PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON Serial Interface (Dual-Band)
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PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON 2413S Serial Interface (Dual-Band)

Serial-Connected Home Automation Interface Allows INSTEON Lighting & Appliance Control From Your PC Or Automation Controller
  • Works with HouseLinc - a free INSTEON management software solution for PC
  • Easy, trouble-free serial connection
  • Powerline interface uses simple RS-232 commands, allowing any device with a programmable serial port to send INSTEON commands
  • Supports INSTEON extended messages
  • Supports 1,000+ links
  • Built-in dual-band technology sends and receives INSTEON RF signals

Item #: 2413S

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  • What's Included
  • The Serial INSTEON PowerLinc Modem is a serial-based home automation interface that allows PC- and hardware-based automation controllers to control INSTEON-compatible lights, appliances, heating/air conditioning systems and alarm systems directly via the INSTEON network. This home automation interface uses simple RS-232 commands, allowing any device with a programmable serial port to send INSTEON commands easily, making controllers such as SimpleHomeNet's and Universal Devices' IP bridges instantly INSTEON compatible. The dual-band interface sends and receives both powerline and radio frequency (RF) INSTEON signals, so it doubles as an Access Point. This makes it ideal for new INSTEON installs and if have or plan to use an RF-only INSTEON-compatible remote, thermostat, motion sensor and contact sensor. The RF signal can bypass electrical noise or attenuation near the PC and it pulls many of the "distant" INSTEON devices one hop closer, which can expand the size of potential installations into even larger homes and commercial buildings.

    New features:
    • Built-in Dual-Band with RF function, acts like an Access Point for phase bridging and RF to/from power line
    • 1023 links (compared to around 800 links previously)
    • Added a beep sounder
    • Red/Green LED light
    • Supports faster reading and writing of the PLM's database by another controller
    • Much lighter weight
    • No pass-through outlet
    Please Note: The controller connected to the Serial INSTEON PowerLinc Modem must remain powered on and running the controller program connected to the controller or host at all times of usage. Additionally, the dual-band interface does not supply power to external devices.

    Other PowerLinc Options:
    PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON USB Interface (Dual-Band)

    Ideal for Developer Use
    Hardware developers with products that include RS232 ports can use the Serial INSTEON PowerLinc Modem to send and receive INSTEON communications. This relieves developers from embedding INSTEON chips inside their devices and provides a quick way to market without having to go through electronics re-designs or costly safety agency approvals. It also provides electronic TTL lines for direct connection to systems with embedded processors.

    Please note that developing application and controls for the PLM is not for the casual home automation enthusiast. Due to the nature of this product, Smarthome's technical support staff cannot offer programming support for developers. We cannot assist in the troubleshooting or development of applications and/or code.

    If you are interested in developing software for the PowerLinc or for more information about becoming an INSTEON developer please click here.

    Advanced support for INSTEON developers is sold separately.

    PLC/PowerLinc Modem Comparison

    Feature Power Line Modem PowerLinc Controllers
    Downloading to the unit No Yes - software dependant
    Internal real-time clock None Included
    Status of connected controller Must remain on and running If downloading is support, may turn off computer
    Supports HouseLinc Desktop No Yes
    Requires Application-layer driver No Yes
    Requires downloadable SALad Core application No Yes
    INSTEON Extended Messages Supported Not supported
  • Specifications


    Brand: INSTEON
    Manufacturer Product No.: 2413S - PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON Serial Interface (Dual-Band)
    UPC: 718122390717
    Patent No.: U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Software: Sold Separately
    Status LED: Green/Red LED


    Operation Modes: INSTEON


    Connector Type: RJ-45
    Interface: RS-232 & TTL
    Baud Rate: 19,200 Kbps

    INSTEON Features

    INSTEON Addresses: 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links: 1,023
    INSTEON Device Category: 0x03 (Network Bridges)
    INSTEON Device Sub-Category: 0x11
    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 104° F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions: 3.9" H x 2.6" W x 1.5" D
    Weight: 4.0 oz


    Supply Voltage: 120 Volts AC +/- 20%, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Pass-Through Outlet: No
    Power Consumption: 1.68 Watts
    Certification: Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 155

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    Agree w PinkFloyd --reset box Review by Geek
    Agree w PinkFloyd --reset box

    I thought mine was dead after 2 years like the other reviewers. Fortunately as I went to buy a new one, I read the reviews and saw the review by PinkFloyd. I held down the "set" button on the PLM as I plugged it in. A red LED lit for about 5 seconds, I let the set button go, and the green LED then lit. It works now as expected.

    Posted on 3/7/2015

    Failed after 2 years Review by shaun
    Failed after 2 years

    Just stopped working one day. No green led light nothing powers at all on the unit. It seems there is a coming theme here with this device failing after about 2yrs of use. Thinking of moving to a new company if they don't address this problem soon. Very disappointed

    Posted on 2/25/2015

    Why Review by Barb

    Wondering why we keep buy this product? My device died too and I'm cutting my losses and won't give Insteon another dine. There's better products out there.

    Posted on 2/12/2015

    Stopped working after 2 years Review by Nathan
    Stopped working after 2 years

    Poor quality.

    Posted on 2/1/2015

    Disposable device Review by Erik63
    Disposable device

    Going on my 3rd as well.

    Posted on 1/26/2015

    2413S Review by csw

    Same old song. Failure about about 2 years, the day before I leave on a 3 week vacation. Seriously? This isn't a new problem. Why no fix Smarthome? What gives?

    Posted on 1/16/2015

    Fails shortly after warranty expiries Review by Dar
    Fails shortly after warranty expiries

    I am ordering 3rd one since ISY installation 5 years ago. Last one survived 2 years 7 months.

    Posted on 1/9/2015

    Great for 2 years Review by Gman
    Great for 2 years

    On my 3rd unit...each lasted 2 years or less...great idea, poor quality...

    Posted on 12/17/2014

    Options to avoid Failure Review by Dependent on 2413s
    Options to avoid Failure

    I got 3 years 3 months. I will try to add venting. Since we have so many "spares" I wonder if anyone has figured out where the failure comes from or if there is anything that can be done to avoid failures?

    Posted on 12/10/2014

    Review of 2413s Review by Patrick
    Review of 2413s

    2 years, 2 months. Deader than a door nail. Use it with my iSi. Of course it happened on a Thursday night, so I can't get a new one until Monday. Gotta be a sign here, folks.

    Posted on 12/5/2014

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