Kestrel 2000 Measures
Current Wind Speed
Maximum Wind Gust
Average Wind Speed
Air , Water & Snow Temperature
For those of you who like to know just how cold and windy it really is, the Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind Meter is your reality check. Whether contemplating which wet suit the cold water warrants, or checking to see how low the wind chill can go in the blind, the Kestrel 2000 is the easy-to-use tool you need.
Winter sports enthusiasts around the world love Kestrel Meters. Thanks to the patented external temperature sensor, the Kestrel 2000 can take accurate water and snow temperature readings, and since it is isolated from the case, you can be sure that the temperature the Kestrel Meter is reading is accurate and not influenced by your hand warming the unit.
Kestrel Meters kept riders and spectators abreast of the weather conditions at the 2006 ESPN X Games in Aspen, Colorado, and were used by the 2006 US Biathlon Olympic Team in Turin to measure air and snow temperature to aid in ski-wax selection decisions and measure the wind downrange.
Kestrel 2000 Features
Protective cover with sure-grip overmolding
Waterproof and floats
Large easy-to-read display with backlight
Data hold function
Quick-response, external thermistor
Innovative design for stability and accuracy in abrupt condition changes
Patented user-replaceable impeller
Reliable, portable and easy to use
All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA
Kestrel 2000 Includes
A slip-on protective cover
CR2032 coin cell battery (Average life 300 hours)
Kestrel Certificate of Conformity
|Units||Operational Range||Resolution||Accuracy (+/-)||Specification Range|
|m/s||0.4 to 60.0 m/s||0.1||Larger of 3% of reading or least significant digit||0.4 to 40.0 m/s|
|ft/min||59 to 11,948 ft/min||1||59 to 7877 ft/min|
|km/h||1.0 to 218.0 km/h||0.1||1.0 to 144.0 km/h|
|mph||0.8 to 135.0 mph||1||0.8 to 89.0 mph|
|knots||0.6 to 118.3 kt||0.1||0.6 to 78.0 kt|
|Beaufort||0 to 12 B||0.1||0 to 12 B|
|1 inch diameter impeller with precision axle and sapphire bearings. Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5º off-axis; -2% @ 10º; -3% @ 15º. Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH / 7 m/s. Sustained operation above 60 MPH / 27 m/s will wear impeller rapidly and may cause destruction of impeller. Replacement impeller (NK PN-0801) may be field-installed without tools (US Patent 5,783,753).|
|°F||-49.0 to 257.0 °F||0.1||1.8 °F||-20.0 to 158.0 °F|
|°C||-45.0 to 125.0 °C||0.1||1.0 °C||-29.0 to 70.0 °C|
|Measures air, water and snow temperature. Thermally isolated, hermetically sealed, precision thermistor mounted externally (US Patent 5,939,645). Calibration drift negligible.|
|Wind Chill |
|°F||0.7 to 135.0 MPH, -49.0 to 257.0 °F||0.1||1.8 °F||1.8 to 89.0 mph, -50.0 to 50.0 °F|
|°C||0.4 to 60.0 m/s, -45.0 to 125.0 °C||0.1||1.0 °C||0.4 to 40 m/s, -45.6 to 10.0 °C|
|Calculated from the primary measurements of wind speed and temperature. Utilizes the NWS Wind Chill Temperature (WCT) Index, revised 2001, with wind speed adjusted by a factor of 1.5 to yield equivalent results to wind speed measured at 10 m above ground. (Specification temperature limits established by WCT Tables.)|
|Max/Avg Wind Speed||One-button clear and restart of Max Wind Gust and Average Wind measurement.|
|Display||Reflective 3 1/2 digit LCD. Digit height 0.36 in / 9 mm.|
|Display Update||1 second.|
|Display Backlight||Aviation green electroluminescent backlight.|
|Operational Temperature Range|
(LCD and Batteries)
|The operational temperature range of the liquid crystal display and batteries is 14° F to 131° F / -10 °C to 55 °C. Beyond the limits of the operational temperature range, the unit must be maintained within range and exposed for minimum time necessary to take reading.|
|Storage Temperature||-22 °F to 140 °F / -30 °C to 60 °C.|
|Auto Shutdown||After 45 minutes of no key presses.|
|Certifications||CE certified. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards (written certificate of tests available at additional charge). |
|Batteries||CR2032, one, included. Average life, 300 hours of use, +/-depending on backlight use.|
|Environmental||Waterproof (IP67 standard). Drop-tested (MIL.STD.810F; unit only. Substantial impact may damage replaceable impeller.).|
|Dimensions||Unit 4.8 x 1.7 x 0.7 in / 122 x 42 x 18 mm. Case 4.8 x 1.9 x 1.1 in / 122 x 48 x 28 mm.|
|Weight||Unit 2.3 oz / 65 g. Case 1.3 oz / 37 g.|
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 16 July, 2009.