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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$79.99
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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

    General

    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

    Operation Modes: INSTEON

    Interface

    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

    Mechanical

    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

    Electrical

    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 150

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    2413S Review by csw
    2413S
    Rating

    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
    Rating

    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
    Rating

    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
    Rating

    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
    Rating

    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

    Some Failures may not be real failures Review by PinkFloydRoadie
    Some Failures may not be real failures
    Rating

    I noticed several people mentioning this product failing after a couple years. Hmmm, I have had mine for 6 years and works fine. However, there were 2 times during this 6-year period (one of them last month) where the device APPEARED to be dead. No light on the side even after unplugging and reconnecting several times. What got it out of a "lockup" mode for me on both occasions was to unplug it, hold in the reset buttion while plugging it in and holding the button a few seconds. Even then, they PLY may not recognize the device, so unplugging it for a few seconds will get it to reconnect.

    Thus, I wonder how many people just gave up when then thought it was dead!

    Some day I am sure it will die, but so far I'm on the 7th year.

    Posted on 12/1/2014

    Fail and replace Review by NetWA
    Fail and replace
    Rating

    Swapping a PLM on your network is hard, and when your fails (and it will) I could not get my ISY to replace/swap/update the links on all the devices on the network.

    In the end I ran scene test' with every scene, removed everything from every scene that did not work, and then re-added them.

    Posted on 11/24/2014

    Review of 2413S Review by Paul
    Review of 2413S
    Rating

    Me too, I'm on my third replacement. All around the 2 years mark. Amazing! Looks like it has a time bomb on it and destroys itself. Most damaging is the fact the Smarthome doesn't fix it and also doesn't come forward and extends its guarantee on this faulty product. Hey Smarthome CEO, you have some homework to do!

    Posted on 11/23/2014

    Ditto Failure Review by Michael
    Ditto Failure
    Rating

    Ditto - 2.5 years almost to the day. Uggggh

    Posted on 9/23/2014

    It's all true . . . Review by The Switcher
    It's all true . . .
    Rating

    I am on my 3rd 2413S PLM order in 5 years. Right on schedule for the 2-3 year life span of a PLM. I give two stars because the filure is the only problem, outside of failure it is a great item. SMARTHOME/INSTEON . . . WTF? You guys (and China)are big enough now to raise the quality bar.

    Posted on 9/16/2014

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