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Control Any INSTEON or X10 Device Remotely With This Tabletop Controller
INSTEON ControLinc Tabletop Controller
INSTEON ControLinc Tabletop Controller
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ControLinc V2 Remotely Control Your Christmas Tree Lights
ControLinc - INSTEON Tabletop Controller
Item# 2430
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  • Five-channel easy-to-use tabletop controller
  • Install and set up in less than 5 minutes
  • Works with legacy X10 products
  • INSTEON technology received the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Award

Essential Info

INSTEON ControLinc Tabletop Controller
The INSTEON ControLinc Tabletop Controller is an easy-to-use and quick-to-set-up plug-in tabletop controller. You can control up to five individual INSTEON-compatible devices or sets of devices with the tabletop ControLinc, which has a total of 14 buttons. Five sets of buttons turn your devices on and off. The "All On" and "All Off" buttons can control all devices linked to any of the five on/off buttons. "Bright" and "Dim" will adjust the brightness level of the any linked INSTEON-compatible wall dimmers or plug-in lamp dimmers. You can even put a ControLinc on your bedside table to control downstairs lamps if you hear a noise in the middle of the night.

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  • Remotely control your Christmas tree lights

  • Manuals/Software

    What's Included

  • INSTEON ControLinc V2
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • More Info

    The ControLinc uses a simple "Plug-N-Tap" process to link to other INSTEON devices. Put the ControLinc in setup mode by pressing any of the five ON buttons for 10 seconds, and then press the button on the module you would like to control. That's all it takes to link the ControLinc to any INSTEON module!

    Scene Capable
    Each of the five ON/OFF buttons on the ControLinc can be set up to control one INSTEON module or multiple modules in a scene.

    Works with Legacy X10 Products
    Each of the five ON/OFF buttons on the ControLinc can be assigned an X10 address. This enables the ControLinc to bridge your INSTEON network with your legacy X10 network. The ControLinc ON/OFF buttons can be assigned any X10 address and do not have to be assigned sequentially. This makes the ControLinc an excellent replacement for your existing X10 mini-controller.

    Certifications and Warranty
    All INSTEON ControLinc products are safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design Products is ISO9001 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9001 standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being certified. The certification received was based on its dedication to high-quality management systems and strict adherence of quality-control systems and guidelines. Because of this, Smarthome stands behind the entire INSTEON ControLinc line of products with a full 2-year warranty.



    Manufacturer Product No.:2430, INSTEON ControLinc Tabletop Controller
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Warranty:2 years, limited
    ON/OFF Button Pairs:5 Scenes
    ALL ON/ALL OFF Buttons:Control all INSTEON and X10 devices linked to Channels 1-5
    BRIGHT/DIM Buttons:Control INSTEON and X10 devices linked to last pressed Channel
    Audio Alert:Beeper, can be disabled
    Status LED:White, can be disabled
    Operation Modes:INSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
    Combo Mode Message Order:INSTEON, X10, INSTEON cleanup
    Setup Memory:Non-volatile EEPROM
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses:1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links:417
    INSTEON Powerline Frequency:131.65 KHz
    INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    INSTEON Minimum Receive Level:10 mV
    INSTEON Messages Repeated:Yes
    Mounting:Included desk stand (flat or vertical)
    Button Type:14 Carbon puck onto etched PCB switches
    Button Appearance:Roundish and rubbery
    Button Labels:Printable using template
    Operating Conditions:Indoors, 32 to 104°F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions:5.0" H x 6.4" W x 3.0" D
    Weight:1 lb 5 oz
    Supply Voltage:120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Surge Protection:MOV rated for 150 Volts
    Power Cord:6 ft, 2-pin polarized plug
    Certification:Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
    X10 Features
    X10 Addresses:Up to 5 of 256 possible
    X10 Status Response:Supported
    X10 Powerline Frequency:120 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level:10 mVpp nominal
    X10 Messages Repeated: No


    ControLinc V2  Remotely Control Your Christmas Tree Lights     
    ControLinc V2  Remotely Control Your Christmas Tree Lights     


