Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro - ExtremeMeters.com
Kestrel

Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro

0855FWLORA

Regular price $422.00 USD
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The all-in-one hand-held belt weather kit replacement, including every critical weather measurement, PIG and FDFM. Measure, log, track trends and expand capabilities with free Kestrel LiNK App.

The fast and easy tool for taking weather observations The Kestrel 5500 Fire Weather Meter Pro provides NIST-traceable accuracy, reliability and usability when it matters most. Measure every environmental condition plus PIG and FDFM and view trends with on-screen data graphing. Drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand extreme environments without damage, your Kestrel Fire Weather meter can stand up to the abuses of work on a fire line wherever you’re assigned. A variety of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel Fire Weather meter with you. The Kestrel 5500 Fire Weather Meter Pro offers a large, high-resolution and contrast display and highly readable numerals. The Kestrel 5500 also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens and single AA battery operation. In addition to measuring the current environmental conditions, the Kestrel 5500 FWM tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data, providing a complete history of conditions on the fire from the moment you arrive. With optional LiNK wireless connectivity, your data log can be transferred to a Kestrel LiNK app (available on Android) for easy export and email to an FBAN or meteorologist. Data can also be downloaded to a PC with either the accessory Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable (Both sold separately).

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Features:

  • Measures wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and altitude.
  • 14 total meteorological parameters measured, calculated and displayed real-time and stored in memory for monitoring trends.
  • Probability of Ignition (PIG) and Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM) built-in for readings with no reference tables needed.
  • Quick and consistently accurate measurements reduce the risk of human error possible with manual weather kits.
  • Large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight and is backlit for nighttime use.
  • Optional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth® low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers for in-depth analysis, export and easy communication to FBANs and other crews.
  • Clip into the Kestrel Rotating Vane Mount to make the world’s most portable weather station (included with Pro model).
  • Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards), waterproof (sealed to IP67 standards) and floats.
  • Protective pouch, neck lanyard and Lithium AA battery included.
  • 5-year warranty.

Works With Compatible Apps:

• Kestrel LiNK  Simple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive. Enables firmware update of all Kestrel 5 series meters. Kestrel LiNK for iOS & Android

Wirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices. When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data. Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. Enables firmware update of all Kestrel 5 series meters. NOTE: Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions.

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  • Kestrel 5500 Fire Weather Meter PRO (orange) 0855FWORA
  • Kestrel 5500 Fire Weather Meter PRO with LiNK & Vane Mount (orange): 0855FWLORA

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Includes:

  • Neck Lanyard
  • AA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours)
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch
  • Certificate of Conformity (with complete specifications)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Five Year Warranty

Measures

  • Altitude (Barometric)
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Crosswind
  • Density Altitude
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Direction (Wind Direction and Orientation)
  • Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM)
  • Headwind/Tailwind
  • Heat Stress Index
  • Pressure Trend
  • Probability of Ignition (PIG)
  • Relative Humidity
  • Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
  • Temperature
  • Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
  • Wind Chill
  • Wind Speed

    Who's Using the Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro

    • Firefighting

    Also See: Kestrel 5500 Weather Meters without PIG & FDFM

    Made in the USA

    KESTREL 1000-3500 SERIES SPECIFICATIONS

    KESTREL 1000-3500 SERIES  SENSORS

    SENSOR

    ACCURACY (+/-)

    RESOLUTION

    SPECIFICATION RANGE

    NOTES

    Wind Speed |Air Speed

    Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min

    0.1 m/s 1 ft/min

    0.1 km/h

    0.1 mph

    0.1 knots 1 B

    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

    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 (NK 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. Measuring wind speeds above 60 m/s / 134.2 mph can damage the impeller.

    Ambient Temperature

    0.9 °F

    0.5 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    -20.0 to 158.0 °F

    -29.0 to 70.0 °C

    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.

    Relative Humidity

    3%RH

    0.1 %RH

    5 to 95% 25°C non-condensing

    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.

    Pressure

    1.5 hPa|mbar

    0.044 inHg

    0.022 PSI

    0.1 hPa|mbar

    0.01 inHg

    0.01 PSI

    25°C/77°F

    750-1100 hPa|mbar

    22.15-32.48 inHg

    10.88-15.95 PSI

    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.

    CALCULATED MEASUREMENTS

    MEASUREMENT

    ACCURACY (+/-)

    RESOLUTION

    SENSORS EMPLOYED

    Altitude

    typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m from 750 to 1100 mBar max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m

    from 300 to 750 mBar

    1 ft

    1 m

    Pressure, User Input (Reference Pressure)

    Barometric Pressure

    0.07 inHg

    2.4 hPa|mbar

    0.03 PSI

    0.01 inHg

    0.1 hPa|mbar

    0.01 PSI

    Pressure, User Input (Reference Altitude)

    Delta T

    3.2 °F

    1.8 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure

    Dew Point

    3.4 °F

    1.9 °C

    15-95% RH.

