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NRG #BP20 Barometric Pressure Sensor

Model Number : NRG #BP20

The NRG Systems #BP20 pressure sensor is a micro-machined absolute pressure sensor which provides a high-level voltage output signal that is proportional to absolute pressure.

The #BP20 pressure sensor includes built-in temperature compensation, linearization, and an output amplifier. Its low cost and rugged ABS enclosure make the BP-20 ideal for collecting absolute pressure data at remote sites.

Description
Sensor type micromachined integrated circuit absolute pressure sensor
Applications
  • wind resource assessment
  • meteorological studies
  • environmental monitoring
Sensor range 15 kPa to 115 kPa (4.43 inches to 34.0 inches Hg)
Instrument compatibility NRG Symphonie equipped with a BP SCM + any iPack
Output signal
Signal type linear analog voltage
Transfer function Absolute Pressure in kPa = (Voltage x 21.79) + 10.55 typical
Accuracy +/- 1.5 kPa (15 mb) max. uncorrected offset (+/- 0.443 inches Hg)
Calibration calibration sheet included with each sensor specifies offset correction
Turn on time 15 ms
Power requirements
Supply voltage 7 V to 35 V DC
Supply current 15 mA max. (8 mA typical)
Installation
Mounting mounts directly to tower or inside steel shelter box with hose clamps (included)
Tools required 8mm (5/16 inch) nut driver or flat blade screwdriver
Environmental
Operating temperature range
  • 10 C to 50 C at full accuracy
  • At cold temperatures, offset increases by 3 kPa (30 mb) worst case at -30 C.
Physical
Connections wire leads, 3 conductor shielded cable:

  • Red: sensor power
  • White: output signal
  • Black: sensor ground
  • Shield wire: to earth ground
Cable length
  • 1.5 m (5 feet)
  • cable diameter 4.8 mm (3/16 inches)
Weight 0.1 kg (0.2 pounds)
Dimensions
  • 57 mm (2.25 inches) diameter
  • 112 mm (4.4 inches) length (including cable bushing)
Materials
Cable 3 conductor 22 AWG, with overall foil shield and drain wire, chrome PVC jacket
Enclosure weatherproof black ABS

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