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The all-in-one hand-held belt weather kit replacement, including every critical weather measurement, PIG and FDFM. Measure, log, track trends and expand capabilities with free Kestrel LiNK App (LiNK model only).

Quick look

  • Measures wind speed (anemometer) and direction, temperature (thermometer), humidity (hygrometer), water vapor content of the atmosphere (psychrometer), plus 10 other meterological paramenter.
  • Probability of Ignition (PIG) and Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM) built-in for readings with no reference tables needed.
  • Quick and consistently accurate measurements reduce the risk of human error possible with manual weather kits.
  • Kestrel Rotating Vane Mount included with LiNK enabled units to make the world’s most portable weather station.

Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro Overview

The fast and easy tool for taking weather observations, the Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro provides NIST-traceable accuracy, reliability and usability when it matters most. Measure every environmental condition plus PIG and FDFM and view trends with on-screen data graphing. Drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand extreme environments without damage, your Kestrel Fire Weather meter can stand up to the abuses of work on a fire line wherever you’re assigned. A variety of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel Fire Weather meter with you. The Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro offers a large, high-resolution and contrast display and highly readable numerals. The Kestrel 5500FW also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens and single AA battery operation. In addition to measuring the current environmental conditions, the Kestrel 5500F tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data, providing a complete history of conditions on the fire from the moment you arrive. With optional LiNK wireless connectivity, your data log can be transferred to a Kestrel LiNK app (available on Android) for easy export and email to an FBAN or meteorologist. LiNK enabled units come with Kestrel Vane Mount, creating a wireless pop up weather station for accurate readings and tracking trends.  Data can be downloaded to a PC with either the accessory Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable (Both sold separately).

Environmental Measures

  • Altitude (Barometric)
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Compass Direction
  • Crosswind
  • Density Altitude
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM)
  • Globe Temperature
  • Headwind/Tailwind
  • Heat Stress Index
  • Naturally Aspirated Wet Bulb Temperature
  • Pressure Trend
  • Probability of Ignition (PIG)
  • Relative Humidity
  • Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
  • Temperature
  • Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
  • Wind Chill
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed/Air Speed

Features

  • Backlight - Switchable White/Red
  • Battery Life Indicator
  • Data Log Graph View
  • Data Logging - Adjustable Interval
  • Date & Time
  • Digital Compass
  • Drop-Tested to MIL-STD-810G
  • Integrated Flip Open Impeller Cover
  • Intuitive Tactile Up/Down/Enter Keypad
  • LiNK Wireless Communication to Mobile Devices (Bluetooth low energy)*
  • Multilingual Menus (English, French, Spanish, German)
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Relative Humidity Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor (Patented External Isolated)
  • Waterproof to IP67 (3'/1M for 30 minutes)

 *Applies to LiNK models only

Includes

  • Battery - 1 x AA
  • Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet)
  • Instructions
  • Lanyard
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch

Connectivity

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.

Specifications

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