What is SenseCAP M1

SenseCAP M1 LoRaWAN Indoor Hotspot

SenseCAP M1 is a high-performing, ready-to-use LoRaWAN indoor gateway compatible with LongFi Network. SenseCAP M1 can connect to  The People’s Network within a few simple steps in minutes. SenseCAP M1 provides miles of wireless network coverage and data transmission capacity for LoRa/LoRaWAN devices. It helps you join and contribute to the infrastructure of The People’s Network.


ProcessorRaspberry Pi 4 (Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz)
RAM2-4-8 GB
Storage64GB MicroSD Card
FrequencyEU868 Version: 863MHz ~ 870MHz
Sensitivity-125dBm @125KHz/SF7
-139dBm @125KHz/SF12
TX PowerUp to 26 dBm
Antenna GainEU868: 2.8 dBi
Antenna Impedance50 Ohm
Antenna Radiation PatternOmni-Directional
Wi-Fi2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, BLE
LoRaWANSupports Class A, C
Input VoltageDC 5V – 3A
InterfacesUSB Type-C (Power Supply) * 1 

Ethernet RJ45 * 1

RP-SMA Female Antenna Connector* 1

Operating Temperature0°C to 50°C
Relative Humidity0% – 90% (non-condensing)
Heat DissipationAluminum enclosure, a heatsink, and a cooling fan
IP GradeIP20
CertificationFCC / CE



  • Handy Setup to Helium Network. 6 steps, 5 minutes, ready to go.

  • Powered by Mature Hardware Solutions. Raspberry Pi 4(2G/4G/8G RAM) and WM1302/WM1303 (Semtech SX1302/SX1303) baseband LoRa chip.

  • Secured and Reliable. Built-in ECC608 crypto chip, high-security authentication, and reliable connectivity.

  • Automatic Online Upgrades. Automatic OTA upgrades, without manual operation.

  • Remote Diagnosis. Built-in remote diagnostics mechanism, efficient online support.

  • 64GB Large Storage. 64GB MicroSD card large storage, extending the lifetime of the gateway, fulfilling the memory requirement of potential upgrade.

  • Efficient Cooling Solution. Aluminum enclosure with a heatsink and cooling fan inside, ensuring long-term and stable operation.

  • Multiple Accessories. Fiberglass antenna, slider pad for sliding rod installation, and upcoming outdoor enclosure, etc.

  • FCC and CE Certificated. Available for personal and commercial use.

FAQS for SenseCAP  M1

What is the difference between the 2G / 4G / 8G RAM version?

2G/4G / 8G stands for the RAM (random access memory) difference of Raspberry Pi 4 in SenseCAP M1. You could not choose for the RAM so far, and there will be no functional difference being a miner.

The voltage of electricity SenseCAP M1 might approximately cost?

About 5W, just as the electricity consumption of an ordinary light bulb.

Any extra fees for setting up SenseCAP M1?

The device has already covered a $40 activation fee for users to set up SenseCAP M1 and a $10 fee to set the location of SenseCAP M1 on the Helium App. Only when you try to reset the location of your SenseCAP M1, you have to pay an extra $10. For detailed information about fees, please refer to the Helium Transaction Fees page.

Does SenseCAP M1 support connecting to a 3rd party server other than Helium?

No, the SenseCAP M1 LoRaWAN gateway is only compatible with the Helium Network server.

Does SenseCAP M1 support PoE?

No.  5V-3A power adapter is used to power the unit through the Type-C connector next to the Ethernet port. You need a PoE injector and splitter to support POE

As an indoor gateway, can it be used outdoors?

SenseCAP M1 is an indoor gateway, so it is not designed to withstand harsh outdoor environments standing and it should not be placed in an outdoor environment without any extra protection.

What type of antenna connector is on the Sensecap M1?

SenseCAP M1 has RP-SMA female connector, and the antenna is with RP-SMA male connector. Our stock fiberglass antenna all have an N-type male connector, with a provided LMR200 cable with N-female and RP-SMA male connector.

What voltage/amps does the Device run on?

The voltage is 5V DC.

Do you know the size/measurements of the PCB?

The size of the device is 154*100*44 mm and the weight is 370g.



Additional information

WEIGHT0.370 kg
DIMENSIONS154 × 44 × 100 cm

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