Wind Speed Activated Controller

The Texas Electronics, Inc. WSC-5 Wind Speed Activated Control System is designed for switching on and/or off, various types of equipment based on specified wind speed parameters. Designed to withstand harsh environments the WSC-5 is a truly commercial/research-grade instrument that is ideally suited for safety applications such as cranes and other types of high reach and load bearing equipment where strong winds can pose a danger. The WSC-5 also offers complete, user-defined capability in controlling alarms, fountains, beacons, deodorizers, air samplers, etc., when wind speed exceeds or falls below a certain selectable value. The control output function (either switch-on or switch-off or both) can be set for activation at any desired speed value from 0-100 MPH (alternate ranges available). Single and dual set points are available depending on the requirements of the user. An adjustable time delay is used to minimize premature on-off cycling of the controlled equipment when wind speed is fluctuating around the selected set point. Time delays are programmable with time periods ranging from 1 to 1023 seconds.


Two modes of operation are provided: automatic and latching. In the automatic mode, the relays are energized at wind speeds exceeding the set points, but automatically de-energized when wind speed falls below the set points. In the Latching mode, the relays energizes when the wind speed set points are exceeded and remain energized until manually reset.

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Wind Speed Activated Controller

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Additional Information

Accuracy +/- 2.0 MPH (0.9 m/s)
Operational Envelope 0 to 120 MPH (0 to 53.7 m/s)
Overall Height 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Starting Threshold 2.2 to 3.0 MPH ( 1.1 to 1.3 m/s)
Turning Radius 9.0" (22.9 cm)
Cable 60', 18 gauge 2 conductor
Excitation None, self-generating
Distance Constant 21.7 ft. (6.6 m)
Cup Wheel Diameter 18" (45.7 cm)
Indicator Range 0-100 MPH
Indication / actuation Accuracy 2% of full scale
Set Point Adjustability Adjustable over full scale
Dual Set Point Units Adjustable to within 0 MPH of each other
Time Delay Relays Swtich Settable Time Delays from 0.1s to 1023s; +/- 2% Setting Accuracy; +/- 0.1% Repeat Accuracy; SPDT or DPDT; 10 A Output Contacts
Operator Controls 1.) on-off switch; 2.) set point adjustment knob(s); 3.) time delay set point knob(s); 4.) latch & auto switch
Control Console Size 12" W x 15.5" H x 7.5" D
Enclosure Type Covers: NEMA style 3, 3R, 4, 4X, & 12; Mounting: Wall Type; Finish: Gray Fiberglass throughout with Lexan viewing window
Power Consumption Approximately 3 Watts
Warranty 3 years

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