D5CH Series Heated Wind Vane

D5CH Series Compact Heated Wind Vane For Cold Weather Installations

Internal Heater


The Richards D5CH Series Heated Wind Direction Vane was specifically designed for high wind speeds in harsh cold winter environments. The D5CH is the heated version of our D5C Series Wind Vane. The D5CH Series Heated Wind Vane has all of the great features of the standard D5C compact wind vane but with the addition of a powerful internal heater to prevent the bearings from freezing in winter conditions.


All D5CH heated wind vane components are manufactured from Stainless Steel for superior strength and corrosion resistance. The vane hub, shaft tower, wind sensor housing, counter weight, and base are all CNC machined from solid Stainless Steel bar stock.

The D5CH heated wind direction vane utilizes a heavy duty welded stainless steel vane, which rotates on two precision grade, shielded, stainless steel ball bearings. These bearings can be replaced in minutes in the field with a simple screw driver and without disconnecting the sensor cable or the wind sensor from its mounting.


The D5CH compact heated wind direction vane creates an analog DC voltage output signal for directional degrees using a 10K potientiometer element. These high quality sealed, potentiometers have a life expectancy of 50 million revolutions or 4-6 years of normal operation.


The Richards D5CH Compact Wind Vane is very easy to install. The wind sensor will quickly mount on any .5" O.D. standard tubing using the three large set screws on the body. These heated wind vanes will also mount on our BHC Series Buck Horn Crossarms or Horizontal Booms. The internal wind sensor heater will require a SJB Series Heater Control Box.


  • All Stainless Steel Construction
  • Compact size and weight and high wind speed durability
  • Standard .05" O.D. tube mount using three large set screws
  • Bearing change out in minutes without removing wind sensor or disconnecting power
  • Welded thick stainless steel vane
  • analog DC voltage output signal with 10K Potentiometer
  • Powerful Internal Heater
  • Black Anti-ice Coating

Accessories and Related Products

D5C Heated Wind Vane

D5CH Compact Heated Wind Vane Physical Dimensions

Height Body Diameter Vane Length
Weight Connection
9.25 Inches 1.5 Inches 10.75 Inches 1.87 Pounds 0.5" O.D. Tube