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Magellan MX 420™ PLC Weather Station


Magellan MX 420 PLC Weather Station

The Magellan MX with a 4-20 Control Module. This Station offers a complete weather station with 4-20 mA output for industrial PLC interface.

All-in-one Sensor Module with multiple sensor configurations

ModelMX600 MX501MX500 MX300 MX200
Wind speed and directionXXXX
Air Pressure XXXX
TemperatureXXXX
Relative HumidityXXXX
RainfallX
Compass
XXXX
GPSXXXX
Solar RadiationX

Magellan MX 420 Weather Station Includes

  • Magellan MX All-in-One Sensor Transmitter (with 50-foot sensor cable) including:
    • Radiation shield with temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure
    • Ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors
    • Internal compass plus GPS
  • Weatherproof enclosure
    • Two 4-20 mA converter modules
    • Power supply
    • AC surge protector
  • Recommended: Surge Protector

The Magellan MX 420 Weather Station combines a rugged multi- parameter weather sensor with an internal compass and GPS for critical weather monitoring with automatic wind direction alignment on the go.

The 4-20 mA signal outpt interfaces to PLC, DCS and SCADA systems.

(Modbus/OPCcommunication is available with the Weather MicroServer monitoring any CWS weather station.)

Additionally, real time monitoring, data logging, and graphing are available with a stand-alone Weather Display Console and/or Weather Master Software. The Weather MicroServer can also be connected to offer Internet-ready data as well as additional industrial protocols.

Features

  • Weather protected multi-sensor design
  • GPS for compensated wind speed
  • Automatic self-alignment of wind direction using internal compass
  • Reliable, quick deploy/install
  • Low power consumption - ideal for battery or solar-powered installations
  • No mechanical components
  • One year warranty

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Magellan MX 420 PLC weather station enclosure

A weatherproof enclosure houses

  • power supply,
  • AC surge protector, and
  • serial to 4-20 mA converters.
PTU, wind, rain

Magellan MX600

PTU, solar

Magellan MX501

PTU, wind

Magellan MX500

PTU

Magellan MX300

wind only

Magellan MX200

Magellan MX 420 Weather Stations incorporate the following sensors depending on the model. Click to expand for specific sensor and measurement details.

Wind speed and direction measurements are provided via an ultrasonic sensor. An electronic compass provides apparent wind measurements. GPS provides true wind and other features.

Wind Speed
Range: 0 to 134 mph (0 to 60 m/s)
Accuracy: ±3% 0.02 mph to 90 mph (±3% 0.01 m/s to 40 m/s), ±5% above 90 mph and up to 134 mph (40 m/s and up to 60 m/s)
Resolution: 0.02 mph (0.01 m/s)
Units Available: knots, mph, km/hr, m/s

Wind Direction
Measurement Range: 0-359°
Measurement Range: 0-359° Accuracy: ± 3° 0.02 mph to 90 mph (0.01 m/s to 40 m/s), ±5° above 90 mph and up to 134 mph (40 m/s and up to 60 m/s)
Resolution: 1°
Units: Degrees

A combined instrument mounted inside three double louvered, naturally aspirated radiation shields with no moving parts. The results are high performance across each measurement over long periods of time.

Barometric Pressure

Range: 8.85 – 32.48 inHg (300 - 1100 hPa)
Accuracy: ±0.015 inHg (±0.5 hPa) @ 77°F (25°C)
Resolution: 0.003 inHg (0.1 hPa)
Units Available: kPa, hPa, mbar, inHg

Relative Humidity
Range: 0-100%
Resolution: 1%
Accuracy: ± 2% @ 68°F (10%-90% RH)
Units: % Rh

Temperature
Range: -40 to +158°F (-40 to +70°C)
Accuracy: ±0.54°F @ 68°F (±0.3°C @ 20°C)
Resolution: 0.18°F (0.1°C)
Units: °C, °F

An integrated optical rain gauge that automatically senses water hitting its outside surface and provides measurements based on the size and number of drops. Algorithms interpret this data and simulate the output of a tipping bucket rain gauge. The optical rain gauge has no moving parts associated with tipping bucket gauges.

Precipitation
Resolution: (0.007in/tip) (0.2mm/tip)
Accuracy: ±2% at <6 inches/hour
Units Available: mm, inches

Magellan MX Weather Station model 501 incorporates a silicon photodiode radiation sensor in the all-in-one sensor configuration including wind speed/direction, air pressure, temperature, relative humidity, compass and GPS.

