Kestrel 5500 Yellow Weather Meter 0855LVYEL
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KESTREL 5500 Series Yellow Weather Meter (0855LVYEL)

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KESTREL 5500 Series Yellow Weather Meter (0855LVYEL)
KESTREL 5500 Series Yellow Weather Meter (0855LVYEL)
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Features of Kestrel 5500 Yellow Weather Meter 0855LVYEL

  • LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers
  • Easy- to-read backlit display
  • Customizable data storage - 2900 data points
  • Exterior temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors for fast and accurate readings
  • Improved high resolution screen for any lighting (even sunlight) and easy on your eyes
  • Scratch and breakage-resistant window
  • Easy- to-read backlit display
  • User-replaceable impeller
  • Flip-top impeller cover allows use of other functions while protecting the impeller
  • Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards), waterproof (sealed to IP67 standards) and floats

Product Info for Kestrel 5500 Yellow Weather Meter 0855LVYEL

The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK is a complete weather instrument, offering all the features of the Kestrel 5000 with instant and accurate measurement of wind speed, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure and numerous other derived functions.

In addition, the Kestrel 5500 has a built-in digital compass. This allows you to track and log wind direction as well as wind speed. The wind direction is displayed in degrees and cardinal compass points. This makes the Kestrel 5500 the required model for HAZMAT workers, flight crews and military personnel as well as paragliders, flying enthusiasts and kite boarders who need to understand the impact of crosswind, headwind and tailwind.

By setting a reference target or runway heading, the Kestrel 5500 will automatically calculate crosswind, headwind and tailwind when measuring the wind speed. The digital compass can also be used to display forward heading with reference to either magnetic or true north.

The Kestrel 5500 also calculates and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data.

The Kestrel 5500 LiNK version has Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to transfer data wirelessly to an iOS (iPhone, iPad) device or Android smartphone or tablet when within range using the appropriate Kestrel LiNK App. You can also transfer data wirelessly to a Windows or Mac computer using the optional Kestrel Bluetooth USB Dongle (sold separately). Data can be viewed live on the App up to 100 feet away (line of sight).

When combined with the Kestrel Vane Mount and Kestrel Tripod the Kestrel 5500 becomes a stand-alone weather station as the large wind vane and precision pivot keep the Kestrel oriented into the wind for continuous measurement and logging of all the key environmental parameters at the exact location required.

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Battery Type:
5500 Series
Product Type:
Weather Meters


Measurements Heading (True & Magnetic)
Wind direction
Pressure Trend
Barometric Pressure
Wet Bulb Temperature
Relative Humidity in %
Heat Stress Index
Density Altitude
Wind Chill
Air, Water, and Snow Temperature
Current, Average, and Maximum Air Velocity
Who's Using Athletics & Outdoor Sports
Education & Classroom Use
Farming & Agriculture
HAZMAT Response
Hiking & Mountaineering
Law Enforcement
Precision & Competitive Shooting
Research, Science & Technology
Wind Speed/Air Flow Accuracy (+/-): Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20'/min
Resolution: 0.1 m/s,1 ft/min, 0.1 km/h, 0.1 mph, 0.1 knots,1 B
Range: 0.6 to 40.0 m/s, 118 to 7,874 ft/min, 2.2 to 144.0 km/h, 1.3 to 89.5 mph, 1.2 to 77.8 knots, 0 to 12 B
Battery Life AA Lithium, Included. Up to 400 Hours of Use, Reduced by Backlight or Bluetooth Radio Transmittion Use
Sealing Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6)
Shock Resistance MIL-STD-810g, Transit Shock, Method 516.5 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller
Operational Temperature 14 to 131° F / -10 to 55° C
Languages English, French, German, Spanish
Certifications CE certified, RoHS and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards (written certificate of tests available at additional charge)
Auto Shutdown Requires PC interface (USB or RS-232) or Bluetooth data transfer option and provided software
Finish Yellow
Clock / Calendar Requires PC interface (USB or RS-232) or Bluetooth data transfer option and provided software
Includes Zipper Carry Pouch Holding Meter with Vane Mount
Neck Lanyard
AA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours)
Protective Drawstring Pouch
Certificate of Conformity (with Complete Specifications)
Instruction Manual
5-Year Warranty
Place of Origin USA
Dimensions, in 5.0" x 1.8" x 1.1"
Weight, oz 3.6

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