Insteon PLM USB Modem Interface

InsteonSKU: 2413U



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
  • 1,000+ links (compared to around 1,000+ 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

  • Indigo
  • Vera (MiCasa Verde)
  • HomeSeer
  • HCA (Home Control Assistant)
  • PowerHome2
  • Smartenit Utility Suite

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:

PowerLinc Modem - Insteon Serial Interface (Dual-Band)

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.

Manufacturer Insteon
Manufacturer Product No. 2413U
UPC 891114000136
Patent No. U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
Certification Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
Interface USB
Baud Rate 19,200 Kbps
USB Current Draw 0 mA
USB ID VID: 0x403, PID: 0x6001
Warranty 2 Years
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 1,000+
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 (H x W x D) 3.9" x 2.6" x 1.5"
Weight 4.0 oz
Operating Conditions Indoors, 32 to 104° F, up to 85% relative humidity
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.9" x 2.6" x 1.5"
Weight 4.0 oz
Voltage 120 Volts AC +/- 20%, 60 Hertz, single phase
  • 1x - Insteon USB Modem
  • 1x - Quick Start Guide
  • 1x - USB Cable - Type B to Type A

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