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FlowTracker2 handheld Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter

The new FlowTracker2 (FT2) handheld Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV®) has all the technology you have grown to know and trust with the original FlowTracker, but now comes with functional, modernized features (Bluetooth, GPS and large color screen, to name only a few) based on the evaluation and feedback from hydrologists, researchers and scientists who have made the FlowTracker their instrument of choice.

The new FlowTracker2 (FT2) handheld Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV®)

But the real power becomes clear from the moment you start to collect data. Each step of the way FT2 guides you along the measurement process with visual prompts and SmartQC audio alerts just in case something important needs your attention.

FT2 handheld software is intuitive, easy to navigate and includes real-time plots of point data, QC parameters, and measurement verticals, giving you everything you need at-a-glance.  Get defensible data correctly, the first time, every time, and minimize data handling back at the office.

With rugged construction for any climate and multiple display options for both day and night, FT2 goes whenever and wherever you need it to go.

 

Features

At its core, FT2 uses SonTek’s tried-and-true ADV technology, vetted for decades by experts across the globe, in hydraulics labs and wide-ranging field environments.  Improved and perfected for FT2, the acoustic-based ADV sensor offers unparalleled accuracy, particularly in low flow, and in the shallowest water of any wading device.  2-D data in the horizontal plane (2D/3D option available) allows the most comprehensive QC and understanding about flow conditions.  User calibration is never required, and 24/7 tech support from SonTek and our worldwide team is only a call or click away.

Some of the major improvements now featured in FT2 come straight from field users like you. Here is a short list of time-saving, fool-proof features:

  • Embedded GPS for georeferencing with automatic or manual fixes
  • Improved ADV acoustics: faster pinging, lower noise and better standard error
  • Battery life icon on the screen at all times.  Pre-load the spare cartridge and replace, even mid-measurement, with no data loss
  • Detachable probe with extension cables to customize cable length up to 10m
  • Probes and handhelds are interchangeable—flexibility within agency teams and when sending equipment for service
  • Set up and save templates—no need to re-enter data every time you visit a site
  • Bluetooth or direct USB interface with PC
  • Audio prompts

There is a lot to get excited about when using the new FT2 handheld. Intuitive workflow and rich graphics make for a modernized, interactive experience. Now you can:

  • Rely on FT2 to automatically conform to proper methods based on depth
  • View beam check or QC plots directly - know immediately if you have signal or beam blockage problems
  • Get real-time plots of velocity and other parameters
  • Enter comments and gage heights with any station
  • View a running discharge summary
  • See an image of top-set wading rod
  • View an on-screen tilt sensor
  • Edit data

Probe Specifications

Velocity Range ±0.001 to 4.0 m/s (0.003 to 13 ft/s)
Velocity Resolution 0.0001 m/s (0.0003 ft/s)
Velocity Accuracy ±1% of measured velocity, 0.25 cm/s
Acoustic Frequency 10.0 MHz
Sampling Volume Location 10 cm (3.93 in) from the center transducer                     
Minimum Depth 0.02 m (0.79 in)
Temperature Sensor Resolution: 0.01° C, Accuracy: 0.1° C
Tilt Sensor Accuracy: 1.0°
Communication Protocol RS-232
Operating/Storage Temperature -20° C to 50° C (-4° F to 122° F)
Probe Head Dimensions (L)13.3 cm (5.22 in)
(W) 6.1 cm (2.39 in)
(H) 2.3 cm (0.90 in)
Standard Cable Length 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
Weight in Air 0.90 kg (1.98 lbs)
Weight in Water 0.30 kg (0.66 lbs)

 Handheld Specifications

Input Battery Voltage 8 - 12 VDC
Power Supply 8 X AA Batteries (Alkaline)
Battery Life Alkaline: 15 hours continuous use, typical settings1
Power Consumption 1 W (Average)
GPS: H. Position Accuracy      Up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) nominal2
GPS: Frequency L1 (1.575 MHz)
SBAS compensation (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN)
LCD Resolution 320 X 240 TFT Transmissive
Bluetooth Class 2, Range = 10 m (33 ft) nominal
USB Micro USB, IP-67
Battery Power to Probe 8 - 12 VDC
Data Transfer RS-232
Data Storage 16 GB. Up to 10k discharge measurements
Up to 10 million velocity samples
Operating Temperature -20° to 50° C (-4° F to 140° F)
Storage Temperature -30° to 70° C (-22° F to 158° F)3
Waterproof Rating IP-67 (1m submersible)
Handheld Dimensions (L)10.4 cm (4.1 in)
(W) 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
(H) 23.7cm (9.3 in)
Weight in Air 0.75 kg (1.65 lbs)
Weight in Water 0.25 kg (-0.55 lbs)

 

Ordering Information

Part number Description
FT2-HH FlowTracker2 Handheld Display unit. The Handheld Display unit has an IP67 waterproof rating and includes a color LCD display, keypad interface, SmartQC quality control feature, 16GB internal memory, Bluetooth communications, internal GPS,USB interface and cable, removable battery cartridge plus spare cartridge, 8 AA alkaline batteries, and multi-language support. Windows based software for communications, recorder downloading, data processing and data export. Includes shipping case and manual (PDF).
   
FT2-2D FlowTracker2 probe assembly consisting of a 2D side-looking 10 MHz ADV probe (10-cm distance to sampling volume) and signal conditioning/processing electronics with tilt sensor and Auto-velocity Range selection, mounted on a 1.5-m cable with a compact 8-pin male wet-pluggable connector
   
  PROBE/HEAD OPTIONS
FT2-2D3D FlowTracker2 probe assembly consisting of a 2D/3D side-looking 10 MHz ADV probe (10-cm distance to sampling volume) and signal conditioning/processing electronics with tilt sensor and Auto-velocity Range selection, mounted on a 1.5-m cable with a compact 8-pin male wet-pluggable connector
   
  OPTIONS
6054-60502 1-year extended manufacturer's warranty on defects and workmanship 
36-0039-001 1.5-m FlowTracker2 ADV sensor extension cable, compact 8-pin male to compact 8-pin female wet-pluggable 
36-0039-003 3.5-m FlowTracker2 ADV sensor extension cable, compact 8-pin male to compact 8-pin female wet-pluggable 
36-0039-008 8.5-m FlowTracker2 ADV sensor extension cable, compact 8-pin male to compact 8-pin female wet-pluggable
FT2-MR SonTek deluxe 2-piece top-setting wading rod, 1.2-m, metric increments in centimeters; includes bubble level, mounting brackets for FlowTracker2 Handheld Display unit and ADV sensor, and plastic shipping case for both rod and FlowTracker2
FT2-ER SonTek deluxe 2-piece top-setting wading rod, 4-ft, English increments in tenths of feet; includes bubble level, mounting brackets for FlowTracker2 Handheld Display unit and ADV sensor, and plastic shipping case for both rod and FlowTracker2
FT2-MR2 2-Piece top-setting wading rod, 2.4-m; metric increments in centimeters; includes bubble level, mounting brackets for FlowTracker2 Handheld Display unit and ADV sensor, and shipping case
6047-00120 Wading rod offset mounting bracket for FlowTracker ADV Sensor 
28-0146 Wading rod mounting clamp, FlowTracker2 Handheld Display unit 
28-0148 Wading rod offset mounting bracket for FlowTracker ADV sensor, for 20-mm universal wading rod 
28-0149 Wading rod mounting clamp, FlowTracker2 Handheld Display unit, for 20-mm universal wading rod 
10-0697 Rechargeable NiMH AA batteries, package of (16) 
10-0696 Battery charger, 16 position, for AA NiMH batteries 
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