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Brunton ADC (Atmospherice Data Center) Pro
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- Brunton Product
- Includes Adapter
- Great for camping
- Measures, counts, tracks, interprets, forecasts and logs virtually every aspect of your trip. Because knowledge is power.
- Waterproof / submersible
- Current wind speed
- Current barometric pressure
- Prediction for 12 hour's weather
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|Package Height||1.5 x 5.5 x 10.1 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.25 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
I called the compsny and had to call several times after getting put into one mailbox after another and noone called back....their Tech Support ISN'T there!
Finally got the switchboard operator to track someone down. This guy had the manual in one hand and the phone in the other; no better than me!
I got another guy and he walked me through some issues.
Product build is very good, material, layout, etc., but the barometric feature is slow to respond and inaccurate, certainly unreliable. (I'm not new to meteorology, have Davis and just about everything else.)
Annemometer is good, compass, temperature and humidity. Graphing is a very nice feature and works well. Bottom line; well-built, quality parts, barometric section doesn't respond well enough and that sorta throws off the forecasting and turns away someone looking for accuracy and reliability. Mix in very poor customer service and I can't rate it more than I have. Maybe I should've gotten the next model up...?
I use a Garmin 60CSx and compared its altimeter to Brunton ADC Pro's. My calibration was at a shipyard: set both devices to measure 1M above sea level, and stayed there to see how they report after some time.
The Garmin altimeter jumped as much at +/- 5 meters within 2 minutes while the ADC continued reporting 1M, and sometimes 2M for few seconds. Then I continued walking to a spot of different elevation, known to be 12M. The Garmin totally flipped out and the error difference increased to +8M, while ADC reported the altitude correctly (12-13M). The first unit I purchased was out of control when altitude was concerned, Amazon shipped a new one that seems very accurate.
(Update June 24, 2009). The second Brunton sent by Amazon was accurate but its Reset button died out when DST change occurred. After returning it again I finally got one that seems to work properly (nice people at Amazon). On the date/time issue there might be another minor bug undiscovered by me: the data logging seems to suggest that ADC is programmed with 2003's DST settings which might not be accurate anymore.
Brunton forgets to mention that its impeller is magnetic and one of its blades is painted red to identify magnetic north (for use as a compass). It seems that ADC measures wind speed by the current generated when the fan blades move i.e. their logic is: measure how fast the magnetic flux is changing and translate that into wind speed.Read more ›
The only feature that doesn't work well is the altimeter. I don't know what theory or system is used but it isn't accurate, at least not on my unit. I can be sitting in the same place and watch the altitude go up and down without moving it. It's very seldom that it remains stable. I can understand some fluctuation +/- a couple of feet but it goes beyond that. Since the altimeter wasn't an important feature for me it's not a bother.
The unit seems to be made well and hopefully proves to be reasonably durable, which I think it will. It's a bit pricey but I got a better deal on Amazon than I found anywhere else. All in all it's not a bad little unit.
I use it to collect data during test periods, and while it's not highly accurate (i.e. you can't get it NIST certified), it does what I need it to do. I then use the USB/infrared port data connector to download the data from the device to my laptop.
I also monitor temperature and pressure while on air flights and in conference rooms. It helps when instead of saying "I'm cold" you can say "can we turn down the AC: it's 65F in here!"
It's great on hikes - monitor elevation gain as well as temperature and wind speeds. The built in compass is small, but it works. So should help if you get lost, too.
One downside - the temperature response is slow. You need to leave it in an area for at least 10 minutes to get a real temperature reading. But, you can watch the built in trends to see if you've leveled out yet, too, which is helpful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
as described. accurate but battery cover tab gave way. now uselessPublished 2 months ago by Glenn A. Battle
I carried the Brunton Summit ADC for about 10 years on my serious sojourns into the backcountry and it became a much used tool. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr. Alan C. Davis
Great to have in the backcountry for reference information only. Readings will vary with changing barometric pressure changes on altimeter.Published 15 months ago by Tim Johnson
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband who is an avid hiker and patrols for the Forest Service. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Virginia M. Rood
They had to send me 3 different ones and the first 2 didn't work, and the last one got water in it. They were suppose to be water-proof....Published on June 27, 2014 by Ismari Richardson
I still haven't figured this item how to use it, don't buy itPublished on February 21, 2014 by UNCLE FESTER
Not as complete as I was looking for. A bit difficult to use...Not as accurate as expected. For something VERY basic, I guess this would do.Published on November 20, 2013 by Rkymtnbelle
A good addition to any range or field kit where weight and size is an issue.
Would recommend to anyone serious about accurate long range field work.
Chose this over the more expensive watch type altimeter for ski touring. The cost of these is not justified when you still have to roll up your cuff in freezing conditions to read... Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by firstname.lastname@example.org