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  • Vortex Storm chaser magnetic mount Anemometer

    Product Code: Storm chaser m

    This digital storm chaser anemometer with dual display is designed specifically with the stormchaser in mind. Wind sensor registers speeds over 200 km/h.

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    Additional 1 year product warranty!
    WAS $199.00 AUD + GST
    $187.00 ex. GST
    $205.70 inc. GST
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    Owen - 5th Jul '19
    “This is the second time I have purchased, the service was first class on both occasions would definitely recommend to others.”
    Owen - 5th Jul '19
    Product Description
    Product Description

    This digital storm chaser anemometer with dual display is designed specifically with the storm chaser in mind. Wind sensor registers speeds over 200 km/h. The storm chaser's magnetic mount lets you monitor the wind from inside your vehicle, not outside! Tested in winds well over 200 km/h.

    The VORTEX Storm Chaser Magnetic Mount Anemometer includes the following:

    - Wind sensor
    - Magnetic Mounting
    - Wire and display with connector

    Mount the Vortex Storm Chaser™ wind sensor firmly on your stormchaser vehicle, run the wire into someplace safe, dry, and warm, stick the display where you can easily see it - and you can get a wind measurement without getting wet or pelted by hail or flying debris!

    The Storm Chaser is fully portable, comes with 8 m of wire and a male/female jack connection, so you can leave the wind speed sensor installed and remove the display when not in use. 

    Specifications:

     Sensor Type

     3-Cup rotor Reed switch/magnet provide 1 pulse per rotation. 

     Rotor Diameter

     approx. 150mm

     standard rotor is made of Polycarbonate (Lexan). Optional metal rotor is Aluminum

      Speed Range

     ~5 kph to over 200 km/h

      Mounting 

     Supplied with an aluminum mounting bracket with 2 heavy duty magnets.

     Total rated magnetic pull is over 100 lbs.
     Designed to be mounted on a sheet metal (ferromagnetic!) vehicle.
     Tested in winds over 200 km/h (head-on).
     For best long term durability remove from vehicle between uses 

      Wire

     Standard length is 8m
     Wire can be extended using any 1/8" jack audio cables 

      Display

     Removable LCD Digital Display is a Cateye Velo8 bicycle computer.
     Dual Display simutaneously shows CURRENT SPEED (top display)
     plus: MAX, AVERAGE, KM/MILES, or several other (bicycle-related) functions.
     Select mphkm/h or knots
     Water-resistant (not waterproof).
     Provided with high strength self-adhesive Velcro pads for mounting the display

      Power

     CR2032 Coin Battery located in the display, not the rotor/head.
     Battery life 1 to 3 years of intermittent, occasional use.
     A few months to over a year of continuous use, depending on wind
     conditions and mode of use 

     The display goes to low power mode when the wind speed drops to zero, 

     or if removed from the bracket when not in use. Restart is automatic = as soon
     as the display detects a pulse from the wind sensor. 

      Speed Resolution

     Top Display (Current Speed): 0.5 mph

     Bottom Display (Max, Average, etc.): 0.01 mph  

      Digit Size

     Top Anemometer Display (Current Speed): 10mm (approx. 1/2")
     Bottom Anemometer Display (Max, Average, etc.): 5mm (approx. 1/4") 

      Update Rate

     Approximately 1Hz (1 second)

      Accuracy

     a few tenths of a mph from 4 to 10 mph
     +/-4% from 10 to 50 mph
     estimated within 4% above 50 mph
     click HERE for a calibration chart 

    IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AVERAGE WIND SPEED:  
    Since bicyclists do not want their average speed to be diminished when they come to a stop, the computer will only record and average when the wind is blowing. It stops recording below approximately 1 mph. That means that  if the wind blows for 2 hours at 20 mph and 2 hours at zero, the average shown will be 20, not 10! Please keep this in mind for your desired use of the Vortex.  
    WORKAROUND: If you want to know the real average wind speed - even with spells near zero, do the following:  reset the computer, note the time. When desired, simply divide the total number of wind "miles" on the display by the number of hours since reset. 

    Manuals and Datasheets
    Manuals and Datasheets

    Manual for Cateye Velo8 Display Manual for Cateye Velo8 Display (166 KB)

    Inspeed Accuracy Inspeed Accuracy (274 KB)

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