Kestrel 2000

Written by Sierra Rein
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Like the 1000 model, the Kestrel 2000 wind meter is meant to provide accurate and reliable wind speed measurements regardless of weather conditions. However, the 2000 model also offers measurements of wind temperature and wind chill as well, and is actually considered a "Thermo-Anemometer" more than anything. The temperature and wind chill readings can be displayed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius, while the wind speed can be given in knots, feet per minute, kilometers per hour, miles per hour or second, or in the Beaufort scale.

The Kestrel 2000 utilizes an incredibly light impeller that is designed to provide accurate wind speed within a +/- three percent error range. An internal thermistor is able to measure within one degree percentage of the actual temperature. All of these displays can be updated within one second with the push of a button.

There are a few limitations to the Kestrel 2000 wind and temperature meter. The electronic sensors cannot measure rates lower than 30° Celsius (-22° Fahrenheit) and higher than 70° Celsius (158° Fahrenheit). If the unit itself is unprotected against temperatures of -15° Celsius, it may malfunction and become unable to provide accurate readings. However, if the unit is wrapped in a glove, scarf, jacket or other insulating material, it will be able to work in incredibly cold conditions of less than -15° Celsius.

Similarities between the Kestrel 1000 and Kestrel 2000

Anyone who is already familiar with the Kestrel 1000 wind meter can easily become knowledgeable about the Kestrel 2000. They both utilize two rubberized buttons to control all of the units' functions and use the same type of CR202 coin cell battery. Like the 1000 model, the Kestrel 2000 has a battery life of 400 hours and can shut itself down after 30 minutes of inactivity.


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