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Kestrel 5200 Series

Kestrel 5200 Series

Technical Weather & Environmental Meter
Model: 0852LHVG
List Price: $385.00
Our Price: $337.95
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The Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter with LiNK is a uniquely powerful measuring and data logging compact instrument. The Kestrel 5200 provides trusted accuracy, reliability for measuring weather data such as; evaporation rate, air velocity, air flow, air density, relative air density, Delta T and more. Features advanced calculators and readings to make any job easier. When paired with the rotating vane mount and a tripod (both sold separately) the meter becomes an independent monitoring station. The rotating vane securely mounts the Kestrel 5200 to any tripod or other -20 fitted bracket. The large wind vane and precision pivot keeps the meter oriented into the wind for continuous measurement and logging of wind speed and all other key weather variables. Use it for HVAC & air conditioning balancing, construction, crop spraying/dusting, pouring concrete, research, safety, agriculture and many other profession or activities that require accurate monitoring. The meter features a large, high-resolution and contrast display along with a dual color backlight. It is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage. The Kestrel 5200 monitors and logs over 10,000 weather data sets that are time-stamped.

All Kestrel 5 Series meters allow a wired communication between the meter and a PC or Mac. Use the USB Data Transfer Cable (sold separately) and Kestrel LiNK free software to install firmware updates and upload data logged from your Kestrel meter in a comma delimited text file format. Save/View in a spreadsheet, database or text-editor software program. Communication between the USB cable and Kestrel meter is optical. Therefore does not jeopardize the Kestrel's watertight seal.

With the Kestrel LiNK free App, you can wirelessly connect any LiNK-enabled meter via Bluetooth to an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. View real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data. Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. The App also enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. The LiNK USB Bluetooth Low Energy Dongle (sold separately) is required to connect the meter to a PC or Mac.

Note: The meter and mobile device or computer must be within a range up to 100' line of sight for adequate Bluetooth connection. If planning to wirelessly connect the meter to a PC or Mac, a non-OEM USB dongle will not work with this meter.


Construction Applications

The Kestrel 5200's Evaporation Rate calculator permits you to enter the temperature of your concrete mix (from a probe or IR thermometer), then measure conditions at the pour site. The Kestrel 5200 has the American Concrete Institute Evaporation Rate nomograph built in, and displays the Evaporation Rate right on screen with no calculation or error-prone interpolation. With that information in hand, decisions about additives to the mix or curing adjustments can be made, preventing costly plastic shrinkage cracks of the slab. Plus, the Kestrel 5200 allows you to monitor wind-loading on booms and cranes, and even track the heat index on your work site to keep your workers safe.

HVAC Applicatons

Volume air flow couldn't get any easier than this. Simply input the duct shape and dimensions and traverse the Kestrel 5200 across the duct. You'll get instantaneous and average volume air flow without the need for any geometry or calculations, readings that greatly assist in commissioning and performance balancing HVAC systems. While not a replacement for a balometer, the Kestrel 5200 is far less expensive and can save you time and money. The Kestrel 5200 also offers every common measurement of moisture content in air, making life easy to determine dehumidification needs.

For ducts that are out of reach, use any extension pole with a -20 threaded mount and the Kestrel meter clamp (sold separately), then view the real-time data on the LiNK App.

Agriculture Applications

Delta T allows you to accurately assess acceptable spraying conditions to ensure you're within guidelines and help you select the right spray nozzle. The Kestrel 5200 calculates and logs on-site Delta T without any additional user input. Based upon ambient temperature and dew point, Delta-T provides guidance on the evaporation rate of sprayed chemicals. When combined with the Kestrel 5200's average wind and max wind gust measurements, agriculture professionals can ensure they spray safely, every time. Farmers need a host of other environmental measurements. Use the volume air flow measurement to assess barn ventilation systems. Monitor temperature, humidity and heat index to ensure your animal facilities and feed mixtures are set up for maximum productivity. Measure micro-climates on your farm to ensure crops are sited where mold and disease will be minimized.


Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch the Weather Channel during a hurricane, and you're sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Technicians have been purchasing Kestrel meters for their toolboxes for years, knowing they will provide the readings they need immediately and reliably. Construction managers all over the world have relied on their Kestrel meters to ensure work-site safety and cost-effective concrete pours. Farmers know a Kestrel meter can help them avoid property damage and maximize productivity. If environmental conditions are important in your profession, there is no better partner than a Kestrel 5200.


Kestrel Environmental Meters are proudly made in the USA and come with a 5-year manufacturer warranty.

  • Time and Date
  • Evaporation rate
  • Temperature (Air, water or snow)
  • Relative humidity
  • Humidity ratio (Grains)
  • Altitude
  • Barometric pressure
  • Pressure trend
  • Density altitude
  • Air density
  • Air flow
  • Air velocity
  • Relative air density
  • Delta T
  • Dew point temperature
  • Heat stress index
  • Station pressure (Absolute Pressure)
  • Wet bulb temperature (Psychrometric)
  • Wind chill
  • MIN/AVG/MAX records
  • Graph with history trends
  • Automatic data logging
  • Customizable data logging
  • Export data logged to PC/Mac or mobile device
  • View data on mobile device
  • Backlight
  • Waterproof and floats
  • Wrist/neck lanyard
  • Four languages: English, French, Spanish and German
  • User-replaceable Impeller
  • Flip-top Impeller Cover
  • Soft Carry Pouch
  • Made in the USA



