Kestrel 5400 WBGT Heat Stress Tracker (HST) & Weather Meter
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The Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker is the most user-friendly WBGT meter on the market. Detect unsafe heat-related conditions.
Kestrel 5400 WBGT Heat Stress Tracker (HST) & Weather Meter Overview
The next generation of WBGT and environment monitoring is here with the Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker.
The Kestrel 5400 is a trusted and accurate handheld, portable, WBGT (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature) measurement tool and environmental data logger. No need for distilled water, bulky globes, complicated setup or expensive equipment. Getting accurate measurements couldn’t be easier: just hold the Kestrel Heat Stress Tracker in the area of interest for both instantaneous and average WBGT measurements. Set the appropriate WBGT thresholds for flag warnings and the loud buzzer, bright LED beacon and on-screen warnings provide instant notification of dangerous conditions. The Kestrel 5400 even comes preprogrammed with several athletics, industrial, and military guidelines to further ease the set-up process."In most situations environmental heat exposures should be assessed by the Wet Bulb Globe Thermometer (WBGT) method." -- NIOSH Recommended Standard Publication Occupational Exposure to Heat & Hot Environments Department of Health & Human Services, CDC
Unlike other WBGT meters on the market, the Kestrel 5400 is a full-featured weather meter as well. Measure wind speed, maximum wind gusts, temperature, humidity, pressure, wind chill, density altitude and more. No matter what your activity, the Kestrel 5400 provides insight into the critical conditions affecting safety, performance and success. The Kestrel 5400 with LiNK wireless data communication adds a compass for tracking wind direction as well, expanding its usability to include HAZMAT response, and even measuring headwind at the running track!
The Kestrel 5 Series platform offers a large, high-resolution and contrast display with ease of font readability. It also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens, AA battery operation and optional LiNK iOS and Android wireless connectivity and app support. Like all Kestrel meters, the Kestrel 5400 is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage – so it can be used anywhere needed to keep athletes, workers, military personnel and animals safe from heat injury. A range of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel meter with you.
Pair the Kestrel 5400 with the optional Kestrel Vane Mount for hands-free measurements over the course of the practice, training session or workday. And for maximum functionality, choose the Kestrel 5400 with LiNK to transmit live measurements to your phone or tablet when you’re within range. Learn more about Kestrel LiNK.
In addition to measuring the current environmental conditions, the Kestrel 5400 tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data. Your data log can be transferred to a iOS/Android device wirelessly with the LiNK wireless communication option and Kestrel LiNK app, or to a Windows/Mac device with either the accessory Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable (Both sold separately).
Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. The Kestrel Heat Stress Tracker line has been used by the US Army, US Navy, athletic trainers, and even organizers at the Boston Marathon. There truly is no comparable environmental safety monitoring tool on the market. Adopt best safety practices for your team or workplace and add a Kestrel Heat Stress Tracker to your toolkit.
** Available with Pro version with Compass and Link + Vane Mount
* Applies to LiNK models only
Kestrel LiNK for iOS & Android
The Kestrel LiNK® App for iOS/Android allows you to Wirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices and remotely view real-time environmental data and receive alerts for changing conditions. Available for your Kestrel 5 Series Meter or DROP Logger, Kestrel LiNK also provides easy transfer of the Kestrel’s stored data log, a clear graph of all historical data. Alerts can be customized based on temperature, heat index, wind, or other measurements. LiNK enables easy firmware updates of Kestrel 5 series meters.
Data is transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth® Low Energy within wireless range (100’ line of sight– reduced by walls and obstructions). Mobile device and Kestrel must remain within range to trigger alerts.
|Wind Speed |Air||Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min Speed||0.1 m/s 1 ft/min 0.1 km/h 0.1 mph 0.1 knots 1 B* 0.1 F/S*||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* 2-131.2*||1 inch|25 mm diameter impeller with precision axle and low-friction Zytel® bearings. Startup speed stated as lower limit, readings may be taken down to 0.4 m/s |79 ft min|1.5 km/h |.9 mph |.8 kt after impeller startup. Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5º off axis; -2% @ 10º; -3% @ 15º. Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH|7 m/s. Replacement impeller (NK PN-0801) field installs without tools (US Patent 5,783,753). Wind speed calibration and testing should be done with triangle on impeller located at the top front face of the Kestrel. Measuring wind speeds above 60 m/s / 134.2 mph can damage the impeller|
|Ambient Temperature||0.9 °F 0.5 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||-20.0 to 158.0 °F -29.0 to 70.0 °C||Airflow of 2.2 mph|1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insolation effect. For greatest accuracy, avoid direct sunlight on the temperature sensor and prolonged sunlight exposure to the unit in low airflow conditions. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product. For further details, see Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits.|
|Globe Temperature||2.5 °F 1.4 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||-20.0 to 140.0 °F -29.0 to 60.0 °C||Temperature inside 1in|25 mm black powder coated copper globe converted to Tg equivalent for standard 6 in|150 mm globe. Closest equivalence obtained with airflow greater than 2.2 mph|1 m/s.|