    224 Ratings
    5 star: 42%  (95)
    4 star: 29%  (65)
    3 star: 15%  (34)
    2 star: 6%  (14)
    1 star: 7%  (16)
    Average Customer Rating
    (224 customer ratings)
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    THOMAS -- port saint lucie, FL   9/7/2012
    Works as advertised but is much bigger than I expected. Only 5 button pairs so RemoteLinc is a better choice with 6. Saving grace is that it sends X10 signals.
    JAMES -- quakertown, PA   8/30/2012
    Works with my X-10 devices just fine. Like the size and layout of the controller. A great deal.
    PHILIP -- sun city west, AZ   8/15/2012
    No stars Don't know if they worked or not as I could not get any of the products to work together. I am returning everything. Neither the chat line or your support line was any help. Finally John admitted that the leds on the switches were supposed to be on from initial hook-up. They were not. The led on the Controlinc never reponded by going solid and never linked. Your sales people had me buy Access Points to make the system work but they never had any effect.
    HARVEY -- toledo, OH   8/2/2012
    Very disappointed. Product didn't do what I was led to believe it would do ie program several lights at a time for on and off function @ a predetermined time.
    GEORGE -- manchester, MO   7/5/2012
    Works just fine. Reliable. Could use more button pairs. Larger than expected.
    RICK -- tomball, TX   6/29/2012
    Easy to set up and use.
    BRIAN -- gloversville, NY   6/22/2012
    This works really well. I have it on my nightstand next to my bed. It is not dual band it's power line only so your mileage may vary. You may have to use a different outlet if you have not bridged the phases in your house. The LED light flashes with activity which might be a problem for some people at night. I believe you can turn the LED off, but it doesn't bother me.
    JOERG -- martinez, CA   6/2/2012
    Controller is easy to setup and works reliably. It supports both INSTEON and X-10 commands. It would be nice if it had status indicators for each button instead of a single LED. When used on a nightstand, the LED is too bright at night. It can be turned off, which makes it hard to locate the device at night, but it cannot be dimmed. It would be better if the buttons themselves were illuminated. - The device feels somewhat bulky and takes up a lot of space on the nightstand. It may more suitable for a living room. - The arrangement of the buttons (bright on left and dim on right) is somewhat counter-intuitive. This is also true for the fact that the scene buttons are arranged vertically, but the dim buttons that repeat the last selected scene commands are arranged horizontally. - The PC template for printing a new, curved button label is not very precise, and the label is hard to read due to a small font and dark glass. - Overall, the device works well, but the design and visual feedback to the user could be improved significantly.
    MICHAEL -- estevan, SK   2/9/2012
    Excellent Product.
    PETER -- new york, NY   2/6/2012
    It arrived quickly and works well
    RONALD -- smyrna, GA   1/24/2012
    works well
    ROBERT -- oregon city, OR   1/4/2012
    No statement in description that this was a strictly powerline device. I guess I was just supposed to know that if it wasn't described as a dual band device it didn't provide RF control. Anyway I sent it back and got a couple of wireless RF contols and they work fine!!
    Jim -- denver, Colorado   1/2/2012
    A very good product, while it lasts. After 3-years my Controlinc has died. It started with a double-chirp on certain X10 devices and having to push the button a few times to get the device to respond. Today, I located the manual and did a factory reset and the unit won't program at all anymore. I contacted chat support and they couldn't fix it either. I have X10 table-top controllers that have been working since the 90's.
    TIM -- bayville, NY   12/30/2011
    great controller
    ANTHONY -- norcross, GA   12/26/2011
    works great, LED light it to bright at night
    MELTON -- grants pass, OR   12/25/2011
    It wasn't what I thought is was. I haven't used it. I thought it was a ControLinc Maxi 4071. So I can't rate it but I'm sure from past business with SMARTHOME that it works great. The mistake was mine.
    ROBERT -- pembroke, NH   12/19/2011
    It's a big device with a big footprint to only control five devices. It seems that a box this size should be able to easily control twenty devices.
    STEVEN -- wesley hills, NY   12/17/2011
    there realy isn't anything wrong with it but for my use it was too big and had to return it.
    DONALD -- los angeles, CA   11/25/2011
    Smooth and easy, Great service
    ANTHONY -- norcross, GA   11/18/2011
    to bright of an led

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