Introduction to BroadLink Products and How to Configure Them
What are BroadLink Products
BroadLink products provide basic home automation at an affordable price. These products enable you to control your home anywhere you are and any time you want. BroadLink is proving to be a game-changer in the remote control field.
Oz Smart Things is selling following BroadLink products
RM Mini Universal Remote
RM Mini is universal remote who can control any Infrared device which can be controlled through remote control. Example of such devices are Air Conditioner, TV, DVD receiver, Set-Top Box etc.
Reduce your Electricity Bills with BroadLink
If you are worried about high electricity bills and often forget to turn off your Air conditioner before leaving your home then no need to be worried. You can turn it off from outside of your house. Not only this, you can program your home appliance. For example, you come back from office at 5 Pm, make an event to turn ON A/C at 4:45 every day and enjoy cool environment on reaching home.
Healthy and Sound Sleep
The “Healthy Sleep” feature of RM Mini helps you to program your air conditioner to enable comfortable sleep.
How to Configure BroadLink RM Mini
Step 1: UnBoxing
After unBoxing RM Mini you are going to find 3 things. RM Mini itself, 1 USB cable and 1 user guide. The front side of Product has a LED indicator, backside has 1 reset button and 1 Power input (Micro USB).
RM Mini should be connected with the power adapter having 5 volts and 1000 mA output.
Step 2: Download Application
Your next step is now to download the application named "e-Control" on your mobile. This application is available for both IOS and Android operating systems. Scan the QR code given on the user guide or search in play store.
Step 3: Provide Power and Reset Device
Provide power to RM Mini from a USB Power source. Sometimes it needs to be reset for the first time use. Insert a small pin in the reset slot and press reset button gently for 10 seconds. Now connect your mobile phone with the local Wi-Fi network and open e-Control Application.
Application Interface and Menu:
As for an application, the interface is concerned is very simple. We will explain one by one.
+ sign: Function key to show a drop-down list. Just click on it a menu will open
Add Remote: To add remote and associate it with RM Mini
Add Scene: To add a scene/event for your device
Add Device: To add BroadLink device in the application
Device List: To open the list of BroadLink devices in your e-Control application
Step 4: Adding Device in e-Control App
While opening e-Control application first time, it will ask you email and password. Just skip this step. In next step enter your local Wi-Fi user name and password in the application.
Now its time to add the device in the application. Just monitor the LED indication.
If blue LED indicator Flashing Quickly: Means device is waiting for configuration and in factory state.
If the blue LED indicator Flashing Slowly: Means network or power supply is down.
If the white LED flashes ones: Means device is transmitting an infrared signal.
To add device LED should flash quickly.
Now click on "Add Device".
Insert local Wi-Fi network user name, password and click on configure.
After some time the device will be configured and ready to use.
Before proceeding towards "Add remote" you should know the meaning of symbols because these symbols tell the status of device whether the device is Newly added, locally connected, remotely connected or offline.
New Device: Device is newly added in the e-Control app.
Local Connect: Your mobile and device are connected with the same Wi-Fi network.
Remote Control: Your mobile and device are connected with a different network.
Offline Device: Device is not connected with the local Wi-Fi network.
Step 5: Adding Remote in the e-control App:
Let's move forward and add remote in the e-Control app. Adding remote means to associate remote with RM Mini. After adding remote your mobile phone will act as a remote for you.
Taking Air Conditioner as an example, you want to control your A/C.
In e-Control application Click on + sign and then " Add Remote".
After this click on Air Conditioner in the device menu.
A new window will open to learn the remote.
Now press the power button of A/C remote and that's it.
Remote has been added in RM Mini.
Creating Events/Scenes in e-Control is very easy. For example, you come back to home at 5 pm every day and you have a holiday on Friday. Just create an event to turn ON A/C 15 minutes before you reach to home and remain unchanged on Friday. You can make as much as you can according to your need.
To create an event, click on the RM Mini device created in the e-Control app
Now click on Air Conditioner in the device list
After this click on settings as shown in below picture
Create timer, set time, days and rename it.
The “Healthy Sleep” feature of RM Mini helps you to program your air conditioner to enable comfortable sleep. Adjust temperature for the whole night by just clicking on healthy sleep. Set thermostat mode and fan speed as you wish.
RM Pro Universal Remote
RM Pro is a universal remote who can control Infrared and Radio Frequency devices. Configuration of RM Pro is the same as RM Pro. It can control more devices as compare to RM Mini. It also works with IFTTT