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Kestrel DROP D2AG Livestock Heat Stress Monitor

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Livestock heat stress can cause serious health issues in your valuable livestock as well as reduced dairy and herd productivity.

Stay informed of heat conditions in the barn or during transport with the Kestrel D2 Livestock Heat Stress Monitor. Multiple built-in environmental measurements mean your DROP D2 can also be used for many other agricultural applications including hay and feed storage areas and greenhouses.

The Kestrel Drop D2 Livestock Heat Stress Monitor is a very affordable rugged heat stress monitor that can be used in the barn, during transport, or anywhere livestock are housed. Simply hang in place wherever insight into conditions is needed, and access current conditions and historical readings with your iOS or Android device. Designed by Kestrel with input from some of the world's most respected experts in livestock heat stress, the Kestrel DROP D2 Livestock Heat Stress Monitor is designed to help you MEASURE and MANAGE your animals’ heat stress, ensuring you MAXIMIZE your bottom line.

  • Direct readout of Temperature Humidity Index (THI) – a dairy cattle specific measurement that provides guidance for when heat stress will start to reduce milk production.  
  • Also measures heat stress index, temperature, humidity and dew point for application to many types of livestock and agricultural applications.
  • The EASIEST and most accurate way to monitor and track environmental measurements critical to agriculture in almost any farm, home or transport location – wet or dry, indoors or out.
  • Easily hangs inside a barn, transport vehicle or wherever livestock are housed.
  • Horse shippers - monitor trailer temperatures and heat index from inside your truck! Know when to find shade or take a break to water your horses.
  • View data wirelessly with Kestrel LiNK app, powered by Bluetooth® low energy, on mobile devices and computers when within 100’ of device. See, save and share data from multiple DROPs with just one phone or tablet.
  • Store thousands of data points and get months of logging on a single coin-cell battery - customize logging rate, connections and alerts
  • Android 4.3 and higher. Works with most Android devices with Bluetooth® low energy, including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 4, Motorola, Android and other recent generation phones and tablets.
  •  iOS 6 installed iPhone 4s, iPad 3rd generation or later.
  • Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards), dust and waterproof (sealed to IP67 standards).
  • 5-year warranty.

Use a DROP Anywhere livestock are housed- Small, Accurate, Rugged and Waterproof

Each DROP measures just 1 x 1.8 x 2.4 inches (24 x 46 mm x 60 mm) and weighs just 1.2 ounces (34 grams).  DROP loggers meet military and international standards for water, dust and shock resistance (IP-67 and MIL-STD-810G) and are conveniently equipped with a sturdy d-ring for hanging wherever needed.

DROP D1-D3 Data Points

DROP D1:  Data Points: 13064
  • Logging every 2 seconds - Fills up after 7.5 hours
  • Logging every 10 minutes - Fills up after 90.7 days
  • Logging every 2 hours - Fills up after 544 days
DROP D2:  Data Points: 8165
  • Logging every 2 seconds - Fills up after 4.5 hours
  • Logging every 10 minutes - Fills up after 56.7 days
  • Logging every 2 hours - Fills up after 340 days. 
DROP D3:  Data Points: 6220
  • Logging every 2 seconds: Fills up after 3.4 hours
  • Logging every 10 minutes - Fills up after 43.2 days
  • Logging every 2 hours -  Fills up after 259 days

Battery Life:

  • The battery life will vary based on usage.
  • For baseline conditions and settings*, the battery will last approximately 6 months. *Temp = 75°F, Logging Rate = 10 Minutes, Update Rate = 30 seconds.
  • Battery life will be reduced by:
    • Colder conditions
    • More frequent logging or update rates
  • Downloads of large data logs (or firmware updates) are best completed with a fresh battery and in temperatures above 10°C / 50°F.

Requirements:

  • iOS 6 installed iPhone 4s, iPad 3rd Generation, iPod Touch 5th Generation and above.
  • Android 4.3 and higher. Works with most Android devices with Bluetooth® low energy, including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 4, Motorola Droid and other recent generation phones and tablets. 

Measures:

  • THI (Temperature-Humidity Index)
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Heat Index
  • Dew Point Temperature 

Includes:


Who is Using?

  • Poultry Producers
  • Swine Producers
  • Sheep Producers
  • Goat Producers
  • Beef Operations
  • Dairy Producers
  • Processors
  • Veterinarians
  • Livestock Nutritionists
  • Transportation Providers
  • Researchers

Features

  • Bluetooth Smart (Wireless Technology)
  • Data Logger
  • Drop-Tested, MIL-STD-810G
  • IP67 Waterproof
  • Lightweight & Durable 

Model & SKUs:

  • Kestrel DROP D2 - Part #0720AGHVG

American-Made Quality and a Five-Year Warranty

Every Kestrel environmental instrument is designed and built entirely in the USA. Kestrel’s history and focus on quality and ruggedness is reflected in the DROP’s industry-leading five-year warranty. Kestrel has been building rugged environmental instruments that help people do their jobs more safely and efficiently for more than fifteen years and has built a reputation for reliability one meter at a time.

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MEASUREMENTS

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Temperature
Relative Humidity
Heat Stress Index
Temperature-Humidity Index (THI)
Dew Point Temp.
Wind Speed/Air Speed  
Wind Chill  
Wet Bulb Temp. (Psychrometric)  
Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)  
Barometric Pressure  
Altitude  
Density Altitude  
Volume Air Flow    
Wind Direction    
Crosswind / Headwind / Tailwind    
Delta T    
Globe Temp.      
Naturally Aspirated Wet Bulb Temp.      
Wet Bulb Globe Temp. (WBGT)      
Heat Load Index (HLI)      
Accumulated Heat Load Units (AHLU)      

Temperature, Relative Humidity, Heat Stress Index, Dew Point Temperature, Temperature-Humidity Index (THI), and Bluetooth

(1) CR2032 Lithium Battery, Instructions, and Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet)

Kestrel D1 - D3 Sensor Specifications

SENSORS
SENSORS ACCURACY (+/-) RESOLUTION SPECIFICATION RANGE NOTES
AmbientTemperature 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 noncondensing 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)