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BroadLink RM Mini 3 Remote Controller USD $8.99 (AUD $11.60) Shipped @ LightInTheBox

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A re-run of the same by member Garzo's post last month.

The mini version of the popular Broadlink RM Pro

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  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP. Grabbed one to experiment with.

    Keen on getting an RM Pro+ also for the RF learning…hopefully coupon soon.

    Would like to use these with Home Assistant.

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      FYI before you get the RM Pro+ for RF learning, etc - check first that your remotes don't use rolling codes.

      I purchased an RM Pro+ with the intent of it being able to control (via HA) my electronic curtains (I have 3) and also an electric outdoor awning I have - however it turned out that both of my systems use remotes with rolling codes and thus can't be learnt/controlled by the Broadlink.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks!

        Most of my remotes are the 4-button type with fixed codes. I have an Arduino-based home automation system where I've learnt the codes and it has an RF transmitter module. Works but range is problematic.

        I have an RF remote for my blinds but I've just soldered wires from the Arduino IO onto a spare remote rather than learning the codes. It will be interesting to see if the RM Pro+ can learn them or not.

        I'm looking to replace the Arduino system with a Raspberry Pi 3 running HA. Just acquiring parts at the moment.

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    Thanks, I got one. Does it support Google Home/IFTTT?

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      It supports Google Home, by going to the Home Control tab of the Google Home app, and adding Broadlink Smart Home as a new device after configuring the Broadlink IHC app. This method is the easiest way to get started with voice control with limits: in the IHC app, devices must be added as a light to turn them on or off (eg I have a light called "dining air con", so I can tell Google to turn off the dining air con). Also, control of devices must be added as scenes (eg create a scene called "low cooling in the dining room" so you can tell Google to activate low cooling in the dining room).

      More advanced/unrestricted use can be done thru IFTTT and HA, eg if you didn't want to use the "activate" keyword, or if you want to automatically turn the air con on from other triggers, such as based on current room temp with motion activation etc.

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        Hi, I tried to link with Google assistant with Broadlink smart home, but fail. It stopped on login page to connect Broadlink and can't put it user id or password to connect them. My IHC is working fine.
        Do you have any idea to this error? i have tried to reset, etc, but still no luck. thanks

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          I'm wondering if it has something to do with the browser that the login page opened up in. When the login page comes up are you able to open it in another browser and try it that way?

          Here's a youtube video i found of someone doing the login process which i think matches what you're doing?
          https://youtu.be/RoJHFzh971U?t=263

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          @particle:
          thanks Mate, how stupid i am, it actually shows radio button that you need to click. i click all over beside that unsuspected radio button.
          it works now. cheers

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    Thanks OP, ordered one.

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    Can someone briefly explain what this does? Thanks!

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      It acts as a replacement/companion for the RF remote control for your TV/Receiver/Hifi/Fan/AirCon etc. You can program your various remote controls into it and use the smartphone app to initiate the commands. You can also pair it with Google Home etc. to enable spoken commands. I use one to allow Google Assistant to turn on/off my dumb TV.

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        This is IR only, not RF though.

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          As an example I mostly use mine to turn my AC/Heater on and off. I don't have a steady schedule so it's easier to just load the app on my phone and turn the heating on when I get on the tram so when I get home it's warm without wasting 4 hours of heating a leaky rental or walking in to a cold home.

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          My bad! You're right - I got RF and IR confused!

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    It can let you control your TV, Xbox, bluray, air cons and other IR devices with a voice assistant, or your mobile phone or home automation systems.

    Edit: oops forgot to hit reply to the comment above.

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    Got one recently. It doesn’t work on the standard foxtel box. The Broadlink transmits but no response from the box.

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    Thought it was a MacPro.

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    Yup i use it with echo dot

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    Thanks op picked one for experimenting

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    Are the only differences between this and the pro+ that it doesn't do RF and doesn't have a power plug?

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      And price.

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        Ah yes, that too of course. Same app?

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          Also, can anyone who has one tell me if someone has added in the cloud a remote for a Yamaha HTR-5630 AV receiver? My remote's power on switch doesn't work anymore so I wouldn't be able to train the box I assume.

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          @churchado: From memory, there is no database of IR codes. But, you can convert codes available on the web. This way you can also add discrete ON and OFF codes which are not available on the original remote.

          You might find your codes here.
          http://www.remotecentral.com/

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          @Major Mess: Thanks. I'd seen a Youtube video where someone was showing that you could search in the app remote setups that other users had previously created - thereby saving you the hassle of having to create your own, so was wondering whether there might be one there from someone for my AV receiver. Not sure about codes..couldn't see much on that site.

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    Anyone tested this with Home Assistant?

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      I've got the RM Pro working with HA and have just ordered one of these. It is a supported devide in HA so you just have to add a few lines in your config file, but getting the codes into HA is a bit tricky. I found the best way is to use the app to learn the codes first, then there is a Python script that will dump them all into YAML.

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    Thanks OP. Just bought another to add in the Lobby. Ended up paying $11.46 using 28 degree CC.

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    Damn daylight savings! Expired on the 22nd (still the 22nd here!)

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    Anyone else still awaiting the arrival of theirs?

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