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    CLOSED - Brunton ADC Wind

    well its a gadget. What can I say. People love em or hate em.
    What does it do ?
    Brunton ADC Wind:

    Features
    ADC Wind
    Measure the wind speed, check out the current temperature and even measure water flow with the push of a button.

    * Displays current, max and average wind speed (in km/h, mph, ft/s, m/s, or knots)
    * Shows current temperature
    * Past 24 hour temperature tendency
    * Wind chill
    * Average wind chill and minimum wind chill
    * Wind chill alarm
    * Water flow meter
    * Real time clock
    * Time,day and date
    * Chronograph operation
    * Race timer
    * Waterproof

    Came with a mini CD which includes full manual and additional product info.
    I lost this somewhere in my move. Not having this CD DOES NOT affect usability of the device in any way.
    The full manual is available online as a .PDF here:
    http://www.brunton.com/manuals/curre...dc_win_eng.pdf

    I have had the device for 2 years and it needs a fresh battery. Runs on standard lith-ion watch batteries from any dollar store.


    $40.00 USD. + shipping.
    device is small and light. will fit in a small bubble wrap envelope and ships Small Packet Airmail for $10 - $13 to the lower 48. PM me if interested and provide shipping info for an exact total with shipping.
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    Turk, I am interested... my Oregon Scientific gadget was drowned in the rain. PM sent.

    The specifications do not say anything about temperature range. (Not on the web site either!) Do you know, or have you any experience that would indicate the limits?

    Thank you!

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    Using the water flow meter feature in your hammock might be problematic.


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    ...but I could measure the wind inside the hammock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    ...but I could measure the wind inside the hammock!
    A game of fart baseball has been called!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    The specifications do not say anything about temperature range. (Not on the web site either!) Do you know, or have you any experience that would indicate the limits?
    I have never found manufacturers specs either. In personal experience I found the device failed completely at - 47.5 deg F (with factored wind chill). Winds were gusting hard 40+ mph, and I was flipping back and forth between wind data and temperature. Button response became extremely slow, and the lcd screen eventually froze reading -47.5 on night 2 of a 7 day trip. It was only 8pm and the night certainly got colder. The device stayed that way for the remainder of the week and did not respond to any button function. It started working normally again when warmed up in the car for the 18hr ride home.

    That said, I do not believe the device to be real accurate in arctic winds with heavy driving snow. I would start to question wind data much over 30 mph.
    Temperatures seem to be reliable and consistent with local weather data to around zero F. In the minus 20's with +/- 1 or 2 deg accuracy which was my previous lowest hammock hang temp until that trip.

    As for maximum temps, I couldn't begin to guess. Never used it much above 70 - 80 deg F.

    I can't even guess on accuracy of water flow speeds. I have used it many many times for this as I am an avid kayaker and packrafter. I have absolutely no accurate sense of water speed by eye, so the little gadget at least gave me some benchmark to make mental calculations by. Really awesome on long remote paddles in deep canyons where you can go days between a GPS working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turk View Post
    ...failed completely at - 47.5 deg F
    You just can't get good equipment there days, eh?

    Jack London said your spit goes "crack!" when it hits the ground at that temp... is that correct?

    PM me the total, if you please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Jack London said your spit goes "crack!" when it hits the ground at that temp... is that correct?
    - MacEntyre
    I think your farts go "crack" at -47*F
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    You just can't get good equipment there days, eh?

    Jack London said your spit goes "crack!" when it hits the ground at that temp... is that correct?

    PM me the total, if you please!

    - MacEntyre
    Jack London unfortunately didn't get out much. Kind of an oxymoron for one of my favorite wilderness adventure novelists.

    Snot, spit, and urine turns to a steamy, foggy 'snow mist' before it hits the ground. A quarter cup of boiling water from cleaning your dishes thrown in the air is an instant snow machine.

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    dagum!

    Quote Originally Posted by turk View Post
    Jack London unfortunately didn't get out much. Kind of an oxymoron for one of my favorite wilderness adventure novelists.

    Snot, spit, and urine turns to a steamy, foggy 'snow mist' before it hits the ground. A quarter cup of boiling water from cleaning your dishes thrown in the air is an instant snow machine.

    PM sent.
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