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Home Automation From your PC - Using Serial
INSTEON PowerLinc™ V2 Controller Serial
INSTEON PowerLinc Controller, Serial
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What's Included
PowerLinc Controller - INSTEON Serial Interface
Item# 2414S
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  • Product Discontinued: Only Available While Supplies Last!
  • Includes internal memory and clock for PC-free operation
  • Easy, trouble-free Serial connection

Essential Info

The INSTEON (patent pending) Serial PowerLinc Controller is a stand-alone home automation interface for controlling lights, appliances, heating/air conditioning systems and alarm systems. This module has on-board memory so timers and macros can be downloaded without the need to leave your computer up and running. This home automation interface uses a computer's serial connection for downloading timer and event macros.

Important Note: This PowerLinc interface is not compatible with HouseLinc 2 Desktop Software. A HouseLinc 2-enabled interface is available with HouseLinc 2 - INSTEON Desktop Software in Serial or USB.


What's Included

  • INSTEON PowerLinc Controller V2 Serial
  • Quick Start Guide
  • DB-9 Serial Cable
  • More Info

    The SmartLabs Design engineers added the internal intelligence to control your home without a computer running a full-time automation program. An on-board clock keeps accurate time, all the time, with an integrated 10-year battery backup.

    Don't Block your Outlets
    The INSTEON Serial PowerLinc Controller includes Smarthome's innovative pass-through AC outlet on the front of the unit. This outlet that allows you to plug in additional AC devices. While the outlet doesn't have any control features, it really helps against "power strip buildup."

    Safety Tested and Factory Certification
    The INSTEON Serial PowerLinc Controller is safety tested and approved. The assembly lines for SmartLabs Design Products are ISO9001 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9001 standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being thoroughly audited. The certification received was based on its dedication to high quality management systems and strict adherence of quality systems and guidelines.



    Manufacturer:SmartLabs Design
    Manufacturer Product No.:2414S
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Software:Sold Separately
    Baud Rate:4,800 Kbps
    Downloadable Memory:32KB
    Internal Battery:10 years
    Warranty:2 years, limited
    Status LED:1 white LED (on the side)
    Local Control:None
    Operations Modes:INSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
    Combo Mode Message Order:INSTEON, X10, INSTEON cleanup
    Memory:Non-volatile EEPROM
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses:1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links:417 out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Power-line Frequency:131.65 KHz
    INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    INSTEON Minimum Receive Level:10 mV
    INSTEON Messages Repeated:Yes
    Operating Conditions:Indoors, 32 to 122°F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions:4.0" H x 2.5" W x 1.5" D
    Weight:1 lb. .05 oz
    Supply Voltage:120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Serial output:12VDC 300mA (Unregulated)
    Pass-through Outlet:Uncontrolled 3-prong (with ground), 120V, 15A
    Certification:Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
    X10 Features
    X10 Scene Addresses:255 possible
    X10 Controllable Addresses:255 possible
    X10 Status Response:supported
    X10 Resume Dim:supported
    X10 Powerline Frequency:120 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level:20mV into 5 Ohms
    X10 Messages Repeated:No


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    36 Ratings
    5 star: 36%  (13)
    4 star: 19%  (7)
    3 star: 14%  (5)
    2 star: 8%  (3)
    1 star: 22%  (8)
    Average Customer Rating
    (36 customer ratings)
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    Jack -- winnipeg, Manitoba   3/16/2009
    Timers would stop working on Jan 1st and every DST time change. This has been a known problem in the smarthome forums for over 2 years but hasn't been addressed.
    OREN -- fair lawn, NJ   10/10/2008
    Software is poor
    maxryan -- toledo, Ohio   10/3/2008
    I needed something to control my legacy x10 products and Insteon as I slowly move into that category. Though the software is VERY rudimentary, it works. Dimming is an issue with x10, however. It works intermittently at best. My non-dimming x10 products work fine with it. Despite the crude interface, I think sometimes simple is best. The mControl is waaaay to complicated and I work on computers. This works fine for what we need!
    MitchSchaft -- memphis, TN   5/24/2008
    mControl is a great piece of software. It merges perfectly with Windows Media Center MCE2005 for me! and Windows Home Server I ran an HP MSS. I have a small Insteon startup project going. I have a couple lamplincs and the Venstar Thermostat adapter with a T1700 thermostat. I''''ve been using this package since December ''''07 with no real troubles to speak of. The mControl guys are great. They are constantly updating their software and hanging out on their website''''s forum. Insteon and mControl is where it''''s at for me. High recommended!
    JEAN LUC -- montreal, QC   3/23/2008
    This was to replace a faulty unit and it worked right away
    RICK -- dublin, OH   1/18/2008
    This part was a replacement of the original part that was DOA. Seems to work fine.
    MICHAEL -- south riding, VA   11/1/2007
    Works very well with girder, does not work very well with a USB/serial converter.
    PATRICK -- alma, QC   8/23/2007
    Really easy to use, even more with third party software like inHomeFree and InsteonTimerConfigs. It allows me to simulate a presence in the house when I'm away.
    ANDREW -- wilmington, NC   7/18/2007
    works well...
    PETER -- tempe, AZ   7/4/2007
    Working well with Elk M1
    NICHELLE -- laurel, MD   6/20/2007
    Works as promised
    TODD -- cleveland, OH   5/22/2007
    Very easy to install and to link with the Elk M1 Gold.
    JEFFREY -- fiskdale, MA   12/15/2006
    Works great with ELK M1 GOLD system.
    Jon -- edina, MN   11/3/2006
    Had our electrician install 71 dimmers (every light) in our new home. Used the free software and it works FABuLouS! LIghting contractor wanted 30K to do some pretty cool stuff....Too Expensive: We were skeptical this stuff(Insteon) was going to perform, it's been flawless. I bought direct from smarthome and had our electrician install the dimmers instead of normal light switch's. Cost was $600.00 for them to screw around with the 3-way, 4-way wiring and the fact they did not make margin on their product. Highly recommend this product.
    SteveM -- brooklyn, NY   10/21/2006
    Note: the Timer Software wants to be programmed with the Insteon device in Link mode. The problem here is that I have several In-Linc ceiling receivers which are pretty inaccessible now. Fortunately, the Timer Software dumps its device configuration to an XML text file in RESOURCES\XML\DeviceCatalog.shd. So long as you keep a list of your Insteon device addresses you can copy an existing DEVICE block, change the ADDRESS to your new device, increment the DID element and replace the NAME. The Timer Software seems fine with this. Just don't do it with the Timer Software loaded.
    LINDSAY -- charlottesville, VA   8/2/2006
    I am unix a Linux driver x10dev-2.1.4; the hardware works fine.
    PIERRE -- lockport, IL   2/25/2006
    Working great!
    ALEXANDER -- old tappn, NJ   1/10/2006
    You've got a great company and products. I hope to be able to develop products/solutions that enhances Insteon's usefulness and ease of use.
    DAVID -- walnutport, PA   12/29/2005
    I find the Insteon products to be ultra-reliable, whether using the Insteon protocol, or accepting commands from my X10 controller. Wonderful!
    ROBERT -- walnut hill, FL   11/13/2005
    Great product! Have used this to interface with our automation controller products for a long time.


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