Broadlink RM Switch


This Broadlink switch platform allow to you control Broadlink devices.

To enable it, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
switch:
  - platform: broadlink
    host: IP_ADDRESS
    mac: 'MAC_ADDRESS'

Configuration Variables

host

(string)(Required)The hostname/IP address to connect to.

mac

(string)(Required)Device MAC address.

timeout

(integer)(Optional)Timeout in seconds for the connection to the device.

friendly_name

(string)(Optional)The name used to display the switch in the frontend.

type

(string)(True/false)Switch type. Choose one from: rm, rm2, rm_mini, rm_pro_phicomm, rm2_home_plus, rm2_home_plus_gdt, rm2_pro_plus, rm2_pro_plus2, rm2_pro_plus_bl, rm_mini_shate, sp1, sp2, honeywell_sp2, sp3, spmini2, spminiplus or mp1. SC1 devices can be registered as sp2.

switches

(array)(Optional)The array that contains all switches.

identifier

(string)(Required)Name of the command switch as slug. Multiple entries are possible.

command_on

(string)(Required)Base64 encoded packet from RM device to take for on.

command_off

(string)(Required)Base64 encoded packet from RM device to take for off.

friendly_name

(string)(Optional)The name used to display the switch in the frontend.

slots

(array)(Optional)Friendly names of 4 slots of MP1 power strip. If not configured, slot name will be switch's friendly_name + 'slot {slot_index}'. e.g ‘MP1 slot 1’

slot_1

(string)(Optional)Friendly names of slot 1

slot_2

(string)(Optional)Friendly names of slot 2

slot_3

(string)(Optional)Friendly names of slot 3

slot_4

(string)(Optional)Friendly names of slot 4

Information about how to install on Windows can be found here.

How to obtain IR/RF packets?

Choose Call Service from the Developer Tools. Choose the service switch.broadlink_learn_command from the list of Available services: and hit CALL SERVICE. Press the button on your remote with in 20 seconds. The packet will be printed as a persistent notification in the States page of the web interface.

Example config for rm, rm2, rm_mini, rm_pro_phicomm, rm2_home_plus, rm2_home_plus_gdt, rm2_pro_plus, rm2_pro_plus2, rm2_pro_plus_bl and rm_mini_shate devices:

switch:
  - platform: broadlink
    host: 192.168.1.2
    mac: 'B4:43:0D:CC:0F:58'
    timeout: 15
    switches:
      # Will work on most Phillips TVs:
      tv_phillips:
        friendly_name: "Phillips Tv Power"
        command_on: 'JgAcAB0dHB44HhweGx4cHR06HB0cHhwdHB8bHhwADQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA='
        command_off: 'JgAaABweOR4bHhwdHB4dHRw6HhsdHR0dOTocAA0FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA='
      # Will work on most LG TVs
      tv_lg:
        friendly_name: "LG Tv Power"
        command_on: 'JgBYAAABIJISExETETcSEhISEhQQFBETETcROBESEjcRNhM1EjcTNRMTERISNxEUERMSExE2EjYSNhM2EhIROBE3ETcREhITEgAFGwABH0oSAAwzAAEfShEADQU='
        command_off: 'JgBYAAABIJISExETETcSEhISEhQQFBETETcROBESEjcRNhM1EjcTNRMTERISNxEUERMSExE2EjYSNhM2EhIROBE3ETcREhITEgAFGwABH0oSAAwzAAEfShEADQU='
      tv_lg_hdmi1_hdmi2:
        friendly_name: "LG Tv HDMI12"
        command_on: 'JgBIAAABIZMRExITEjYSExMRERURExEUEDkRNxEUEjYSNhM3ETcSNxITETgSNhI2ExMQExE4ETYSNxIUERMSExE4ETcRFBETEQANBQ=='
        command_off: 'JgBQAAABJJMSEhISETgSEhITEBMSEhMSETcSNxMREjcSNxI3EjcSOBETERITNhM2EhITERM2EzcRNxI3ExISEhI3EjcRExETEgAFLQABJEoRAA0FAAAAAAAAAAA='
      tv_lg_hdmi3:
        friendly_name: "LG Tv HDMI3"
        command_on: 'JgBIAAABIZMSFBISETgRExEUERQQFBETEjcTNhMSETgRNxE3EjcROBM2ERMSFBE4ERMSNxM2EjUSFBE2ETgRExM2ExITEhATEwANBQ=='
      tv_lg_av1_av2:
        friendly_name: "LG Tv AV12"
        command_on: 'JgBIAAABIpQPFBITETgSEw8UEhQSEhEVDzgSOBAUETgQOQ84EjgRNxITETgSExA5EDgREhI3EhMROBMSEDkQFBETEjYTEhE4EQANBQ=='
        command_off: 'JgBIAAABH5YPFBETETgUERAUEBURFBATETgROBEUETcSNxE4ETcSOBISEBUQFREUEjUSFBA5ETcRNxE4ETkQOBAUEjcRFRAUEQANBQ=='
  - platform: broadlink
    host: 192.168.1.2
    mac: 'B4:43:0D:CC:0F:58'
    timeout: 15
    switches:
    # Will work on most Phillips TVs:
      tv:
        friendly_name: "Phillips Tv"
        command_on: 'JgAcAB0dHB44HhweGx4cHR06HB0cHhwdHB8bHhwADQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA='
        command_off: 'JgAaABweOR4bHhwdHB4dHRw6HhsdHR0dOTocAA0FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA='

