- What's Included
The USB Insteon PowerLinc Modem is a USB-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. 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 installations if you have or plane 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.
- 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 USB 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.
If using with HouseLinc
If you intend on using this with HouseLinc software please note the following:
- HouseLinc software has been discontinued and is no longer supported
- To use this PLM with HouseLinc you must first download and update the HouseLinc Definitions file.
- No technical support provided for HouseLinc – we recommend reaching out to the Smarthome Forum community.
Other PowerLinc Options:
Ideal for Developer Use
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.
General Manufacturer Insteon Manufacturer Product No. 2413U - PowerLinc Modem - Insteon USB Interface (Dual-Band) UPC 891114000136 Patent No. U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending Interface USB Baud Rate 19,200 Kbps USB Current Draw 0 mA USB ID VID: 0x403, PID: 0x6001 Operation Status LED Green + Red LED Local Control None Operation Modes Insteon Combo Memory Non-volatile EEPROM Insteon Features Insteon Addresses 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible Insteon Links 1,023 Insteon Power Line Frequency 131.65 KHz Insteon Device Category 0x03 (Network Bridges) Insteon Device Sub-Category 0x15 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 Certification Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581) Warranty 2 Years
- Works fine until it doesn't Review by Maurice
Works fine until it doesn't
Lifetime is limited. This modem works fine, until it just stops. I've had them last between 1 and 3 years. There is no excuse for such failure-prone design.
Posted on 2/15/2016
- Thank you James for the update to Houselinc 2.10.25 Devices.XML Review by therealkennewickman
Thank you James for the update to Houselinc 2.10.25 Devices.XML
Was just about to toss my system into the trash. My last 2412N failed and apparently there are no more to buy. Grudingly reverted to this 2413U and it doesn't work unless the revision you provided is manually edited in. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have modules that go all the way back to Stanley Lightmaker and PowerHouse. You are a prince. Thanks again.
Posted on 11/10/2015
- Unreliable Review by rpw
As several other reviewers have noted, these are the weak link in the Insteon system; they fail repeatedly (just go completely dead). I'm on my third at this point. Frustrating.
Posted on 8/30/2015
- Another failed unit Review by *fail*
Another failed unit
I too recently had a unit that failed at just over 2 years but I am left without an option other than buying it yet again.
Posted on 7/22/2015
- ugg.. again? Review by Chris
Had another one of these fail on me. The prior one lasted a few years, but this one is right about 1 year. What a piece of junk. PLM is plugged into a good surge protector. I also have a whole-house surge protector and every other connected device in the home is fine.. sick of throwing money away on these things that they REFUSE to improve, yet it's the weak-link in a significant investment into dozens of Insteon devices.
Posted on 5/4/2015
- 2413U Review by red
this device is very unreliable, They fail every 4 years or so. This is the weak point in the instion system. They really should design a reliable unit.
Posted on 3/27/2015
- HouseLinc Review by James
To get this to work with HouseLinc version 2.10.25, you need to add a line of coding to HouseLinc's devices.xml file in the SmartLab folder. Look for the 2413u section under devices and under gateway. add this line to coding after the last revision.
<revision revNumber="0x9E" />
Posted on 2/3/2015
- Review of 2413u Review by ROBERT
Review of 2413u
Works just like it is suppose to. No trouble at all.
Posted on 8/6/2014
- Review of 2413u Review by STEVE
Review of 2413u
Works as advertised and so far, about a month in, without a hitch. Easily connected to an iMac running Indigo software and replaced a PowerLinc 1132U with minimal effort.
Posted on 8/6/2014
- Review of 2413u Review by FRANK
Review of 2413u
Installed the device with the intent to control existing X10 light controllers. It will on-off a single lamp in the same room, but will not control the other X10 devices.
Posted on 7/5/2014
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