Broadlink RM mini 3 no services

Hi everyone,
I have bought a Broadlink RM mini 3 but when I tried to add it to my hassio I couldn’t get it to work.
Following a guide i added this to my configuration.yaml:

  - platform: broadlink
    mac: 'C8-F7-42-83-21-41'
    timeout: 30
    friendly_name: "Broadlink"
    type: rm_mini
        friendly_name: "Bedroom aircon"
        command_on: ''
        command_off: ''

But when I restarted the HA there was no new service.
I also get this error:

Error while setting up platform broadlink
12:36 AM components/broadlink/ (ERROR)

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/src/homeassistant/homeassistant/helpers/", line 150, in _async_setup_platform
    await asyncio.wait_for(asyncio.shield(task), SLOW_SETUP_MAX_WAIT)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/asyncio/", line 442, in wait_for
    return fut.result()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/concurrent/futures/", line 57, in run
    result = self.fn(*self.args, **self.kwargs)
  File "/usr/src/homeassistant/homeassistant/components/broadlink/", line 100, in setup_platform
    mac_addr = binascii.unhexlify(config.get(CONF_MAC).encode().replace(b":", b""))
binascii.Error: Odd-length string

Can someone help me solve this problem?


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I have the same problem… ((

Check the Broadlink documentation again. MAC address should be formatted as ‘C8:F7:42:83:21:41’. Maybe that will fix your problem.

I rechecked the configuration several times but had never noticed, a copy and paste error.
Now works properly.

Thanks a lot

Hello!! I recently purchased 2 Broadlink RM mini 3 and I am unable to integrate them with HA; I already have an RM pro model that works perfectly. Is there any effort to resolve this incompatibility? thankful