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Magellan MX Portable Weather Station


Magellan MX Weather Station

Magellan MX500 Sensor with internal compass and GPS, pressure, temp, humidity and wind sensors.

The Magellan MX Portable Weather Station combines a rugged multi-parameter weather sensor with an internal compass and GPS for critical weather monitoring with automatic and compensated wind measurements.

Features

  • Weather protected multi-sensor design
  • GPS for compensated wind speed
  • Integrated ultrasonic wind sensor
  • Automatic self-alignment with internal compass
  • Rugged, reliable, quick deploy
  • Low power consumption
  • No mechanical components to wear out
  • Wireless transceivers provide remote capability (two-mile range)
  • Tripod sensor mast makes set up simple while "quick-connect" sensor head allows system to be instantly operational
  • Sealed battery system with charger for continuous monitoring
  • Rugged transportation cases for instruments and tripod
  • Automatic interface with Cameo/Aloha Software
  • One-year Warranty

Multiple sensor configuration options

Model MX600 MX500 MX300 MX200
Wind speed and direction X X X
Air Pressure X X X
Temperature X X X
Relative Humidity X X X
Rainfall X
Compass
X X X
GPS X X X

Standard Magellan MX Portable Weather Station Includes

  • Wheeled carrying case houses batteries and and wireless transceiver with quick-connect sensor plug-in jacks
  • Magellan MX500 sensor head with 15-feet of cable, includes:
    • Radiation shield with temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure
    • Wind speed and direction sensors
    • Internal compass and GPS
  • Two 2.4 GHz wireless transceivers - 2 mile range
  • 32-hour, 12 volt, Sealed Gel Battery System (Other battery capacities are available upon request.)
  • 10ft tripod with telescoping mast, tiedown kit, compass, and mounting hardware
  • Heavy-duty canvas tripod transportation bag with tote straps

System Components:

Tripod Sensor Mast:
Made of powder coated heavy-gauge steel for added protection against the elements. The mast has three removable legs with locking pins. Telescoping extension elevates to 10 feet overall maximum height. Includes: Guy-wire ring collar, guy-wires, grounding stakes, compass for north orientation, and heavy duty canvas transportation bag.

Transportation Case:
Rugged polyethylene carrying case with roller wheels houses batteries and transceivers with quick-connect sensor plug-in jack. Foam padded interior protects sensitive equipment. Keeps all components in a constant state of readiness.

2.4 GHz Wireless Transceivers:
Gives the system remote capability within two (2) mile line-of-sight range. FCC approved and license free.

Battery Power System with Charger:
Two 12 volt sealed lead acid (SLA) gel batteries provide 32 hours of operating time each. Quick-charging battery system keeps a fresh battery in supply. Batteries come with a plastic carrying case to protect against weather elements and contaminants.

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PTU, wind, rain

Magellan MX600

PTU, wind

Magellan MX500

PTU

Magellan MX300

wind only

Magellan MX200

Magellan MX 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

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

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

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 MX500 MX300 MX200
Wind speed and direction X X X
Air Pressure X X X
Temperature X X X
Relative Humidity X X X
Rainfall X
Compass
X X X
GPS X X X

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

Select your desired method of data viewing and monitoring. 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 Software Page

Weather Software

Connection between sensor head and monitoring device.

Standard with theMagellan Portable Weather Station, 2.4 GHz wireless transceivers offer one-mile line-of-site range.

One transceiver is housed in the weatherproof carry-case near the sensor head.

The second transceiver is connected to the Interface Module at the data display site, which then is connected to a Weather Display Console and/or computer.

Certifications
2.4 GHz: FCC (USA), IC (Canada) and ETSI (Europe).

2.4 GHz Wireless Transceiver

Magellan MX Portable Weather Station comes standard with a tripod mast and tote bag.

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

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Weather Station Tripod Mast
Tripod Leg Joint
Tripod TieDown Kit

There are no additional accessories for the Magellan MX Portable Weather Station.

Magellan MX Brochure

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Magellan MX User Manual

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