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 RAYFORD
    Review of 2413u

    Works as advertised. Easy plug and play installation. HomeLink software somewhat difficult to understand and program. Needed help in programming but once programmed worked fine.

    Posted on 2/19/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JEFF
    Review of 2413u

    This was a replacement unit for one received defective. Had an 8 button keypad go bad after 1 week and had to be replaced. Not a good track record for Insteon poducts.

    Posted on 2/6/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JAMES
    Review of 2413u

    I had hoped this was a stand alone host like the 2412N but it is not, just a computer to power line modem. It does not allow a connection to the 2412N for upload either.

    Posted on 1/30/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by THOMAS
    Review of 2413u

    This was a replacement for one that failed just after the warranty ran out. Smarthome investigated and decided graciously to allow it as a factory defect as it went completely dead. They quickly shipped the replacement which works flawlessly and even better than the old one even when that one was new. I'm extremely pleased and love my Insteon stuff that I have in practically every room in the house.

    Posted on 1/17/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by MSJ
    Review of 2413u

    I have invested over a thousand dollars in Insteon products over the last 5 years. They mostly work great at first, but now almost half of them have started to malfunction in a variety of ways. I thought these were a step UP from my cheap X10 switches, but in fact, the junky X10 switches, which cost less than 1/10 as much as the Insteon, have held up very well. Avoid Smarthome altogether. I've contacted Smarthome - they are not interested in standing by their products.

    Posted on 1/11/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by CRAIG
    Review of 2413u

    Works great. Helps me to automate my home with my computer as the control.

    Posted on 1/11/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by STEPHEN
    Review of 2413u

    Does just what it is supposed to do. No issues.

    Posted on 1/9/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by Chris
    Review of 2413u

    I also just had this PLM fail like so many others. Mine did not make it to the 2 year point. If this unit fails again I will be looking for other options. I cannot have all my lighting set up on timers and then have them discontinue while I order an $80 item very year or so. Please make something more reliable. It works good with the ISY while it is working.

    Posted on 1/5/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JC3
    Review of 2413u

    Does not connect to all devices in the house. Very slow updates. Poor technology. Moving to another system.

    Posted on 1/3/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by TOM
    Review of 2413u

    I was using X10 for years and decided to buy this PLM to start using the native Insteon protocol. I having it working with the free open-source MisterHouse program running on Linux and it works great with sending and receiving both Insteon and X10 protocols.

    Posted on 1/3/2014

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