The Calsense Wind Gage, model WG-1 allows a CS3000 with the weather option, model CS3-W-KIT, provides a simple, quick response tool to monitor and react to real-time wind. The Wind Gage sends pulses to the CS3000 which automatically pauses irrigation when the wind speed exceeds a user-set limit. As the wind subsides, the CS3000 resumes irrigation where it left off.

Wind Gage Details

Designed with corrosion resistant, lightweight gold anodized aluminum assembly, the Wind Gage features sealed, low-torque ball bearings, which never require lubrication. Transmitters are sensitive to light winds and strong enough to withstand winds of hurricane force. The basic unit has been time-proven in over twenty years of exposure to extremes of heat, cold, salt water, etc., delivering years of trouble free operation.

The Wind Gage connects to a 60-slot disk, which, when rotated, interrupts an infrared beam generated by an LED. A photosensitive transistor located on the opposite side of the disk detects the interruption. This configuration creates a reliable and maintenance-free solid-state tachometer. The output signal of the sensor is a pulse train with a repetition rate that is linearly proportional to the wind speed. The anemometer is designed to meet or exceed the PSD performance requirements established by the EPA.

Wind Gage Specifications


  • Height: 7.5”
  • Mounting Base Diameter: 0.75”
  • Cup Diameter:  4.0”


  • Flat Surface or Pole (brackets included)

Construction Material

  • Gold anodized aluminum
  • Cups: Aluminum


  • Two-conductor cable (60-ft. max, included)
  • Paige® P71717D communication cable (1,000-ft. max)

Wire Splices

  • 3M™ Scotchcast™ Connector Sealing Pack 3570G-N
  • Spears® DS‐100 Dri‐Splice Connectors with DS‐300 Dri‐Splice Sealant


  • Operating Temperature: -50° to 55°C (-58° to 122°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0 to 100%, non-condensing


  • 3-year limited warranty

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