RAK2560 WisNode LoRaWAN & BLE Sensor Hub ships with a choice of sensor modules

RAKwireless RAK2560 WisNode Sensor Hub is a modular sensor gateway based on the RAK4630 WisDuo Stamp module with Nordic Semi nRF52840 Bluetooth 5.0 LE MCU and Semtech SX1262 LoRa/LoRaWAN transceiver and equipped with two sensor probe ports to connect a range of sensors.

It ships with various sensors from a temperature and humidity sensor to a  water level sensor, and is designed for outdoor operation with an IP66 design, waterproof probe connectors, and the ability to support a solar panel as the power source.

RAK2560 WisNode LoRaWAN BLE Sensor Hub

RAK2560 WisNode Sensor Hub specifications:

  • Core module – RAK4630 WisDuo Stamp Module with LoRa/LoRaWAN and BLE 5.0 connectivity through nRF52840 MCU and SX1262 radio chip
  • Wireless Connectivity
    • BLE – Bluetooth LE 5.0 with Long Range and High Speed (2 Mbps) support
    • LoRaWAN – Full LoRaWAN band support, high-efficiency embedded LoRa antenna 860~930 MHz
    • Cellular IoT – Optional RAK5860 NB-IoT module
    • NFC tag for power on and smart connect over BLE
  • Sensors
    • 2x waterproof connector for sensors with one-wire protocol (Sensor Probe) or RS485, SDI-12, and DI/DO (Sensor ProbeIO)
    • Multiple Sensor Probes or Probe IO can be connected to a single Sensor Hub port with the Splitter cable
    • Distance between the sensors can be adjusted with the extension cable
  • Misc
    • Auto-detection of the power source
    • Auto-detection of the Sensor Probes
    • Prevent theft via the hall effect sensor on the mounting bracket
  • Power Supply
    • 12 V DC power supply or solar panel
    • Support for 2~4 pcs 3.6 V ER18505 4,000mAh Li-SOCl2 Non rechargeable batteries (not included)
  • Protection Rating – IP66-rated waterproof enclosure

The RAK4630 runs the RUI V3 (RUI3) firmware for easy programming, and the Sensor Hub and sensor probes attached to it can be configured via the WisToolBox app available for mobile and desktop.

RAK Sensor Hub ProbeIO Sensor Probe Probe Splitter
RAK Sensor Hub with one Sensor ProbeIO, one Sensor Probe, a Probe Splitter, and a Probe cable

There are currently 11 RAK2560 Sensor Hub kits with

  • RAK1901 temperature & humidity sensor probe
  • RAK1902 pressure sensor probe
  • RAK1904 3-axis sensor probe
  • RAK1901 and RAK1902
  • RAK1901 and RAK1904
  • RAK1902 and RAK1904
  • RK900-09 wind speed & direction Sensor ProbeIO
  • RK520-02 soil moisture, temperature, and conductivity Sensor ProbeIO
  • JXBS-3001-PH-RS pH Sensor ProbeIO
  • ULB16 water level Sensor ProbeIO
  • RK200-03 pyranometer ProbeIO
RAK2560 Sensor Hub system block diagram
RAK2560 WisNode Probe IO connection diagram

RAKwireless provides documentation with a getting started guide and datasheets for the Sensor Hub and sensor probes.

I first found the RAK2560 WisNode Sensor Hub on Aliexpress where it is sold as part of kits for $99.00 to $393.00 depending on the selected probe, but you’ll also find those directly on the RAKwireless online store.

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