:: Product Information

Kestrel® 2000 Pocket Wind Meter

NK

Overview

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 Measures

Current Wind Speed
Maximum Wind Gust
Average Wind Speed
Air, Water & Snow Temperature
Wind Chill

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
5-year warranty

Kestrel 2000 Includes

A slip-on protective cover
Neck lanyard
CR2032 coin cell battery (Average life 300 hours)
Kestrel Certificate of Conformity

Specifications:

Measurement
Response Time

Units

Operational Range

Resolution

Accuracy (+/-)

Specification Range

Wind Speed
1 second 

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).

Temperature
1 second

°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  
1 second  

°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.

Kestrel Meters are designed and manufactured at NK’s facility in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, and are individually calibrated at the time of manufacture. Every Kestrel Meter comes with a Certificate of Conformity to document the unit’s accuracy—all Kestrel measurements are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, ensuring the highest level of reliability. Additional NIST Calibration and Certification services are available.

Producing Area:USA

related products

Inquiry online

Dianjiang Group Limited
Add: Room 1510,15/F,New Commerce Centre, No.19 On Sum Street, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 3690 1588   Fax: (852) 3690 1586
Email: Dianjiang_HK@yahoo.com.hk   Hongkong@Dianjiangtech.com
© Dianjiang Group Limited All Rights Reserved.