|Relative Humidity||2%RH||0.1 %RH||10 to 90% 25°C noncondensing||To achieve stated accuracy, unit must be permitted to equilibrate to external temperature when exposed to large, rapid temperature changes and be kept out of direct sunlight. Calibration drift is typically less than ±0.25% per year.|
|Pressure||1.5 hPa|mbar 0.044 inHg 0.022 PSI||0.1 hPa|mbar 0.01 inHg 0.01 PSI||25°C/77°F 700-1100 hPa|mbar 20.67-32.48 inHg 10.15-15.95 PSI||Monolithic silicon piezo-resistive pressure sensor with second-order temperature correction. Between 1100–1600 mbar, unit will operate with reduced accuracy. Sensor may not operate above 1600 mbar and can be damaged above 6,000 mbar or below 10 mbar. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product.|
|Compass||5°||1° 1/16th Cardinal Scale||0 to 360°||2-axis solid-state magneto-resistive sensor mounted perpendicular to unit plane. Accuracy of sensor dependent upon unit’s vertical position. Self-calibration routine eliminates magnetic error from batteries or unit and must be run after every full power- down (battery removal or change). Readout indicates direction to which the back of the unit is pointed when held in a vertical orientation. Declination/variation adjustable for True North readout.|
|MEASUREMENT||ACCURACY (+/-)||RESOLUTION||SENSORS EMPLOYED|
|AHLU||AHLU Accuracy derived from HLI accuracy accumulated over time.||1.0||Wind Speed, Temperature Globe Temperature, Relative Humidity|
|Altitude||typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m from 750 to 1100 mBar max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m from 300 to 750 mBar||1 ft 1 m||Pressure, User Input (Reference Pressure)|
|Barometric Pressure||0.07 inHg 2.4 hPa|mbar 0.03 PSI||0.01 inHg 0.1 hPa|mbar 0.01 PSI||Pressure, User Input (Reference Altitude)|
|Crosswind & Headwind/Tailwind||7.1%||1 mph 1 ft/min 0.1 km/h 0.1 m/s 0.1 knots||Wind Speed, Compass|
|Density Altitude||226 ft 69 m||1 ft 1 m||Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure|
|Dew Point||3.4 °F 1.9 °C 15- 95% RH. Refer to Range for Temperature Sensor||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Temperature, Relative Humidity|
|Heat Index||7.1°F 4.0°C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Temperature, Relative Humidity|
|HLI||2.7||1.0||Wind Speed, Temperature Globe Temperature, Relative Humidity|
|Outdoor Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT)||1.3 °F 0.7 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Wind Speed, Temperature Globe Temperature, Rative Humidity, Pressure|
|Probability of Ignition (PIG)||PIG Accuracy dependent on proximity of inputs to reference table steps.||10%||Temperature, Relative Humidity|
|THI (NRC)||1.5 °F 0.8 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Temperature, Relative Humidity|
|THI (Yousef)||2.3 °F 1.3 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Temperature, Relative Humidity|
|Thermal Work Limit (TWL)||10.9W/m2||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||TWind Speed, Temperature Globe Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure|
|Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric||3.2 °F 1.8 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure|
|Wet Bulb Temperature - Naturally Aspirated (NWB TEMP)||1.4 °F 0.8 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Wind Speed, Temperature Globe Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure|
|Wind Chill||1.6 °F 0.9 °C||0.1 °F 0.1 °C||Wind Speed, Temperature|
|ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO|
|Display & Backlight||Multifunction, multidigit monochrome dot-matrix display. Choice of white or red LED backlight.|
|Response Time & Display Update||Display updates every 1 second. After exposure to large environmental changes, all sensors require an equilibration period to reach stated accuracy. Measurements employing RH may require longer periods particularly after prolonged exposure to very high or very low humidity. WBGT requires about 8 minutes to reach 95% accuracy and about 15 minutes to reach 99% accuracy after exposure to large environmental changes.|
|Data Storage & Graphical display Min/Max/Avg History||Logged history stored and displayed for every measured value. Manual and auto data storage. Min/Max/Avg history may be reset independently. Auto-store interval settable from 2 seconds to 12 hours*, overwrite on or off. Logs even when display off except for 2 and 5 second intervals. Kestrel 5 series units hold over 10,000 data points.|
|data Upload & Bluetooth Data Connect Option||Wireless range up to 100ft. Connection requires optional USB data transfer cable or Kestrel Link Dongle or Kestrel LiNK app. Employs Kestrel Link protocol for data transmission with Link supported devices. (Kestrel LiNK for iOS/Android, Kestrel Link for PC/MAC).|
|Clock/Calendar||Real-time hours:minutes:seconds clock, calendar, automatic leap-year adjustment.|
|Auto Shutdown||User-selectable – Off, 15-60 minutes with no key presses.|
|Languages||English, French, German, Spanish.|
|Certifications||CE certified, RoHS, FCC, IC tested and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards.|
|Origin||Designed and manufactured in the USA from US and imported components. Complies with Regional Value Content and Tariff Code Transformation requirements for NAFTA Preference Criterion B.|
|Battery Life||AA Lithium included. Up to 400 hours of use, reduced by backlight, alert light and buzzer, or Bluetooth radio transmission use.|
|Shock Resistance||MIL-STD-810g, Transit Shock, Method 516.6 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller.|
|Sealing||Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6)|
|Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits||14° F to 131° F | -10 °C to 55 °C Measurements may be taken beyond the limits of the operational temperature range of the display and batteries by maintaining the unit within the operational range and then exposing it to the more extreme environment for the minimum time necessary to take reading.|
|Storage Temperature||-22.0 °F to 140.0 °F | -30.0 °C to 60.0 °C.|
|Size & Weight||5.0 x 1.9 x 1.1 in | 12.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm, 4.3 oz | 121 g. (Lithium battery included)|
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