RF commands with RM Pro+

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Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:46 am
virgahyatt offline
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RF commands with RM Pro+

Thought I would post this here as well for those who would like to use the RM Pro+ or others that support RF.

So I have found a way to use this with RF. There is a Homebridge plugin for it and with a couple of hoops I was able to get it to find the hex code for an RF remote, though even once I was able to get the code it took several attempts for it to provide the correct one. At that point you can either add the code to the Homebridge plugin or to the Broadlink plugin for indigo.

Here is the link to the Homebridge plugin: https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-broadlink-rm.

For it to work you will need to first setup an independent Homebridge server (I just installed it on a raspberry pi I had lying around). Install the plugin and add the server to HomeKit.

Once added the broad link plugin adds two devices. Scan Frequency and Learn Code.

You will need to be watching the log from Homebridge to retrieve the code. If you run it from the command line it will output the log to the window.

Now click the Scan Frequency button and press/hold the button on your RF remote.

In the log watch for "[INFO] Scan RF (found frequency - 1 of 2)." Once you see this let go of the button on your RF remote and press the Learn Code button in the home app. Then press and hold the button on your RF remote again. Hold the button on your RF remote for a second or two and release.

You should see:

[INFO] Scan RF (scanning)
[8/21/2019, 4:28:16 AM] [Broadlink RM] [ACTION] Hold down the button that sends the RF frequency.
[8/21/2019, 4:28:21 AM] [Broadlink RM] [INFO] Scan RF (found frequency - 1 of 2)
[8/21/2019, 4:28:22 AM] [Broadlink RM] Learn Code (ready)
[8/21/2019, 4:28:25 AM] [Broadlink RM] [INFO] Scan RF (complete)
[8/21/2019, 4:28:25 AM] [Broadlink RM] [RESULT] Hex Code: b2593400230d240d0c25240d0c250c25240d0c250c250c24230d0c250c00016f0c240c240c240c25240d240d0c25240d240d0c24240d240d00000000
[8/21/2019, 4:28:25 AM] [Broadlink RM] [RESULT] Learn Code (learned hex code: b2593400230d240d0c25240d0c250c25240d0c250c250c24230d0c250c00016f0c240c240c240c25240d240d0c25240d240d0c24240d240d00000000)
[8/21/2019, 4:28:25 AM] [Broadlink RM] [INFO] Learn Code (complete)
[8/21/2019, 4:28:25 AM] [Broadlink RM] [INFO] Learn Code (stopped)
[8/21/2019, 4:28:26 AM] [Broadlink RM] [INFO] Scan RF (stopped)

Just copy and paste the hex code (bold added) into either the config file for the Homebridge plugin or into Broadlink config for your device in Indigo.

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