Solar Radiation

Wavelength Sensitivity: 300 to 3000 nm
Output Range: 0 to 1600 W/m2
Resolution: 1 W/m2
DIN Standard: IS0 9060 Second Class
Sampling Rate: 1 Hz
Units: W/m2

Wind Speed
Range: 0 to 134 mph (0 to 60 m/s)
Accuracy: ±3% 0.02 mph to 90 mph (±3% 0.01 m/s to 40 m/s), ±5% above 90 mph and up to 134 mph (40 m/s and up to 60 m/s)
Resolution: 0.02 mph (0.01 m/s)
Units Available: knots, mph, km/hr, m/s

Wind Direction
Measurement Range: 0-359°
Accuracy: ± 3° 0.02 mph to 90 mph (0.01 m/s to 40 m/s), ±5° above 90 mph and up to 134 mph (40 m/s and up to 60 m/s)
Resolution: 1°
Units: Degrees

Temperature
Range: -40 to +158°F (-40 to +70°C)
Accuracy: ±0.54°F @ 68°F (±0.3°C @ 20°C)
Resolution: 0.18°F (0.1°C)
Units: °C, °F

Solar Radiation
Wavelength Sensitivity: 300 to 3000 nm
Output Range: 0 to 1600 W/m2
Resolution: 1 W/m2
DIN Standard: IS0 9060 Second Class
Sampling Rate: 1 Hz
Units: W/m2

Barometric Pressure
Range: 8.85 – 32.48 inHg (300 - 1100 hPa)
Accuracy: ±0.015 inHg (±0.5 hPa) @ 77°F (25°C)
Resolution: 0.003 inHg (0.1 hPa)
Units Available: kPa, hPa, mbar, inHg

Relative Humidity
Range: 0-100%
Resolution: 1%
Accuracy: ± 2% @ 68°F (10%-90% RH)
Units: % Rh

Precipitation
Resolution: (0.007in/tip) (0.2mm/tip)
Accuracy: ±2% at <6 inches/hour
Units Available: mm, inches

Compass
Measurement Range: 0-359°
Resolution: 1.0°

GPS
Horizontal Position Accuracy: Less than 2.5M Circular Error Probability
Accuracy: Longitude and Latitude report to 6 decimal places

MX600: rain gauge, ultrasonic wind speed and direction, temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, compass, GPS

MX501: ultrasonic wind speed and direction, temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, compass, GPS, solar radiation

MX500: ultrasonic wind speed and direction, pressure, temperature, relative humidity, compass, GPS

MX300: pressure, temperature, relative humidity (no compass or GPS)

MX200: ultrasonic wind speed and direction only, compass, GPS

Model MX600 MX501MX500 MX300 MX200
Wind speed and direction X XX X
Air Pressure X XX X
Temperature X XX X
Relative Humidity X XX X
Rainfall X
Compass
X XX X
GPS
X XX X
Solar Radiation X

Optional sensors of Solar Radiation, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Visibility, and up to two additional Temperatures can be connected via the Weather MicroServer.

With the Magellan MX 420 Weather Station, monitoring is accomplished on the user's PLC device.

Additionally, dedicated weather monitoring is available with these proprietary options: Click a title to expand text for additional information.

FTP output (XML and CSV) • XML web service • Internet browser user interface

SNMP, Modbus/OPC and RTU communication protocols are standard for Industrial Management applications.

Compatible with CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) and Weather Underground, the MicroServer can automatically post data from your weather station to these network websites.

Open Weather MicroServer Page

Weather MicroServer

Industrial grade WVGA touchscreen displays current weather data, trends, min/max.

Computes and displays wind chill, heat index and other calculated parameters.

Seven-inch color LCD panel with 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

Available in desktop/wall-mount chassis, 19" rack mount, or panel mount.

Open Weather Display Page

Color Weather Display

Weather Master™ is our proprietary software optimized for CWS weather stations. It provides computer weather monitoring, calculated parameters, graphing and trend displays, as well as automatic archiving of weather data, alarm notification, interface with CAMEO/ALOHA, and weather web page updates.

Additional software options are available including third-party software for PC and Mac.

Open Weather Master Software Page

Weather Software

Included with the Magellan MX 420 Weather Station is a 50-foot section of sensor cable which connects to the Weatherproof Enclosure.

