PowerLinc Modem - Insteon USB Interface (Dual-Band)
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Insteon USB Modem Interface

USB Home Automation Interface Allows Insteon Lighting & Appliance Control From Your PC
  • Insteon interface compatible with a variety of software and controllers (see below)
  • Easy, trouble-free USB connection
  • Control Insteon devices from compatible HA software
  • Interface supports Insteon extended messages
  • Supports 1,000+ links
  • This product is an Insteon Dual-Band device


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  • 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.

    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 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.

    Compatible Software/Controllers

    If using with HouseLinc

    If you intend on using this with HouseLinc software please note the following:

    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
    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
    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
    Certification Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
    Warranty 2 Years
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    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

    Review of 2413u Review by NICK
    Review of 2413u

    Great product for home automation

    Posted on 6/26/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by shawngates
    Review of 2413u

    has worked for years with QWHomeAutomation but had to plug mine several yrs old into a filterlinc filtered port QWautomation has a free program and android app, web interface for iphone. Works great.

    After several yrs of use mine stopped working - after much struggle tried hard reset holding set button down and plugging in found that it would work if plugged into a filtered port of filterlinc. So it likely is just using IR but since insteon is a mesh it works fine.....i think the powerline part got damaged tried turning off all house ckt breakers exept one to no avail.

    Posted on 5/26/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JERRY
    Review of 2413u

    This is a replacement for a unit that went bad. It had worked reliably for over 2 years. The only thing that needs to be added is the capability to upload a schedule so it can run stand-a-lone. The current unit MUST be connected to the computer at all times.

    Posted on 5/23/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JOSENIVALDO
    Review of 2413u

    Nice to control Insteon through software.

    Posted on 5/3/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by ROBERT
    Review of 2413u

    Works great.

    Posted on 4/28/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JOSEPH
    Review of 2413u

    The software that I was instructed to use does not work on the new Win 7 PC that I bought. Very dissatisfied.

    Posted on 4/16/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by David
    Review of 2413u

    My second 2413U unit just failed after 2 years.
    It'll go in the junk bin with the 10+ Insteon light switches that have failed.

    Posted on 4/15/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by Frank
    Review of 2413u

    Works very well for Insteon products, some X10 not all.
    Word of advice from experience: put in a whole house surge protector. It will keep this and your other Insteon devices working much longer. Power surges don't always kill your devices, they can just make them sick, then sicker etc.

    My system works very well with the whole house surge protection.

    Posted on 4/1/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JERRY
    Review of 2413u

    This item does exactly as the description says. 100% satisfied.

    Posted on 3/27/2014

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