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Old 07-02-2019, 16:28   #16
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Re: What's the Best Wind Sensor?

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Yes. Common, but not universal.


What is meant by that?
It seems the B&G 608 should be able to be a plug n play for the ultrasonic ones that have only an NMEA 2000 connection?
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What's the Best Wind Sensor?

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From the LCJ manual, the direction accuracy for the CV7 is +/- 1 deg. The update frequency is 2 hz. Thatís certainly adequate for most. Not sure why itís not seen more.


If it were that accurate and an update rate of twice a second, then your needle would be a blur, cause the wind isnít that steady.
Thee has to be some dampening there somewhere.
Some of the ultrasonics I believe will dampen movement of the mast out I believe, assumption is they have accelerometers if they do that.
Do the mechanical ones?
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Re: What's the Best Wind Sensor?

A long run with a substantial wire is a challenge for masthead mount.

Have you considered wireless? I have no experience with such but so many things are now wirelessly monitored, seems to be no issue for sailing.

By way of example:
B&G WS320 Wireless Wind Sensor



This one is charged by solar, not sure why they wouldn't just use the wind to generate the minimal power. No wind nothing to measure, with wind the genny would move and produce power. Go figure.
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Re: What's the Best Wind Sensor?

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A long run with a substantial wire is a challenge for masthead mount.

Have you considered wireless? I have no experience with such but so many things are now wirelessly monitored, seems to be no issue for sailing.

By way of example:
B&G WS320 Wireless Wind Sensor

This one is charged by solar, not sure why they wouldn't just use the wind to generate the minimal power. No wind nothing to measure, with wind the genny would move and produce power. Go figure.
I presume starting the connection back up every time the wind blows would be too long for most users.
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Re: What's the Best Wind Sensor?

I have an ultrasonic Anemometer from Calypso Marine Instruments on my masttop with excellent experience.
I use the bluetooth version with my iPhone app, but they also have a combined bluetooth - NMEA0183 output for boats with existing displays or MFD's.

You find details and pricing on the US-based representative website

http://www.windmetersystems.com
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Re: What's the Best Wind Sensor?

I would go with the ultrasonic Windmeter from Calypso, they are reliable and offer a variety of data output formats.
The standard wired version is $376.00 while the combined bluetooth/wired version is $470.00. Both prices, I think, are the price leaders in this area.

More info at www.windmetersystems.com
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Re: What's the Best Wind Sensor?

I'm still happy with the LCJ Capteurs CV7. Is has now been up the mast for closing on 2 year in PNW and it's working perfect.

Below is my mini-review of bench testing and my design goals... which was *not* to run the N2K bus up the mast. ;^)

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