Omni Instruments
contact icon+44 (0) 845 9000 601
+44 (0) 1382 443000
WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Contact our technical sales team now to discuss your requirements

help icon
MY BASKET basket arrow

£0.00

My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Click basket to edit.

Products

Latest added news blog
New MX32 Gas Detection Controller
Richard Burgess
Aug 18,2016
Designed to meet SIL1 requirements, the new MX32 from Tyco is a compact, low-profile gas dete...read more >
GMX101 MaxiMet Solar Radiation Sensor
  • GMX101 MaxiMet Solar Radiation Sensor

GMX101 Solar Radiation Sensor

Quick Overview

The GMX101 solar radiation sensor is from the MaxiMet range of compact weather stations. The GMX101 features an integrated Hukseflux net pyranometer to measure solar radiation and offers additional benefits over other solar sensors. Additional derived parameters, including sunshine hours calculation, twilight, position of the sun, sun rise, sunset and solar noon are available. Plus, a built-in digital inclinometer with real-time output aids the installation, maintenance and data quality. The instrument complies with ISO 9060 2nd Class compliance and WMO Guidelines. Spectral range 300-3000nm, Measurement data is provided in RS232, RS485, RS422, SDI-12, NMEA and MODBUS serial outputs, plus an optional analogue output. Power supply 5-30vDC, current consumption 6mA.
View Options

Details

The GMX101 is the latest model in the MaxiMet range of compact weather stations and features an integrated Hukseflux net pyranometer to measure solar radiation plus derived parameters. The highly accurate solar instrument uses a single glass dome protected thermal sensor to monitor both short and long wave solar radiation up to a maximum of 1600 watts per metre squared (Wm²) in a spectral range of 300-3000nm.

The GMX101 offers additional benefits over other solar radiation and other light sensors. The GMX101 features additional derived parameters including sunshine hours calculation, twilight, position of the sun, sun rise, sunset and solar noon. Some derived parameters require the GPS data to be configured in the MetSet software to allow accurate calculations. The sensor also includes a built-in digital inclinometer with real-time output to aid installation, maintenance and data quality.

The GMX101 has been designed for use in the agro-meteorological and solar PV panel performance monitoring applications and includes ISO 9060 2nd Class and World Meterological Organisation (WMO) Guideline compliance. This sensor can be easily integrated into remote weather station, weather buoys or fixed installations to work as a stand alone solar radiation sensor or as part of a larger environmental monitoring system. 

FeaturesGMX101 Dimensional Drawing

  • Complies with ISO 9060 and WMO Guidelines
  • Output in watts per metre² 
  • 180° hemispherical field of view 
  • Records sunshine hours 
  • Integrated Hukseflux LP02 pyranometer 
  • Glass dome
  • Bolt fittings supplied for securing the unit to a vertical pipe of diameter 44.45mm
  • MetSet and MetView software included

 

Parameters

  • Solar radiation w/m² 
  • Sunshine hours 
  • Twilight*
  • Sunrise*
  • Sunset*
  • Position of sun*
  • Solar Noon*
  • Angle of tilt

 

*Requires GPS coordinates to be configured in MetSet software.

 GMX101 Data Logging Options

Global Solar Radiation
Wavelength Sensitivity: 300 to 3000nm
Output Range: 0 to 1,600w/m²
Resolution: 1w/m²
DIN Standard: ISO 9060 Second Class
Sampling Rate: 1 Hz
Units: W/m²

Inclinometer
Range: ±90°
Accuracy: ±3°
Resolution:

Outputs
Output Rate: 1/s, 1/min, 1/hr
Digital Comms Modes: Serial RS232, RS422, RS485, SDI-12, NMEA, Modbus, ASCII
Analogue Outputs: Available via separate optional device

Power
Power Supply: 5 to 30vDC
Power (Nominal) 12vDC: 6mA continuous high mode. 0.7mA eco-power mode (1 hour polled)

Environmental Conditions
IP Rating: IP66
Operational Temperature Range: -40 to +70°C
EMC Standard: BS EN 61326:2013 FCC CFR47 Parts 15:109
CE Marking: Yes
ROHS: Yes
Weight: 0.3Kg
Country of Origin: UK

Availability: Stock Item

 

Components / Downloads

For further information, technical advice, or a quotation please call or email us. If you are not sure which product you need one of our technical sales advisors will be happy to discuss your application. We also accept company purchase orders by fax or post. Credit card orders can also be placed over the phone for any product.

REF DESCRIPTION DOWNLOADS PRICE ORDER ITEM
1957-0101-00-000
1957-0101-00-000
GMX101 Solar Radiation Sensor. Spectral Range 300-3000nm, measurement range 0-1600Wm². Output Parameters: Solar Radiation (Wm²); Sunshine Hours; Angle of Tilt. Output Parameters (GPS input required): Twilight, Sunrise, Sunset, Position of Sun and Solar Noon. Digital Comms Mode: Serial RS232, RS422, RS485, SDI-12, NMEA, Modbus, ASCII. Power Supply: 5-30vDC (6mA @ 12vDC). Supplied with MetSet and MetView software.
View FileDatasheet
   Size: (162.38 KB)
£991.00
or call us for a quote
 
Portable Tripod
M-TPB
M-TPB
Weather station tripod mounting kit with 2m pole. The legs on this tripod are not adjustable for uneven surfaces and ground should be levelled prior to installation. ¼" stake kit (M-SKB), ½" Stake kit (M-SKA), Guy wire kit (M-GWA) and Grounding kit (M-GKA) are available separately.
£120.00
or call us for a quote
 
Mounting Accessories
WINDSONIC-MOUNT
WINDSONIC-MOUNT
Mounting adaptor for connecting the WindSonic wind sensors or MaxiMet compact weather stations to the M-TPB tripod. Provides a direct mounting to the top of the tripod for an unobstructed placement of the mounted sensors. Ideal for solar radiation, wind and rain sensors.
£41.50
or call us for a quote
1771-PK-115
1771-PK-115
Anodized Aluminium Bracket for mounting to pole and wall. Includes an aluminium sensor adaptor for WindSonic or MaxiMet, fully anodised to reduce corrosion. The Bracket uses a mounting clamp suitable for attaching to a vertical pipe with a diameter of 30-58mm. When mounting the MaxiMet, consider the position, orientation and alignment of the unit. Mount at the top of a pipe to ensure a clear unobstructed measurement view. Kit includes stainless steel mounting bolts, multiple earth points and wall / pole mounting kit
View FileData Sheet
   Size: (947.37 KB)
£178.50
or call us for a quote
 
Accessories
WINDSONIC-CAB
Cable assembly to connect Windsonic or MaxiMet unit to external data logger or display. Includes inline multipole connector for WindSonic or MaxiMet and flying leads, cable length 6.5 metres. Other lengths available on request.
£45.00
or call us for a quote
 
MaxiMet Configuration Cable
1957-10-065
1957-10-065
MaxiMet 1.8 Metre RS232 to USB converter including 5vDC power and communication configuration cable (9 way MaxiMet connector fitted one end and USB connector at the other end). Simplifies the connection of the MaxiMet units to a PC
£83.53
or call us for a quote
 
WindSonic Accessories
1405-PK-069
Spare 9 way mating connector. Suitable for all WindSonic plastic versions, WindSonic M Non-Analogue and MaxiMet sensor and weather stations.
£42.84
or call us for a quote