The TS-100 is the shield only model of Apogee's Fan-aspirated Radiation Shield. The unique aerodynamic shape and rugged, low-power fan make it the first research-grade fan-aspirated shield that is practical for use on battery or solar powered stations. The shield provides excellent sensor protection and accommodates various combinations of thermistors, PRTs, and humidity probes using one of the sensor port adapter plugs. Click here for a list of compatible sensors. If you use a different sensor, please contact us directly to discuss compatibility. Typical applications include air temperature and humidity measurement in weather networks, often for weather forecasting, and solar energy sites. Fan-aspirated shields are also important in the precise measurement of air temperature and humidity gradients above the land surface and in climate change monitoring.
Tasmania: Ecological Research
Eight TS-100 shields used to provide air temperature measurements to monitor long-term ecological health dynamics within wet eucalyptus forest at the Warra long-term ecological research site (LTER).
TS-100 at Utah State University
The USU weather station uses both an aspirated and static shield to monitor air temperature. A real-time graph on the site shows errors that occur when using static shields.
TS-100 at Peter Sinks
TS-100 used on a weather station at a record-setting cold location-Peter Sinks, Utah.
Difference among Individual Replicate Shields Less than 0.1 C Aspiration Rate 6 m/s at full speed, 3 m/s at half speed Fan Input Voltage Requirement 10.8 to 13.2 V DC Fan Current Drain 80 mA at full-speed, 25 mA at half-speed Fan Dust and Water Protection IP55 Operating Temperature Range -40 to 70 C Dimensions 220 mm height, 270 mm diameter Mass 840 g Cables 5 m of shielded, twisted-pair wire for fan and air temperature sensors with santoprene rubber, jacket (high water resistance, high UV stability, flexibility in cold conditions) Temperature Sensor Not included (included in model TS-110) Warranty 4 years against defects in materials and workmanship