Ultrasonic Anemometer

86000 / 86000-SDI

The YOUNG Model 86000 2D Ultrasonic Anemometer offers high performance and low power consumption in a compact size. It is ideal for the most demanding wind sensing applications


Analog and Serial Outputs (recommended cable: 18446)86000$1,390.00
SDI-12 Output (recommended cable: 18446)86000-SDI$1,452.00
22 AWG, Per Ft.18446$0.92

Quantity discounts applied during checkout. Excludes sensor cables.

The YOUNG Model 86000 Ultrasonic Anemometer measures horizontal wind speed and direction.  This lightweight and compact sensor features durable, corrosion-resistant construction with sensitive ultrasonic transducers secured in a streamlined molded frame.  Each sensor is fully wind tunnel tested and calibrated to provide accurate wind measurement over a wide operating range.  The standard sensor features RS-232 and RS-485 serial outputs in a variety of formats.  Analog voltage outputs are provided for wind speed and wind direction. 4-20 mA current signals are available for each channel and are well suited for long cable runs or for industrial settings where noise immunity is important.*  The sensor mounts on a standard 1-inch IPS pipe.  A mounting orientation ring is included that engages with the base of the sensor to retain orientation when the sensor is removed for maintenance.  Terminations are made in a junction box at the base of the sensor by small clamp-style connectors (no special connectors are required).

The YOUNG Model 86000-SDI Ultrasonic Anemometer is a specialized version of Model 86000.  This model operates similarly to Model 86000 but utilizes SDI-12 (v1.3) serial communication protocol to minimize power consumption.

*Not all outputs available simultaneously.


Wind speed: 0-75 m/s (168 mph)
Wind direction: 0-360°


Wind speed: ± 2% ± 0.1m/s (30 m/s), ± 3% (75 m/s)
Wind direction: ± 2°


Wind speed: 0.01 m/s
Wind direction: 0.1°


<0.01 m/s

Response Time:

<0.25 seconds

Analog Ouputs:

0-5000 mV or 4-20 mA
Analog wind scale: 0-100 m/s
Analog direction scale: 0-360° or 0-540°

Serial Outputs:

RS-232 or RS-485, SDI-12 (Model 86000-SDI only)
Formats: ASCII, ASCII polled, RMYT, NMEA
Baud: 1200, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
Units: m/s, mph, knots, km/hr
Wind format: Speed & direction or U & V
Status indicator: Standard with ASCII & NMEA

Output Update Rate:

0.1 to 20 Hz

Power Requirement:

10 to 30 VDC, <20 mA typical

Operating Temperature:

-40 to 60°C

Protection Class:



Overall height without bird pikes: 28.5 cm (11.2 in)
Overall height with bird spikes: 33.3 cm (13.1 in)
Overall width: 11 cm (4.3 in)
Mounting: 34 mm (1.34 in) diameter (standard 1 inch pipe)


0.4 kg (0.9 lb)

Shipping Weight:

1.6 kg (3.5 lb)