Customer supplied 4-20 mA Signal Cables connect the Weatherproof Enclosure (screw terminal blocks) to the PLC device.

Additional monitoring options require their respective RS-232 cable.

Magellan MX 420 Diagram

Due to the wide variety of installations, masts and mounting hardware are sold separately. The following items are available from Columbia Weather Systems. (Click to expand for details.)

For mounting wind sensor assembly; includes two five-foot sections.
Catalog Number: 88005

(May be used with Roof or Wall Mount Kit below.)

Includes universal mast mount, guy wire clamp, guy wire, lag screws, and eye bolt screws.
Catalog Number: 88002

(Does not include mast - User supplied or select steel mast above)

Open Hardware Kit PDF including diagrams

Mount weather station mast on a roof

Roof Mount Hardware Kit
(Catalog Number 88002)

Includes 4" wall mounts with lag screws.
Catalog Number: 88003

(Does not include mast - User supplied or select steel mast above)

Open Hardware Kit PDF including diagrams

Mount weather station mast to a wall

Wall Mount Hardware Kit
(Catalog Number 88003)

This tripod mast is designed to provide 8 to 10 feet of stable, secure support for your weather station sensors or other instrumentation. Set up takes less than five minutes.

Competitively priced and sturdy, the tripod is constructed from welded aluminum and anodized for appearance and longevity. The 15-pound tripod can support up to 60 pounds of equipment such as weather sensors on a 1" (outside diameter) vertical pipe stub.

Operational Features

  • Sturdy construction supports up to 60 pounds of equipment.
  • Legs insert easily into body and fasten securely with stainless steel retainer pins.
  • Guy wires clip quickly to feet for increased stability.
  • Includes tiedown kit for optional optimized stability.

Tripod Specifications

Capacity: Supports up to 60 lbs.
Diameter: 1" OD
Shipping Weight: 17lbs
Shipping Box Dimensions: 70" x 8" x 8"

Order Information

Tripod with Tiedown Kit, Catalog Number: 88019
Tripod Tote for storage and transportation, Catalog Number: 88009

Open Tripod Data Bulletin PDF

Weather Station Tripod Mast
Tripod Leg Joint
Tripod TieDown Kit

Universal mounting adapter to attach weather sensors to existing towers or alternate masts, even those with multiple instruments. Can be used vertically or horizontally. Aluminum construction. Includes three clamps for mast of up to 3” diameter.

Catalog Number: 88022

(Does not include mast - User supplied)

Open Diagram PDF

Weather Station Mount
Weather Station Mounting Adapter

Universal Mount for Tower/Mast shown above with Pulsar 600 Weather Station. (Catalog Number 88022)

The following accessories are available for Magellan MX 420 Weather Stations. Surge protection with the Lightning Arrestor is highly recommended. Click a title to expand text for additional information.

Three-stage surge protector, for data and power signals.

A nearby lightning strike may induce a high voltage surge which the internal suppressor of your weather instrument may not be able to withstand, causing significant damage to the weather station. Protect your weather station investment with a Lightning Arrestor.

This compact transient overvoltage suppressor is designed for weather stations in areas with an elevated risk of lightning strike.

  • Superior 3-stage surge protection
  • Tolerates up to 10kA surge currents
  • Both differential and common mode protection on each channel
  • Filtering against HF and RF noise
  • Two power channels and two data channels
  • Environmental protection class IP66

Catalog Number: 8355

Includes adjustable mounting clamp.

Open Lightning Arrestor PDF

Lightning Arrestor

Plugs directly into the Ethernet Port on the Weather MicroServer.

Catalog Number: 8356

Plugs directly into Serial Port on a computer or Weather MicroServer.

Catalog Number: 8353

The new battery back-up option provides continuous power to the weather station system in the event of an electrical outage. The 12VDC battery comes in a NEMA enclosure and can power a non-heated Orion LX Weather Station for up to three days. It is available for most weather station configurations.

Catalog Number: 8395-1
Enclosure Size: 12" x 10" x 6"
Enclosure: 16 gauge galvanized steel with polyester power finish
Industry Standards: NEMA/EEMAC Type 3R
Battery: 28 AHr Sealed Lead Acid Rechargeable
Power Input: 88 - 264VAC
Power Output: 12VDC

Battery Backup