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Kestrel 3500 Weather Meter

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Split second decisions in the field leave no time for guesswork.

Quickly changing weather conditions require constant, immediate updates. Measure wind speed, temperature, relative humidity, dew point and wet bulb temperature with the Kestrel 3500. While the weather can dictate the comfort level of individuals working or playing outside, it plays an even bigger part in many professionals’ jobs. Irrigation professionals use the Kestrel 3500 to ensure they are irrigating efficiently and the water they are dispersing is actually hitting their intended target, and not evaporating or blowing away. On construction sites Kestrel users are preventing plastic shrinkage cracks and curing concrete more effectively with their Kestrel 3500.

Environmental Measures:

Kestrel 3500 in Olive Drab with NV has a night-vision preserving backlight which helps users to sustain natural night vision. The NV's backlight incorporates an optical filter to reduce overall brightness and minimize blue and green spectrum light to preserve night vision. Additionally, NV backlights are also much dimmer than a standard backlight, making it more difficult to detect with the naked eye in night operations. This backlight appears soft greyish pink, not red, and is still in the visible spectrum, so is not compatible with night-vision equipment.

It takes 30 to 45 minutes for the average eye to adapt to darkness and maximize night vision. Even a short burst of white, yellow, green or blue light “bleaches out” the rod cell photoreceptors in the eye and causes night blindness until the entire adaptation process can take place again. Light in the red spectrum does not cause this “bleaching out”, preventing night blindness and night vision fatigue.

Features:

  • Simple 3-Button Control
  • High Contrast, Sunlight Readable Monochrome LCD Display
  • Backlight (Blue white)
  • Temperature Sensor (Patented External Isolated)
  • CR2032 Coin Cell Battery (Average Life 300 Hours)
  • Data Hold Function
  • Drop-Tested to MIL-STD-810G
  • Waterproof to IP67 (3'/1M for 30 minutes)
  • Kestrel Certificate of Conformity
  • Neck Lanyard
  • Patented Impeller and Sensor Technology
  • Slip-On Protective Cover
  • Time of Day
  • User-Replaceable Batteries
  • User-Replaceable Impeller
  • Waterproof & Floats
  • Designed and built in the USA

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.7 x 0.7 in. / 122 x 42 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 Ounces / 65 Grams
  • MFG Part# 0835, Model# 3500 (Yellow)
  • MFG Part# 0835NV, Model# 3500NV (Olive Drab)

    Wind Speed, Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Relative Humidity, Wind Chill, Heat Stress Index, Dew Point Temperature, Altitude (Barometric), and Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)

    (1) CR2032 Lithium Battery, Instructions, Lanyard, Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet), and Protective Cover - Hard Slip-on

    Sensor Specifications

     Wind Speed

    Units of Measure: mph | kt | B | m/s | ft/min / km/h 
    Specification Range:
    • 0.6 to 40.0 m/s
    • 118 to 7,874 ft/min
    • 2.2 to 144.0 km/h
    • 1.3 to 89.5 mph
    • 1.2 to 77.8 knots
    • 0 to 12 B*
    • 2-131.2 F/S*
    Operational Range:
    • 0.6 to 60.0 m/s
    • 118 to 11,811 ft/min
    • 2.2 to 216.0 km/h
    • 1.3 to 134.2 mph
    • 1.2 to 116.6 knots
    • 0 to 12 B*
    • 2-196.9 F/S*
    Resolution:
    • 0.1 m/s
    • 1 ft/min
    • 0.1 km/h
    • 0.1 mph
    • 0.1 knots
    • 1 B
    Accuracy (+/-): Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min
    Notes: 1 inch|25 mm diameter impeller with precision axle and low-friction Zytel® bearings. Startup speed stated as lower limit, readings may be taken down to 0.4 m/s | 79 ft/min | 1.5 km/h | .9 mph | .8 kt after impeller startup. Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5º off-axis; -2% @ 10º; -3% @ 15º. Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH | 7 m/s. Replacement impeller (PN-0801) field installs without tools (US Patent 5,783,753). Wind speed calibration and testing should be done with triangle on impeller located at the top front face of the Kestrel. *F/S only in Ballistics units. Beaufort not available in Ballistics units.

    Ambient Temperature

    Units of Measure: Fahrenheit, Celsius
    Specification Range:
    • -20.0 to 158.0 °F
    • -29.0 to 70.0 °C
    Operational Range:
    • 14.0.0 to 131.0 °F
    • -10.0 to 55.0 °C
    Resolution:
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 0.9 °F
    • 0.5 °C
    Notes: Hermetically sealed, precision thermistor mounted externally and thermally isolated (US Patent 5,939,645) for rapid response. Airflow of 2.2 mph|1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insolation effect. Calibration drift negligible. Thermistor may also be used to measure temperature of water or snow by submerging thermistor portion into material -- remove impeller prior to taking submerged measurements and ensure humidity sensor membrane is free of liquid water prior to taking humidity-based measurements after submersion.

    Pressure

    Units of Measure: inHg, hPA, mb
    Specification Range:
    • 25°C/ 77°F
    • 750-1100 hPa|mbar
    • 22.15-32.48 inHg
    • 10.88-15.95 PS
    Operational Range:
    • 0.30 to 48.87 inHg
    • 10.0 to 1654.7 hPa|mbar
    • 0.14 to 24.00 PSI
    • 14.0 to 131.0 °F -10.0 to 55.0 °C
    Resolution:
    • 0.1 hPa|mbar
    • 0.01 inHg
    • 0.01 PSI
    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 1.5 hPa|mbar
    • 0.044 inHg
    • 0.022 PSI
    Notes: Monolithic silicon piezo-resistive pressure sensor with second-order temperature correction. Between 1100–1600 mbar, unit will operate with reduced accuracy. Sensor may not operate above 1600 mbar and can be damaged above 6,000 mbar or below 10 mbar. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product.

    Relative Humidity

    Units of Measure: %
    Specification Range: 5 to 95% 25°C non-condensing
    Operational Range: 0 to 100% 
    Resolution: 0.1 %RH
    Accuracy (+/-): 3%RH
    Notes: To achieve stated accuracy, unit must be permitted to equilibrate to external temperature when exposed to large, rapid temperature changes and be kept out of direct sunlight. Calibration drift is typically less than ±0.25% per year.

    Calculated Measurements

     Wind Chill

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 1.6 °F
    • 0.9 °C
    Resolution:
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Wind Speed
    • Temperature

    Barometric Pressure:

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 0.07 inHg
    • 2.4 hPa|mbar
    • 0.03 PSI
    Resolution:
    • 0.01 inHg
    • 0.1 hPa|mbar
    • 0.01 PSI
    Sensors employed:
    • Pressure
    • User Input (Reference Altitude)

    Altitude

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m
    • from 750 to 1100 mBar
    • max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m
    • from 300 to 750 mBar
    Resolution:
    • 1ft
    • 1m
    Sensors employed:
    • Pressure
    • User Input (Reference Pressure)

    Dew Point

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 3.4 °F
    • 1.9 °C
    • 15-95% RH.
    • Refer to Range
      for Temperature Sensor
    Resolution:
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Temperature
    • Relative Humidity

    Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric:

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 3.2 °F
    • 1.8 °C
    Resolution:
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Wind Speed
    • Temperature

    Heat Index

    Accuracy (+/-):
    • 7.1°F
    • 4.0°C
    Resolution:
    • 0.1 °F
    • 0.1 °C
    Sensors employed:
    • Temperature
    • Relative Humidity

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