This is a highly reliable, low threshold wind direction sensor that responds to winds as low as 0.5 mph. The machined aluminum body is aerodynamically shaped to combat sensor-induced turbulence. A labyrinth beneath the vane assembly prevents water and dust particles from reaching the sealed bearings at the top of the shaft. The reinforced, lightweight foam tail has a butyrate skin and a stainless steel counterweight.
As the vane turns, it rotates a stainless steel shaft held in place with instrument-grade bearings. A waterproof conductive plastic potentiometer is coupled to the base of the shaft. This potentiometer has excellent linearity. Very low torque is required to move the wiper. The use of a single wiper doubles the life expectancy of the potentiometer compared to dual-wiper potentiometers. Electronic switching inside the signal conditioning module provides an output range of zero to 360 degrees.
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