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PCE Instruments PCE-VA 11 Vane Anemometer

The PCE-VA 11 is a vane anemometer used to measure air speed, air flow, air temperature and infrared (IR) temperature.

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PCE Instruments PCE-VA 11 Vane Anemometer
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  • PCE Instruments PCE-VA 11 Vane Anemometer

The PCE-VA 11 is a vane anemometer used to measure air speed, air flow, air temperature and infrared (IR) temperature. This multi-functional portable handheld vane anemometer offers a quick response time, allowing for real-time measurement. In addition, the impeller features a thread for mounting in one location for fixed measurement.

The vane anemometer's easy-to-read LCD screen is backlit, enabling use in dimly lit areas and low light conditions. The large display shows air speed (velocity) measurements in m/s, km/h, t/min, knots or mph. Air flow measurements are depicted in CFM or CMM, while air temperature and IR temperature measurements are displayed in °C or °F. A built-in laser light serves as an orientation point for targeted infrared temperature measurement. (Please note that measurement of the ambient air temperature is automatically deactivated when using the laser sighting tool for infrared temperature measurement.) Therefore, the vane anemometer has many practical applications, including but not limited to the testing, adjusting and balancing of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and exhaust fans. Because the impeller is on a 1.2 m (3.93 ft) long cable, measurements can be carried out inside otherwise inaccessible ducts or HVAC system components with the information collected, processed and viewed on the meter or on a PC in real time.

Different anemometer products are designed for different usages. When choosing an anemometer, one should consider the anticipated air speed range (e.g., low flow, mid flow or high flow velocity measurement) and the location where the measurement will take place (e.g., inside an HVAC duct or outdoors in natural wind conditions). A vane anemometer is suitable for measuring air flow indoors and wind speeds outdoors. Since wind never has a very stable or monotonous flow direction, a vane anemometer can be adjusted to follow the changing direction of the wind to measure the correct speed.



  • Multi-functional vane anemometer for measuring air speed, air flow, air temperature and infrared temperature
  • Adjustable measuring units
  • Large LCD with backlighting
  • Maximum and minimum values
  • Suitable for measuring low air velocities
  • Data hold, range selection, auto shutdown and average functions

What's In The Box:

  • 1 x PCE-VA 11 vane anemometer
  • 1 x impeller with 1.2 m / 3.9 ft long cable
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x 9V block battery
  • 1 x PC-compatible software
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Carrying case



Backlit LCD


Automatic shutdown
Extreme value measurement (Min / Max)
Range Selection

Cable length

1.2 m / 3.9 ft

Power supply

9V block battery


Measuring Range

m/s: 0.4 ... 30
ft/min: 80 ... 5900
km/h: 1.4 ... 108
MPH: 0.9 ... 67
Knots: 0.8 ... 58


m/s: 0.1
ft/min: 1
km/h: 0.1
MPH: 0.1
Knots: 0.1


m/s: ± 3% ± 20 m/s
ft/min: ± 3% ± 40 ft/min
km/h: ± 3% ± 0.8 km/h
MPH: ± 3% ± 0.4 MPH
Knots: ± 3% ± 0.4 Knots

Air temperature

Measuring Range

-10 ... 60°C / 14 ... 140°F


0.1°C / 0.18°F


± 2°C / 3.6°F

Infrared temperature

Measuring Range

-50 ... 500°C / -58 ... 932°F


0.1°C / 0.18°F


at -50 ... -20°C / -58 ... -4°F: ± 5°C / 41°F 
at -20 ... 500°C / -4 ... 932°F: ± 2% of measured value / ± 2°C / 3.6°F