INSTEON 2412U PowerLinc Modem, USB
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INSTEON 2412U PowerLinc Modem, USB

USB Home Automation Interface Allows INSTEON Lighting & Appliance Control From Your PC

Item #: 2412U

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  • What's Included
  • No More Fights over the COM Ports
    Unlike other home automation interfaces, which use the slower RS-232 communication protocol, the USB INSTEON PowerLinc Modem transfers data at much higher speeds. Best of all, it plugs into any USB port or expansion hub so there's no need to plug and unplug other peripherals like PDAs, scanners or printers when you connect it to your computer. In fact, many new computers, in particular laptops, don't include serial ports any longer, which will make using serial-based interfaces expensive and difficult to use.

    X10 Compatible
    The USB INSTEON PowerLinc Modem is fully INSTEON compatible and X10 ready. Homeowners with existing X10 networks can easily migrate to an INSTEON network without having to discard all their existing X10 devices. X10 ready means that it can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller and it can send X10 commands to X10 devices. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10.

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

    Safety Tested and Factory Certification
    All SmartLabs Design products rigorously tested and safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design Products is ISO9001 certified. Because of this passion for quality, Smarthome stands behind the entire SwitchLinc V2 line of products with a full 2-year warranty.

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer:SmartLabs Design
    Manufacturer Product No.:2412U - PowerLinc - INSTEON Modem, USB
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Warranty:2 years, limited
    PowerLinc - INSTEON Modem, USB
    Baud Rate:19,200 Kbps
    USB Current Draw:0 mA
    USB ID:VID: 0x403, PID: 0x6001
    Status LED:1 white LED (on the side)
    Local Control:None
    Operation Modes:INSTEON only, x10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
    Combo Mode Message Order:INSTEON, X10, INSTEON Cleanup
    Combo Memory:Non-volatile EEPROM up
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses:1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links:2,016
    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 Temperature Range:Indoors, 32 to 104
  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 20

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    Review of 2412u Review by ASHTON
    Review of 2412u

    Got this to replace my 2414U after it stopped working with a warranty replacement LampLinc Dimmer. Haven't been able to get it working. 2412U doesn't connect with all the devices my 2414U connected with in my installation. Tech Support was not helpful. Too bad and I was about to purchase about $200 in more Insteon dimmer switches and remotes. Now, I'll have to go with another company and start all over again, loosing my $500+ investment.

    Posted on 3/7/2013

    Review of 2412u Review by JAMES
    Review of 2412u

    Excellent device. had to change from the 2414U to be able to use the extended command set on the newer modules. Tried the 2413U but it did not work at all. There is too much RF interference in the device location and it kept jamming up the 2413U and waking it usless. The 2412U has no RF and is powerline only like the 2414U so it worked just fine. The 2412U is also a much better built unit with a 3 rd prong ground and an internal power transformer and a pass through outlet. Excellent device the 2412U is compared to the cheaper and usless 2413U.

    Posted on 1/30/2013

    Review of 2412u Review by ROBERT
    Review of 2412u

    This was missing from my original order/shipment. When I called customer service the representative was very helpful and in reviewing the shipping weight of the package confirmed the missing product. This approach for "quick" confirmation, representatives curtousy, and patience with my call makes for a winning model that other businesses can use for their customer support. This is what brings customers back to do business. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    Robert L Behm
    [email protected]

    Posted on 12/20/2012

    Review of 2412u Review by CHRIS
    Review of 2412u

    On my windows 7 machine, it worked for one day, and I haven't been able to get it working since then.

    Posted on 3/5/2012

    Review of 2412u Review by CARL
    Review of 2412u

    I'm using this with Micaraverde Vera. It works very well.

    Posted on 7/17/2010

    Review of 2412u Review by PETE
    Review of 2412u

    This one detects power failures that don't occur, causing a controller to resend commands. Once or twice a day would be tolerable by not the 10-20 I see.

    Posted on 5/13/2010

    Review of 2412u Review by JERRY
    Review of 2412u

    When the unit works, it's a wonderful thing. However, my HomeSeer software loses the connect about 2-3 times a week and I have to reboot everything to get back up and running. At this point I don't know if it is the modem or the software and haven't had time to figure it out. I did have a bit of an install issue (getting HomeSeer to recognize the modem), but a call the the Insteon hotline resulted in a quick fix.

    Posted on 3/6/2010

    Review of 2412u Review by DANIEL
    Review of 2412u

    Excellent Product

    Posted on 1/5/2010

    Review of 2412u Review by W.JOHN
    Review of 2412u

    I was very disappointed to learn that this unit has known issues where it simply locks up. I'm using this with HCA and the HCA developers are hard at work trying to find a workaround for this issue. This problem has been well documented on both HCA and SmartHome forums.

    Posted on 12/27/2009

    Review of 2412u Review by JEREMY
    Review of 2412u

    So far this thing does all it's supposed to do. I wish I would have known that there was a version of this with an RF access point in it (#2413) before I bought this, because the RF version would have been preferred. That being said, I can't take away from this product. It was shipped promptly, and works great.

    Posted on 12/13/2009

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