  • Air Speed
    • Range: 0.6 to 40 m/s | Resolution: 0.1 | Accuracy: 3%
    • Range: 118 to 7,874 ft/min | Resolution: 1 ft/min | Accuracy: 3%
    • Range: 2.2 to 144.0 km/h | Resolution: 0.1 km/h | Accuracy: 3%
    • Range: 1.3 to 89.5 mph | Resolution: 0.1 mph | Accuracy: 3%
    • Range: 1.2 to 77.8 knots | Resolution: 0.1 knots | Accuracy: 3%
    • Range: 0 to 12 Beaufort | Resolution: 1 B Beaufort | Accuracy: 3%
  • Temperature
    • Range: -20.0 to 158.0 F | Resolution: 0.1 F | Accuracy: 0.9 F
  • Relative Humidity
    • Range: 10-90 %RH | Resolution: 0.1 %RH | Accuracy: 2 %RH
  • Barometric Pressure
    • Range: 700-1100 hPa|mbar | Resolution: 0.1 hPa|mbar | Accuracy: 1.5 hPa|mbar
    • Range: 20.67-32.48 inHg | Resolution: 0.01 inHg | Accuracy: 0.044 inHg
    • Range: 10.15-15.95 PSI | Resolution: 0.01 PSI | Accuracy: 0.022 PSI
  • Air Density
    • Resolution: 0.001 lbs/ft3 | Accuracy: 0.0002 lb/ft3
    • Resolution: 0.001 kg/m3 | Accuracy: 0.0033 kg/m3
  • Air Flow
    • Resolution: 1 cfm | Accuracy: 6.71%
    • Resolution: 1 m3/hr | Accuracy: 6.71%
    • Resolution: 1 m3/m | Accuracy: 6.71%
    • Resolution: 0.1m3/s | Accuracy: 6.71%
    • Resolution: 1 L/s | Accuracy: 6.71%
  • Altitude
    • Resolution: 1 ft | Accuracy: Typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m from 750 to 1100 mBar max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m from 300 to 750 mBar
    • Resolution: 1 m | Accuracy: Typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m from 750 to 1100 mBar max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m from 300 to 750 mBar
  • Delta T
    • Resolution: 0.1 F | Accuracy: 3.2 F
  • Evaporation Rate
    • Resolution: 0.01 b/ft2/hr | Accuracy: 0.01 lb/ft2/hr
    • Resolution: 0.01 kg/m2/hr | Accuracy: 0.06 kg/m2/hr
  • Wind Chill
    • Resolution: 0.1 F | Accuracy: 1.6 F
  • Heat Index
    • Resolution: 0.1 F | Accuracy: 7.1 F
  • Dew Point
    • Resolution: 0.1 F | Accuracy: 3.4 F
  • Wet Bulb
    • Resolution: 0.1 F | Accuracy: 3.2 F
  • Humidity Ratio ("Grains")
    • Resolution: 0.1 gpp | Accuracy: 0.3gpp
    • Resolution: 0.01 g/kg | Accuracy: 0.4g/kg
  • Density Altitude
    • Resolution: 1.0' | Accuracy: 226.0'
  • Power requirements: 1 AA lithium battery (included)
  • Battery life: ±400 hours, depending on backlight use


Apps for LiNK-enabled Meters:

Apple Store DownloadGoogle Play Download

Firmware: iOS versions 6 and higher
Hardware: iPhone 4s onward, iPad 3rd generation onward, iPod Touch 5th generation onward

Firmware: Android 4.3 and higher
Hardware: Most Android devices with Bluetooth Smart, including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 4, Motorola Droid and other recent generation phones and tablets

  • 5.1" x 1.9" x 1"
  • 4.3 oz.


Kestrel 5 Series Meter Comparison Chart
  Kestrel 5000 Series Kestrel 5200 Series Kestrel 5400 Series Kestrel 5500 Series
  5000 Series 5200 Series 5400 Series 5500 Series
 Wind Speed / Air Speed YES YES YES YES
 Temperature YES YES YES YES
 Relative Humidity YES YES YES YES
 Heat Stress Index YES YES YES YES
 Dewpoint Temperature YES YES YES YES
 Wet Bulb Temperature YES YES YES YES
 Station Pressure YES YES YES YES
 Barometric Pressure YES YES YES YES
 Density Altitude YES YES YES YES
 Wind Direction NO NO YES YES
 Crosswind NO NO YES YES
 Moisture Content / Humidity Ratio (Grains) NO YES NO NO
 Air Density NO YES NO NO
 Relative Air Density NO YES NO NO
 Evaporation Rate NO YES NO NO
 Volume Air Flow NO YES NO NO
 Wet Blub Globe Temperature NO NO YES NO
 Thermal Work Limit NO NO YES NO
 Globe Temperature NO NO YES NO
 Naturally Aspirated Wet Bulb Temperature NO NO YES NO
 Rotating Wind Vane Optional Optional YES Optional
 LiNK Connectivity & Kestrel LiNK Mobile App Optional YES YES Optional
 Backlit Display Switchable White or Night-Vision Preserving Red YES YES YES YES
 Color Options Black High Viz Green Safety Orange Olive Drab/Desert Tan/Yellow


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