Frequently Asked Questions | Answers to your questions

Below are some of our customers frequently asked questions regarding our temperature sensors, wind sensors, and related products.

Q: What are the differences between the C5 Series Anemometer and the C5C Series Anemometer?

A: The C5 Series Anemometer is actually physically larger and a much heavier sensor compared to the smaller more compact C5C. The C5 Anemometer tips the scales at about 4.25 pounds and is 12 inches tall. The C5C Series Anemometer is much more compact and is only .942 pounds and 4.25 inches in height. The C5CA is even lighter with its aluminum housing and weights just .684 pounds. All C5 Series and C5C Series Anemometers are equipped with identical stainless steel cups, rotors and stainless steel ball bearings. Another major difference is the C5 Series has a quick connect mount on the base of the wind sensor which allows the instrument to be quickly removed and installed with special a lever locking fitting. All C5C Series Compact Anemometers will mount on a standard 0.5 inch OD tube with three set screws.


Q: Can you manufacture custom wind sensors for an individual customers unique wind monitoring application?

A: Yes, we can and do manufacture custom wind sensors for customers even the most difficult wind monitoring applications.


Q: What material is the fin or actual vane on the wind direction sensor made from?

A: We manufacture all of our wind direction vanes from heavy gauge stainless steel. They are also welded to the shafts for superior strength in high wind speeds.


Q: Do your anemometers have surge protection for the internal electronics of the sensor?

A: Yes, all of our anemometers with switch pulse outputs have internal varistors to protect the sensor from electrical surges, stray and over voltages.


Q: What are the cups on your anemometers made from?

A: All of our C5 and C5C Series Anemometers are manufactured with super strong stainless steel wind cups.


Q: Why is the C5CA Series Anemometer blue?

A: Because we like blue.