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TimerLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Timer
TimerLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Timer
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TimerLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Timer
Item# 2456S3T
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  • This product has been discontinued. We recommend the INSTEON Hub which allows simple programming of schedules from a smartphone or tablet.


What's Included

  • TimerLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Timer
  • Backup battery
  • Quick start guide
  • Specifications


    Manufacturer Product No.:2456S3T, TimerLinc - INSTEON Plug-in Timer
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Warranty:Two Years, limited
    Status LED:White
    Buttons:On / Off, Day, Mode (+/-), Set (+/-), OK, Reset, Set (on side)
    Local Control:Available: Tap "On / Off" button to turn on and off controlled outlet and remote INSTEON devices; tap "Set" button (on side) to turn on controlled outlet only
    Load Sensing:Available (Off by default): Turns on controlled outlet only
    Operation Modes:INSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
    Combo Mode Message Order:INSTEON, INSTEON confirmation, X10
    Multi-Way Circuit Support:Yes
    Setup Memory:Non-volatile EEPROM
    Timer Features
    Max # of Timers:28 independent timers (14 On / 14 Off)
    Timer Modes:Auto (timers enabled), Random (timers enabled w/ security interval), Manual (timers disabled)
    Day of Week Support:Each timer can be set to activate: 1 day / week, everyday, weekdays, or weekends
    Security Interval:Timers can be set to activate randomly +/- 30 minutes from scheduled time
    Screen Type:1" H x 1.4" W LCD
    Clock Backup Battery:CR-2032 Coin Cell  (Included) Approx. 2,500 hours (only used when TimerLinc not powered by AC). It is recommended to remove battery if TimerLinc is placed in storage.
    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
    Operating Temperature Range:Indoors, 32 to 104°F
    Operating Humidity Range:0% - 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions:4.0" H x 2.5" W x 1.7" D
    Weight:5.4 ounces
    Supply Voltage:120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Surge Protection:MOV rated for 150 Volts
    Compatible Load Types:Standard appliances up to 15 Amps and incandescent lights up to 480 watts
    Power Plug:3-pin grounded
    Controlled Outlet:3-pin grounded
    Maximum Load:15 Amps; 480 Watts (for incandescent loads)
    Power Consumption:1.58 Watts
    Certification:Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
    X10 Features
    X10 Primary Address:One optional (comes unassigned)
    X10 Scene Addresses:255 possible
    X10 Status Request:Supported
    X10 Powerline Frequency:120 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level:10 mV
    X10 Messages Repeated:No


    Enlarged View  Side View - Battery Compartment  TimerLinc Application - Wake-up Scene  TimerLinc Showcase Video 
    Enlarged View  Side View - Battery Compartment  TimerLinc Application - Wake-up Scene  TimerLinc Showcase Video 


    104 Ratings
    5 star: 38%  (39)
    4 star: 19%  (20)
    3 star: 24%  (25)
    2 star: 12%  (12)
    1 star: 8%  (8)
    Average Customer Rating
    (104 customer ratings)
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    Joe G -- New Jersey   10/7/2013
    The GROSSLY inferior Insteon Hub, no less. Congrats Smarthome, The cheapest controller you have now is $130, AND forces the user to go through the Cloud to access this hub inside their own house! This will put off anyone interested in Insteon or Home Automation. I had 3 potential customer back away when they heard what a sloppily designed product it was, AND the price.
    Tom B. -- California   6/18/2013
    Smarthome discontinues a wonderful $59 product and replaces it with a $130 product. Great Job Smarthome.
    JAMES -- chandler, AZ   9/5/2012
    Item was returned as it only controls one outlet and is not able to control multiple devices. I purchased another programmable timer.
    AMY -- thomasville, GA   5/19/2012
    Very nice timer! Love the "Random" feature! Well worth the money!
    JOERG -- martinez, CA   5/11/2012
    This timer is similar to one of those well-known mechanical timer in the sense that it can control only a single INSTEON device with multiple on-off cycles. An appliance can be plugged in directly, in which case a mechanical timer would probably be cheaper, but at the same time the device sends an INSTEON signal to control an external INSTEON device linked to the TimerLinc.
    BILL -- barrington, IL   3/8/2012
    Set it to turn off at 9:00- it turns off at 9:10-
    JOHN -- damascus, MD   1/14/2012
    When I purhased the unit, I was not aware that it could only time one event. I seemed to work as advertised, but it would be a more useful device if it had the capability to provide multiple simultaneous event control to multiple zones.
    CHARLES -- lake forest, CA   1/2/2012
    This timer will only time one or more devices which must be set to the same on and off times. It cannot turn different devices on and off at different times.
    NED -- towanda, KS   1/2/2012
    Wonderful, Simply works. Easy obvious setup.
    JIM -- trumbull, CT   12/23/2011
    Works well; but advertising suggests that the devise can be used to set multiple timers and I misinterpreted this statement. I hoped i could set up several different on/off times for differnt groups of devises.
    JEFFREY -- gambrills, MD   11/21/2011
    The timer is tedious to program, but it works most of the time. About once every 2 weeks, it decides to skip an "on" cycle. My experience with Smarthome "customer service" tells me it is seriously misnamed.
    ROBERT -- university place, WA   10/6/2011
    Tried to link up and had some problems with my two 2476s then not working. Scott at tech support was great but I have not had time to work on this part since. There is a learning curve. All programming is in a serial sequence interface and hard to visualize.
    DAVE -- rio verde, AZ   2/19/2011
    I'm using as a timer to turn off an item after I manually turn it on. The directions are somewhat confusing and it took me a few tries to figure out how to make it work.
    STEPHEN -- batavia, OH   12/12/2010
    Programming is a little inconvenient, but once done is stable. Built in backup battery works well and saves all settings. No computer required to interact with other Insteon devices.
    CURRY -- richmond, VA   11/29/2010
    The product works great. Wished they made a version that offered more options like what was available for X10 timers.
    marknw -- pacnw   10/5/2010
    This is an ALL ON / ALL OFF controller. You can't control individual devices like the old X10 clockradio-like controllers. So at each event, EVERYTHING linked to this turns on or off. From the manual; TimerLinc cannot create different timer events for separate devices all devices linked to TimerLinc will respond as a group Take a look at smartlinc.
    NORMAN -- palm coast, FL   10/4/2010
    your technical support has been most cooperative in trying to resolve a problem with the timer-linc randomly shutting down making the system inoperable. we've replaced the component twice, to no avail, & am now ordering a filter to cut down extraneous noise in the circuit.
    CRAIG -- kalispell, MT   9/26/2010
    Perfect. Just what we needed. Now the entrance lamp, outside sconces and the sconces on the walkway entrance all come on a the same time, automatically.
    JOHN -- pittsburgh, PA   6/22/2010
    Easy to use...I love the security feature for changing the on-off times each day.
    JOHN -- casselberry, FL   6/18/2010
    It does the job reliably in spite of "noise" in my home wiring which sometimes interferes with X10 operation.


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