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Magellan MX Vehicle-Mount Weather Station


Magellan MX Weather Station

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

All-in-one Sensor Module with multiple sensor configurations

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

The Magellan MX Vehicle-Mount 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
  • Automatic self-alignment of wind direction using internal compass
  • Reliable, quick deploy/install
  • Low power consumption - ideal for battery installations
  • No mechanical components
  • One year warranty

Standard Magellan MX Vehicle-Mount Weather Station Includes:

  • Magellan MX 500 sensor module with 15-foot cable to connector including
    • Radiation shield with temperature, relative humidity,barometric pressure
    • Ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors
    • Internal compass and GPS
  • Connector mounts on truck for exterior sensor input cable to interior Interface Module
  • Interface Module with 50-foot cable to connector
  • Interior wall mount power supply
  • Telescoping mast (9-foot) and truck mount brackets (alternate Collapsible Roof Mount Mast)

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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.

The Magellan MX Vehicle-Mount Weather Station includes 15-feet cable lengths for each sensor to the connector plate. Inside the vehicle, additional 50-foot sensor cables connect to the Control Module.

A standard 7-foot serial communication cable connects the Control Module to the monitoring device whether a computer, MicroServer or Display Console. Extra length RS-232 cable is available up to 200 feet, catalog number 8233.

Magellan VM Weather Station Connection

Wireless transceivers offer a cable-free means to remotely monitor weather information when hardwire installations are not feasible or practical.

Wireless transceiver options 2.4 GHz and 900MHz offer outdoor line-of-site range at one mile and 20 miles, respectively.

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

2.4 GHz Model, Catalog Number 8245

900 MHz Model, Catalog Number 8255

2.4 GHz Wireless Transceiver

Catalog Number 8250

This device connects the weather station to a Local Area Network (LAN). At the monitoring computer a driver creates a virtual serial port and converts the data to be read by the available terminal program or weather software such as Weather Master or WeatherView 32.

For weather monitoring applications situated in a large facility such as an industrial plant or hospital, instead of running miles of cable from the weather station on the roof to a computer on the first floor, users can take advantage of existing LAN cables to hook up.

This device provides for the flexibility of placing the weather station any where close to an Ethernet connection.

Includes a power supply, driver and Ethernet cable.

Ethernet Converter

Included with this Vehicle-Mount Weather Station

A 9-foot telescoping mast and brackets are standard. The mast mounts permanently to the side of the vehicle. The sensors should be stored securely unless in use.

Features:

  • Fully adjustable telescoping pole
  • 58" outside pole and 48" inside pole
  • Heavy anodized aluminum
  • Twist lock for quick and easy height adjustment
  • Collapsed: 60"
  • Fully extended: 104.5"

(If the vehicle does not have built-in storage for the sensor head, consider Accessory Catalog Number 88173: Protective Case for Vehicle-Mount Sensors.)

Open Installation Instructions

This collapsible mast assembly is designed to be permanently mounted on a flat surface and folded away into the stored position. The sensor head should be stored securely unless in use.

Collapsible Mast (collapsed)

Specifications

Footprint: 7.5" x 42"
Collapsed height: 5.5"
Extended height: 70"

Order Catalog Number: 88018

When ordering a vehicle-mount weather station, please specify Collapsible Roof Mount Mast with your order. It will replace the standard side mount mast system at no extra cost.

Open Data Bulletin: Collapsible Mast

Open Installation Instructions

Collapsible Mast

Collapsible Mast (shown with Magellan sensors)

The following accessories are available. Click a title to expand text for additional information.

For vehicles without built-in sensor storage, a heavy-duty Protective Storage Case is recommended to protect the weather sensors.Constructed of ultra-high-impact structural copolymer, making the case extremely strong and durable. It is unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof, offering total protection for sensitive weather-monitoring instruments.Catalog Number: 88173 (specify Magellan sensor head)

(shown with Orion sensor head and cable, not included)

VM Sensor storage case

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

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