W10 Wind & Weather Logger (SpaceLogger)

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  • WindSonic sensor compatible
  • Recording of wind speed and direction data
  • Recording of full meteorological data with a MetPak Weather Station
  • Real-time clock for date and time-stamping of data with battery backup
  • Compact, economical and robust design
  • Low power consumption
  • SD/MMC card for high capacity data storage in easily removable & transferable format
  • Stored data files simple to read with standard PC office software
  • Customisable file names and extensions for saved data
  • Optional RS232 output of incoming or recorded data stream
  • SD Card included

SpaceLogger W10 Overview

The SpaceLogger W10 Wind & Weather Logger has been developed for economic logging of real-time wind speed and direction data when using Gill Instruments' anemometers with a single serial output and for full environmental data logging from the MetPak Weather Station.

WindLogger is compatible with the following Gill Instruments' meteorological sensors:

These sensors may be set to output in the following compatible modes:
  • ASCII UV (or UVW) continuous
  • ASCII Polar continuous (default setting)
  • ASCII Tunnel continuous
  • MODBUS RTU (MaxiMet GMX range)

WindLogger is also compatible with other sensors with RS232 serial output starting and ending

For data logging NMEA data from WindSonic or MetPak sensors and for logging from other RS232 & NMEA sensors please see the SpaceLogger S10 model.

WindLogger is ideal for field data acquisition due to its low power consumption, high capacity data storage and compact design.

Wind data is date and time-stamped and conveniently stored onto an SD card so no PC hook-up is required in the field.

A new data file (.CSV) is generated for each day's recording and when transferred to a PC, may be analysed with any standard spreadsheet program.

The WindLog.xls spreadsheet template may be used to import WindSonic data quickly to Excel.

SD card included with 2Gb capacity.

OEM versions and quantity discounts are available - please contact our sales team for a quote.

SD Card Data Capacity

With WindLogger, the logging interval may be selected from the WindSonic settings of 4, 2 or 1 reading per second, or set to one reading every 1 to 60 seconds. With a logging interval of one reading per second, using a 2GByte card, WindLogger will store up to 19 months worth of WindSonic data.

When logging from a WindSonic sensor, each data reading comprises up to 41 bytes. The following table gives the approximate capacity of various sized memory cards, depending on the logging interval selected, assuming a WindSonic sensor is connected:

Logging Interval (Readings per time interval)
Memory Card Size 4 per sec 2 per sec 1 per sec 1 per 2 sec 1 per 5 sec 1 per 10 sec
1 GB 75 days 150 days 300 days 600 days >4 years >8 years
2 GB 150 days 300 days 600 days >3 years >8 years >16 years

When logging from aMetPak weather station, each data set comprises at least 75 bytes.  The following table gives the approximate capacity of various sized memory cards, depending on the logging interval selected, assuming a MetPak is connected:

  MetPak II
Logging Interval (Readings per time interval)
Memory Card Size 1 per sec 1 per 2 sec 1 per 10 sec
1 GB >150 days >300 days 4.5 years
2 GB >300 days >600 days 9 years

Examples of SpaceLogger T10 Applications

  • Remote site data collection
  • Wind & weather sensor data recording
  • Data buoys
  • Meteorological data collection for:
  • Weather monitoring
  • Wind farm surveying and operations
  • Construction industry, including crane operations
  • Education and research projects
  • Aviation operations
  • Health and safety
  • Sports and outdoor activities
  • Agriculture

Physical Enclosure dimensions Width: 67 mm
Depth: 67 mm
Height: 28 mm (excluding optional rubber feet)
Weight 75g
Enclosure material GP ABS (UL94-HB) plastic and acrylic
Input / Output
Sensor type Gill Instruments' WindSonic, WindObserver II and WindMaster ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors
MetPak II weather station
Other sensors with data output starting <STX> and ending <LF>
Transmission standard RS232 compatible, 8 bits and no parity
Sensor output format Continuous mode: ASCII UV (or UVW), Polar or Tunnel from all sensors
NMEA output from MetPak II only
Transmission speed 9600 Baud (default) or selectable to 115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 4800, 2400 or 1200 Baud
Wire acceptance 0.32 to 0.65 mm diameter (AWG 28 to 22)
Data Storage Data storage card Removable SD, MMC or MMC mobile card
Data capacity 2 GByte (max)
File system FAT16 or FAT32 with 8.3 file names
Sector size 512 Bytes
Data sample Records only the data between specified start (STX) and end (ETX) characters
Data logging interval Default is to log every data sample output - e.g. as per WindSonic setting (1, 2 or 4 readings per sec)
or select logging interval from 1 to 60 seconds
Audible / Visual
LED indicators Green: Ready to record data
Red: Writing data to SD card
Audio bleeper Two tone signal on correct card insertion
Single tone when data purge button depressed
Four bleeps per minute when time and date not set
Real Time Clock Accuracy ±40 ppm at 25°C
Backup battery CR2032
Power Power requirement 7 to 30 V DC
Current at 12 VDC 10 mA typical
Supply input protection Polarity reversal protected and internal resettable fuse – 140 mA
Connection options (both included) 1.3 mm centre pin DC connector, or Screwless terminals (0.32 to 0.64 mm diameter, AWG 28 to 22 conductors)
Environmental Temperature range Operating: -25°C to +70°C [or dependent on card conditions]
Storage: -40°C to +70°C
Enclosure protection IP203
EMC EMC Directive 89/336/EEC - CE marked
(Emissions: EN61326:1997 inc A1/A2/A3:2003, EN60945:1997
Immunity: EN61326:1997)
FCC/CFR 47: Part 15:2004

The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change.

WindLog (.xls)

WindLog is an Excel spreadsheet program to enable easy download of WindLogger .CSV data files into Excel. It is particularly useful when the data files for each day exceed the maximum number of lines that can be imported into one Excel worksheet. WindLog is only compatible with data recorded by a WindLogger from WindSonic sensors.

The data output format from the WindSonic sensor must be as per the default configuration of ASCII Polar Continuous.