Example config for sp1, sp2, honeywell_sp2, sp3, spmini2 and spminiplus devices:

switch:
  - platform: broadlink
    host: IP_ADDRESS
    mac: 'MAC_ADDRESS'
    type:  sp1
    friendly_name: 'Humidifier'
  - platform: broadlink
    host: IP_ADDRESS
    mac: 'MAC_ADDRESS'
    type:  sp2
    friendly_name: 'Humidifier'

Example config for mp1 device:

switch:
  - platform: broadlink
    host: IP_ADDRESS
    mac: 'MAC_ADDRESS'
    type: mp1
    friendly_name: 'MP1'
    slots:
      # friendly name of slots - optional
      # if not set, slot name will be switch's friendly_name + 'slot {slot_index}'. e.g 'MP1 slot 1'
      slot_1: 'TV slot'
      slot_2: 'Xbox slot'
      slot_3: 'Fan slot'
      slot_4: 'Speaker slot'

Service broadlink_send_packet

You can use the service switch.broadlink_send_packet to directly send IR packets without the need to assign a switch entity for each command.

Service data attribute Optional Description
packet no String or list of strings that contain the packet data.

Example:

script:
  tv_select_source:
    sequence:
      - service: switch.broadlink_send_packet_192_168_0_107
        data:
          packet:
            - "JgCMAJSSFDYUNhQ2FBEUERQRFBEUERQ2FDYUNhQRFBEUERQRFBEUERQRFDYUERQRFBEUERQRFDYUNhQRFDYUNhQ2FDYUNhQABfWUkhQ2FDYUNhQRFBEUERQRFBEUNhQ2FDYUERQRFBEUERQRFBEUERQ2FBEUERQRFBEUERQ2FDYUERQ2FDYUNhQ2FDYUAA0FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
            - "JgBGAJSTFDUUNhM2ExITEhMSExITEhM2EzYTNhQRFBEUERQRFBEUNRQ2ExITNhMSExITNhMSExITEhM2ExITNhQ1FBEUNhMADQUAAA=="

Using E-Control Remotes

If you already have your remotes learned on E-Control app you can use this method to “copy” them to Home Assistant.

First get or learn all the remotes you want to add to Home Assistant in E-Control

  1. Download

    Get the script from here.

  2. Dump the data from the app

    Open the E-Control app on your mobile device. On the left side menu choose “Share” and then “Share to other phones in WLAN”. It will generate the files you will need for the script.

