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Kestrel 5000 Environmental Weather Meter

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The next generation of environmental conditions monitoring is the here with the Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter.

Wind speed, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and density altitude plus logging capabilities – the indispensable tool for portable environmental monitoring.

The Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter is a remarkably powerful measuring and data logging tool, yet remarkably compact. The Kestrel 5000 provides the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the retired Kestrel 4000. Use it for research, safety, expeditions, agriculture and any other profession or activity where accurate on-the-spot conditions monitoring is key.

The Kestrel 5000 also tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data.
There are two versions of the 5000. The 5000 and the 5000 with LiNK. Both units can transfer data to a Windows or Mac computer with the optional waterproof Kestrel Data Transfer Cable and the appropriate Kestrel LiNK app (See Below).

The 5000 with LiNK Bluetooth Connectivity, gives you the option to transfer data wirelessly to an iOS (iPhone, iPad) device or Android smartphone or tablet when within range using the appropriate app (See Below). Also with the 5000 with LiNK Meter, you can transfer data wirelessly to a Windows or Mac computer using the optional Kestrel Bluetooth USB Dongle.

Improved font readability with it’s larger, higher-resolution / contrast display & built-in dual color backlight. The 5000 is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments.

From U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews the 5000 gives them the crucial environmental data they need. Watch any on-screen meteorologist during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Researchers have relied on Kestrel’s accuracy and portability for nearly 20 years, and you’ll find Kestrel referenced in many a peer-reviewed journal article. If environmental conditions are important in your profession or favorite activity, there is no better partner.

Environmental Measures

Features

  • Easy to read, high resolution screen (standard and NV backlit).
  • Time & date
  • Waterproof & floats
  • Exterior temperature, humidity & pressure sensors for fast & accurate readings
  • Humidity sensor can soon be calibrated in the field via cable or Dongle.
  • Min, Max & Average values
  • Automatically store measurements, when powered on or off
  • Manually store measurements with the press of a button
  • Customizable data storage - 10,000 data points
  • Graph & recall trends
  • Customize screens to display user-selected measurements
  • Data charting
  • Data upload to iOS & Android phones & tablets
  • Data upload to Windows or Mac computers with optional USB Data Cable
  • Data upload to Windows & Mac computers via wireless Bluetooth (LiNK Enabled Meters only with the optional Kestrel Dongle)
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, German & Italian
  • User-replaceable impeller
  • impeller cover allows use of other functions & protecting the impeller
  • All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.0 x 1.8 x 1.1 in. / 12.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Weight: 3.6 Ounces / 102 Grams
  • MFG Part# 0850BLK, Model# 5000
  • MFG Part# 0850LBLK, Model# 5000 with LiNK

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

(1) AAA Lithium Battery, Instructions, Protective Draw String Pouch, Lanyard, and Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet)

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: Airflow of 2.2 mph|1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insolation effect. For greatest accuracy, avoid direct sunlight on the temperature sensor and prolonged sunlight exposure to the unit in low airflow conditions. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product. For further details, see Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits.

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

 Altitude:

 

Accuracy (+/-):
  • typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m
  • - 50 to 1100 mBar
  • max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m
  • – 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:
  • Temperature
  • Relative Humidity
  • Pressure

Wind Chill:

Accuracy:
  • 1.6 °F
  • 0.9 °C
Resolution:
  • 0.1 °F
  • 0.1 °C
Sensors employed:
  • Wind Speed
  • Temperature

Density Altitude:

Accuracy:
  • 226 ft
  • 69 m
Resolution:
  • 1ft
  • 1m
Sensors employed:
  • Temperature
  • Relative Humidity
  • Pressure
Sensors employed:
  • Temperature Relative
  • Humidity
  • Pressure

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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