X1 Waste Sensor

X1 Waste Sensor

X1 Bin Sensor is a smart IoT sensor that measures the remaining capacity of a rubbish bin using a state-of-the-art laser distance sensor.

Use Cases:

  • Waste Management
  • Waste Monitoring
SKU: X1-WLS-2v1 Category: Tags: , , , ,


X1 Bin Sensor is an IoT sensor developed specifically for measuring the remaining capacity of rubbish bins used in  various locations such as  public places, industrial settings or commercial spaces.

The sensor features a best-in-class response time and high accuracy due to its integrated design and embedded technology. It has built-in LPWAN wireless communication, dual-core multiprocessor and 8MB onboard flash storage.

Additional information


LoRaWan, Bluetooth, Wifi


Black, White



  • IP68 rated waterproof casing
  • Aluminium and Polycarbonate construction
  • Size: Cylindrical 40mm (D) x 109mm (H)

Sensor Range

  • Emitter: 940 nm invisible laser (Class1) – SPAD (single-photon avalanche diode) receiving array with an integrated lens.
  • Up to 400 cm distance measurement – Up to 50 Hz ranging frequency
  • Typical full field-of-view (FoV): 27 °


  • Xtensa® dual-core 32–bit LX6 microprocessor(s)
  • Micro-Python Operating System


  • RAM: 4MB
  • External flash: 8MB

LoRa specification

  • Semtech LoRa transceiver SX1276
  • LoRaWAN stack
  • Class A and C devices

LoRa Operating Frequencies

  1. 868 MHz (Europe) at 14dBm maximum
  2. 915 MHz (North and South America, Australia and NZ) at 20dBm maximum
  3. 433 MHz (Europe) at 10dBm maximum
  4. 470 – 510 MHz (China) at 14dBm maximum

LoRaWAN Regions

  1. AS923, AU915, EU868, US915

LTE CAT-M1/NB-IoT (Optional)

  • Supports narrowband LTE UE categories M1/NB1
  • Peak power estimations:
    • TX current = 420mA peak @1.5Watt
    • RX current = 330mA peak @1.2Watt

1: Devices are Either Cellular OR LoRa

WiFI Connectivity

  • MQTT Protocol Compliant
  • 802.11 b/g/n/e/i
  • 802.11 n (2.4 GHz), up to 150 Mbps
  • 802.11 i security features: pre–authentication and TSN
  • Wi–Fi Protected Access (WPA)/WPA2/WPA2– Enterprise/Wi–Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Bluetooth Connectivity

  • Compliant with Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE specification
  • Class–1, class–2 and class–3 transmitter without external power amplifier
  • Enhanced power control
  • +12 dBm transmitting power
  •  Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH)

Power Options

  • Rechargeable 18650 LiPo Battery 1

( 1 x 3400mAh batteries,3.7V operation)

1: Estimated 1-year battery life at hourly measurement intervals.

Mounting Kits

  • Quick Install Mounting Bracket

Security & Certification

  • 256-bit SHA, MD5, DES, AES Encryption
  • CE, FCC, IC and RCM certified
  • CE 0700



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The size of the Payload for this device is 12 bytes.

Please refer to this article to learn more about decoding a payload: Decoding a Payload

Sample Device Data:  

Voltage: 4106 mV
Message Number: 1
RSSI -(dB): 1
ErrorCode: 0

Sample Sensor Data:  

Distance from Sensor(mm): 560.2