humidity Ratio (Grains)
- Relative Air Density
- Relative Humidity
- Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
- Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
- Wind Chill
Who's Using the Kestrel 5200 Weather Meter:
- Construction and Concrete Pouring
- Crop Dusting
- Education and Classroom Use
- Facilities Management
- Farming & Agriculture
- HVAC & Air Conditioning Balancing
- Research & Technology
The Kestrel 5200’s Evaporation Rate calculator allows you to enter the temperature of your concrete mix (from a probe or IR thermometer), then measure conditions at the pour site. The Kestrel 5200 has the American Concrete Institute Evaporation Rate nomograph built in, and displays the Evaporation Rate right on screen with no calculation or error-prone interpolation. With that information in hand, decisions about additives to the mix or curing adjustments can be made, preventing costly plastic shrinkage cracks of the slab. Plus, the Kestrel 5200 allows you to monitor wind-loading on booms and cranes, and even track the heat index on your work site to keep your workers safe.
Pair the Kestrel 5200 with the optional Kestrel Vane Mount for hands-free measurements logged over the course of the day. And for maximum functionality, choose the Kestrel 5200 with LiNK to transmit live measurements to your phone or tablet when you’re within range. The Kestrel LiNK app for iOS and Android(Coming Soon) will provide alerts on your mobile device to let you know when conditions have changed.
Volume air flow couldn’t get any easier than this. Simply input the duct shape and dimensions and traverse the Kestrel 5200 across the duct. You’ll get instantaneous and average volume air flow without the need for any geometry or calculations, readings that greatly assist in commissioning and performance balancing HVAC systems. While not a replacement for a balometer, the Kestrel 5200 is far less expensive and can save you time and money. The Kestrel 5200 also offers every common measurement of moisture content in air, making life easy to determine dehumidification needs.
For ducts that are out of reach, use any extension pole with a ¼x20 threaded mount and Kestrel 5 Series Clipwith the Kestrel 5200 with LiNK. This model will wirelessly transmit real-time data to the Kestrel LiNK app for iOS and Android.
Delta T allows you to accurately assess acceptable spraying conditions to ensure you're within guidelines and help you select the right spray nozzle. The Kestrel 5200 calculates and logs on-site Delta T without any additional user input. Based upon ambient temperature and dew point, Delta-T provides guidance on the evaporation rate of sprayed chemicals. When combined with the Kestrel 5200’s average wind and max wind gust measurements, agriculture professionals can ensure they spray safely, every time. Use an accessory carry pouch to keep your Kestrel handy on your belt, ready to go before any spraying operations.Farmers need a host of other environmental measurements, all of which are at the tips of your fingers with a Kestrel 5200. Use the volume air flow measurement to assess barn ventilation systems. Monitor temperature, humidity and heat index to ensure your animal facilities and feed mixtures are set up for maximum productivity. Measure micro-climates on your farm to ensure crops are sited where mold and disease will be minimized.
Works with Compatible Apps:
Kestrel LiNK for Windows & Mac
Simple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK. USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive. Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.
Kestrel LiNK for iOS & Android
Wirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices. When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data. Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. NOTE: Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions.
Models & SKUs:
- Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter: 0852HVG
- Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK: 0852LHVG