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Pegasus FLX Portable Weather Station


Pegasus FLX Portable Weather Station

Features

  • High resolution wind direction sensor and up to 160 mph wind speed range
  • Digital sensors calibrated for accurate readings, yet tough enough for emergency environments
  • Rugged weatherproof Control Module protects sensitive components and is easily decontaminated
  • Wireless transceivers provide remote capability (two-mile range)
  • Tripod sensor mast makes set up simple while "quick-connect" sensors allow 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
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Rapid Deployment Weather Monitoring System

When wind direction and speed measurements are critical, the Pegasus FLX Weather Station offers a complete weather monitoring solution for portable operations. For HazMat, pollution control, research, and other environmental monitoring requirements, the Pegasus FLX's wind sensor offers two-degree wind direction resolution and up to 160 mph wind speed range.Weather Parameters Monitored • Temperature • Barometric Pressure • Wind Direction • Wind Speed • Relative Humidity

Use Weather Master software to calculate dew point, heat index, wind chill, density altitude and automatically integrate weather data into Cameo/Aloha HazMat software.

Standard Pegasus FLX Portable Weather Station Includes

  • Control Module, digital barometer, and battery power cable
  • Weatherproof housing for the Control Module and wireless transceiver with quick-connect sensor plug-in jacks
  • One temperature probe with waterproof cable connector
  • One relative humidity sensor with waterproof cable connector
  • Self-Aspirating radiation shield for temperature and humidity sensors with quick-connect mounting hardware
  • Wind speed and direction sensor with quick-connect mounting hardware
  • Two 2.4 GHz wireless transceivers - 2 mile range
  • 48-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 polyethylene transportation case - foam lined with external wheels
  • Heavy-duty canvas tripod transportation bag with tote straps
  • One-year warranty

Pegasus FLX Portable Weather Station includes the Control Module with internal barometric pressure sensor, wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity sensor housed in a solar radiation shield. Each sensor includes a 15-foot sensor cable. A custom sensor package can be built using any of the sensors below including up to four temperature sensors and two solar radiation sensors

Features:

  • Low power consumption (10 mA at 12 VDC)
  • RS-232 or RS-485 communication to monitoring options
  • Easy to attach parameter sensor channels
  • Two additional general-purpose channels
Capricorn FLX Control Module

Utilizing MEMS technology, the on-board barometric pressure sensor provides accurate pressure data with full temperature compensation. The sensor outputs are digitized by a high-resolution 24-bit analog to digital converter.

Accuracy: ± 0.03 in. Hg (1 hPa)

Range: 14.8 to 32.5 in. Hg (500 to 1100 hPa)

Resolution: 0.001 in. Hg (0.03 hPa)

Standard with one ambient temperature sensor with 50 feet of cable. Up to four temperature sensors can be connected with a maximum of 400 feet combined cable length. These digital, semiconductor-type probes all connect to a single port, reducing susceptibility to noise interference, reducing cost, and increasing accuracy. The sensors are calibrated at the factory.

Options include: Soil/Water Temperature, Panel Temperature, and Ambient Temperature Sensors

Accuracy: ± 0.9°F from +14° to 185°F (±0.5°C from -10° to 85°C), ± 3.6°F from -67° to 257°F (±2.0°C from -55° to 125°C)

Resolution: 0.01°F

The Capricorn FLX features a durable aluminum/stainless steel wind direction and speed sensor. The sensor offers 360-degree wind direction resolution and high accuracy.

Features:

  • Wind direction in 2-degree resolution
  • Wind speed displays as low as 1 mph
  • Quick-disconnect cable connector for easy sensor removal

Wind Speed:

  • Accuracy: ± 0.25 mph from 0 to 23 mph, ± 1% from 24 to 160 mph
  • Range: 0 to 160 mph
  • Resolution:1 mph
  • Starting threshold: 0.9 mph
  • Type: Sealed read switch

Wind Direction:

  • Resolution: 2 degrees
  • Accuracy: ± 4 degrees
  • Type: Precision Potentiometer

For installations subject to extreme weather conditions, a heavy-duty wind sensor is available with a heater option.

