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  • Lightweight, portable digital anemometer,measuring both wind speed & direction
  • Quality construction: anodized aluminum, ball bearings
  • Type calibrated in a wind tunnel
  • Long battery life, auto power-off
  • Built-in electronic compass
  • Illuminated LC wind speed display
  • Display of instant, one min average and one min maximum wind speed data
  • RS 232 data transmission
  • Suitable for military, firemen, construction workers, sports applications and more

Ames Handheld Anemometer

The RVM 96B-1 Handheld Anemometer is a truly portable, easy to use electronic – mechanical device for wind measurements. It is used where other instruments, due to their design, weight or dimensions, are unsuitable.

The system for measuring wind speed is optoelectronic, with a 3-cup Robinson’s cross and digital liquid crystal display. Wind speed is sampled in 1-second intervals.

The anemometer also calculates one minute average and max speed, which show values on the display. As an option, wind speed data can be transmitted to the external device each second through the RS 232 serial port (RVM 96B-1/T).

The handheld anemometer can be set to measure wind speed in m/s, km/h, knots, or mph. Wind speed units can be selected by the user.

A mechanical system with a vane and circular scale is used for measuring the direction of the wind. A built-in electronic compass enables proper orientation of the device.

The bottom of the handle has a standard ¼” nut to enable the attachment of the device to a standard photographic tripod. A case is provided for transport and storage of RVM 96B-1.

Product Specifications

SpecWind SpeedWind Direction
Measuring RangeFrom 0 m/s to 70 m/s
or 0 kn to 99.9 kn
or 0 kn to 150 kn/h
From 0 deg. to 360 deg.
Starting Speed0.5 m/s0.5 m/s
Accuracy and Linearity±0.5 m/s±5 deg.
Resolution0.1 m/s
0.1 kn (0-99.9 kn)
or 1 kn (0-150 kn)
5 deg.
Measuring SystemOptoelectronicMechanical
IndicatorLC DisplayCircular Scale
OrientationWith the built-in electronic compass
Power Supply4 * 1.5 V AA batteries, 5 mA, 25 mA with display illumination
Battery Life70 hours (15 hours with display illumination)
Dimensions 275 mm (H) * 210 mm (W) * 140 mm (D)
WeightApprox. 0.5 kg
MaterialAnodised aluminum, stainless steel, fiber reinforced plastics
TripodAny photographic tripod with 1/4″ screw
Dimensions of the Case365 mm (L) * 260 mm (W) * 150 mm (H)
Total WeightApprox. 3 kg