RF RGBW Controller to work with Broadlink RM Pro?

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a good “RF” RGBW controller? I have some standard RGBW LED Strips, which currently are controlled by 2.4Ghz, but looking to move them over to RF controlls as I have the RM Pro which can learn RF and IR commands.

the IR function will not work and the RM pro is not in line of sight of the strips. However I’ve tested the RF with some RF plug sockets and all works great to where I need it, so hoping there is some form of RF RGBW controller someone knows about?

Thanks

First, just to be sure, we are talking about the Broadlink RM pro device, correct?

"IR"means infrared, and it always works the same way, although different devices transmit different codes using it.

“RF” means Radio Frequency, and covers many different frequencies as well as different codes. Wi-Fi is RF, zigbee is RF, Zwave is RF, Ademco (345 MHz) is RF, Lutron clear connect is RF, 433 MHz is RF-- and a device receiving on one of these frequencies cannot even hear any of the others, let alone understand the codes that it is sending.

2.4 GHz is an RF band which is popular for a number of different protocols, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and zigbee.

The RM Pro can do WiFi and two other RF frequencies:

The RM-Pro will control all RF devices/appliances working on the 433MHz & 315 Mhz frequencies .

No zigbee, no zwave, no Lutron.

433 MHz and 315 MHz are both popular for devices with short range simple button remotes, particularly audiovisual equipment and some HVAC equipment like fans, so that’s probably why Broadlink RM Pro selected those. But even though its marketing description says “universal RF,” it’s definitely not. It’s limited to devices on those two frequencies.

http://www.ibroadlink.com/rm/

So I’m not quite following what you’re looking for. 2.4 GHz is an RF band.

If you mean specifically something that will work with the Broadlink RM pro “RF” option, then you’re looking for devices with remotes that operate at 433Mhz or 315 MHz (neither of which, by the way, is supported by SmartThings).

If all of that’s correct, just let us know, and then people can suggest appropriate devices for what you’re looking for. :sunglasses:

JD yet again you’ve shown me the light! - I never know that my RM Pro could control these things! If I can get it into my RM Pro then I’m Ok as I already have RM Pro linked to Smartthings!

Thanks all.

Sorry the terminology of RF was a bit lacking… didnt think Wifi nor the rest other that 433 was RF. Dooohhhh!

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PS. - I’ll try and link the 2.4Ghz controller up this evening and let you know how that goes!

You’ll be able to control it, but it’s similar to the way some community members use Harmony as a “man in the middle” for some devices not supported by SmartThings.

That is, once you have an integration set up, SmartThings will be able to send a request to the Broadlink RM Pro to turn a device controlled by the RM pro on or off. But, this is a one-way integration. If someone turns the RGBW strip on with its own remote or with a physical switch SmartThings won’t know about it, so the status can get out of sync.

In contrast, if you use a zigbee or Z wave RGBW controller, like the popular Fibaro unit, it’s two way communication and SmartThings will know if you adjust the lighting.

So it just depends on your own use case as to what will work for you.

edited to add @anon36505037 and I are crossposting at the moment. Same thoughts. I’m going to leave my posts up in this case because I did have a few more details that might be useful, but I’m basically saying the same thing that he did just with more examples. :wink:

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Thank you both for your replies. I do understand and if Money was no object I’d have been jumping all over the Fibaro devices from the beginning, however I’m on a “Middle mans” budget.

2.4Ghz MiLight controllers are £10 over here and the Fibaro RGBW controller is £55 (ish). Comparing the 2 and only intending to use a “on” “off” options also, the cost ourways the need.

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If you mean the one for the broadlink RM pro, that will only work for Wi-Fi. They don’t support Bluetooth or zigbee.

This is what I have an want to control -

Well thats a shame - The RM Pro doesn’t seem to be able to pick up the signal from the 2.4Ghz Remote…

EDIT: So I revert back to my original question lol!

Search the forums for H801. Those can be had for less than $10 if you are willing to wait for them to come from China. It’s a bit little bit of a setup process on them, but they work great. They are RGBW wifi controllers that can be flashed with new firmware, joined to your network and added/controlled through smartthings.

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Could anybody tell me if these motors for roller blinds work with rm pro

Cheers for the quick response Robin I can’t see what type of control they have in the instructions RF IR or wifi here’s the link anywayLook at this on eBay:

12V DIY Electric Roller Blind/Shade Tubular Motor Kit&Remote Controller 0.5/1.5A

Ok thanks I’ll have a go and see what they say and let u know

Hello again checked these motors out the branded ones are boku and the remotes have s freguency range of 315mhz 433mhz and 868mhz with a six channel remote so I’ll order one and try it out with rm pro

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Hi @deano12 I am interested in the setup to get ST to work with Broadlink RM pro. I need a set up that is affordable to get ST to control (change channels) my 2015 Samsung smart TV. Any takers would assist or if there is an alternative to get ST to change channels on a TV.

Found a demo controlling broadlink RM via voice command. Looks interesting as it supports any language.

https://youtu.be/u4CTqgF3piU

Hi, I have those same motors…did you ever find out if they are compatible with RM Pro? I would love to make them smart…Thanks!

Anyone with any idea how to integrate these little tubular motors into ST? Make them smart? They seem perfect for blinds, only 25mm in diameter. Unfortunately they only have 2 wires, (in the photo is the mains voltage version “EYA25”), if it had four wires the Fibaro Roller shutter would of been perfect, with open/close/percentage. The larger tubular motors on Amazon that are actually for roller shutters have 4 wires, but they are diameter 60mm which is excessively large above a window! I’m not wanting to use my Broadlink for this, would a Fibaro single or double relay work on those two wires possibly? Maybe to use webcore to say turn on for x seconds to get a 25 percent opening or something? Maybe @anon36505037 could venture an opinion?

Alternatively if anyone knows of small 25mm diameter tubular motor with 4 wires please let me know!

Thanks for the reply, as I suspected, soldering onto the remote is the only option. I’m still scouting the Net for a small tubular motor with 4 wires. In the meantime I’ll probably get this one, my follow up question is, this remote has 3 button presses, so 3 pins to solder onto, the Fibaro double relay could handle 2 buttons I’m assuming? So if I wanted a third button press, to use the middle Stop button say, I’d need another Fibaro relay?