Wind Sensors

This capacitive relative humidity sensor is compact and easy to use. It can be easily installed in a self-aspirating radiation shield for protection from the sun and rain. This sensor offers long-term stability with minimal drift. Because the sensor is a capacitive device, it will not be affected by surface contamination in unclean environments. Since the sensor element is socketed and laser trimmed it can be easily replaced in the field without any additional calibration. The relative humidity sensor comes with a standard 50-foot cable and a quick disconnect connector.

Type: Capacitance

Accuracy: ± 3% (or better) from 10 to 90% RH at 68° F

Temperature Effect: less than <±1.5% RH from 14° F to 140° F

Stability: ±2% RH over 2 years

Reporting Resolution: 1% RH

Range: 0 to 100%

Relative Humidity

The optional tipping bucket electric rain gauge is composed of a complex spun collector funnel with a knife edge that diverts the water to a tipping bucket mechanism. For each tip, a magnet causes an electronic pulse that is recorded. The rainfall sensor is completely automatic - spent water drains out of the bottom of the housing, hence, the instrument requires no servicing.

Accuracy: ±1% at 2 in./hr or less

Resolution: 0.01 inch

Heated rain gauge is available. Please call 1-866-625-8620 for details.

Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

The pyranometer or solar radiation sensor is calibrated to measure the shortwave radiation reaching the Earth's surface, measured in Watts m -2.

Self-cleaning dome-shaped head prevents water accumulation.

Sensor head is potted solid to prevent internal condensation in humid environments.

Cosine Response: 45° zenith angle ± 1%, 75° zenith angle ± 5%

Absolute Accuracy: ± 5%

Uniformity: ± 3%

Repeatability: ± 1%

Output Responsivity: 0.200 mV per W m-2

In full sunlight: 220 mV (1,100 W m-2)

Linear Range: 0 - 350 mV (0 - 1,750 W m-2)

Sensitivity: Custom calibrated to exactly 5.00 W m-2 per mV

Input Power: None, self-powered

Operating Environment: - 40 to 55 °C; 0 to 100% relative humidity. Designed for continuous outdoor use. Can be submerged under water (with or without mounting screw).

Materials: Anodized aluminum with acrylic lens

Dimensions: 2.4 cm diameter, 2.75 cm high

Solar Radiation

Control Module
Dimensions: 5.8" L x 4.5" W x 2.4" H
Weight: 0.4 lbs
Input Voltage: 8-24VDC
Current Consumption: 10mA @ 12VDC

Temperature
Accuracy:
± 0.9°F from +14° to 185°F (±0.5°C from -10° to 85°C)
± 3.6°F from -67° to 257°F (±2.0°C from -55° to 125°C)
Resolution: 0.01°F

Rainfall
Accuracy: ±1% at 2 in./hr. or less
Resolution: 0.01 inch

Relative Humidity
Type: Capacitance
Accuracy: ± 3% (or better) from 10 to 90% RH at 68° F
Temperature Effect: less than <±1.5% RH from 14° F to 140° F
Stability: : ±2% RH over 2 years
Reporting Resolution: 1% RH
Range: 0 to 100%

Barometric Pressure
Accuracy: ± 0.03 in. Hg (1 hPa)
Range: 14.8 to 32.5 in. Hg (500 to 1100 hPa)
Resolution: 0.0001 in. Hg (0.01 hPa)

Solar Radiation
Cosine Response: 45° zenith angle ± 1%, 75° zenith angle ± 5%
Absolute Accuracy: ± 5%
Uniformity: ± 3%
Repeatability: ± 1%
Sensitivity: Custom calibrated to exactly 5.00 W m -2 per mV
Operating Environment: -40 to 55°C, 0 to 100% relative humidity

Wind Direction
Resolution: 2 degrees
Range: 0 to 360 degrees
Accuracy: ± 4 degrees

Wind Speed
Accuracy: ± 0.25 mph from 0 to 23 mph
± 1% from 24 to 160 mph
Range: 0 to 160 mph
Resolution:1 mph

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 the Pegasus FLX 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

Pegasus FLX 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 Pegasus FLX Portable Weather Station.

Pegasus FLX Brochure

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Capricorn/Pegasus FLX User Manual

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