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 CARL
    Review of 2413u

    easy install, works well with HouseLinc. No problems.

    Posted on 1/2/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by JEFFREY
    Review of 2413u

    Difficult to set up and get running with what you want do so. Or, it could just be me.

    Posted on 1/1/2014

    Review of 2413u Review by khyatt
    Review of 2413u

    This unit appears to be overly sensitive to electrical noises, especially induction motor spikes. The spikes will lock up the 2413U and you must do a cold start to recover. Putting electrical filters on everything running a high current motor has been expensive.garage door opener, blender, etc Otherwise the 2413U runs well and performs as needed.

    Posted on 12/6/2013

    Review of 2413u Review by GEORGES
    Review of 2413u

    did not provide a satisfactory service for my X10 modules. the complete order was returned for credit.

    Posted on 12/5/2013

    Review of 2413u Review by BILL
    Review of 2413u

    Works like a charm! Very easily let me program my Insteon switches.

    Posted on 11/10/2013

    Review of 2413u Review by GARRY
    Review of 2413u

    free software works good And is easy to use

    Posted on 11/7/2013

    Review of 2413u Review by LEE
    Review of 2413u

    Worked as described for X10 Modules along with free software. Easy to set up and best alternative for X10

    Posted on 11/7/2013

    Review of 2413u Review by HARRY
    Review of 2413u

    sMART hOME'S Technician diagnosed that
    my system's failure to work satisfactorily after 5- 6 months was due to this unit, set up the return of the old bad one, after determining it was still under warranty. Fantastic!

    Posted on 11/2/2013

    Review of 2413u Review by MICHAEL
    Review of 2413u

    Works as intended. Windows 7 found the drivers easily and without hassle.

    Posted on 10/29/2013

    Review of 2413u Review by IRA
    Review of 2413u

    The modem installed easily and works very well. I bought it so that I could control and program my Insteon devices from my computer and have a record of how they are functioning. I am very disappointed with the HouseLinc software. Also, the HouseLinc manual is not good (I have written many manuals).

    Posted on 9/26/2013

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