Marine Wind Monitor


The Wind Monitor MA is an accurate and reliable wind sensor specifically designed for the rigors of the marine environment.


3M Cable05106$1,260.00
8M Cable05106-8M$1,278.00
12M Cable05106-12M$1,308.00
6 Channel19120$220.00
0-5 VDC Outputs (recommended cable: 18446)05603C$516.00
4-20 mA Outputs (recommended cable: 18723)05631C$562.00
22 AWG, Per Ft.18446$1.24
22 AWG, Per Ft.18723$1.02
22 AWG, Per Ft.18721$1.50

Quantity discounts applied during checkout. Excludes sensor cables.

The YOUNG Model 05106 Wind Monitor-MA measures horizontal wind speed and direction.  Similar in operation to Model 05103, it utilizes long-lasting, corrosion resistant, ceramic bearings and ruggedized vertical components for the additional rigors of a marine environment.  The sensor is available with different cable lengths that are attached in a sealed capsule internal to the sensor.  The direct output for wind speed is an AC sine wave and direction is a precision potentiometer.  This sensor mounts on a standard 1-inch IPS pipe.  A mounting orientation ring is included.

A separate Surge Protection Assembly, Model 19120, is available that doubles as both a junction box for cable termination and additional electrical transient surge protection.  Separate signal conditioning devices are available to convert the sensor signals to 0-5 V (Model 05603C) or 4-20 mA (Model 05631C).  All three of these devices are enclosed in weatherproof enclosures and come with mounting hardware (Model 19120 is not typically used in conjunction with either Model 05603C or 05631C).



Wind speed: 0-100 m/s (224 mph)
Azimuth: 360° mechanical, 355° electrical (5° open)


Wind speed: ± 0.3 m/s (0.6 mph) or 1% of reading
Wind direction: ± 3°

Threshold: *

Propeller: 1.0 m/s (2.4 mph)
Vane: 1.0 m/s (2.4 mph)

Dynamic Response: *

Propeller distance constant (63% recovery) 2.7 m (8.9 ft)
Vane delay distance (50% recovery) 1.3 m (4.3 ft)
Damping ratio: 0.3
Damped natural wavelength: 7.4 m (24.3 ft)
Undamped natural wavelength: 7.2 m (23.6 ft)

Signal Output:

Wind speed: magnetically induced AC voltage, 3 pulses per revolution. 1800 rpm (90 Hz) = 8.8 m/s (19.7 mph)
Azimuth: analog DC voltage from conductive plastic potentiometer − resistance 10K Ω , linearity 0.25%, life expectancy − 50 million revolutions

Power Requirement:

Potentiometer excitation: 15 VDC maximum

Operating Temperature:

-50 to 60°C

Sensor Cable:

A water tight pigtail cable is supplied for electrical connections. Available in standard lengths of 3, 8 and 12 meters.
For longer cable lengths a user supplied junction box or connector may be used.


Overall height: 37 cm (14.6 in)
Overall length: 55 cm (21.7 in)
Propeller: 18 cm (7 in) diameter
Mounting: 34 mm (1.34 in) diameter (standard 1 inch pipe)


1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)

Shipping Weight:

2.3 kg (5 lbs)

Model 05603C:

Wind Sensor Interface
Signal outputs: 0-5.00 VDC full scale
Power requirement: 8-24 VDC (5 mA @ 12 VDC)
Operating temperature: -50 to 60°C

Model 05631C:

Wind Line Driver
Signal outputs: 4-20 mA full scale
Power requirement: 12-30 VDC (40 mA max.)
Operating temperature: -50 to 60°C


Nominal values, determined in accordance with ASTM standard procedures.