Innovative Technology

 

OpenWind is an instrument designed to provide sailors with precised measurements of the wind direction and speed. The application uses an advanced algorithm to calculate the true wind speed and direction in any environmental condition (e.g.: boat drift, current). 

The usual half sphered anemometer cups measures differently depending on the angle of heel. The design of the blades from the OpenWind anemometer can measure more precisely with angle variation. The innovative wind cup design is used under license from SailTimer Inc. www.SailTimer.co

Battery

 

The estimated life of a Lithium-Ion battery is calculated by the charge cycle. OpenWind was designed to minimize the possibility of the battery to complete a single full discharge cycle, therefore maximizing the longevity of the battery. 

We have designed it so the unit never runs out of battery. The solar plate and battery are larger than it needs to be and the OpenWind device consumes very little energy.

The total capacity of the battery is 1260 mAh. OpenWind consumes about -13mA if it is connected in the dark. On a partially cloudy day it consumes about 0mA to +30mA. On a heavy cloudy day it will consume about -7 to 0mA. On a sunny day it can go up to +80mA of consumption. The positive values illustrate that the battery is charging and negative values that it is discharging/consuming. If the device is not connected it will enter a sleeping mode and shut down everything not necessary.

Mounting OpenWind

 

OpenWind comes with a rail mount design to be attached in most of the common rails from sailboats. The aluminum support of the device can be adjusted 360 degrees on top of the rail mount.

Another alternative is screwing the device directly on the mast or any other part of the boat. Please note that the bluetooth signal propagates better with less obstruction and on a higher position.

If there is no flat surface on the top of the mast, we offer a mast mount that enables you to mount it on a vertical position.

Mast mounting   

 

To mount on the vertical side of the mast, we offer a mast mount that can be fixed with 4 rivets.

If you have a flat surface on the mast, you can screw the upper part of the rail mount on in, or you can screw the aluminum or carbon extender directly on the flat surface. You will only need 2 holes for M3 screws with 15 mm distance between them.

Mast mounting   

 

To mount on the vertical side of the mast, we offer a mast mount that can be fixed with 4 rivets. 

If you have a flat surface on the mast, you can screw the upper part of the rail mount on in, or you can screw the aluminum or carbon extender directly on the flat surface. You will only need 2 holes for M3 screws with 15 mm distance between them.

Water & Dust Resistance

Beautiful Design meets functional requirements