  3. Get data from your Android device

    Connect your Android device to your computer and browse the SD card/External Storage folder “/broadlink/newremote/SharedData/”. You need to get the following files and put them in the same folder as this script:

    jsonSubIr jsonButton jsonIrCode

  4. Install Requirements

    Run pip install simplejson. You must install simplejson in the same python version you will use to run the scripts. You can ensure that the current version is installed by attempting to install again and confirming that you see “Requirement already satisfied”.

  5. Get the data from the device

    Navigate to the folder you downloaded and run python getBroadlinkSharedData.py. Follow the steps on screen. NOTE: These scripts were only tested with Python 2.7.

  6. Install python-broadlink library:

  7. git clone https://github.com/mjg59/python-broadlink.git
  8. cd python-broadlink
  9. sudo python setup.py install

  10. Test the codes Use the sendcode script you have already downloaded to test the codes you got from the device. You need to edit the script with your RM Pro IP Address and MAC Address and with the code in HEX format. When run the script, you know the code works when get message . Code sent… Not every code works.

  11. Convert the HEX codes to base64 Use this tool to convert the hex codes to base64 for use with Home Assistant.

Using iOS and Windows to Obtain Codes

  1. Use the E-Control app to learn the codes from all of your suitable remotes. Depending on the remote, try to add useful names for the buttons and/or the remotes. This will mean that you should only have to run this process once and will help with getting them quickly into Home Assistant. Dump the files in the app by navigating to the hamburger icon, select share and select, then choose Share to other phones on WLAN.

  2. Install Requirements

  • Download and install Python 2.7 on your windows PC.
  • Run pip install simplejson. You must install simplejson in the same python version you will use to run the scripts. You can ensure that the current version is installed by attempting to install again and confirming that you see “Requirement already satisfied”.
  • Download and install iBackup Viewer.
  • Download these github files. Make sure you place them in the \Python27 path in Windows. Be sure that the getBroadlinkSharedData.py from the download is in this directory.
  1. Plug your iphone into your windows PC, open iTunes and create a non-encrypted backup of your device.

  2. Open iBackup viewer then select the iOS backup that you created. Navigate to the App icon and then scroll until you find e-control.app, select this. Select and extract the files jsonButton, jsonIrCode and jsonSublr; they will be located in the Documents/SharedData section. Put these in the same location as the getBroadlinkSharedData.py.

  3. Now open a Command Prompt and navigate to the directory where the aforementioned files are located e.g. C:\Python27. Now run the command python getBroadlinkSharedData.py, you should see something like this: C:\Python27>python getBroadlinkSharedData.py ID: 1 | Name: TV ID: 2 | Name: Upstairs ID: 3 | Name: Sort in order ID: 4 | Name: Soundbar ID: 5 | Name: TV ID: 6 | Name: Xbox One ID: 7 | Name: User-Defined Aircon ID: 8 | Name: Sort in order ID: 9 | Name: User-Defined Aircon ID: 10 | Name: Kids Fan ID: 11 | Name: Downstairs ID: 12 | Name: Ceiling Fan ID: 13 | Name: Samsung TV ID: 14 | Name: Xbox One ID: 15 | Name: SONY SoundBar ID: 16 | Name: Fire TV ID: 17 | Name: New RF Remote

  4. Select the remote ID you would like to extract: Select accessory ID: 5 [+] You selected: TV [+] Dumping codes to TV.txt

  5. Now there should be a file with the name of the remote you chose in the same directory ending in .txt. Open that up and it will contain the Base64 code required for Home Assistant. To ensure these codes work correctly you may need to add == to the end of the code in your config.yaml file (or wherever you have your switches).

Using Windows to Obtain Codes with Broadlink Manager

  1. Install Broadlink Manager from this SourceForge link here.
  2. Open the application and hit “scan” to activate your broadlink device.
  3. Hit “Learn New Command” and follow instructions on screen.
  4. The “OnRawData Base64” is the value to be used with Home Assistant.