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SynchroLinc - Power Synching INSTEON Controller
SynchroLinc - Power Synching INSTEON Controller
SynchroLinc - Power Synching INSTEON Controller
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Overview

  • Automatically shut down all your office peripherals when you turn off your computer
  • Have the TV automatically set the room lights when turned on
  • Can be used to provide advanced on/off status for conditional automation logic
  • Create a notification if a critical appliance fails

Essential Info

Imagine converting your every day electronics into automation triggers. Turn a TV into a scene trigger (TV on = dim the lights down 50% and close the drapes) or the simple act of turning off a computer in your home office automatically shuts down power to the printer, modem, router and other electronics - reducing your energy costs. With SynchroLinc it's possible to do all this and more. Just plug whatever you want to be your trigger into the outlet on the SynchroLinc and link it to other INSTEON responders in your home.

Easy Setup
The SynchroLinc is very easy to setup. Just plug in any lamp or appliance (up to 15 Amps) into SynchroLinc, calibrate it so that it knows when to send the On or Off commands and then link it to any INSTEON-compatible receiver (such as a SwitchLinc, LampLinc or ApplianceLinc). Now when you turn the lamp or appliance On and Off, the linked device(s) also turn On and Off instantly.

How it Works
In the example below SynchroLinc is detecting power to a TV. When the TV is turned on a command is sent over existing power lines to an ApplianceLinc which has a standard power strip plugged into the controlled outlet at the bottom. The power strip is feeding power to home theater components such as a DVD player and gaming console - this prevents "vampire power suck" from devices that are not in use. Automatically shut down home theater components when turning off the TV

Note: It is common for home theater electronics to go into a standby mode when turned "off". Using solutions such as the one mentioned above can reduce the amount of power devices use when in standby mode.

Programmable via HouseLinc Software
HouseLinc 2 is a powerful tool used primarily to keep track of and program links in all your INSTEON devices. It also can unlock certain features otherwise not accessible. In this case HouseLinc 2 allows you to fine tune the settings of SynchroLinc. Here is an example of the properties screen for SynchroLinc within the HouseLinc software (sold separately). Note: final shipping version may differ slightly.
Adjusting SynchroLinc settings in HouseLinc 2

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • SynchroLinc - Power Synching INSTEON Controller
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Specifications

    General
    Brand:INSTEON
    UPC:813922010688
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Color:White
    Warranty:2 years
    Operation
    Operating Environment:Indoors
    Operating Temperature Range:32° F - 104° F
    Operating Humidity Range:0% - 85% relative humidity
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses:1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    Maximum # of Scenes:1
    Maximum # of INSTEON Links (Total of Controller and Responder):25
    INSTEON All-Link Support:Yes
    INSTEON Unlink Support:Yes
    INSTEON PLC (Powerline Carrier):Yes
    INSTEON Powerline Minimum Transmit Strength:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    INSTEON PowerLinc Maximum Sensitivity:10 mVPP nominal
    INSTEON Messages Repeated:Yes
    Electrical
    Input Power Voltage:120 Volts (+/- 10%)
    Surge Protection:Surge resistant to 250 VAC
    Certification:Safety Tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
    X10 Features
    X10 Support:N/A


    Reviews

    19 Ratings
    5 star: 47%  (9)
    4 star: 16%  (3)
    3 star: 21%  (4)
    2 star: 5%  (1)
    1 star: 11%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (19 customer ratings)
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    MARK -- winnipeg, MB   5/12/2014
    Easy to install, configuring it with the houselinc software was a breeze.
    LOUIS -- west lake hills, TX   1/16/2014
    It does exactly what it says it will do. However, the plug should not be on the bottom since many washer plugs (mine included) are angled and it is almost impossible to plug it in without it using an extension cord. Also, it is tricky to get the watts setting correct with washers cycling through various stages and having pauses. I have an ISY and the ISY programming is what allows me to correct for those issues. ISY also makes it a snap to change the watt and built-in delay settings.
    JOHN -- alexandria, VA   8/25/2013
    Required the instalation of Access Points. After installing the Access Points the SynchroLinc is working great. Now I am working on an ISY program to optimize my use of the SynchroLinc.
    BEHROUZ -- arcadia, CA   8/20/2013
    a extension cord with master and controlled outlets worked perfect , i returned this device.
    HARVEY -- niagara falls, ON   6/28/2013
    I love this device. I use it to turn on the lamp in the room with the tv. When the tv comes on (after sunset, and/or before dawn)it detects the power flow & sends the signal to my ISY99 system & the lamp lights. Easy to set up & it matters not if the tv is manually turned on or off, or done by programming. hg
    CHRIS -- kirkland, WA   6/9/2013
    Awesome
    DAVID -- whippany, NJ   1/7/2012
    Good idea but a little fussy. I have it plugged into a projector, and the trigger switches on and off several times before settling to a normal load level. Delay settings (which could eliminate this problem) are only changable with houselinc software.
    MATTHEW -- cardiff by the sea, CA   4/24/2011
    Works like a charm for detecting TV power up. I use it with a lamplinc to control AV cabinet fans.
    JAMES -- west palm beach, FL   4/11/2011
    I have waited 10 years for this product (type) and I am so happy that Smarthome finally developed and released it! I bought three of them and they are all working just as expected.

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