    Refer to Range

    for Temperature Sensor

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity

    Heat Index

    7.1°F

    4.0°C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity

    Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric

    3.2 °F

    1.8 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure

    Wind Chill

    1.6 °F

    0.9 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Wind Speed, Temperature

    ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO

    Display Reflective LCD
    Backlight Standard or dim red (NV models only) backlight. Manual activation with auto-off.
    Response Time & Display Update Display updates every 1 second. After exposure to large environmental changes, all sensors require an equilibration period to reach stated accuracy. Measurements employing RH may require longer periods particularly after prolonged exposure to very high or very low humidity.
    Auto Shutdown After 45 minutes with no key presses.
    Clock Real Time Hour:Minute Display
    Certifications CE certified, RoHS and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards.
    Origin Designed and manufactured in the USA from US and imported components. Complies with Regional Value Content and Tariff Code Transformation requirements for NAFTA Preference Criterion B.
    Battery Requires one CR2032 battery, included. Up to 300 hours of use, reduced by backlight use.
    Shock Resistance MIL-STD-810g, Transit Shock, Method 516.6 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller.
    Sealing Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6)
    Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits 14° F to 131° F | -10 °C to 55 °C Measurements may be taken beyond the limits of the operational temperature range of the display and batteries by maintaining the unit within the operational range and then exposing it to the more extreme environment for the minimum time n ecessary to take reading.
    Storage Temperature -22.0 °F to 140.0 °F | -30.0 °C to 60.0 °C.
    Size & Weight 4.8 x 1.9 x 1.1 in | 12.2 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm, 3.6 oz | 102 g (Including slip-on cover).

    *Note: Accuracy calculated as uncertainty of the measurement derived from statistical analysis considering the combined effects from primary sensor specifications, circuit conversions, and all other sources of error using a coverage factor of k=2, or two standard deviations (2Ʃ)

    **Note: These specifications are valid for all Kestrel 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500 series with a serial number higher than 2262687. If your product has a lower serial number, please reference the K4000 specifications 329011.

    KESTREL 5000-5700 SERIES SPECIFICATIONS

    KESTREL 5 SERIES SENSORS

    SENSOR ACCURACY (+/-) RESOLUTION SPECIFICATION RANGE NOTES
    Wind Speed |Air Speed Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min 0.1 m/s 1 ft/min 0.1 km/h 0.1 mph 0.1 knots 1 B* 0.1 F/S* 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* 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 (NK 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. Measuring wind speeds above 60 m/s / 134.2 mph can damage the impeller.
    Ambient Temperature 0.9 °F 0.5 °C 0.1 °F 0.1 °C -20.0 to 158.0 °F -29.0 to 70.0 °C 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.
    Relative Humidity 2%RH 0.1 %RH 10 to 90% 25°C non- condensing 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.
    Pressure 1.5 hPa|mbar 0.044 inHg 0.022 PSI 0.1 hPa|mbar 0.01 inHg 0.01 PSI 25°C/77°F 700-1100 hPa|mbar 20.67-32.48 inHg 10.15-15.95 PSI 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.
    Compass 1° 1/16th Cardinal Scale 0 to 360° 2-axis solid-state magneto-resistive sensor mounted perpendicular to unit plane. Accuracy of sensor dependent upon unit’s vertical position. Self-calibration routine eliminates magnetic error from batteries or unit and must be run after every full power- down (battery removal or change). Readout indicates direction to which the back of the unit is pointed when held in a vertical orientation. Declination/variation adjustable for True North readout.

    ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO

    Display & Backlight Multifunction, multi-digit monochrome dot-matrix display. Choice of white or red LED backlight.
    Response Time & Display Update Display updates every 1 second. After exposure to large environmental changes, all sensors require an equilibration period to reach stated accuracy. Measurements employing RH may require longer periods particularly after prolonged exposure to very high or very low humidity. WBGT requires about 8 minutes to reach 95% accuracy and about 15 minutes to reach 99% accuracy after exposure to large environmental changes.
    Data Storage & Graphical display, Min/Max/Avg History Logged history stored and displayed for every measured value. Manual and auto data storage. Min/Max/Avg history may be reset independently. Auto-store interval settable from 2 seconds to 12 hours*, overwrite on or off. Logs even when display off except for 2 and 5 second intervals. Kestrel 5 series units hold over 10,000 data points.
    Data Upload & Bluetooth® Data Connect Option Wireless range up to 100ft. Connection requires optional USB data transfer cable or Kestrel Link Dongle or Kestrel LiNK app. Employs Kestrel Link protocol for data transmission with Link supported devices. (Kestrel LiNK for iOS/Android, Kestrel Link for PC/MAC).
    Clock / Calendar Real-time hours:minutes:seconds clock, calendar, automatic leap-year adjustment.
    Auto Shutdown User-selectable – Off, 15-60 minutes with no key presses.
    Languages English, French, German, Spanish.
    Certifications CE certified, RoHS, FCC, IC tested and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards.
    Origin Designed and built in the USA from US and imported components. Complies with Regional Value Content and Tariff Code Transformation requirements for NAFTA Preference Criterion B.
    Battery Life AA Lithium included. Up to 400 hours of use, reduced by backlight, alert light and buzzer, or Bluetooth radio transmission use.
    Shock Resistance MIL-STD-810g, Transit Shock, Method 516.6 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller.
    Sealing Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6)
    Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits 14° F to 131° F | -10 °C to 55 °C Measurements may be taken beyond the limits of the operational temperature range of the display and batteries by maintaining the unit within the operational range and then exposing it to the more extreme environment for the minimum time necessary to take reading.
    Storage Temperature -22.0 °F to 140.0 °F | -30.0 °C to 60.0 °C.
    Size & Weight 5.0 x 1.9 x 1.1 in | 12.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm, 4.3 oz | 121 g. (Lithium battery included)

    KESTREL D1-D3 SERIES DROP SPECIFICATIONS

    KESTREL DROP SENSORS

    ACCURACY (+/-)

    RESOLUTION

    SPECIFICATION RANGE

    NOTES

    Ambient Temperature

    0.9 °F

    0.5 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    14 to 131°F

    -10 to 55 °C

    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 Battery Operational Temperature Limits.

    Relative Humidity

    2%RH

    0.1 %RH

    10 to 90% 25°C non- condensing

    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.

    Pressure

    1.5 hPa|mbar

    0.044 inHg

    0.022 PSI

    0.1 hPa|mbar

    0.01 inHg

    0.01 PSI

    25°C/77°F

    700-1100 hPa|mbar

    20.67-32.48 inHg

    10.15-15.95 PSI

    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.

    CALCULATED MEASUREMENTS

    MEASUREMENT

    ACCURACY (+/-)

    RESOLUTION

    SENSORS EMPLOYED

    Density Altitude

    226 ft

    69 m

    1 ft

    1 m

    Temperature, Relative Humidity,

    Pressure

    Dew Point

    3.4 °F

    1.9 °C

    15-95% RH. Refer to Range

    for Temperature Sensor

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity

    Heat Index

    7.1°F

    4.0°C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity

    THI (NRC)

    1.5 °F

    0.8 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity

    THI (Yousef)

    2.3 °F

    1.3 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity

    Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric

    3.2 °F

    1.8 °C

    0.1 °F

    0.1 °C

    Temperature, Relative Humidity

    Pressure

    ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO

    Response Time & Display Update

    Display updates every 1 second. After exposure to large environmental changes, all sensors require an equilibration period to reach stated accuracy. Measurements employing RH may require longer periods particularly after prolonged exposure to very high or very low humidity. WBGT requires about 8 minutes to reach 95% accuracy and about 15

    minutes to reach 99% accuracy after exposure to large environmental changes.
    Data Storage Logged history stored for every measured value. Auto-store interval settable from 2 seconds to 12 hours*, overwrite on or off. D1: >13,000 data points, D2: >7,000 data points, D3: >6,000 data points.
    Bluetooth® Data Connect Option Wireless range up to 100ft|30m. Compatible with Kestrel LiNK app for iOS (model 4s and later) and select Android products (Android 4.3 and higher) (See website for complete list of compatible 3rd party apps).
    Certifications CE certified, RoHS, FCC, IC tested and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards.
    Origin Designed and manufactured in the USA from US and imported components. Complies with Regional Value Content and Tariff Code Transformation requirements for NAFTA Preference Criterion B.
    Battery User-replaceable CR2032 (included).
    Shock Resistance MIL-STD-810g, Transit Shock, Method 516.6 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller.
    Sealing Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6)
    Battery Operational Temperature Limits 0° F to 140° F |-18 °C to 60 °C Measurements may be taken beyond the limits of the operational temperature range of batteries by maintaining the unit within the operational range and then exposing it to the more extreme environment for the minimum time necessary to take reading.
    Storage Temperature -22.0 °F to 140.0 °F |-30.0 °C to 60.0 °C.
    Size & Weight 2.4 x 1.8 x 0.9 in | 6 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm 1.2oz | 34g (Lithium battery included)

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